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.

Feminists Defend Abortion Access Amid Pandemic

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

Argentine President Snubs Women’s Rights on His Way Out the Door

As feminists in Argentina and worldwide celebrated the election of Alberto Fernandez, the Macri administration opted to use its final weeks in office to jeopardize women’s health in an attempt to score meaningless political points.

Reflections On 35 Years of Fierce Feminism

Since 1984, IWHC’s commitment to sexual and reproductive health and rights has ignited unprecedented progress for women and girls around the world. IWHC has been at the forefront of key milestones for the global feminist movement, and has advocated fearlessly to expand reproductive autonomy worldwide.

UN Day 2019: Building Momentum for Gender Equality

The United Nations is as a key protector and promoter of sexual and reproductive health and rights worldwide. As we commemorate UN Day, IWHC looks back on year of advancements for women's rights.

Ultraconservative Marketing Ploy Attempts to Derail Gender Equality

In essence, “gender ideology” is nothing more than a right-wing marketing ploy—a dangerous conspiracy theory based on fear, not fact, that justifies discrimination against women and gender diverse people.

Blueprint Provides Roadmap to Achieve Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice

The International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC) is proud to be a member of the Blueprint coalition and joins in the critical call on policymakers to fulfill the sexual and reproductive health needs of all people.

Care Denied; Human Rights Committee Reviews US; and New Leadership at the UN

Administration Promotes Refusals of Care In early May, the US Department of Health and Human Services released a new rule—Protecting Statutory Conscience Rights in Health Care—expanding protections for health providers that deny care based on personal or religious beliefs—so-called “conscientious objection.” The new rule applies to all health care facilities…

Trump Administration Expands Assault on Global Abortion Access

The Trump administration's latest attack on global abortion access includes the unprecedented use of the Siljander Amendment, which sets a dangerous precedent by attempting to force global human rights bodies to bow to US political pressure.

Our Most Read Stories of 2018: Wins at the UN, Argentina’s Green Wave, and Rural Women’s Health

As 2018 comes to a close, IWHC looks back on our readers' favorite blogs of the year. From major advocacy victories at the UN, to the rise of Argentina's feminist "green wave," to renewed commitments to women and girls in rural areas, here are the stories that rose to the top in a year of wins for women's rights.

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Argentinean Bill to Legalize Abortion Places Country on Brink of a Breakthrough for Women’s Rights

  • November 17, 2020

For decades, courageous feminist activists have fought to secure abortion rights. We celebrate with them today as they once again have brought the country to a watershed moment for women’s rights.

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. 

Biden Victory Presents Opportunity to Advance Gender Justice

  • November 7, 2020

IWHC celebrates the election of former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris—the first woman to the executive branch. We are eager to work with the Biden administration to advance gender justice.

IWHC Condemns Confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to US Supreme Court

  • October 26, 2020

The Senate’s decision to confirm Amy Coney Barrett—an extreme, ideologically motivated jurist—is a direct attack on human rights and access to health care. 

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.