The United States is a powerhouse in both the global arena and the countries in which it invests. The International Women’s Health Coalition works to ensure that U.S. policies and funding promote and advance the rights and health of women and young people, particularly adolescent girls. We bring the experiences of our local partners from around the world to the Administration and Congress.

Currently, we are working with the State Department to develop a blueprint for U.S. government support to end child marriage, as mandated by the Violence Against Women Act reauthorized in 2013. We are also working with Congress and the Administration to ensure greater financial and technical support to programs aimed at preventing HIV infections among adolescent girls.


IWHC Denounces US Government Cuts to UN Population Fund

  • April 3, 2017

The Trump Administration lands a major blow to the world’s most important agency for reproductive health.

Trump’s Budget Proposal Threatens Global Development and Health

The Trump Administration’s federal budget blueprint is a massive distortion of American priorities and jeopardizes critical programs.

A Daunting Time for Foreign Policy

Over the past week we have watched with increasing alarm as the Trump Administration pursues policies that show a complete disregard for multilateralism and a disdain for institutions like the UN.

The Global Gag Rule: Trump’s Week One Attack on Women

A massively expanded version of the disastrous policy strips women of their human rights and threatens their health.

Can Rex Tillerson Lead on Women’s Rights?

Trump’s nominee for Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, brings no foreign policy, public sector, or diplomatic experience to the position of the country’s chief foreign policy advisor and top diplomat.

An Open Letter to President-Elect Trump and His Transition Team on the Request for Information on Gender Equality Programs at the State Department and USAID

  • December 23, 2016

The US Government’s work to achieve gender equality and women’s and girls’ human rights must continue. Women and girls everywhere are counting on it.

We Won’t Stand for Rollbacks on Our Reproductive Rights

This week, IWHC joined with 90 organizations that stood together to say that we are ready to fight for the rights of women and girls, both in the United States and around the world.

Building Our Power: Reproductive Health, Rights & Justice Advocacy Convening Statement

  • December 16, 2016

On December 13, 2016, IWHC joined nearly 300 advocates, activists, organizers, and experts in Washington, D.C., for a day of strategy, solidarity, and discussion. As the incoming Trump Administration assembles a Cabinet committed to rolling back women’s rights and access to health, 90 organizations stood together to say that we are ready to fight for the…

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.

Statement on the Election of Donald Trump as US President

  • November 9, 2016

We at the International Women’s Health Coalition are deeply concerned that the policies proposed by US President-elect Trump and the Republican Party will result in serious setbacks for women and girls worldwide.