IWHC strongly urges the US Senate to reject the nomination of Mike Pompeo for Secretary of State. Pompeo, currently the CIA Director, has a history of promoting bigotry and undermining human rights, including the rights of women and LGBTQ individuals.
Trump's pick to head the US State Department has an abysmal record on women’s health and LGBTQ rights, and joins a long list of ultra-conservative ideologues who have been elevated to powerful positions under the current administration.
At a time when extremists in many parts of the world seek to deny young people access to life-saving information and services, the new UN guidelines on sexuality education offer a framework for creating comprehensive, effective, and integrated programs for adolescents.
From day one, Trump has used the full power of the executive branch to target sexual and reproductive health and rights. There is every indication that 2018 will bring a continued conservative offensive from an administration determined to pursue policy driven by ideology rather than by evidence.
At a time when sexual and reproductive health and rights are under threat globally, Dr. Kanem’s experience and commitment to women’s rights are especially critical. UNFPA is the largest international provider of contraceptives and other family planning services, and a vital player in the furthering the gender equality component of the Sustainable Development Goals.
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.
The staff and board of the International Women’s Health Coalition are shocked and saddened by the passing of Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
The Trump Administration announced the elimination of US funding for the UNFPA, a major blow to global women’s health.
The Trump Administration lands a major blow to the world’s most important agency for reproductive health.
Next week, the House of Representatives will hold one of its first major votes of the year to launch a direct attack on the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling