Abortion is legal in India, but growing concern over sex-selective abortion has made doctors reluctant to perform any abortion. This has led to an increase in unsafe abortions and maternal mortality and morbidity. CommonHealth, a coalition of 110 institutions and individuals, advocates for better access and higher quality maternal and neonatal health and safe abortion services.
On September 23, governments committed to deliver universal health coverage to all by 2030. Despite strong commitments to gender equality and reproductive rights, negotiations for the declaration were repeatedly threatened by the United States and other ideologically driven actors.
IWHC spoke with our grantee partner Sama, a resource group based in India, about its work to improve maternal health and rights through research, fact finding, and advocacy. IWHC has funded and supported Sama since 2016, and we have partnered in global advocacy spaces for more than two decades.
Human rights are under renewed threat as the Trump-Pence administration considers instituting a narrow and binary definition of gender that discriminates against and attempts to erase transgender people. IWHC stands in solidarity with the transgender community and joins in the fight against efforts to deny people’s humanity.
Global Partnership Unveils New Tool to Track Progress for Girls and Women Ahead of Women Foreign Ministers Meeting in Canada
Equal Measures 2030 (EM2030) is a global civil society and private sector led partnership with the mission of fueling progress towards gender equality by making sure girls’ and women’s movements, advocates and decision makers have easy-to-use data and evidence to guide efforts to reach the Global Goals by 2030 and leave no one behind. The EM2030 SDG Gender Index provides a comprehensive measure of overall progress towards gender equality that is aligned to the SDGs.
TARSHI, one of our grantee partners in India, recently launched an online course on comprehensive sexuality education for teachers.
Three med students in India talk about an ASAP Asia workshop they participated in on gender, sexuality, and abortion.
For those of us in the field of comprehensive sexuality education (CSE), there are universal challenges. Not least of these challenges is collecting data to determine the effectiveness of our programs through an evaluation.
A diverse group of more than 40 Friends of IWHC gathered for a screening of The Great Indian Marriage Bazaar and a conversation with its director, Ruchika Muchhala.