Youth Make Their Voices Heard at UN Women’s Rights Conference

This March, youth advocates from around the world sent a message to their leaders: we will hold you accountable on gender equality.

Nothing About Us Without Us: Statement on the Commission on the Status of Women Methods of Work Resolution

  • March 17, 2015

As representatives of feminist and women’s organizations and organizations working to promote the full realization of the human rights of women and girls, we express our outrage at the way that we have been excluded from both the negotiation of the political declaration and the Commission of the Status of Women (CSW) Methods of Work…

The S Word: What’s So Scary About Women’s Sexuality?

The idea that women should be able to control their sexuality and reproduction is still challenged around the world.

Scaling Up the “Whole Girl” Approach to End Child Marriage

A panel of experts gathered at the UN Tuesday afternoon to discuss the most effective programs to end child marriage.

Women’s Voices Shut Out of UN Political Declaration on Women’s Rights

  • March 9, 2015

After months of secretive negotiations, UN Commission on Status of Women issues bland political declaration that does not go far enough to achieve gender equality.

Feminist Groups Demand “Transformative Agenda” for Gender Equality

  • March 8, 2015

As government leaders gather at UN headquarters in New York to mark International Women’s Day, feminists loudly proclaim, “Nothing about us, without us.”

Women’s Statement on the 20th Anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women

  • March 6, 2015

Women's rights groups respond to the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) Political Declaration on 20th Anniversary of Beijing Platform for Action.

Despite Colorful Language on Rabbits, It’s More of the Same From the Vatican

In a provocative statement, Pope Francis said Catholics should not think they have to breed "like rabbits."

To Build Better Youth Policies, Listen to Young People

Youth participation in advocating for sexual and reproductive health and rights policymaking has flourished over the past 20 years.

Comprehensive Sexuality Education: What We Know

  • January 14, 2015

Comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) empowers young people, protects human rights, and addresses gender norms and gender equality. This kind of empowerment approach—which enables girls and other marginalized young people to see themselves as equals and to protect their own health—is gaining traction in some countries. CSE that incorporates gender, power, and rights is more likely…