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.

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.

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.

Wins for Women in 2016

The women’s movement achieved great successes globally in 2016; highlighting these achievements will be essential for the fight ahead.