International Day of the Girl: Five Years of Wins for Girls Worldwide

On International Day of the Girl Child, we look back at five years of progress for girls health and rights worldwide.

Key Takeaways from First Global Convening to Fight Conscientious Objection to Abortion

Reproductive rights advocates have noted an increase in the use of conscientious objection by health providers to deny abortions to those who need or want them. In August 2017, IWHC and our partner MYSU brought together global experts to tackle this emerging human rights issue.

Abortion Laws Liberalizing in Latin America, But Implementation is Slow

Last month's progress on abortion rights in Chile is one of several examples of reproductive rights advances taking place in Latin American countries, and a trend in the liberalization of abortion laws in the region over two decades.

Where Are We Now? A Snapshot of Some of the World’s Most Egregious Abortion Laws

In the lead-up to International Safe Abortion Day on September 28, IWHC takes a look at some of the most dangerous places in the world to access an abortion.

A Rapid Response to Zika in Brazil

In 2016, Zika caused a public health crisis in Brazil; Thankfully, women’s groups have a long history in Brazil, and they were well poised to take up the charge.

Expanding Access to Safe Abortion in Nigeria, One Woman at a Time

GIWYN is IWHC’s newest grantee partner in Nigeria, working to increase awareness and expand access to safe abortion across the country.

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.

Top Five Priorities for New USAID Administrator Mark Green

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 US Cannot Renege on its Commitment to Democracy Worldwide

Reports say Secretary of State Tillerson has ordered the State Department to develop a new mission statement that no longer includes promoting justice and democracy abroad.

How Did Gender Equality Fare at the UN’s High-Level Political Forum 2017?

After intense negotiations, countries adopted a Ministerial Declaration that reaffirmed their commitments to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and asserted that gender equality is essential to do so. However, the declaration stopped short of a robust commitment to women's human rights.