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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.
By rejecting a bill to decriminalize abortion, the Argentinean Senate missed a landmark opportunity to advance women’s rights. This disappointing outcome will not reverse the momentum for reproductive autonomy in Argentina. The demands of women have been heard and there is no going back.
Diniz, an IWHC board member and the co-founder of our long-time partner ANIS, is a tireless advocate for sexual and reproductive rights in Brazil. At a moment when her country is on the cusp of a historic victory for abortion rights, with a landmark case before the country’s Supreme Court, the anti-choice movement's tactics of intimidation and threats of violence reflect the lack of substance in the arguments of those who oppose abortion.
IWHC urges the US Senate to reject the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to serve as associate justice of the Supreme Court. Kavanaugh has an extensive history of opposing abortion rights and women’s access to reproductive health services. His lack of respect for the legal precedent surrounding reproductive rights and access to health care should disqualify him for serving on the US’ highest court.
As legislators seek to revive draconian legislation that would nearly ban abortion in Poland, IWHC stands in solidarity with Polish women who are defying a repressive state to claim their reproductive and human rights.
It has come to the attention of IWHC that an unknown entity is sending email invitations to a conference in New York and Dakar in September 2018. The invitation is linked to a fraudulent website that presents IWHC content, staff, and board lists as its own. IWHC is not the organizer and has no involvement with such a conference in New York or Dakar. Any information linking IWHC with these fraudulent activities, emails or related websites should be disregarded.
Unconscionable: New Report Calls on Governments to Reject Policies That Allow So-Called “Conscience Claims”
The rise of policies that allow health professionals to invoke personal beliefs to deny patients abortion and other reproductive health services is threatening access to health care for women worldwide, a new report has found. The resulting practices violate principles of medical ethics and have devastating consequences for women and girls who are denied abortions, contraception, and other services.
IWHC welcomes today’s vote by Argentina’s Chamber of Deputies in favor of a bill that would decriminalize abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. The bill, which our grantee partner CDD-Argentina helped shape, has renewed the hopes of feminist activists in the country.