FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 4, 2019

The International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC) welcomes Juhu Thukral as Vice President of Programs.

Thukral will lead the newly constituted programs team integrating IWHC’s grantmaking, research, evaluation, and advocacy strategies to build on the organization’s leadership in advancing sexual and reproductive rights and supporting feminist movements. Her diverse experiences deepen IWHC’s ability to advance gender justice in the United States and globally, and will be integral in the organization’s efforts to fight for just and equitable policies for women and girls worldwide.

“IWHC has long been at the forefront of the global feminist movement, and I am proud to join an organization that I have partnered with and been inspired by for so many years,” said Thukral. “IWHC’s commitment to sexual and reproductive rights creates a crucial foundation for women’s movements worldwide as they fight for gender equality. I’m excited to lead this team, and to leverage our collective power to drive progress for women and girls.”

Thukral is a human rights lawyer and a narrative strategist who has founded numerous ventures focused on the rights of women, girls, and LGBTQI people. Her career has focused on addressing multiple dimensions of sexual health and rights, gender-based violence, and women’s leadership. With Thukral’s addition to the team, IWHC is embarking on a new 5-year strategic plan—a strategy that will build on IWHC’s 35 years of success and position the organization to lead the global fight for gender justice.

Prior to joining IWHC, Thukral founded and served on senior leadership teams at social impact enterprises, including: Sex Workers Project at the Urban Justice Center; The Opportunity Agenda; Narrative Initiative; NY Anti-Trafficking Network; and the NYC Women’s Salon. She began her career at NARAL Pro-Choice Texas and with legal fellowships at Equal Rights Advocates and the Center for Reproductive Rights. She holds a BA from Rice University and a JD from University of San Francisco School of Law.

Contact: Liza Kane-Hartnett
[email protected]; (+1) 917.498.3346