8 Ultra-Conservatives Leading Trump’s War on Women

One year after the election, it has become clear that the new presidential Administration staunchly pursues one priority: removing policies that protect the rights of women and girls while ensuring that right-wing ideologues with extreme, retrograde views are positioned to decide on women’s bodies and lives.

Taking the Pulse of Trump’s Deadly Global Gag Rule

IWHC recently launched a new research project to study the impacts of the Trump Administration's "Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance" policy in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa. Based on the early findings of this project, IWHC submitted comments to the US government and participated in a six-month review on Capitol Hill.

Taking the Pulse of the Expanded Mexico City Policy

  • November 1, 2017

IWHC, together with Human Rights Watch and the Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE), hosted a webinar on the early impacts of the Global Gag Rule, which withholds US foreign aid from groups that provide abortion information, services or referrals. The webinar is based on findings presented at a Congressional briefing in October, six months after the Trump Administration rolled out the policy.

IWHC Opposes the Potential Nomination of Penny Young Nance

  • October 27, 2017

We call on the Trump Administration to abandon any efforts to nominate Nance for Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues. Her extensive record of championing policies that restrict a woman's right to choose, as well as her egregious statements against transgender rights, make her uniquely unfit and unqualified to lead US efforts to promote gender equality.

Taking the Pulse of Expanded Mexico City Policy: Impact on Global Health

  • October 18, 2017

Experts in international and women’s health services will provide a six-month review of the impact of the Trump Administration’s expansion and rebranding of the Global Gag Rule, which cuts off US foreign aid to health providers abroad that discuss abortion as a family planning option.

The US Cannot Renege on its Commitment to Democracy Worldwide

Reports say Secretary of State Tillerson has ordered the State Department to develop a new mission statement that no longer includes promoting justice and democracy abroad.

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.

ANALYSIS: US Foreign Aid Cuts, Closer to Reality, Would Devastate Women and Girls

Earlier this year, President Trump used his fiscal year 2018 budget request to outline draconian, ideologically driven cuts with the potential to decimate U.S. programs that promote women’s health and rights. Last night, the funding debate moved to Congress.

Trump’s 2018 Budget Wages War on Women

Trump’s proposal eliminates all funding for reproductive health and family planning, a devastating strike that comes amid more than $2 billion in overall reductions to global health support.

More than 100 Organizations Call for Continued Foreign Assistance for Women and Girls

  • May 2, 2017

IWHC joins more than 100 organizations in calling on Congress to protect foreign aid funding to support and empower women and girls.