We provide funding and technical assistance to a diverse group of organizations in Nigeria, Cameroon, and Kenya. These grassroots groups run innovative programs to promote sexual and reproductive health and rights in their communities and advocate for change at the national, regional, and global levels. Our partners are leading the charge to end child marriage, secure access to safe and legal abortion, promote comprehensive sexuality education, and expand access to modern contraception.
As African leaders gathered this week in Washington, D.C., for the White House’s first-ever U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, IWHC and the Girls Not Brides USA coalition held a panel discussion on the widespread problem of child marriage and called on governments to work together to end the practice.
The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights recently reaffirmed the human rights of all Africans, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, and explicitly condemned acts of discrimination and violence against LGBT individuals.
The African Conference on Sexual Health and Rights presents an opportunity to propose strategies to shift the culture of silence on sexual and reproductive health and rights.
The Kisumu Medical and Education Trust’s Sisterhood for Change program infuses vocational training with sexual and reproductive health information and services for young women and girls in southwestern Kenya.