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.
Amy Coney Barrett is an extreme ideologue that, if confirmed, will threaten decades of progress on human rights and gender justice.
The Commission on Unalienable Rights is a thinly veiled attempt to redefine human rights, prioritize religious freedom at the expense of other fundamental rights, and rollback decades of progress for women, LGBTQI people, and members of marginalized communities.
Full coverage of the Commission on Unalienable Rights available here. Today, the Commission on Unalienable Rights—an advisory body created by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo—released its final report, which reconsiders the role of human rights in US foreign policy. The International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC)…
IWHC denounces the Trump administration's reckless decision to withdraw from the World Health Organization, which will further weaken US global leadership and undermine efforts to improve health and combat pandemics worldwide.
Introduction On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the novel coronavirus a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. On March 11, 2020, they declared the COVID-19 virus a pandemic. One month later, on April 14th, President Donald Trump announced a 60-day suspension of funding to the WHO. Trump said he wants his…
Full coverage of the Commission on Unalienable Rights available here. Don’t Use Religion to Justify Bias Against Women, LGBTQ People The US State Department’s Commission on Unalienable Rights should uphold international human rights commitments and not use freedom of religion as a cloak to permit violations of…
The Trump administration’s plan to stop funding the World Health Organization (WHO) is a reckless move with global consequences. As we face the COVID-19 pandemic, coordinated global action is crucial. The International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC) condemns the president’s decision.
The room was filled with anticipation as governments and women’s rights organizations gathered in the plenary hall at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) to adopt the Asia-Pacific Declaration on Advancing Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: Beijing+25 Review.
On February 5, the US House Committee on Foreign Affairs hosted “Unique Challenges Women Face in Global Health,” a hearing that detailed the devastating consequences of the Trump administration’s policies on women’s health and rights worldwide.