Friends of IWHC is a network of mid-career professionals and parents who advocate and support IWHC’s mission to advance the rights of women and girls around the world.

The Friends of IWHC host events and activities, such discussions with global advocates and experts in the field of sexual and reproductive health, film screenings, and networking receptions. It is free to join but please consider becoming a monthly donor with recurring contributions of $50 or more.

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Life After Zika: Stories from Brazil

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.

A Witty Take on Arranged Marriage in India Spurs Conversation

A diverse group of more than 40 Friends of IWHC gathered for a screening of The Great Indian Marriage Bazaar and a conversation with its director, Ruchika Muchhala.

Advancing Gender Equality in Nigeria Through Girls’ Empowerment

“The personal empowerment sessions — the sessions on body image and self-esteem — for me are the most powerful because they are the foundation."

IWHC Supporters Surrounded by Art, Inspired by Activism

On March 11, 2015, more than 70 IWHC supporters and partners gathered to hear three women speak about their activism in Zimbabwe, Pakistan, and Egypt.

“Friends” Gather to Launch New IWHC Supporter Network

On November 18, 2014, 30 women and men gathered at the home of Kate Gellert, Secretary of IWHC’s Board of Directors, for a reception to launch a new network of IWHC supporters.

  • Join Friends of IWHC

    It is free to join, but please consider making an initial donation of $50.