Taking ICPD Beyond 2015

  • July 1, 2014

By Françoise Girard This is the Author’s Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Global Public Health 2014, available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17441692.2014.917381#.U7Lxq_ldWSo. How can sexual and reproductive health and rights, and women’s rights overall, be fully reflected into the next global development agenda? As the 20th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD)…

FEMNET’s Yvette Kathurima: Advancing Women’s and Girls’ Rights in Africa

  • May 20, 2014

Yvette Kathurima is the Head of Advocacy at FEMNET, the African Women’s Development and Communication Network,a Pan-African membership- based organization working to advance women’s rights. Based in Nairobi, Kenya, FEMNET coordinates advocacy and communication activities that promote gender equality and social justice and works to build the women’s movement in Africa. Before joining FEMNET, Yvette…

Governments Call for Increased Efforts to Promote Sexual and Reproductive Health and Reproductive Rights in Development Policies

  • April 12, 2014

The Commission on Population and Development called on governments to promote gender equality and sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights as key priorities for sustainable development.

IWHC, RESURJ, and Youth Coalition Statement to the 47th Commission on Population and Development

  • March 25, 2014

The International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC), Realizing Sexual and Reproductive Justice (RESURJ), and the Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights (YCSRR) statement to the 47th Commission on Population and Development.

A Feminist Vision for Sustainable Development

More than 60 feminists from 31 countries and 47 organizations gathered in upstate New York over three days to define a global feminist agenda for the next two years. The result is a bold call to action to world leaders.

Photos: IWHC Training Empowers Young Activists in Latin America and the Caribbean

  • November 15, 2013

From August 9-10, 2013, 28 young activists from across Latin America and the Caribbean gathered in Montevideo, Uruguay, for IWHC’s Advocacy in Practice (AiP) workshop. The workshop prepared the young women and men to advocate with their governments during the First Session of the Regional Conference on Population and Development in Latin American and the…

Partner: RESURJ

  • November 14, 2013

RESURJ is an alliance of women ages 20-40 dedicated to upholding the reproductive health and rights agenda adopted at the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) and to advancing it by engaging strategically with decision-makers globally and regionally and mobilizing other young women advocates. RESURJ grew out of a meeting convened by IWHC at…

Partner: Central and Eastern European Women’s Network for Sexual and Reproductive Rights and Health (ASTRA)

  • November 14, 2013

The Central and Eastern European Women’s Network for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (ASTRA) is a regional network of 31 women’s rights organizations from 20 Central and Eastern Europe countries working to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights for women in that region. Since ASTRA’s inception in 1999, the Federation for Women and…

African Feminists Ready to Tackle ICPD Conference in Addis

Negotiations are in full swing this week at the African Regional Conference on Population and Development in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This conference, convened by the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), will serve as the regional contribution to the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Beyond 2014 Review. Experts and government representatives…

Advocacy Training Empowers Young Activists in Latin America and Caribbean

From August 9-10, 2013, 28 young activists from across Latin America and the Caribbean gathered in Montevideo, Uruguay, for an Advocacy in Practice (AiP) workshop. The workshop prepared the young women and men to advocate with their governments during the First Session of the Regional Conference on Population and Development in Latin American and the…