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

  • May 7, 2020

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…

Human Rights Groups to US Commission: All Rights Are Indivisible

  • May 1, 2020

The International Women's Health Coalition, Human Rights Watch, the Center for Reproductive Rights, and more than 160 others call on the US Commission on Unalienable Rights to uphold the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

IWHC Condemns US Decision to Halt WHO Funding

  • April 15, 2020

The Trump administration’s plan to stop funding the World Health Organization (WHO) is a reckless move with global consequences. As we face the COVID-19 pandemic, coordinated global action is crucial. The International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC) condemns the president’s decision.

UN Women Postpones Generation Equality Forums, Reaffirms Commitment to Women’s Rights

  • April 3, 2020

The Generation Equality Forums have been postponed until the first half of 2021 due to ongoing measures to combat COVID-19, UN Women announced today. IWHC welcomes the decision as a necessary step to prioritize global health and ensure the participation of feminist activists worldwide.

Sexual and Reproductive Health During the COVID-19 Crisis

  • March 25, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated existing gender inequalities and further reduced access to critical health services. As the virus continues to spread, we detail its impact on sexual and reproductive health and rights.