Wins for Women in 2016

  • December 12, 2016

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

Brazil’s Women Activists Tackle an Enduring Threat

  • December 5, 2016

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.

Congressional Action on Zika: Too Little, Too Late?

  • September 30, 2016

Congress finally agreed to provide badly-needed funding to halt the spread of the Zika virus. But it’s woefully inadequate.

“Black to the future:” Black Activists Forge a New Way Forward

  • September 16, 2016

The first global Black Feminisms Forum, held in Brazil, brought together diverse voices determined to take the movement further.

Creating Spaces for Black Feminists

  • September 6, 2016

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.

Life After Zika: Stories from Brazil

  • June 23, 2016

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.

Zika and Reproductive Rights

  • February 16, 2016

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.

Brazil’s Conservatives Attempt to Further Restrict Abortion

  • November 13, 2015

A bill pending before Brazil's Congress could make it more difficult for rape victims to receive an abortion.

Shattering the Stigma of Abortion

  • September 28, 2015

Why does abortion stigma matter? Because it is a barrier to abortion both in countries where abortion is legally accessible and countries where it is legally restricted. Both those accessing abortion services as well as abortion providers may experience stigma.

Brazil’s Future: Curumim’s Work to Educate and Empower Adolescents

  • August 17, 2015

Grupo Curumim is working with government health care workers and educators so they can provide young people with accurate, nonjudgmental, and honest information about their sexual and reproductive health and rights.