Bringing Girls into the Data Revolution

How local groups around the world are filling the information gap and making sure girls' voices are heard.

We Need a Feminist Secretary-General at the United Nations

We now know the next Secretary General won’t be a woman, but will he be a feminist?

Rio Statement of Reproductive Health and Justice

  • October 7, 2016

The Rio Conference—“Reproductive Health and Justice: International Women’s Health Conference for Cairo ’94”—took place from January 24 to 28, 1994, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In five days, the 215 women from 79 countries who gathered in Rio generated this 21-point statement and strategies and activities to ensure that women’s perspectives and experiences are considered…

A Joint Civil Society Analysis of the 2016 Political Declaration: On the Fast-Track to Accelerate the Fight against HIV and to End the AIDS Epidemic by 2030

  • September 1, 2016

The 2016 United Nations Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS should have been a critical milestone.  It was the opportunity for governments to elaborate how they intended to meet the ambitious target of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 that they committed to as part of the Sustainable Development Goals just last year. In order…

What’s Data Got to Do With It?

Data can help us measure progress towards fulfilling the promise of the 2030 Agenda, but it can’t—and shouldn’t—drive the agenda itself.

Nothing About Us Without Us: Governments Must Engage Youth in HIV/AIDS Response

Governments must act immediately to halt the spread of HIV among its young populations, and young people themselves must be at the center of these efforts. But young people thus far have been noticeably absent from the decision-making process, and not for lack of trying.

As Europe Grapples with Refugee Crisis, Women’s Human Rights Cannot Be Neglected

As the continent struggles to address the unprecedented Syrian refugee crisis, it must ensure that women's human rights are at the core of its efforts.

Why the Next U.N. Secretary-General Must Be a Woman and a Feminist

In the early days of the United Nations, feminists recognized the UN as a venue where they could advance women’s rights. It's now time for a woman to take the helm.

United States Once Again Embraces Sexual Rights−with a Catch

This fall, the Obama Administration made a decision that seems to be a step forward for sexual rights. But is it?

Women’s Groups Applaud UN Sustainable Development Goals

  • September 25, 2015

The newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals truly meet the needs and consider the rights of women and girls.