Comments on the Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance (PLGHA) Policy

  • November 6, 2017

In June 2017, IWHC launched a research and documentation project aimed at understanding the social and political ramifications of the expanded Mexico City Policy enacted under the Trump Administration. Based on this project, IWHC submitted comments to the US government to coincide with the six-month review of the policy.

Power Lessons: Women’s Advocacy and the 2030 Agenda

  • March 15, 2017

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was a landmark achievement for the women's movement. How did they achieve this victory?

An Open Letter to President-Elect Trump and His Transition Team on the Request for Information on Gender Equality Programs at the State Department and USAID

  • December 23, 2016

The US Government’s work to achieve gender equality and women’s and girls’ human rights must continue. Women and girls everywhere are counting on it.

Building Our Power: Reproductive Health, Rights & Justice Advocacy Convening Statement

  • December 16, 2016

On December 13, 2016, IWHC joined nearly 300 advocates, activists, organizers, and experts in Washington, D.C., for a day of strategy, solidarity, and discussion. As the incoming Trump Administration assembles a Cabinet committed to rolling back women’s rights and access to health, 90 organizations stood together to say that we are ready to fight for the…

Reproductive Health and Dignity: Choices by Third World Women

  • October 11, 2016

By Adrienne Germain This is one of 13 technical background papers prepared for the International Conference on Better Health for Women and Children through Family Planning, held in Nairobi, Kenya, October 5-9, 1987. Published in 1987, this paper analyzes four program strategies—family planning, maternal and child health, child survival, and safe motherhood—to determine the extent…

HERA Action Sheets

  • October 7, 2016

HERA Action Sheets

>>Available in PDF / Available in Chinese, French, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish

Rio Statement of Reproductive Health and Justice

  • October 7, 2016

The Rio Conference—“Reproductive Health and Justice: International Women’s Health Conference for Cairo ’94”—took place from January 24 to 28, 1994, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In five days, the 215 women from 79 countries who gathered in Rio generated this 21-point statement and strategies and activities to ensure that women’s perspectives and experiences are considered…

Practical and Ethical Dilemmas in the Clinical Testing of Microbicides: A Report on a Symposium

  • October 6, 2016

By Lori L. Heise, C. Elizabeth McGrory, and Susan Y. Wood In 1997, the Population Council and Women’s Health Advocates on Microbicides (WHAM) convened an international symposium to examine practical and ethical dilemmas in the clinical testing of topical microbicides. The symposium occurred as three significant trends in the history of women’s sexual health and rights converged: donors’ and programs’…

Women and Risk of HIV/AIDS Infection

  • October 6, 2016

This 2008 brief outlines the who, where, and why behind the high risk of HIV/AIDS to women.

Young Adolescents’ Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Sub-Saharan Africa

  • October 6, 2016

>>Available in Word and PDF

>>Also available in French