EVA Empowers Nigerian Youth to Own Their Future

  • November 8, 2017

Since its founding, Education as a Vaccine (EVA), an IWHC partner based in Nigeria, has reached some 720,000 individuals through its youth-centered programs on sexual and reproductive health. IWHC recently sat down with Olabukunola Williams, EVA's new Executive Director, to discuss the organization's strategies for success.

International Day of the Girl: Five Years of Wins for Girls Worldwide

On International Day of the Girl Child, we look back at five years of progress for girls health and rights worldwide.

IWHC Welcomes New Executive Director of UN Population Fund

  • October 3, 2017

At a time when sexual and reproductive health and rights are under threat globally, Dr. Kanem’s experience and commitment to women’s rights are especially critical. UNFPA is the largest international provider of contraceptives and other family planning services, and a vital player in the furthering the gender equality component of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Policymakers Struggle to Estimate Scale of Key Problems Faced by Girls and Women—New Survey Reveals

  • September 20, 2017

The results of a new Equal Measures 2030 survey raise concerns about the ability of policymakers to adequately use data to promote and achieve the gender equality initiatives of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Top Five Priorities for New USAID Administrator Mark Green

Mark Green takes office as Administrator of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) at a particularly precarious moment, as the Trump Administration seeks to slash foreign assistance and development programs. Women’s and girls’ health and rights look set to be among the biggest casualties.

How Did Gender Equality Fare at the UN’s High-Level Political Forum 2017?

After intense negotiations, countries adopted a Ministerial Declaration that reaffirmed their commitments to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and asserted that gender equality is essential to do so. However, the declaration stopped short of a robust commitment to women's human rights.

UN High Level Political Forum (HLPF) Preview: What to Expect

The UN High Level Political Forum will take a close look at what governments must do to meet the SDGS to achieve gender equality.

Movement to End Child Marriage Grows as Human Rights Council Passes Resolution

The drumbeat to end child marriage worldwide continues to grow louder. For the third time, countries adopted a resolution to end it.

We Can’t Let Progress on Girls’ Health and Education Falter

Just as US-funded programs for girls and gender equality are truly getting underway, the rug may be pulled out from under them.

Power Lessons: What the Women’s Movement Can Learn from Recent Successes

Women’s rights are under attack around the globe. A recent victory can shed light on how to fight back.