In 2016, Zika caused a public health crisis in Brazil; Thankfully, women’s groups have a long history in Brazil, and they were well poised to take up the charge.
GIWYN is IWHC’s newest grantee partner in Nigeria, working to increase awareness and expand access to safe abortion across the country.
As countries around the world legalize abortion, health providers are increasingly exempting themselves from providing it by invoking their right to freedom of thought, conscience, and religion. A convening of experts in Montevideo, Uruguay, August 1–3 will devise strategies to ensure the fulfillment and protection of women's rights.
The women’s movement achieved great successes globally in 2016; highlighting these achievements will be essential for the fight ahead.
Three med students in India talk about an ASAP Asia workshop they participated in on gender, sexuality, and abortion.
Abortion has been legal in South Africa for 20 years. But poverty, lack of access to information, and stigma remain significant barriers to actually obtaining safe abortion services.
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”)…
Many governments refuse to provide comprehensive sexuality education to young people, leaving a void of information about sexual and reproductive health and rights. Local organizations like TICAH are working to fill that void.
TICAH's aim is to promote health, with a focus on good relationships, healthy households, and community action.
Women for Women’s Human Rights (WWHR) – New Ways is a Turkish group with a 23-year track record of promoting women’s human rights, equality and non-discrimination in Turkey, regionally and internationally.