Join Us for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

This year's 16 Days campaign will focus on the intersection of gender-based violence and militarism.

Charlotte Bunch Reflects on Decades of Feminist Activism

At an IWHC luncheon on October 22, Charlotte Bunch, Founding Director and Senior Scholar at the Center for Women’s Global Leadership at Rutgers University, looked back on four decades within the feminist, LGBT, and human rights movements.

Death Sentence in Kenya Abortion Case Results in Police Harassment of Health Care Workers

In RH Reality Check this week, IWHC President Françoise Girard blogged about the case of a Kenya nurse who was handed a death sentence after he was convicted of causing the death of a young woman following complications from a botched abortion in 2009.

Progress in the Face of Adversity: Activists Discuss Setbacks and Challenges for Women’s Rights

To mark the 30th anniversary of the International Women’s Health Coalition earlier this month, IWHC hosted a panel discussion with three young women activists to assess the progress we’ve made and address the challenges that lie ahead for women’s rights.

#Lead4Girls Panel During Africa Summit Offers Real Solutions to End Child Marriage

As African leaders gathered this week in Washington, D.C., for the White House’s first-ever U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, IWHC and the Girls Not Brides USA coalition held a panel discussion on the widespread problem of child marriage and called on governments to work together to end the practice.

Negotiating Sexual and Reproductive Rights in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

In a new article published by Global Health Policy, IWHC President Françoise Girard argues that the commitments made by governments 20 years ago at the landmark International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) can and must be fully reflected in the post-2015 development agenda.

Sindh Province in Pakistan Outlaws Child Marriage

The new law allows for a fine of 45,000 rupees (approximately $700) and imprisonment up to three years of anyone who "performs, conducts, directs, brings about or in any way facilitates any child marriage."

Human Rights Commission Reasserts Rights of LGBT Africans

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights recently reaffirmed the human rights of all Africans, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, and explicitly condemned acts of discrimination and violence against LGBT individuals.

Working for the Promise of Safe Abortion Services in Kenya

The implementation of the 2010 Constitution in Kenya should have made it possible for all women in need of an abortion to attain one legally and safely through the public health system. But that hasn't been the case so far. Meet two doctors who are working to make safe abortion accessible to all Kenyan women.

Peruvian “Let Her Decide” Abortion Campaign Takes Next Step

Dejala Decidir in Peru has submitted 60,000 signatures in support of a bill that would decriminalize abortion in cases of rape. Currently, abortion is only allowed if the pregnancy threatens the life or health of the mother.