New Report: Deadly US Global Gag Rule Continues to Harm Women Worldwide

  • June 2, 2021

A new report from the International Women's Health Coalition shows that the Global Gag Rule continues to harm women, force clinic closures, and strip the most marginalized communities of access to sexual and reproductive health services & information.

Achieving Climate Justice through Gender Justice

  • February 1, 2021

The Biden administration should draw on the intersectional analysis in the globally-sourced Feminist Green New Deal principles to work across issues such as bodily autonomy, ecological sustainability, the care economy, and just financial flows in addressing climate change.

IWHC Celebrates End of Global Gag Rule, Calls for Further Action

  • January 28, 2021

IWHC welcomes President Biden's rescinding of the Global Gag Rule as a critical first step in securing bodily autonomy worldwide.

Beyond Roe: Why the Biden Administration Should Decriminalize Self-Managed Abortion

  • January 13, 2021

Codifying Roe v. Wade is the floor for abortion access. To advance gender justice and support reproductive rights, the incoming Biden administration must decriminalize self-managed abortion.

The Helms Amendment: 47 Years of Denying Reproductive Health and Rights

  • December 17, 2020

The incoming Biden administration offers some hope for reproductive health, rights and justice but unless the Helms Amendment is repealed, people in low-to-middle income countries will continue to be denied access to abortion services.

Biden Victory Presents Opportunity to Advance Gender Justice

  • November 7, 2020

IWHC celebrates the election of former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris—the first woman to the executive branch. We are eager to work with the Biden administration to advance gender justice.

Commission Uses Religious Freedom to Justify Discrimination

  • September 3, 2020

The Commission on Unalienable Rights is a thinly veiled attempt to redefine human rights, prioritize religious freedom at the expense of other fundamental rights, and rollback decades of progress for women, LGBTQI people, and members of marginalized communities.

Commission on Unalienable Rights Is an Assault on Human Rights, IWHC Says

  • August 27, 2020

Full coverage of the Commission on Unalienable Rights available here. Today, the Commission on Unalienable Rights—an advisory body created by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo—released its final report, which reconsiders the role of human rights in US foreign policy. The International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC)…

IWHC Condemns President Trump’s Effort to Withdraw from WHO

  • June 2, 2020

IWHC denounces the Trump administration's reckless decision to withdraw from the World Health Organization, which will further weaken US global leadership and undermine efforts to improve health and combat pandemics worldwide.

US Unalienable Rights Commission Shouldn’t Cherry-Pick Rights

  • May 1, 2020

Full coverage of the Commission on Unalienable Rights available here. Don’t Use Religion to Justify Bias Against Women, LGBTQ People The US State Department’s Commission on Unalienable Rights should uphold international human rights commitments and not use freedom of religion as a cloak to permit violations of…