By 2020, there will be 669 million young people ages 15 to 24 in Asia—yet across the region, most young people do not have basic information about their bodies and cannot access necessary sexual and reproductive health services. pregnancy, HIV transmission, or their legal rights. Since 1983, we have worked in collaboration with several partner organizations in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Lebanon, Egypt, and Turkey to support comprehensive sexuality education, develop young leaders, and advance sexual and reproductive rights and health policies, including access to safe and legal abortion.

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As Europe Grapples with Refugee Crisis, Women’s Human Rights Cannot Be Neglected

As the continent struggles to address the unprecedented Syrian refugee crisis, it must ensure that women's human rights are at the core of its efforts.

When Girls Respond: The Conundrum of Collecting Data from Adolescent Girls

For those of us in the field of comprehensive sexuality education (CSE), there are universal challenges. Not least of these challenges is collecting data to determine the effectiveness of our programs through an evaluation.

Learning from Challenges in Measuring Our Work

Guest blogger Neha Mankani of Aahung in Pakistan explores both the difficulties in evaluating the impact of comprehensive sexuality education programs and some unique and creative strategies.

International Women’s Health Coalition Calls on Egypt to Release Investigative Journalist and Human Rights Defender

  • November 9, 2015

One of Egypt’s most well-known and respected investigative journalists and human rights defenders, Hossam Bahgat, was detained by the Egyptian military on November 8 and remains in custody.

Turkish Women’s Rights Activist Pınar İlkkaracan Wins Prestigious Joan B. Dunlop Award

  • November 4, 2015

IWHC presented the third annual Joan B. Dunlop Award to Pınar İlkkaracan for her exceptional record of work in Turkey and globally to promote the human rights of women and girls.

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