Currently, we provide financial and technical support to our partners Catholics for the Right to Decide and CFEMEA to advocate for greater access to safe and legal abortion, especially for poor and rural women. We also collaborate with Reprolatina and ECOS to promote sexual and reproductive health and rights programs for adolescents.
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.
Brazil recently declared the Zika emergency over, but for those living in the most at-risk areas, the virus is a constant threat.
The women’s movement achieved great successes globally in 2016; highlighting these achievements will be essential for the fight ahead.
In the midst of the Zika epidemic, Brazil’s conservative Congress has seemingly done everything it can to make the situation worse for Brazilian women.
Congress finally agreed to provide badly-needed funding to halt the spread of the Zika virus. But it’s woefully inadequate.
The first global Black Feminisms Forum, held in Brazil, brought together diverse voices determined to take the movement further.
The Black Feminisms Forum being held ahead of the AWID Conference is historic—black and Afro-descendant feminists from all over the world are coming together to discuss, strategize, and mobilize.
On Thursday, June 2, Friends of IWHC watched Zika, the incredibly moving documentary about five young Brazilian women and the health care professionals struggling to serve them in the middle of the Zika epidemic.
The Zika virus is a wake-up call for governments everywhere to rebuild and strengthen public health systems, and to guarantee all women and girls access to contraceptives and safe abortions.
A bill pending before Brazil's Congress could make it more difficult for rape victims to receive an abortion.