Charlottesville: Defying Hatred in the Face of Violence

We at IWHC strongly condemn and denounce violent, racist, hateful words and actions such as the ones we saw and heard in Charlottesville this weekend. We remain determined to fight against any rollback of women's rights, and human rights, here and abroad. This includes standing up to racism and white supremacy.

Reproductive Rights: The Canary In The Coal Mine

Women’s rights—and in particular reproductive rights—often act like a “canary in the coal mine” of human rights. When the overall danger to human rights is not clear to most observers, feminist activists see the first signs of what is to come.

Wins for Women in 2016

The women’s movement achieved great successes globally in 2016; highlighting these achievements will be essential for the fight ahead.

Girls and the Fight to End AIDS

To end AIDS, we must challenge dangerous gender norms that encourage sexual violence, sexism, and homophobic hatred, and deepen our investment in comprehensive sexuality education.

We Need a Feminist Secretary-General at the United Nations

We now know the next Secretary General won’t be a woman, but will he be a feminist?

One Year After Landmark UN Agreement, Are We on the Path to Gender Equality?

One year ago, governments adopted a global development plan that could transform the lives of women and girls.

How U.S. Policy Continues to Threaten Women’s Reproductive Rights Globally

U.S. laws and funding restrictions on abortion are incredibly damaging and harm women around the world in three fundamental ways.

Where’s the Money? Women’s Groups Face Dwindling Support

To really advance the well-being and rights of women and girls, funding local women's groups should be a global priority.

Zika and Reproductive Rights

The Zika virus is a wake-up call for governments everywhere to rebuild and strengthen public health systems, and to guarantee all women and girls access to contraceptives and safe abortions.

Why the Next U.N. Secretary-General Must Be a Woman and a Feminist

In the early days of the United Nations, feminists recognized the UN as a venue where they could advance women’s rights. It's now time for a woman to take the helm.