Women’s Rights Organizations Call on Congress to Protect Sex Workers’ Rights in Fight to End Trafficking of Persons

  • March 21, 2018

IWHC strongly opposes legislation introduced in both the House and Senate, which violates sex workers’ rights to freedom of association and free speech, and would undermine efforts to protect sex workers from violence, if enacted.

UN Resolution Calls on Governments to Provide Sexual and Reproductive Health Services to Migrants

  • April 26, 2013

The International Women's Health Coalition welcomed a new UN resolution that makes clear that health services for migrant women must include sexual and reproductive health services, including emergency contraception and safe abortion for women who have been raped.

Department of State Releases 10th Annual Trafficking in Persons Report

This morning, the U.S. Department of State released its 10th annual Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP Report), the most comprehensive annual report on trafficking in 177 countries. It’s a huge document (almost 400 pages!), full of facts, figures, and heartbreaking stories from trafficking survivors. Increasingly, media reports about trafficking focus on sex trafficking to…

State Department Releases Trafficking in Persons Report

Last week, the U.S. released its 2009 Trafficking in Persons Report, also called the TIP Report. The report, developed by the U.S. Department of State, describes situations involving trafficking for work in agriculture, construction, domestic work, fishing, mining and many other venues. Previous TIP reports conflated trafficking and sex work, luridly emphasizing ‘sex trafficking’…