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.
Mark Green takes office as Administrator of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) at a particularly precarious moment, as the Trump Administration seeks to slash foreign assistance and development programs. Women’s and girls’ health and rights look set to be among the biggest casualties.
Reports say Secretary of State Tillerson has ordered the State Department to develop a new mission statement that no longer includes promoting justice and democracy abroad.
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.
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 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.
IWHC is deeply alarmed by proposed budgetary cuts to programs providing critical support for reproductive health.
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
Cuts to development assistance have nothing to do with balancing the budget or "putting America first."
The Trump Administration lands a major blow to the world’s most important agency for reproductive health.
The Trump Administration’s federal budget blueprint is a massive distortion of American priorities and jeopardizes critical programs.