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.
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.
A draft strategic plan for the Department of Health and Human Services represents yet another egregious effort under this Administration to roll back women’s and girls’ human rights. Tom Price's successor now has the opportunity to abandon this strategic plan, and pursue programs based on what is known to work and improve the lives of women.
Mark Green takes office as Administrator of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) at a particularly precarious moment, as the Trump Administration seeks to slash foreign assistance and development programs. Women’s and girls’ health and rights look set to be among the biggest casualties.
The Trump Administration’s federal budget blueprint is a massive distortion of American priorities and jeopardizes critical programs.
New proposed legislation is part of a growing attack against the UN, and against the very principles of multilateralism.
This week, IWHC joined with 90 organizations that stood together to say that we are ready to fight for the rights of women and girls, both in the United States and around the world.
The next administration must build on the progress made and prioritize sexual and reproductive health and rights in both domestic and foreign policy.
Congress finally agreed to provide badly-needed funding to halt the spread of the Zika virus. But it’s woefully inadequate.
Data can help us measure progress towards fulfilling the promise of the 2030 Agenda, but it can’t—and shouldn’t—drive the agenda itself.