IWHC Denounces Arrest of Human Rights Defender and Lawyer Azza Soliman

  • December 7, 2016

The International Women’s Health Coalition urges the government of Egypt to cease its harassment of women’s human rights defenders and civil society organizations, and to immediately halt its intimidation of Ms. Soliman.

Statement on Egyptian Travel Ban of Human Right Defender Azza Soliman

  • November 19, 2016

November 19, 2016 The International Women’s Health Coalition denounces the travel ban issued against Azza Soliman, renowned Egyptian lawyer, women’s human rights defender and chair of the board of trustees of the Center for Egyptian Women’s Legal Assistance (CEWLA), an organization providing legal assistance to disadvantaged Egyptian women. Ms. Soliman was on her way to…

Statement on the Election of Donald Trump as US President

  • November 9, 2016

We at the International Women’s Health Coalition are deeply concerned that the policies proposed by US President-elect Trump and the Republican Party will result in serious setbacks for women and girls worldwide.

“This Made Me Courageous”
Girls Find Their Voices in Cameroon

  • October 11, 2016

Victorine (pictured, left) is from a small, farming village in northwest Cameroon. Few girls there go to school, and those who do are usually pulled out before they graduate and are married off before they turn 18. But Victorine has different plans for her future. She wants to be a lawyer. Victorine is…

IWHC Stands in Solidarity with the LGBTI Community

  • June 14, 2016

June 14, 2016 The International Women’s Health Coalition strongly condemns the horrific massacre at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida this past weekend. Homophobia has a long and violent history in the United States and around the world. We must confront this brutality head on, and call it what it is: hatred. IWHC believes that…

Bringing Child Marriage into Focus:
Four Dynamic Women Share their Stories

  • November 20, 2015

A travelogue At the end of October, IWHC brought four inspiring women from northern Cameroon to the United States to participate in Girl Summit DC and to advocate for the U.S. Government to do more to end child marriage. All of the women have been touched by child marriage in some way and are…

O novo modelo para as organizações de mulheres no Brasil

  • August 17, 2015

Por Françoise Girard “Estamos mais ou menos acostumadas com esse novo modelo, onde não há financiamento”, disse Sueli Carneiro, do grupo feminista negro Geledés, quando encontrei com ela e com suas colegas em São Paulo há algumas semanas. “Os grupos estão sobrevivendo basicamente de forma virtual, usando comunicação online como ferramenta de mobilização”. O Geledés…

Breaking the Silence Around Sex in India

  • July 14, 2015

The organization TARSHI has been boldly taking on sexuality issues in India for more than 15 years.

Fact Sheets: Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health

  • March 3, 2015

In January 2015, the Journal of Adolescent Health published a special supplement reviewing progress on advancing adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights since the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD). The supplement, which was fostered by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC), identifies several promising…

Sexual Rights Are Human Rights

  • March 2, 2015

For women and girls, the right to control their own bodies and their sexuality without any form of discrimination, coercion, or violence is critical for their empowerment. Without sexual rights, they cannot realize their rights to self-determination and autonomy, nor can they control other aspects of their lives. Indeed it is the attempts to control…