Tanzania is Playing a Dangerous Game with Girls’ Lives

Tanzania’s President, John Magufuli, recently said pregnant students should not be allowed to return to school. Tanzania's ban on pregnant adolescent girls in school is harmful for girls, their families, and the country as a whole.

UN High Level Political Forum (HLPF) Preview: What to Expect

The UN High Level Political Forum will take a close look at what governments must do to meet the SDGS to achieve gender equality.

Anti-transgender Ideologue Tapped as Senior Adviser for Women’s Empowerment

President Trump continued his attacks on sexual and reproductive health and rights this week through yet another terrible appointment.

Did the teachers learn? Measuring the effectiveness of online learning in CSE

TARSHI, one of our grantee partners in India, recently launched an online course on comprehensive sexuality education for teachers.

IWHC Alarmed by Report of Trump Administration’s Major Cuts to Foreign Aid, Undermining of Advances for Women

  • April 24, 2017

Cuts to development assistance have nothing to do with balancing the budget or "putting America first."

Official US Delegation to Global Women’s Meeting at UN Includes Hate Group

  • March 17, 2017

IWHC is deeply troubled by the Trump Administration’s appointment of C-FAM and the Heritage Foundation to the US delegation to CSW.

Can Rex Tillerson Lead on Women’s Rights?

Trump’s nominee for Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, brings no foreign policy, public sector, or diplomatic experience to the position of the country’s chief foreign policy advisor and top diplomat.

An Open Letter to President-Elect Trump and His Transition Team on the Request for Information on Gender Equality Programs at the State Department and USAID

  • December 23, 2016

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 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.

“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.