Taking the Pulse of Expanded Mexico City Policy: Impact on Global Health

  • October 18, 2017

Experts in international and women’s health services will provide a six-month review of the impact of the Trump Administration’s expansion and rebranding of the Global Gag Rule, which cuts off US foreign aid to health providers abroad that discuss abortion as a family planning option.

UN Special Rapporteurs Call for Strong Action on International Safe Abortion Day

  • September 28, 2017

IWHC welcomes the unprecedented call to action on women’s rights by United Nations human rights experts marking International Safe Abortion Day.

Key Takeaways from First Global Convening to Fight Conscientious Objection to Abortion

Reproductive rights advocates have noted an increase in the use of conscientious objection by health providers to deny abortions to those who need or want them. In August 2017, IWHC and our partner MYSU brought together global experts to tackle this emerging human rights issue.

Abortion Laws Liberalizing in Latin America, But Implementation is Slow

Last month's progress on abortion rights in Chile is one of several examples of reproductive rights advances taking place in Latin American countries, and a trend in the liberalization of abortion laws in the region over two decades.

Where Are We Now? A Snapshot of Some of the World’s Most Egregious Abortion Laws

In the lead-up to International Safe Abortion Day on September 28, IWHC takes a look at some of the most dangerous places in the world to access an abortion.

A Rapid Response to Zika in Brazil

In 2016, Zika caused a public health crisis in Brazil; Thankfully, women’s groups have a long history in Brazil, and they were well poised to take up the charge.

Expanding Access to Safe Abortion in Nigeria, One Woman at a Time

GIWYN is IWHC’s newest grantee partner in Nigeria, working to increase awareness and expand access to safe abortion across the country.

Montevideo to Host Global Meeting on Conscientious Objection to Abortion

  • July 28, 2017

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.

The Human Cost of the Global Gag Rule: A Kenyan Story

  • June 1, 2017

Trump's expansion and reinstatement of the Global Gag Rule will have devastating and widespread effects on global sexual and reproductive health services, as well as maternal care and HIV counseling.

Brazil Declares Zika Crisis Over, But Is It?

Brazil recently declared the Zika emergency over, but for those living in the most at-risk areas, the virus is a constant threat.