IWHC Welcomes New Executive Director of UN Population Fund

  • October 3, 2017

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.

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.

Mourning a True Champion for Women and Girls

  • June 5, 2017

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).

When Ideology Drives US Funding, Women Stand to Lose

The Trump Administration announced the elimination of US funding for the UNFPA, a major blow to global women’s health.

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.

Republicans Take Aim at Abortion Rights

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

Taking Stock of Young People’s Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

The world’s youth still face many of the same obstacles that prevent them from leading healthy lives that they did 20 years ago.

2013 Gala Remarks by Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin

  • April 8, 2013

At the IWHC annual gala on April 8, 2013, United Nations Population Fund Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin presented the first Joan B. Dunlop Award to Adenike Esiet, Executive Director of Action Health Incorporated. The award recognizes Esiet’s outstanding work to advance the sexual and reproductive health and rights of adolescents in Nigeria. The following are Dr. Osotimehin’s…

United Nations Population Award Speech by Adrienne Germain

  • June 8, 2012

United Nations Population Award Presentation Ceremony A Celebration of Courage Adrienne Germain United Nations, June 8, 2012 Madam Deputy Secretary General, Executive Director of the UNFPA, Chairman of the Committee for the United Nations Population Award, Professor Huang, representing the Federation of Reproductive Health Associations of Malaysia, Excellencies, Distinguished Guests…

Rejoining the Global Community in Funding UNFPA

The Department of State announced that it will contribute $50 million to UNFPA, the amount appropriated by Congress for FY2009. This decision is one indication of the Obama Administration’s strong commitment to international family planning, women’s health, and global development. With its renewed funding for UNFPA, the US has joined the international community…