Stand with Adolescent Girls and Young Women During and Beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • June 9, 2020

The global pandemic COVID-19 lays bare and exacerbates existing inequalities. For adolescent girls and young women in many places, this means that the harmful impacts of patriarchy and gender inequality are magnified and intensified. The coronavirus pandemic and associated lockdowns heighten the perpetration of gender-based violence; elevate risks of child, early and forced…

Coronavirus Disinformation to Defund the World Health Organization

  • May 26, 2020

Introduction On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the novel coronavirus a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. On March 11, 2020, they declared the COVID-19 virus a pandemic. One month later, on April 14th, President Donald Trump announced a 60-day suspension of funding to the WHO. Trump said he wants his…

Civil Society Letter in Support of the United Nations and the World Health Organization

  • May 21, 2020

Civil society letter in support of the United Nations and the World Health Organization   20 May 2020 Mr. António Guterres Secretary-General United Nations New York, NY 10017 Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Director-General The World Health Organization Geneva, Switzerland Subject: Civil society letter in support of the United Nations…

IWHC Statements at the 73rd World Health Assembly

  • May 19, 2020

Statement by the International Women’s Health Coalition on the occasion of the 73rd World Health Assembly Written statements exceptionally considered under provisional agenda item 3 Address by WHO Director-General devoted to the COVID-19 pandemic response in advance of the opening of the Health Assembly   COVID-19 has…