Moving Beyond the Headlines: Peace, Security and the Status of the World’s Women and Girls

  • June 8, 2016

The Council on Foreign Relations' Rachel Vogelstein spoke at a recent Leadership Council luncheon about progress on women's rights since the 1995 Beijing World Conference on Women.

Outrage Erupts in Argentina Over Brutal Murders of Women

Activists in Latin America are mobilizing and demanding action from policymakers to address gender-based violence after a recent rash of femicides.

Stopping Violence Against Women Before It Starts

Nearly 30 percent of young women experience sexual or intimate partner violence before they are 24. Three kinds of programs hold promise for stopping violence before it starts.

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…

For Women, the Greatest Threat of Violence Is at Home

Thirty percent of women worldwide have experienced physical or sexual abuse by an intimate partner.

Child Marriage Is Violence Against Women and Girls

Marriage shouldn’t make us think of violence, but every day, 37,000 girls around the world are married, often against their will, and their wedding day may be the first day of a violent, abusive relationship.

Join Us for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

This year's 16 Days campaign will focus on the intersection of gender-based violence and militarism.

Charlotte Bunch Reflects on Decades of Feminist Activism

At an IWHC luncheon on October 22, Charlotte Bunch, Founding Director and Senior Scholar at the Center for Women’s Global Leadership at Rutgers University, looked back on four decades within the feminist, LGBT, and human rights movements.

Partner: Aahung

  • November 12, 2013

Established in 1994 as a Karachi-based community project, Aahung has become a leading authority in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights in Pakistan. Aahung works with schools, medical education institutions, and non-governmental and governmental organizations to advance the health and rights of adolescents.

Women’s Groups Call for Global Action to End Violence Against Women

  • February 28, 2013

“Violence against women and girls is a deadly epidemic that continues to be fueled by gender inequality in every part of the world,” said Françoise Girard, President of the International Women’s Health Coalition. “There is no magic cure for ending violence against women. We need a holistic approach that includes promoting gender equality and providing survivors of rape with emergency contraception and safe abortion.”