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Investing in the Next Generation

We work around the globe to identify and mentor emerging leaders for sexual and reproductive health and rights. Our popular Advocacy in Practice trainings have brought more than 150 young activists from 54 countries to the United Nations and major regional conferences to make their voices heard and lobby for change. Many of these young leaders have gone on to work within their governments or at civil society organizations. We are deeply committed to supporting a new generation of leaders for the global women's movement.


Engaging Youth in International Policy

IWHC’s Advocacy in Practice (AiP) training is an intensive multi-day workshop that supports participants to develop the leadership skills they need to effectively advocate for sexual and reproductive rights and health. AiP brings together burgeoning advocates from a variety of contexts to share, strategize, and learn from one another, and from IWHC’s staff and colleagues. Each AiP coincides with an important regional conference or UN negotiation, and gives participants the opportunity to take what they’ve learned and put it into action.

Play the short video on the left to find out why these trainings are so important, or click below to learn more about our AiPs.

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Advocacy Training Empowers Young Activists to Influence the UN Commission on the Status of Women

Eighteen activists from India, Armenia, Hong Kong, Kenya, Liberia, Lebanon, Nigeria, Mexico, Philippines, Tunisia, Uganda, the UK, France, and Poland, gathered for a two-day Advocacy in Practice workshop in the lead-up to the 58th Commission on the Status of Women at the UN.

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Activists Put Advocacy into Practice in Ethiopia

IWHC, along with partners DAWN and RESURJ, held a two-day Advocacy in Practice (AiP) workshop over the weekend leading up to the African Regional Conference on Population and Development (ARCPD) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The AiP workshop is an intensiv …

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Advocacy Training Empowers Young Activists in Latin America and Caribbean

From August 9-10, 2013, 28 young activists from across Latin America and the Caribbean gathered in Montevideo, Uruguay, for an Advocacy in Practice (AiP) workshop. The workshop prepared the young women and men to advocate with their governments during …

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Women and Youth Point the Way Forward for Asia and Pacific

As more than 400 government and civil society representatives from 40 countries meet in Bangkok this week for the 6th Asian and Pacific Population Conference, women’s rights and youth activists are calling for strong government commitments to sexual an …

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