Global Development Plan Signals a Turning Point for Women and Girls

The commitments to sexual and reproductive health and rights made in the Sustainable Development Goals reflect much of what is needed to ensure that all women and girls can lead full and healthy lives.

2030 Agenda: What Does it Mean for the U.S.?

The U.S. has committed to achieve the 2030 Agenda domestically, but it also has an important role to play as a global leader in ensuring that this ambitious agenda stays true to its commitment to women and girls worldwide.

Despite Colorful Language on Rabbits, It’s More of the Same From the Vatican

In a provocative statement, Pope Francis said Catholics should not think they have to breed "like rabbits."

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and the Post-2015 Agenda: What’s Next?

The proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represent significant progress, addressing critical areas for action that, if implemented, will transform the lives of women and girls globally.

Negotiating Sexual and Reproductive Rights in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

In a new article published by Global Health Policy, IWHC President Françoise Girard argues that the commitments made by governments 20 years ago at the landmark International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) can and must be fully reflected in the post-2015 development agenda.

Maternal Mortality Declines Worldwide, But What’s Missing?

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.

A Civil Society Red Flag on Global Development Priorities

IWHC joined with 730 other civil society groups in a "red flag" statement expressing concern that recent deliberations on the Post-2015 development agenda have revealed a disconnect between human rights and development.

Women’s Rights Activists Call for Strong Leadership at UN Commission on Status of Women

  • March 6, 2014

In advance of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, more than 300 feminist organizations have issued a hard-hitting declaration calling on governments to prioritize gender equality as a goal for achieving sustainable development.

Gender, Economic, Social and Ecological Justice for Sustainable Development: A Feminist Declaration for Post 2015

  • March 5, 2014

The feminist declaration addresses a broad range of issues that impact the lives of women and girls—from armed conflict to environmental degradation, discrimination to poverty, lack of access to education to poor health services.

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.