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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.
Fifty experts from 20 countries gathered at the first international convening on conscientious objection to abortion have concluded that the refusal to provide legal abortion services is hurting women all over the world and must be tackled.
As countries around the world legalize abortion, health providers are increasingly exempting themselves from providing it by invoking their right to freedom of thought, conscience, and religion. A convening of experts in Montevideo, Uruguay, August 1–3 will devise strategies to ensure the fulfillment and protection of women's rights.
Last night, the Appropriations Committee of the House of Representatives voted to advance a bill with $10 billion in proposed funding cuts, which would have devastating impacts on women and girls, and US global leadership.
Eight women’s human rights defenders and two security experts are being detained in Istanbul, Turkey. This is a flagrant violation of their rights.
Major Gains on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights at the 35th Session of the Human Rights Council
The Sexual Rights Initiative, the Center for Reproductive Rights, and the International Women’s Health Coalition welcome the adoption of new resolutions by the Human Rights Council.
The staff and board of the International Women’s Health Coalition are shocked and saddened by the passing of Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
IWHC is deeply alarmed by proposed budgetary cuts to programs providing critical support for reproductive health.