Preventing Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence Among Adolescents: What We Know

  • January 15, 2015

The World Health Organization estimates that nearly 30 percent of girls ages 15-19 and almost 32 percent of young women ages 20-24 have experienced violence at the hands of an intimate partner. in some countries, nearly half of all women and girls in this age group have experienced sexual or intimate partner violence. Exposure to…

Are the Battles on Sex Education Over?

Twenty years ago, countries agreed that providing comprehensive sexuality education was critical to the well-being and development of adolescents. But progress on this commitment is far from fulfilled.

Journal of Adolescent Health Assesses Progress on Youth Sexual Health and Rights

In a special supplement, experts review the body of evidence on effective programs for adolescent sexual and reproductive health.

Taking Stock of Young People’s Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

The world’s youth still face many of the same obstacles that prevent them from leading healthy lives that they did 20 years ago.

Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Reviewing the Evidence, Progress, and Gaps

  • November 26, 2014

Today, the current population of young people between the ages of 10-24 alive today is 1.8 billion. They comprise the largest global youth population in human history. Securing the health and rights of young people is essential to securing the health and rights of our future leaders. On December 10, 2014, IWHC co-hosted a panel…

Progress in the Face of Adversity: Activists Discuss Setbacks and Challenges for Women’s Rights

To mark the 30th anniversary of the International Women’s Health Coalition earlier this month, IWHC hosted a panel discussion with three young women activists to assess the progress we’ve made and address the challenges that lie ahead for women’s rights.

Our History at the UN

  • September 3, 2014

Throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, a number of international conferences held under the auspices of the United Nations drew attention to the needs of women and adolescents, with a particular focus on their sexual and reproductive health and rights. Recognizing the growing strength and capacity of the international women’s movement, IWHC played a leadership…

Montevideo +1: Supporting Youth Advocacy in Guatemala

When it comes to family planning and access to reproductive health services, Guatemala lags behind its regional neighbors.

Montevideo +1: Communicating Youth Priorities in Peru

Tania Pariona of REOJIP is helping indigenous youth activists effectively communicate and advocate for the priorities and recommendations agreed to by the Peruvian government in the Montevideo Consensus.

Montevideo +1: Reengaging Activists with the Government in Paraguay

Mirta “Michi” Moragas of Las Ramonas is encouraging progressive activists to reengage with the Paraguayan government after a political coup in 2012 installed a conservative administration.