Tarcila Rivera Zea Speaks Out On the Health and Rights of Indigenous Women

For the past eight years, indigenous rights activists have come to New York in late May to shake things up at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. Tarcila Rivera Zea, an IWHC colleague who is a Quechuan activist from Peru and has devoted over 20 years of her life to…

United States UN Ambassador Susan Rice: "The U.S. is back."

In a powerful speech at New York University’s Center for Global Affairs yesterday, Ambassador Susan Rice emphasized the U.S. Administration’s renewed commitment to engaging at the UN and working with–rather than against- governments  to ensure human security and achieve progress on major global challenges.   “Through word and deed,” said Ambassador Rice  “the United States is showing that we are…

Activism around Article 30 in the Dominican Republic Continues

Back in April, we wrote our first in a series of posts covering a development in reproductive rights law in the Dominican Republic that could effectively make any type of abortion unconstitutional and outlaw several forms…

Bali Youth Force: Statement on International Youth Health and Rights

From Ishita Chaudry, founder of the YP Foundation in India: In the last two days, over 150 young people ranged from 17 to 35 years, representing over 20 countries, came together in solidarity at the youth pre congress.The youth group at the second largest AIDS forum in the world, the…

Why Cameroun Needs Maputo (French and English)

Archbishop Christian Tumi has recently been making public statements criticizing Camerounian President Paul Biya for joining 27 other African nations by ratifying the Maputo Protocol this past May. This criticism culminated in a 20,000 strong protest in Douala, Cameroun’s second largest city, just over a week ago.  According to Archbishop Tumi and his supporters,…

IWHC on the Huffington Post

Writer and psychoanalyst Joyce McFadden attended an event we hosted recently, and she was so impressed with IWHC that she wrote about our work on the Huffington Post. A snippet of the article below, click through to read the whole piece! Women are affected by HIV in countless ways. They are the…

Bali Adventures: International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific

On Thursday, August 7th, 200 young people ages 16-27 from Asia and the Pacific will gather in Bali for a 2-day meeting prior to the 9th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP IX). The Youth Forum, organized in part by IWHC’s youth partners, have selected the theme “Meaningful…