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…

Recent Events


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.

Young Women from Lebanon and Poland Inspire with their Determined Activism

  • April 5, 2016

Rola Yasmine, Co-Founder of the A Project in Lebanon, shares her experiences with IWHC supporters and Leadership Council members at a luncheon on March 16th moderated by IWHC's president, Françoise Girard.

Girl Summit DC 2015

  • October 27, 2015

Nearly 200 advocates, policy experts, and US government officials gathered in Washington, D.C. at Girl Summit DC to discuss emerging research on child marriage and share effective strategies for ending the practice.

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