Our Global Impact
The selection of Alex Azar to head the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) represents yet another instance of the Trump Administration elevating an anti-choice man to a position of power over women’s health and bodies.
This year, the aggressive posture of the US undermined negotiations at the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly raising serious doubts about the ongoing health of multilateralism at the UN. Not surprisingly, these new developments were especially evident in negotiations on women’s rights, and especially their sexual and reproductive rights.
After a year in which White House officials have continually jettisoned facts and evidence in favor of conservative, religious ideology, a reported ban on the use of words like “transgender” and “fetus” in CDC budget documents should come as no surprise.
Even in the face of increasing attacks on their health and rights, women all over the world are standing up, speaking out, and fighting for their rights. As 2017 comes to a close, we reflect on some of this year's most consequential wins for women and girls.