Our partners are strengthening sexuality education programs, challenging harmful gender norms, fighting child marriage, and empowering young people to advocate for their health and rights.
On February 5, the US House Committee on Foreign Affairs hosted “Unique Challenges Women Face in Global Health,” a hearing that detailed the devastating consequences of the Trump administration’s policies on women’s health and rights worldwide.
February 5, 2020 Dear Chairman Engel, Ranking McCaul, and Members of the Committee: On behalf of the International Women’s Health Coalition, I submit this statement for the hearing record. The International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC) thanks the Committee for its attention to this critical issue. IWHC has worked to protect and promote the health and…
In 2018, IWHC articulated our organizational values. One year later, we are hard at work to ensure that our grantmaking strategy aligns with these values. In this process we have asked ourselves how our grantmaking model builds and sustains feminist movements, and what principles we prioritize.
IWHC welcomes the reintroduction of the Global HER Act in the US Congress, and urges representatives and senators to protect women's rights and health by passing the bill.
From the state of abortion rights to the Global Gag Rule, IWHC looks back on the blogs that rose to the top in a year of perilous policies countered by a tenacious women's movement.
Since its founding, Education as a Vaccine (EVA), an IWHC grantee partner based in Nigeria, has reached some 720,000 individuals through its youth-centered programs on sexual and reproductive health. IWHC recently sat down with Olabukunola Williams, EVA's new Executive Director, to discuss the organization's strategies for success.
IWHC recently launched a new research project to study the impacts of the Trump Administration's "Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance" policy in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa. Based on the early findings of this project, IWHC submitted comments to the US government and participated in a six-month review on Capitol Hill.
IWHC, together with Human Rights Watch and the Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE), hosted a webinar on the early impacts of the Global Gag Rule, which withholds US foreign aid from groups that provide abortion information, services or referrals. The webinar is based on findings presented at a Congressional briefing in October, six months after the Trump Administration rolled out the policy.