Partner: Reproductive Health Services

  • November 14, 2013

Established in 1995 by Kenyan health professionals, Reproductive Health Services (RHS) is a clinical service provider that also advocates for sexual and reproductive health and rights and provides training on comprehensive abortion care services. RHS’s expertise and services are in critical need in Kenya, where unsafe abortion is the cause of 35 percent of maternal…

Partner: RESURJ

  • November 14, 2013

RESURJ is an alliance of women ages 20-40 dedicated to upholding the reproductive health and rights agenda adopted at the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) and to advancing it by engaging strategically with decision-makers globally and regionally and mobilizing other young women advocates. RESURJ grew out of a meeting convened by IWHC at…

Partner: Kisumu Medical and Education Trust (KMET)

  • November 14, 2013

Based in Kisumu, Kenya, the Kisumu Medical and Education Trust (KMET) is a health and education nonprofit that works to expand and promote access to affordable, quality reproductive health care to communities in need of such services, with an emphasis on maternal and newborn health and adolescent reproductive health services.

Partner: International Centre for Reproductive Health and Sexual Rights (INCRESE)

  • November 14, 2013

Based in the city of Minna in central Nigeria, INCRESE advocates for the sexual health and rights of society’s most disenfranchised groups, including youth, sexual minorities, survivors of sexual violence, commercial sex workers, and widowed women living with HIV/AIDS. Through education programs in its outreach center and advocacy throughout the community, INCRESE is promoting an…

Partner: Girls’ Power Initiative

  • November 14, 2013

Girls’ Power Initiative (GPI) began in 1993 as a life skills education course for 16 girls, including the daughters of founders Grace Osakue and Bene Madunagu. Twenty years later, GPI is now active in four Nigerian states, reaches approximately 20,000 girls between the ages of 10 and 18, and is now an international model for…

Partner: African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET)

  • November 14, 2013

Based in Nairobi, Kenya, FEMNET is a pan-African, membership-based organization working to advance women’s rights in five key areas: leadership and governance, economic empowerment, sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), women in the media, and institutional strengthening of women’s rights groups. With its SRHR work, FEMNET is working to influence national legal and policy…

Partner: Development Alternatives With Women for a New Era (DAWN)

  • November 14, 2013

Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN) was established in 1984 as a network of feminist scholars, researchers and activists working for economic and gender justice and sustainable and democratic development. DAWN provides a forum for feminist research, analysis and advocacy on global issues (economic, social and political) affecting the livelihoods, living standards,…

Partner: Central and Eastern European Women’s Network for Sexual and Reproductive Rights and Health (ASTRA)

  • November 14, 2013

The Central and Eastern European Women’s Network for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (ASTRA) is a regional network of 31 women’s rights organizations from 20 Central and Eastern Europe countries working to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights for women in that region. Since ASTRA’s inception in 1999, the Federation for Women and…

Partner: Centro Feminista de Estudos e Assessoria (CFEMEA)

  • November 12, 2013

The Centro Feminista de Estudos e Assessoria (CFEMEA, or “Center for Feminist Studies and Advisory Services”) was created in 1989 to monitor the implementation of women’s rights and gender equality as defined in the 1988 Brazilian federal constitution. The organization monitors legislation and tracks government budgets, educates lawmakers about issues impacting women, advocates for progressive…

Partner: Action Health Incorporated (AHI)

  • November 12, 2013

Founded in Lagos in 1989 and supported by IWHC since 1990, Action Health Incorporated (AHI) is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of adolescents in Nigeria. Over the last 24 years, AHI has advanced efforts within private and public sector programs to include comprehensive, gender-sensitive, life skills and rights-based approaches to sexuality education and clinical services for young people.

During this period, AHI has developed model programs that have been adopted and expanded by government and other civil society organizations.

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