Girls’ Rights Take Center Stage at the 21st International AIDS Conference

Leaders recognize that women’s and girls’ rights and gender equality are essential to ending HIV epidemic.

Reducing HIV among Girls and Young Women Critical to Ending Global Epidemic

  • July 12, 2016

IWHC will join with leaders of several major institutions engaged in responding to HIV and AIDS to put forth plans to curb the epidemic among girls and young women, who are disproportionately affected.

The Impact of HIV and AIDS on Girls and Young Women Globally

  • July 12, 2016

Despite the significant advances the world has made in reducing HIV, adolescent girls and young women, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa, have been left behind. According to new data from UNAIDS, adolescent girls and young women account for one in five new infections globally. In some countries in southern and eastern Africa, HIV prevalence among girls…

The High Cost of Legal Abortion in South Africa

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.

Discussing Race and Women’s Rights in South Africa

  • October 8, 2015

IWHC's Leadership Council featured Sisonke Msimang, a columnist for the Daily Maverick and IWHC board member.  She discussed gender equality, race, and activism for women's rights in South Africa with IWHC President Françoise Girard.

Making Space for Women’s Rights in Post-Apartheid South Africa

South African writer and activist Sisonke Msimang spoke about the country's emerging movement for gender equality at a recent IWHC luncheon.

Oppose Confirmation of Judge Mogoeng as South Africa’s Next Chief Justice

We are ordinary South African women and men.  We use the justice system on a daily basis, working with women and men who are seeking justice for violent crimes committed against them. We are sisters and brothers, aunts and uncles, mothers and fathers, of women and men who have been raped.  Some of us are…

Video: A Way to Justice – Engaging Men for Women’s Rights and Gender Transformation

A Way to Justice: Engaging Men for Women’s Rights and Gender Transformation from william nessen on Vimeo. Across the world, in places expected and unexpected, men are joining women to challenge patriarchy, end men’s violence against women and promote gender equality. To capture a sense of this growing movement,…