At UN, Countries Make Robust Strides Toward Advancing Women’s Rights

  • March 23, 2018

The largest UN gathering focused on achieving gender equality and women’s human rights concluded today with strong and concrete commitments that address the realities of women and girls in rural areas. “This victory for millions of women and girls comes following hard fought negotiations that brought progress on many fronts,” said Shannon Kowalski, advocacy and policy…

Argentina’s Feminist Movement Edges Closer to Expanded Abortion Rights

A newly proposed bill to decriminalize abortion has renewed the hopes of feminist activists in the country, and could be a sign of a broader shift in public opinion on abortion across Latin America.

Retrograde and Anti-Woman, Mike Pompeo Fits Trump Qualifications

Trump's pick to head the US State Department has an abysmal record on women’s health and LGBTQ rights, and joins a long list of ultra-conservative ideologues who have been elevated to powerful positions under the current administration.

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights at Largest UN Meeting on Women

  • March 12, 2018

As women worldwide clamor for equality, IWHC joins a broad coalition of partner organizations in pushing a feminist agenda at the Commission on the Status of Women, the largest annual UN gathering focused on gender equality and women’s rights.

IWHC Files Amicus Brief in Case Countering Full Abortion Ban

  • March 9, 2018

The brief argues in favor of decriminalization of abortion in Brazil in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy and was filed on March 8, International Women’s Day, with Brazil’s Supreme Federal Court.

Going Rural: The Case for Access to Reproductive Health Care

In the run-up to this year's Commission on the Status of Women, IWHC looks at the unique challenges facing women and girls in rural areas, who are often unable to access quality sexual and reproductive health care services.

US State Department Must Keep Full Women’s Rights Focus in Human Rights Reports

  • February 22, 2018

IWHC is alarmed by reports that the US Department of State will pare back critical analysis on the state of women’s reproductive rights, including access to contraception and abortion, in its annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices.

Trump’s War on Women, to be Continued in 2018

From day one, Trump has used the full power of the executive branch to target sexual and reproductive health and rights. There is every indication that 2018 will bring a continued conservative offensive from an administration determined to pursue policy driven by ideology rather than by evidence.

Trump Administration Enshrines Discrimination in Health Care

  • January 19, 2018

The creation of a new office within the US Department of Health and Human Services to support medical professionals who refuse to provide health care to women and trans people under the guise of moral or religious objections is the latest in a string of attacks on sexual and reproductive rights.

Alex Azar, a Toxic Choice to Lead US Health Agency

The selection of Alex Azar to head the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) represents yet another instance of the Trump Administration elevating an anti-choice man to a position of power over women’s health and bodies.