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.


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.

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.