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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Stemming Violence Through Education in South Africa

Providing comprehensive sexuality education to adolescents can help combat the surge of sexual and gender-based violence in South Africa.

Tanzania is Playing a Dangerous Game with Girls’ Lives

Tanzania’s President, John Magufuli, recently said pregnant students should not be allowed to return to school. Tanzania's ban on pregnant adolescent girls in school is harmful for girls, their families, and the country as a whole.

Theory of Change for Sexuality Education in Latin America

A Q&A with Professor Elvia Vargas Trujillo on the first-ever Theory of Change for Comprehensive Sexuality Education in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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.

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