UN Shortens Commission on the Status of Women in Light of Coronavirus, Expects Full CSW Later In 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.
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.
The Time is Now: An Urgent Call to Action on the 25th Anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development
Today, global feminist leaders published a Call to Action in conjuction with more than 200 organizations worldwide demanding new, urgent and bold commitments to advance sexual and reproductive rights and gender justice.
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.
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.
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…
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
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.
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…
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.