IWHC Condemns Confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to US Supreme Court

  • October 26, 2020

The Senate’s decision to confirm Amy Coney Barrett—an extreme, ideologically motivated jurist—is a direct attack on human rights and access to health care. 

The UN at 75: How Feminist Advocacy Shapes Global Policy

The United Nations demonstrates not only the power of collective action, but also the centrality of feminist movements in building a more peaceful, just, and equal world for us all. 

IWHC Urges Senate to Reject Amy Coney Barrett’s Nomination to US Supreme Court

  • September 26, 2020

Amy Coney Barrett is an extreme ideologue that, if confirmed, will threaten decades of progress on human rights and gender justice.

Commission Uses Religious Freedom to Justify Discrimination

The Commission on Unalienable Rights is a thinly veiled attempt to redefine human rights, prioritize religious freedom at the expense of other fundamental rights, and rollback decades of progress for women, LGBTQI people, and members of marginalized communities.

Commission on Unalienable Rights Is an Assault on Human Rights, IWHC Says

  • August 27, 2020

Full coverage of the Commission on Unalienable Rights available here. Today, the Commission on Unalienable Rights—an advisory body created by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo—released its final report, which reconsiders the role of human rights in US foreign policy. The International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC)…

Unstoppable: IWHC’s 2019 Annual Report

  • June 8, 2020

For over 35 years, IWHC has advocated fearlessly, funded strategically, and partnered with feminists globally to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights and achieve gender justice. In our 2019 Annual Report, Unstoppable, we demonstrate the power of feminist movements, celebrate the immense progress that has been made on women’s rights, and outline our…

Civil Society Letter in Support of the United Nations and the World Health Organization

  • May 21, 2020

Civil society letter in support of the United Nations and the World Health Organization   20 May 2020 Mr. António Guterres Secretary-General United Nations New York, NY 10017 Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Director-General The World Health Organization Geneva, Switzerland Subject: Civil society letter in support of the United Nations…

IWHC Statements at the 73rd World Health Assembly

  • May 19, 2020

Statement by the International Women’s Health Coalition on the occasion of the 73rd World Health Assembly Written statements exceptionally considered under provisional agenda item 3 Address by WHO Director-General devoted to the COVID-19 pandemic response in advance of the opening of the Health Assembly   COVID-19 has…

Feminists Defend Abortion Access Amid Pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic has threatened abortion access, feminists worldwide have organized in defense.

US Unalienable Rights Commission Shouldn’t Cherry-Pick Rights

  • May 1, 2020

Full coverage of the Commission on Unalienable Rights available here. Don’t Use Religion to Justify Bias Against Women, LGBTQ People The US State Department’s Commission on Unalienable Rights should uphold international human rights commitments and not use freedom of religion as a cloak to permit violations of…