Congressional Action on Zika: Too Little, Too Late?

Congress finally agreed to provide badly-needed funding to halt the spread of the Zika virus. But it’s woefully inadequate.

“Black to the future:” Black Activists Forge a New Way Forward

The first global Black Feminisms Forum, held in Brazil, brought together diverse voices determined to take the movement further.

Peru Fails to Deliver for Indigenous Women, but Advocates Keep Up the Pressure

A recent legal decision makes clear the government is not prioritizing their reproductive rights, but activists are not giving up.

Argentina’s Unstoppable Feminists

After fierce protest, a woman in Argentina imprisoned for induced abortion has been released. The decision brings to light the injustices women face and the potential of feminist groups to spur change.

Instituo de Educación y Salud

  • June 29, 2016

Although Peru agreed to provide comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) to all of its young people when it signed onto the Montevideo Consensus in 2013, the country’s public policy still does not guarantee it through a student’s lifetime. Founded in Lima in 1991, Instituo de Educación y Salud (IES, or “Institute of Education and Health”)…

Life After Zika: Stories from Brazil

  • June 23, 2016

On Thursday, June 2, Friends of IWHC watched Zika, the incredibly moving documentary about five young Brazilian women and the health care professionals struggling to serve them in the middle of the Zika epidemic.

Partner: GOJoven Guatemala

  • June 9, 2016

GOJoven Guatemala fights for the sexual and reproductive rights of marginalized adolescents and youth through training, research, communication, and political advocacy.

Partner: Centro de Estudios del Estado y Sociedad (CEDES)

  • June 9, 2016

Based in Buenos Aires, CEDES is an independent organization which conducts research and provides teaching and technical assistance. Since 2007, CEDES has trained and provided support to health providers in Argentina on abortion.

Doctors in Peru Become Strong Champions of Safe and Legal Abortion

Abortion to save the life or health of a woman has been legal in Peru since 1924, but the majority of Peruvian women are unable to access it. A growing group of public sector doctors, lawyers, midwives, and psychiatrists in Peru is working to change this.

Women Twice Betrayed

The case of “Belén” in Argentina demonstrates how how public institutions regularly fail women in Argentina.