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.
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.
Every year, 15 million girls around the world, including in the US, are married before they turn 18—a violation of their human rights.
Just as US-funded programs for girls and gender equality are truly getting underway, the rug may be pulled out from under them.
An innovative mobile phone program could help adolescent girls in the Global South receive comprehensive and accurate information about their sexual and reproductive rights.
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.
The women’s movement achieved great successes globally in 2016; highlighting these achievements will be essential for the fight ahead.
To end AIDS, we must challenge dangerous gender norms that encourage sexual violence, sexism, and homophobic hatred, and deepen our investment in comprehensive sexuality education.
The next administration must build on the progress made and prioritize sexual and reproductive health and rights in both domestic and foreign policy.
Schools in Cameroon lack high-quality comprehensive sexuality education. Women for a Change Cameroon is filling the gap.