We strengthen grassroots programs and advance global policies that ensure adolescent girls get the information, services, skills, and support they need to protect their health and human rights. We believe that girls must be able to control their lives and bodies in order to live up to their full potential.

 

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Taking the Mystery out of Menstruation

Many girls in developing countries start their periods uninformed, unprepared, scared, and ashamed, according to a new literature review. They need more support in understanding and handling menstruation.

Girls Empowered: Building on Progress from 2016

IWHC and our many local partners are not afraid to conduct hard-hitting advocacy to defend girls’ rights and hold leaders accountable to their promises.

From Baltimore to Bangladesh, Let’s End Child Marriage

Every year, 15 million girls around the world, including in the US, are married before they turn 18—a violation of their human rights.

We Can’t Let Progress on Girls’ Health and Education Falter

Just as US-funded programs for girls and gender equality are truly getting underway, the rug may be pulled out from under them.

Let’s Text About Sex: A Mobile Phone Program Delivers Sexuality Education

Integrating an innovative mobile phone program into CSE toolkits could be an effective way for countries in the Global South to make progress on reducing infant and maternal mortality, keeping girls in school, and securing a healthy future for the next generation.

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