UN’s Universal Health Coverage Declaration: A Bold Commitment to Gender Equality and Health for All

  • September 23, 2019

The Alliance for Gender Equality and UHC welcomes the United Nations’ political declaration on universal health coverage (UHC) as a powerful commitment to achieve health for all. The declaration is grounded in the principle of gender equality and will serve as guidance for governments to enact UHC at the national level.

Juhu Thukral Joins IWHC as Vice President of Programs 

  • September 4, 2019

IWHC welcomes Juhu Thukral as vice president of programs. Thukral deepens IWHC’s ability to advance gender justice, and will be integral in the organization’s efforts to fight for just and equitable policies for women and girls worldwide.

New Commission on Unalienable Rights Threatens Women’s and LGBTQI Rights

  • July 8, 2019

The US State Department today launched the Commission on Unalienable Rights, a body intended to “provide a fresh thinking on human rights discourse where such discourse has departed from our nation’s founding principles of natural law and natural rights.” The commission, Secretary of State Pompeo said, is meant to distinguish between unalienable rights and those…

IWHC Welcomes Kathleen Regan as Board Chair

  • June 14, 2019

The International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC) is pleased to announce Kathleen Regan as the organization’s new board chair. As executive vice president and chief operating officer at the Commonwealth Fund, Ms. Regan brings a wealth of experience in the nonprofit and health care sectors. “Kathy’s leadership, expertise, and commitment to the rights of women and…

Nearly 40% of the world’s girls and women live in countries failing on gender equality, SDG Index finds

  • June 3, 2019

Results for 129 countries measured by a new Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Gender Index released today by Equal Measures 2030 show that the world is far from achieving gender equality, with 1.4 billion girls and women living in countries that get a “very poor” failing grade on gender equality.

Crisis in Care: Year Two Impact of Trump’s Global Gag Rule

  • June 5, 2019

Contact: Liza Kane-Hartnett [email protected]; (+1) 917.498.3346 New report from the International Women’s Health Coalition details the devastating impact of Trump’s Global Gag Rule in Kenya, Nepal, Nigeria, and South Africa. The Trump administration’s Global Gag Rule is depriving women of essential information and health care, stripping them…

Crafting a New Policy at the UN? Unlikely Under New Nominee

  • May 3, 2019

The nomination of Kelly Knight Craft as US ambassador to the United Nations signals a continuation of the United States’ waning global leadership. Craft is a political donor, not a seasoned diplomat, and if confirmed, she is expected to uphold the administration’s strategy of using the UN system to target the rights of women and girls.

US Increases Attacks on Global Abortion Access

  • March 26, 2019

Today Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced a new expansion to the Global Gag Rule and invoked the Siljander amendment, placing additional restrictions on funding to multilateral institutions. IWHC unequivocally condemns the administration’s latest attempts to isolate, stigmatize, and marginalize groups working to ensure that women have access to abortion services.

UN Member States Reaffirm Commitment to Women’s Human Rights

  • March 23, 2019

The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)—the largest annual gathering on women’s rights—ended yesterday with Agreed Conclusions that reaffirm states’ commitment to women’s human rights. IWHC welcomes the outcome as a significant achievement for women and girls worldwide.

IWHC to Honor Feminist Champions

  • March 21, 2019

IWHC will honor philanthropist and outgoing board chair Marlene Hess and Argentine activist Marta Alanis for their tireless commitment to sexual and reproductive health and rights at its annual gala on April 10, 2019.