High Commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein: A Fierce Defender of Women’s Rights

  • August 16, 2018

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein is a bold and tireless advocate for women's rights. Throughout his tenure he has reminded the world that it is women and girls that experience the gravest human rights abuses. High Commissioner Zeid is the recipient of the 2018 IWHC Visionary Leadership Award.

Holding the Line on Global Women’s Health

  • June 25, 2018

IWHC president Françoise Girard discusses the state of sexual and reproductive rights under the Trump administration at Spotlight Health, a 3-day conference that kicks off the Aspen Ideas Festival and features innovators in the fields of health and medicine.

Monica Oguttu: A Champion for Women’s Rights in Kenya

  • May 15, 2018

Monica Oguttu, the 2018 recipient of the Joan B. Dunlop Award, leads the Kisumu Medical and Education Trust (KMET), an IWHC grantee partner organization that provides comprehensive reproductive health services, and advocates for the rights of women and girls in Kenya.

Harmful and Deadly: Child Marriage and Maternal Mortality in Rural Settings

  • March 14, 2018

During the UN Commission on the Status of Women, IWHC hosted a side event that explored the deadly links between maternal mortality and child, early, and forced marriage. The panel featured women's rights activists from Cameroon, Nepal, and Pakistan.

Women Rising: The Women’s March, One Year Later

  • February 1, 2018

On January 21, 2017, as part of our work to build and strengthen the women's movement worldwide, IWHC joined the Women's March as an official partner. As we continue the fight for women's sexual and reproductive rights, we're thankful for our grantee partners and peers who stand in solidarity with us.

EVA Empowers Nigerian Youth to Own Their Future

  • November 8, 2017

Since its founding, Education as a Vaccine (EVA), an IWHC grantee partner based in Nigeria, has reached some 720,000 individuals through its youth-centered programs on sexual and reproductive health. IWHC recently sat down with Olabukunola Williams, EVA's new Executive Director, to discuss the organization's strategies for success.

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.

Sheena Hadi: A Champion for Girls in Pakistan

  • August 15, 2017

IWHC presented Pakistani activist Sheena Hadi with the Joan B. Dunlop Award in March 2017. Hadi currently serves as Executive Director of Aahung, a nonprofit organization and IWHC grantee partner devoted to improving young people’s access to sexual and reproductive health information and care.

The Human Cost of the Global Gag Rule: A Kenyan Story

  • June 1, 2017

Trump's expansion and reinstatement of the Global Gag Rule will have devastating and widespread effects on global sexual and reproductive health services, as well as maternal care and HIV counseling.

Power Lessons: Women’s Advocacy and the 2030 Agenda

  • March 15, 2017

The adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was a landmark moment for the women's movement. This film looks at their successes, challenges they faced along the way, and how the women's movement can ensure the plan is put into action.