Shifting Paradigms of Sexuality Education in the Digital Era

Taboos around sexuality exist all over the world. In Buenos Aires, Argentina, an online platform aims to demystify sex and sexuality.

Abortion With Self-Administered Misoprostol: A Guide For Women

  • December 30, 2016

Updated November 2016 INTRODUCTION Millions of women worldwide have safely terminated their pregnancies with medication since mifepristone—or RU 486—was first introduced in the late 1980s. Research in the past two decades has identified several highly effective regimens for early medical abortion.1 Whether taken in a health center or at home by women themselves, regimens…

Can Sexuality Education Advance Gender Equality and Strengthen Education Overall?

  • December 9, 2015

Learning from Nigeria’s Family Life and HIV Education Program The imperative to prepare the largest generation of young people in history for adulthood has driven a search for fresh approaches to educating adolescents about their bodies and sexuality. Recently, there have been calls among health experts and educators for a comprehensive, integrated approach to sexuality…

International Sexual and Reproductive Rights Caucus Statement to the 48th Session of the Commission on Population and Development

  • April 17, 2015

My name is Saida Ali and I work with the International Women’s Health Coalition, an organization with special consultative status with ECOSOC. I am speaking on behalf of the International Sexual and Reproductive Rights Caucus. Sustainable development will only occur when all individuals fully realize their human rights, including sexual rights. Governments agreed more than…

CPD48 Joint Statement: Young People and Adolescents Must be Included in the Development Agenda

  • April 15, 2015

Written Statement jointly submitted by the Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights (YCSRR) and the International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC) at the 48th Session of the Commission on Population and Development. The International Women’s Health Coalition and the Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights welcome the opportunity to emphasize the importance of integrating…

Young Feminists’ Statement for the 59th Commission on the Status of Women

  • March 19, 2015

We, young feminists in ALL our diversity, are here to hold our governments accountable to the commitments they have made to guarantee gender equality, eliminate all forms of discrimination and violence against us, and achieve the full realisation of all of our human rights. As young feminists, most of us were too young to attend…

Nothing About Us Without Us: Statement on the Commission on the Status of Women Methods of Work Resolution

  • March 17, 2015

As representatives of feminist and women’s organizations and organizations working to promote the full realization of the human rights of women and girls, we express our outrage at the way that we have been excluded from both the negotiation of the political declaration and the Commission of the Status of Women (CSW) Methods of Work…

Women’s Statement on the 20th Anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women

  • March 6, 2015

Women's rights groups respond to the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) Political Declaration on 20th Anniversary of Beijing Platform for Action.

Taking ICPD Beyond 2015

  • July 1, 2014

By Françoise Girard This is the Author’s Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Global Public Health 2014, available online at: How can sexual and reproductive health and rights, and women’s rights overall, be fully reflected into the next global development agenda? As the 20th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD)…

The Facts on Child Marriage

  • May 28, 2014

What is Child Marriage? “Child marriage” is generally understood to mean marriages that take place before age 18, but for many girls, marriage occurs much earlier. In some countries, girls as young as 7 or 8 are forced by their families to marry much older men. The reasons girls are married are diverse, and parents…