How President-elect Biden Can Advance Gender Justice

IWHC is excited to work with the incoming Biden administration to not only repair the damage caused by the Trump administration, but also to advance US policies that truly support and uphold sexual and reproductive health and rights. 

The UN at 75: How Feminist Advocacy Shapes Global Policy

The United Nations demonstrates not only the power of collective action, but also the centrality of feminist movements in building a more peaceful, just, and equal world for us all. 

Commission Uses Religious Freedom to Justify Discrimination

The Commission on Unalienable Rights is a thinly veiled attempt to redefine human rights, prioritize religious freedom at the expense of other fundamental rights, and rollback decades of progress for women, LGBTQI people, and members of marginalized communities.

Statement from the Board

Statement available in Arabic, French, Portuguese, and Spanish. In the last few days, a number of former and current staff have come forward to share how they experienced derogatory comments, oppression, or disrespect in our workplace. The…

Black Lives Matter

IWHC stands in solidarity with activists fighting for racial justice. We commit to supporting and uplifting Black activists, and join our staff and partners in saying, unequivocally: Black Lives Matter.

Feminists Defend Abortion Access Amid Pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic has threatened abortion access, feminists worldwide have organized in defense.

Sexual and Reproductive Health During the COVID-19 Crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated existing gender inequalities and further reduced access to critical health services. As the virus continues to spread, we detail its impact on sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Beijing+25: Latin American Feminists Secure Gains, Demand Progress

Latin American and Caribbean feminists and Member States, met in Santiago, Chile for the XIV Regional Conference on Women in January. The meeting was held months after its initial postponement due to demonstrations and protests in Chile, led by feminists and other activists in response to the country’s growing social and economic inequalities. 

Beijing+25: US Objections Can’t Stifle Progress in Asia-Pacific

The room was filled with anticipation as governments and women’s rights organizations gathered in the plenary hall at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) to adopt the Asia-Pacific Declaration on Advancing Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: Beijing+25 Review.

Beijing+25: Young Feminists Set Agenda at Africa Regional Meeting

This blog is the second in our series on the Beijing+25 process, providing analysis on the first regional meeting that took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, October 2019. Over the next few weeks, IWHC will continue the Beijing+25 series. Follow along, here. For young feminists navigating the United Nations, intergovernmental meetings…