Commission Uses Religious Freedom to Justify Discrimination

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.

Un Plan Stratégique Pour Notre Futur: IWHC’s 2020-2024 Priorités

  • March 17, 2020

L’IWHC a finalisé son nouveau plan stratégique pour les années fiscales 2020-2024. Notre expérience et notre expertise uniques visent à faire avancer la réalisation des quatre objectifs suivants au cours des cinq prochaines années, reconnaissant qu’il s’agit d’un travail à long terme qui se poursuivra bien au-delà de cette période.

Um Plano Estratégico para O Nosso Futuro: IWHC’s 2020-2024 Prioridades

  • March 17, 2020

A IWHC finalizou seu novo plano estratégico para os exercícios fiscais 2020-2024. Nossa experiência e conhecimentos únicos buscam avançar nas quatro metas seguintes nos próximos cinco anos, reconhecendo que este é um trabalho de longo prazo que continuará muito além desse período.

Un Plan Estratégico para Nuestro Futuro: IWHC’s 2020-2024 Prioridades

  • March 17, 2020

La IWHC ha finalizado su nuevo plan estratégico para los años fiscales 2020-2024. Nuestra experiencia y conocimiento únicos buscan promover los siguientes cuatro objetivos en los próximos cinco años, reconociendo que se trata de un trabajo a largo plazo que continuará mucho más allá de este período de tiempo.

Beijing+25: Young Feminists Set Agenda at Africa Regional Meeting

This blog is the second in our series on the Beijing+25 process, providing analysis on the first regional meeting that took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, October 2019. Over the next few weeks, IWHC will continue the Beijing+25 series. Follow along, here. For young feminists navigating the United Nations, intergovernmental meetings…

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IWHC Mourns Justice Ginsburg, Global Feminist Icon

  • September 21, 2020

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a champion for gender equality and a feminist icon to millions. She leaves a lasting legacy of fighting for justice, especially for those most marginalized. IWHC is proud to have fought alongside Justice Ginsburg to secure human rights for all.

Commission Uses Religious Freedom to Justify Discrimination

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)…

An Update from IWHC’s Board of Directors

  • August 19, 2020

On July 6, IWHC was informed of complaints from former and current employees about racism, bullying, intimidation, and a toxic work environment directed at Black women and women of color in our workplace. Since then, the Board has undertaken a number of actions. The following note serves as an update on the processes that are…

Board Statement on Institutional Racism at IWHC

  • July 27, 2020

In the last few weeks, former and current IWHC staff have come forward to share their experiences. They have spoken of racism, bullying, intimidation, and a toxic work environment. We, the IWHC Board, are shaken and deeply saddened by what we have learned. As leaders of this organization, we are committed to taking…