By rejecting a bill to decriminalize abortion, the Argentinean Senate missed a landmark opportunity to advance women’s rights. This disappointing outcome will not reverse the momentum for reproductive autonomy in Argentina. The demands of women have been heard and there is no going back.
The Trump administration's proposed Domestic Gag Rule would prohibit organizations that receive US federal funding through Title X from providing or referring women for abortion-related services. This policy, like the Global Gag Rule, threatens the health and rights of women and girls, especially those from marginalized communities.
IWHC denounces a new Trump administration rule, expected to cut off funding for clinics that provide abortion services or referrals. The policy would be a domestic iteration of the Global Gag Rule, which forbids any NGO receiving US global health funds from providing abortion services, information, or referrals, even with their own, non-US funding.
During the UN Commission on the Status of Women, IWHC hosted a side event that explored the deadly links between maternal mortality and child, early, and forced marriage. The panel featured women's rights activists from Cameroon, Nepal, and Pakistan.
Although it's legal, access to abortion in Turkey is extremely limited; a local group reports that only three out of the 37 public hospitals in the country are providing non-emergency terminations.
A new UN report finds the global maternal mortality ratio has fallen by 45 percent since 1990, with every region of the world experiencing a decline by at least 37 percent. But despite this good news, it's likely there are large numbers of maternal deaths that are either misclassified or underreported.
From 1998 to 2003, we partnered with the Bangladesh government to overhaul the country’s population policy, shifting it from a narrow family-planning focus to a comprehensive reproductive health approach.
United Nations Population Award Presentation Ceremony A Celebration of Courage Adrienne Germain United Nations, June 8, 2012 Madam Deputy Secretary General, Executive Director of the UNFPA, Chairman of the Committee for the United Nations Population Award, Professor Huang, representing the Federation of Reproductive Health Associations of Malaysia, Excellencies, Distinguished Guests…
Statistics about maternal health have been receiving much media attention lately, and deservedly so; earlier this year, researchers reported a significant drop worldwide in the number of women dying each year from pregnancy and childbirth. Today, the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Population Fund…
Every year, more than half a million women die and untold numbers suffer temporary or long-term disabilities from preventable pregnancy-related causes. Five complications account for the majority of maternal deaths worldwide. Read more in English, Spanish, French, or Portuguese.