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Françoise Girard is President of the International Women’s Health Coalition and a highly regarded advocate for women’s rights and sexual and reproductive health and rights. She is regularly consulted by governments and UN agencies and has played a key advocacy role at international negotiations on human rights, women’s rights, and HIV/AIDS.

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Sheena Hadi is Director of Aahung, based in Karachi, Pakistan. Under Hadi’s leadership, Aahung has become a leading authority in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights. Hadi and Aahung are currently focused on expanding sexuality education programs in schools and improving training at medical institutions across the country.

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Barr’s Nomination Strikes Another Blow Against Justice

  • December 7, 2018

The nomination of William P. Barr for US Attorney General continues the Trump-Pence administration’s trend of nominating ideologues to critical posts responsible for protecting the rule of law and civil rights. “Barr’s history of hostility toward women, immigrants, and people living with HIV and AIDS make him an unfit candidate for US Attorney General," said IWHC Director of Advocacy and Policy Shannon Kowalski.

Nauert’s Nomination Signals Continuation of the Status Quo at the UN

  • December 7, 2018

The nomination of Heather Nauert as US ambassador to the United Nations signals a continuation of the Trump administration’s regressive policies at the UN. “There is nothing in Nauert’s record to suggest that she would restrain the administration’s efforts to censor language or to undermine and remove UN commitments on gender equality, sexuality education, and sexual and reproductive health and rights,” Kowalski notes.

Human Rights Organizations Fight Censorship of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

  • December 6, 2018

IWHC, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the Center for Health and Gender Equity, and the Open Society Foundations, together with more than 80 organizations, sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urging him to stop censoring US diplomats.

Reproductive Rights Organizations Lay Out Joint Vision for Proactive Policy Change

  • November 15, 2018

IWHC is proud to join more than 100 reproductive health, rights, and justice organizations in outlining a bold, proactive vision for lawmakers to deliver on sexual and reproductive health and rights. This vision statement is phase one of an unprecedented, collective effort to work towards policy change in service of women and girls around the world.

Brazil’s New President is a Threat to Women’s Rights

  • October 29, 2018

The election of Jair Bolsonaro as president of Brazil poses a serious threat to human rights. IWHC is deeply troubled by Bolsonaro’s election and stands with the women’s movement and their continued commitment to hold the incoming government accountable.

Brazil’s Elections Pose Threat to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

  • October 24, 2018

On October 28, Brazilians will vote in a presidential election run-off between front-runner Jair Bolsonaro and Fernando Haddad. Bolsonaro's repressive views on women's and LGBTQI rights has sparked mass mobilization against his candidacy. Global experts and local advocates are available to comment on the elections, and the implications for sexual and reproductive rights, an issue targeted by Bolsonaro.

IWHC Stands with Transgender Community Against Trump Administration Attacks

  • October 24, 2018

Human rights are under renewed threat as the Trump-Pence administration considers instituting a narrow and binary definition of gender that discriminates against and attempts to erase transgender people. IWHC stands in solidarity with the transgender community and joins in the fight against efforts to deny people’s humanity.

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