UN Commission on the Status of Women Closes with Renewed Commitment to Gender Equality

  • March 26, 2021

The 65th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), the foremost intergovernmental body dedicated to gender equality, came to a close today, Friday, 26 March 2021, after negotiations on the text of the agreed conclusions stretched into the final day of the conference.  “Feminist movements…

Another World is Possible: A Feminist Monitoring & Advocacy Toolkit for Our Feminist Future

  • December 16, 2020

The International Women’s Health Coalition has joined a collective of feminists to share a new toolkit titled, “Another World is Possible: A Feminist Monitoring & Advocacy Toolkit for Our Feminist Future.” This toolkit and the accompanying online features are our collective’s joint effort to translate its…

Addressing the Legacy of US-Sponsored Reproductive Coercion

  • December 10, 2020

The US has a long established history of reproductive coercion. President-elect Biden has the opportunity to address this harmful legacy by enacting policies that respect the right to bodily autonomy.

IWHC Condemns Confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to US Supreme Court

  • October 26, 2020

The Senate’s decision to confirm Amy Coney Barrett—an extreme, ideologically motivated jurist—is a direct attack on human rights and access to health care. 

Commission Uses Religious Freedom to Justify Discrimination

  • September 3, 2020

The Commission on Unalienable Rights is a thinly veiled attempt to redefine human rights, prioritize religious freedom at the expense of other fundamental rights, and rollback decades of progress for women, LGBTQI people, and members of marginalized communities.

Commission on Unalienable Rights Is an Assault on Human Rights, IWHC Says

  • August 27, 2020

Full coverage of the Commission on Unalienable Rights available here. Today, the Commission on Unalienable Rights—an advisory body created by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo—released its final report, which reconsiders the role of human rights in US foreign policy. The International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC)…

Unstoppable: IWHC’s 2019 Annual Report

  • June 8, 2020

For over 35 years, IWHC has advocated fearlessly, funded strategically, and partnered with feminists globally to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights and achieve gender justice. In our 2019 Annual Report, Unstoppable, we demonstrate the power of feminist movements, celebrate the immense progress that has been made on women’s rights, and outline our…

US Unalienable Rights Commission Shouldn’t Cherry-Pick Rights

  • May 1, 2020

Full coverage of the Commission on Unalienable Rights available here. Don’t Use Religion to Justify Bias Against Women, LGBTQ People The US State Department’s Commission on Unalienable Rights should uphold international human rights commitments and not use freedom of religion as a cloak to permit violations of…

Human Rights Groups to US Commission: All Rights Are Indivisible

  • May 1, 2020

The International Women's Health Coalition, Human Rights Watch, the Center for Reproductive Rights, and more than 160 others call on the US Commission on Unalienable Rights to uphold the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

IWHC Condemns US Decision to Halt WHO Funding

  • April 15, 2020

The Trump administration’s plan to stop funding the World Health Organization (WHO) is a reckless move with global consequences. As we face the COVID-19 pandemic, coordinated global action is crucial. The International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC) condemns the president’s decision.