Celebrating Bold Leadership for Women’s Rights

More than 300 friends and supporters of the International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC) gathered on the eve of International Women’s Day to honor renowned human rights champion Aryeh Neier, president emeritus of the Open Society Foundations; and Pakistani activist Sheena Hadi, who leads the groundbreaking sexual and reproductive health organization Aahung in Karachi.

The event raised more than $1 million to advance the organization’s grantmaking and advocacy on behalf of women’s health and rights worldwide.  Keep Reading…



IWHC Annual Dinner 2018

  • October 30, 2017

The International Women’s Health Coalition envisions a world where all women and girls can realize their human rights. We strengthen women’s organizations working at the local level and advocate alongside them at the global level to advance health and equality. At the 2018 Annual Dinner, we will present the IWHC Visionary Leadership Award and the…

Life After Zika: Stories from Brazil

  • June 23, 2016

On Thursday, June 2, Friends of IWHC watched Zika, the incredibly moving documentary about five young Brazilian women and the health care professionals struggling to serve them in the middle of the Zika epidemic.

Moving Beyond the Headlines: Peace, Security and the Status of the World’s Women and Girls

  • June 8, 2016

The Council on Foreign Relations' Rachel Vogelstein spoke at a recent Leadership Council luncheon about progress on women's rights since the 1995 Beijing World Conference on Women.

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