Girls and the Fight to End AIDS

To end AIDS, we must challenge dangerous gender norms that encourage sexual violence, sexism, and homophobic hatred, and deepen our investment in comprehensive sexuality education.

What Does President Trump Mean for Sexual and Reproductive Rights at the UN?

Trump’s stated desire to restrict access to safe, legal abortion services, combined with the most regressive Republican Party platform on sexual and reproductive rights, spell disaster.

A Legacy to Build On: the Next Administration Must Keep up the Fight for Women’s Health

The next administration must build on the progress made and prioritize sexual and reproductive health and rights in both domestic and foreign policy.

Bringing Girls into the Data Revolution

How local groups around the world are filling the information gap and making sure girls' voices are heard.

We Need a Feminist Secretary-General at the United Nations

We now know the next Secretary General won’t be a woman, but will he be a feminist?

One Year After Landmark UN Agreement, Are We on the Path to Gender Equality?

One year ago, governments adopted a global development plan that could transform the lives of women and girls.

Analysis on the 2016 Political Declaration: Accelerating the Fight against HIV

  • September 1, 2016

The 2016 United Nations Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS should have been a critical milestone.  It was the opportunity for governments to elaborate how they intended to meet the ambitious target of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 that they committed to as part of the Sustainable Development Goals just last year. In order…

What’s Data Got to Do With It?

Data can help us measure progress towards fulfilling the promise of the 2030 Agenda, but it can’t—and shouldn’t—drive the agenda itself.

Good Progress at the UN on Stopping AIDS, But Not Enough

The declaration makes bold new commitments to realize human rights, address the drivers of HIV among women and girls, and give young people the information and services they need to better protect themselves from HIV. But it fails to address discrimination against and criminalization of key populations affected by HIV.

Partnership Will Make Development Goals Count For Girls and Women

  • May 17, 2016

IWHC joins initiative to measure progress for girls and women, to ensure governments deliver on their promises for gender equality.