Girls and the Fight to End AIDS

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.

Making the Most of Partnerships for Sexuality Education

When it comes to putting sexuality education into action, collaboration between schools and civil society organizations can be key.

The Pleasure Principle

In the words of Janet Jackson, circa 1986, “It’s the pleasure principle!” Yet, those of us working to advance the sexual and reproductive rights of adolescent girls often forget this and are reluctant to talk about pleasure.

Statement on the Election of Donald Trump as US President

  • November 9, 2016

November 9, 2016 We at the International Women’s Health Coalition are deeply concerned that the policies proposed by US President-elect Trump and the Republican Party will result in serious setbacks for women and girls worldwide. As an independent, feminist advocacy organization, we stand ready to oppose any effort to roll back progress for women and…

“I’ll tell you what we want, what we really, really want”

Schools in Cameroon lack high-quality comprehensive sexuality education. Women for a Change Cameroon is filling the gap.

“This Made Me Courageous”
Girls Find Their Voices in Cameroon

  • October 11, 2016

Victorine (pictured, left) is from a small, farming village in northwest Cameroon. Few girls there go to school, and those who do are usually pulled out before they graduate and are married off before they turn 18. But Victorine has different plans for her future. She wants to be a lawyer. Victorine is…

Moving Forward: Priorities for Prevention in the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

  • October 11, 2016

The President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is the largest commitment ever made by any nation to an international health initiative dedicated to a single disease. The law authorizing these global HIV/AIDS programs first passed in 2003 with a five-year timeframe. The effort was reauthorized in 2008, and despite containing some improvements to the first phase of PEPFAR,…

Triple Jeopardy: Female Adolescence, Sexual Violence, and HIV/AIDS

  • October 6, 2016

In all parts of the world, many adolescents’ first experiences of sexual intercourse are coerced or violent. Violent or coercive sex makes adolescents more vulnerable to HIV. Interventions to address the triple jeopardy of young age, sexual violence, and HIV/AIDS must include comprehensive sexuality education and accessible sexual and reproductive health services for all adolescents,…

Preventing Cervical Cancer – The HPV Vaccine

  • October 6, 2016

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Sports and Sexism: What the Rio Olympics Taught Us

Sexism was abound at the Rio Olympics, but there were moments of triumph that suggest a shift in the global conversation.