Beyond Roe: Why the Biden Administration Should Decriminalize Self-Managed Abortion

Codifying Roe v. Wade is the floor for abortion access. To advance gender justice and support reproductive rights, the incoming Biden administration must decriminalize self-managed abortion.

Argentinean Senate Votes to Legalize Abortion

  • December 30, 2020

In a watershed moment for reproductive rights, today the Argentinean Senate approved a bill to legalize abortion. IWHC celebrates the decisive vote as a monumental victory for human rights and the people of Argentina.

The Helms Amendment: 47 Years of Denying Reproductive Health and Rights

  • December 17, 2020

The incoming Biden administration offers some hope for reproductive health, rights and justice but unless the Helms Amendment is repealed, people in low-to-middle income countries will continue to be denied access to abortion services.

What’s Next for the Global Reproductive Rights Movement

The wide-ranging discussion elaborated on how IWHC policy experts, advocates, and grantee partners are prepared to go in hard and seize the moment of opportunity to push the Biden administration to prioritize the health and rights of women and girls. 

Addressing the Legacy of US-Sponsored Reproductive Coercion

The US has a long established history of reproductive coercion. President-elect Biden has the opportunity to address this harmful legacy by enacting policies that respect the right to bodily autonomy.

Argentinean Bill to Legalize Abortion Places Country on Brink of a Breakthrough for Women’s Rights

  • November 17, 2020

For decades, courageous feminist activists have fought to secure abortion rights. We celebrate with them today as they once again have brought the country to a watershed moment for women’s rights.

How President-elect Biden Can Advance Gender Justice

IWHC is excited to work with the incoming Biden administration to not only repair the damage caused by the Trump administration, but also to advance US policies that truly support and uphold sexual and reproductive health and rights. 

Biden Victory Presents Opportunity to Advance Gender Justice

  • November 7, 2020

IWHC celebrates the election of former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris—the first woman to the executive branch. We are eager to work with the Biden administration to advance gender justice.

Statement for the Commission on the Status of Women 65

  • October 28, 2020

Theme: Women’s full and effective participation and decision-making in public life, as well as the elimination of violence, for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls Women’s full and effective participation and decision-making in political, economic, and public life is essential to achieving gender equality, which in turn cannot be achieved…

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.