IWHC to Lead UN Action Coalition on Bodily Autonomy and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

  • July 1, 2020

IWHC is honored to be selected as a leader of the UN’s Bodily Autonomy and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Action Coalition.

US Supreme Court Ruling on HIV/AIDS Funding Undermines Health and Human Rights

  • June 29, 2020

The International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC) is extremely disappointed by today’s US Supreme Court ruling in the Agency for International Development v. Alliance for Open Society International case, a decision that upholds the application of the Anti-Prostitution Loyalty Oath (APLO).  Passed in…

IWHC Condemns President Trump’s Effort to Withdraw from WHO

  • June 2, 2020

IWHC denounces the Trump administration's reckless decision to withdraw from the World Health Organization, which will further weaken US global leadership and undermine efforts to improve health and combat pandemics worldwide.

US Unalienable Rights Commission Shouldn’t Cherry-Pick Rights

  • May 1, 2020

Don’t Use Religion to Justify Bias Against Women, LGBTQ People The US State Department’s Commission on Unalienable Rights should uphold international human rights commitments and not use freedom of religion as a cloak to permit violations of the rights of women, girls, and LGBTQ people, 167 leading human rights activists and groups…

IWHC Condemns US Decision to Halt WHO Funding

  • April 15, 2020

The Trump administration’s plan to stop funding the World Health Organization (WHO) is a reckless move with global consequences. As we face the COVID-19 pandemic, coordinated global action is crucial. The International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC) condemns the president’s decision.

UN Women Postpones Generation Equality Forums, Reaffirms Commitment to Women’s Rights

  • April 3, 2020

The Generation Equality Forums have been postponed until the first half of 2021 due to ongoing measures to combat COVID-19, UN Women announced today. IWHC welcomes the decision as a necessary step to prioritize global health and ensure the participation of feminist activists worldwide.

Women’s Rights Caucus Issues Feminist Declaration Marking 25th Anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action

  • March 9, 2020

IWHC joins more than 200 organizations in adopting the Feminist Declaration, that outlining the steps necessary to achieve gender equality.

New research: 2.1 Billion Girls & Women Live in Countries That Won’t Achieve Gender Equality Targets by 2030 at Current Pace

  • March 5, 2020

New research launched today finds that half of countries studied (67 out of 129 countries) – home to 2.1 billion girls and women – won’t achieve any of five key gender equality targets by 2030 if their current pace continues. The report, Bending the Curve Towards Gender Equality by 2030, was released by the Equal Measures 2030 (EM2030) partnership and covers five key gender equality targets: access to contraception, girls’ education, political leadership, workplace equality laws, and safety. More than a third of countries have been moving slowly – or even in the wrong direction – on at least four of these five issues over the past decade or two.

UN Shortens Commission on the Status of Women in Light of Coronavirus, Expects Full CSW Later In 2020

  • March 2, 2020

Due to ongoing concern about Coronavirus transmission, Member States of the United Nations have agreed to hold a one-day meeting of the 64th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) on Monday, March 9, to adopt key agreements, postponing the substantive segments of the meeting to a later date. IWHC supports the decision to prioritize global health and the safety of participants, and urges the leadership of the Commission to ensure that feminist organizations and activists have the opportunity to engage with governments on issues critical to advance of gender equality.

Global Women’s Health Under Attack, House Hearing Shows

  • February 5, 2020

On February 5, the US House Committee on Foreign Affairs hosted “Unique Challenges Women Face in Global Health,” a hearing that detailed the devastating consequences of the Trump administration’s policies on women’s health and rights worldwide.