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.


House Committee Advances Bill That Would Be Devastating for World’s Women and Girls

  • July 21, 2017

Last night, the Appropriations Committee of the House of Representatives voted to advance a bill with $10 billion in proposed funding cuts, which would have devastating impacts on women and girls, and US global leadership.

ANALYSIS: US Foreign Aid Cuts, Closer to Reality, Would Devastate Women and Girls

Earlier this year, President Trump used his fiscal year 2018 budget request to outline draconian, ideologically driven cuts with the potential to decimate U.S. programs that promote women’s health and rights. Last night, the funding debate moved to Congress.

Trump’s 2018 Budget Wages War on Women

Trump’s proposal eliminates all funding for reproductive health and family planning, a devastating strike that comes amid more than $2 billion in overall reductions to global health support.

Trump’s Budget Continues Attack on Women’s Health and Rights

  • May 23, 2017

IWHC is deeply alarmed by proposed budgetary cuts to programs providing critical support for reproductive health.

More than 100 Organizations Call for Continued Foreign Assistance for Women and Girls

  • May 2, 2017

IWHC joins more than 100 organizations in calling on Congress to protect foreign aid funding to support and empower women and girls.

IWHC Alarmed by Report of Trump Administration’s Major Cuts to Foreign Aid, Undermining of Advances for Women

  • April 24, 2017

Cuts to development assistance have nothing to do with balancing the budget or "putting America first."

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.