8 Ultra-Conservatives Leading Trump’s War on Women

One year after the election, it has become clear that the new presidential Administration staunchly pursues one priority: removing policies that protect the rights of women and girls while ensuring that right-wing ideologues with extreme, retrograde views are positioned to decide on women’s bodies and lives.

IWHC Opposes the Potential Nomination of Penny Young Nance

  • October 27, 2017

We call on the Trump Administration to abandon any efforts to nominate Nance for Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues. Her extensive record of championing policies that restrict a woman's right to choose, as well as her egregious statements against transgender rights, make her uniquely unfit and unqualified to lead US efforts to promote gender equality.

Trump’s Religious Freedom Nominee Would Threaten Human Rights

Former Senator Sam Brownback, a staunch opponent of women's and LGBT rights, is the latest in a string of conservative ideologues nominated to senior posts by the Trump Administration. His failure to defend the notion of respect for health as a human right and not a moral battleground should disqualify him for consideration as the head of the Office of International Religious Freedom.

Abortion Laws Liberalizing in Latin America, But Implementation is Slow

Last month's progress on abortion rights in Chile is one of several examples of reproductive rights advances taking place in Latin American countries, and a trend in the liberalization of abortion laws in the region over two decades.

How Did Gender Equality Fare at the UN’s High-Level Political Forum 2017?

After intense negotiations, countries adopted a Ministerial Declaration that reaffirmed their commitments to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and asserted that gender equality is essential to do so. However, the declaration stopped short of a robust commitment to women's human rights.

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."