The Real Impact of Abortion Stigma

An abortion advocate for many years, IWHC Program Officer Rachel Jacobson shares a firsthand account of how stigma continues to hold back women’s reproductive rights around the world.

Flipping the Script on Conscientious Objection

Even in countries that permit abortion, women still face barriers to receiving abortion services because many health providers claim conscientious objection and refuse to provide it.

Money, Power, and Respect: Challenges for Women’s Groups in Complicated Times

Grassroots women’s organizations are essential to lead social change, but many face a severe funding crisis, threatening progress.

“Black to the future:” Black Activists Forge a New Way Forward

The first global Black Feminisms Forum, held in Brazil, brought together diverse voices determined to take the movement further.

Peru Fails to Deliver for Indigenous Women, but Advocates Keep Up the Pressure

A recent legal decision makes clear the government is not prioritizing their reproductive rights, but activists are not giving up.

Creating Spaces for Black Feminists

The Black Feminisms Forum being held ahead of the AWID Conference is historic—black and Afro-descendant feminists from all over the world are coming together to discuss, strategize, and mobilize.

What’s Data Got to Do With It?

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.

Sports and Sexism: What the Rio Olympics Taught Us

Sexism was abound at the Rio Olympics, but there were moments of triumph that suggest a shift in the global conversation.

Argentina’s Unstoppable Feminists

After fierce protest, a woman in Argentina imprisoned for induced abortion has been released. The decision brings to light the injustices women face and the potential of feminist groups to spur change.

Girls’ Rights Take Center Stage at the 21st International AIDS Conference

Leaders recognize that women’s and girls’ rights and gender equality are essential to ending HIV epidemic.