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.
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.
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.
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.
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’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.
The UN High Level Political Forum will take a close look at what governments must do to meet the SDGS to achieve gender equality.
President Trump continued his attacks on sexual and reproductive health and rights this week through yet another terrible appointment.
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
Cuts to development assistance have nothing to do with balancing the budget or "putting America first."