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

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 the rights of women, girls, and LGBTQ people, 167 leading human rights activists and groups…

Global Women’s Health Under Attack, House Hearing Shows

  • February 5, 2020

On February 5, the US House Committee on Foreign Affairs hosted “Unique Challenges Women Face in Global Health,” a hearing that detailed the devastating consequences of the Trump administration’s policies on women’s health and rights worldwide.

IWHC to US Congress: Protect Women’s Health

  • February 4, 2020

February 5, 2020 Dear Chairman Engel, Ranking McCaul, and Members of the Committee: On behalf of the International Women’s Health Coalition, I submit this statement for the hearing record. The International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC) thanks the Committee for its attention to this critical issue. IWHC has worked to protect and promote the health and…

Prioritizing Gender in Universal Health Coverage

On September 23, governments committed to deliver universal health coverage to all by 2030. Despite strong commitments to gender equality and reproductive rights, negotiations for the declaration were repeatedly threatened by the United States and other ideologically driven actors.

Blueprint Provides Roadmap to Achieve Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice

The International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC) is proud to be a member of the Blueprint coalition and joins in the critical call on policymakers to fulfill the sexual and reproductive health needs of all people.

New Commission on Unalienable Rights Threatens Women’s and LGBTQI Rights

  • July 8, 2019

The US State Department today launched the Commission on Unalienable Rights, a body intended to “provide a fresh thinking on human rights discourse where such discourse has departed from our nation’s founding principles of natural law and natural rights.” The commission, Secretary of State Pompeo said, is meant to distinguish between unalienable rights and those…

Trump Administration Pursues the Right to Discriminate

A Natural Right to Discriminate? The US State Department recently created the Commission on Unalienable Rights. The new body will advise Secretary of State Pompeo and “provide a fresh thinking on human rights discourse where such discourse has departed from our nation’s founding principles of natural law and natural rights.” Despite its innocuous name,…

Care Denied; Human Rights Committee Reviews US; and New Leadership at the UN

Administration Promotes Refusals of Care In early May, the US Department of Health and Human Services released a new rule—Protecting Statutory Conscience Rights in Health Care—expanding protections for health providers that deny care based on personal or religious beliefs—so-called “conscientious objection.” The new rule applies to all health care facilities…

State Department Human Rights Reports Conceal Abuses of Reproductive Rights

  • March 13, 2019

IWHC condemns the absence of reproductive rights in the State Department’s annual Human Rights Reports, released today. The continued omission confirms that the Trump administration does not value women’s rights or health, and undermines US leadership on human rights.