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Strengthening Partnerships: From Local to Global

We make grants and provide professional support to community organizations in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, and Latin America. These partner groups operate programs that serve thousands of women and young people in their own communities. We help our partners advocate with their governments to secure the policies and funding needed to build healthy and safe communities. Since our founding, we have helped build and strengthen nearly 80 grassroots organizations in more than 20 countries. The experiences and expertise of our partners informs our advocacy at the global level.


Finding Innovative Solutions for Sexual Health in Brazil

In Brazil, our partner Reprolatina works to educate young people about their sexual and reproductive health and rights. Reprolatina reaches youth directly in local communities and online through social media and its website, Living Adolescence, which receives an average of 2,000 visits every day and has been endorsed by Brazil’s Ministry of Health.

Reprolatina also collaborates with health centers and public schools in towns near mining sites throughout Brazil. In one such town, Barro Alto, the number of adolescent girls giving birth dropped from 40 percent to 10 percent.

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Partner Profile: CommonHealth

IWHC collaborates with CommonHealth to ensure that women and children have access to quality health care across India. With our financial and technical support, CommonHealth mobilizes citizens and works with health care providers, researchers, and policymakers to improve maternal-neonatal health care.

Through its wide network of medical practitioners, CommonHealth pairs experienced professionals as informal mentors with up-and-coming leaders.

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Partner Profile: Action Health, Inc.

Founded in Lagos in 1989 and supported by IWHC since 1990, Action Health Incorporated (AHI) is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of adolescents in Nigeria. Over the last 24 years, AHI has advanced efforts within private and public sector programs to include comprehensive, gender-sensitive, life skills and rights-based approaches to sexuality education, and clinical services for young people.

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Montevideo +1: Supporting Youth Advocacy in Guatemala

Last week marked the one-year anniversary of the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean’s (ECLAC) first intergovernmental conference on population and development held in Montevideo, Uruguay. The outcome document from that meeting, …

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Montevideo +1: Communicating Youth Priorities in Peru

Tania Pariona of REOJIP is helping indigenous youth activists effectively communicate and advocate for the priorities and recommendations agreed to by the Peruvian government in the Montevideo Consensus.

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Montevideo +1: Reengaging Activists with the Government in Paraguay

Mirta “Michi” Moragas of Las Ramonas is encouraging progressive activists to reengage with the Paraguayan government after a political coup in 2012 installed a conservative administration.

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Montevideo +1: Activists’ Progress One Year After the Landmark Meeting

One year ago this week, 33 countries from Latin America and the Caribbean came together for the first intergovernmental conference on population and development in the region. Convened in Montevideo, Uruguay, by the UN Economic Commission for Latin Ame …

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