Experts to Look at Progress Made for Adolescent Girls Worldwide

  • October 18, 2016

On Thursday, October 20, the International Women’s Health Coalition and several partners—Population Council, Girls Not Brides USA, International Center for Research on Women, CARE—will host the 3rd Annual Girl Summit DC. They will explore what the next administration needs to do to carry this work forward.

Moving Forward: Priorities for Prevention in the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

  • October 11, 2016

The President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is the largest commitment ever made by any nation to an international health initiative dedicated to a single disease. The law authorizing these global HIV/AIDS programs first passed in 2003 with a five-year timeframe. The effort was reauthorized in 2008, and despite containing some improvements to the first phase of PEPFAR,…

How U.S. Policy Continues to Threaten Women’s Reproductive Rights Globally

U.S. laws and funding restrictions on abortion are incredibly damaging and harm women around the world in three fundamental ways.

A Big Win for Girls Worldwide

The State Department's new strategy looks at the myriad needs girls have: from going to school, staying safe, developing life skills and self-esteem, and choosing if, when, and to whom they will marry.

IWHC Applauds New Global Strategy to Improve the Lives of Girls

  • March 15, 2016

Today the State Department released the U.S. Global Strategy to Empower Adolescent Girls, the first of its kind to focus on girls worldwide and the myriad challenges they face.

Girl Summit DC Highlights Solutions to End Child Marriage Globally

Nearly 200 advocates, experts, and US government officials gathered at Girl Summit DC to discuss emerging research and effective strategies for ending child marriage.

2030 Agenda: What Does it Mean for the U.S.?

The U.S. has committed to achieve the 2030 Agenda domestically, but it also has an important role to play as a global leader in ensuring that this ambitious agenda stays true to its commitment to women and girls worldwide.

U.S. House Urges Obama to Reinterpret Strict Abortion Rule

The letter emphasized that the overly restrictive interpretation of the Helms amendment remains a barrier between women and critical, often-lifesaving health care.

Obama’s Trip to Africa Marks a Turning Point for Adolescent Girls

President Obama's trip to Africa marked a turning point for his administration's work to improve the lives of adolescent girls.

Enlisting the Whole Government to Benefit the Whole Girl: Ending Child, Early and Forced Marriage

  • July 30, 2015

An estimated 15 million girls around the world are married every year before they turn 18, often with no choice about when or whom they marry. Child marriage is practiced across all religions, ethnicities and continents. Girls who are married as children are robbed of their youth, their education, their health, and their futures. This…