We advocate with governments and the United Nations to advance policies that will promote the health and rights of women and young people, particularly adolescent girls. We are known as a bold and independent force for sexual and reproductive rights. We bring women and young activists into the highest halls of power at the United Nations and in Washington, DC, to make their their voices heard. We have achieved a great deal, but our core challenge has stayed the same: to change thinking, redirect funding, and motivate action by people and institutions that can secure rights and health for women and girls.

 

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

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.

Argentinean Senate Votes to Legalize Abortion

  • December 30, 2020

In a watershed moment for reproductive rights, today the Argentinean Senate approved a bill to legalize abortion. IWHC celebrates the decisive vote as a monumental victory for human rights and the people of Argentina.

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Biden administration offers some hope for reproductive health, rights and justice but unless the Helms Amendment is repealed, people in low-to-middle income countries will continue to be denied access to abortion services.

What’s Next for the Global Reproductive Rights Movement

The wide-ranging discussion elaborated on how IWHC policy experts, advocates, and grantee partners are prepared to go in hard and seize the moment of opportunity to push the Biden administration to prioritize the health and rights of women and girls. 

Addressing the Legacy of US-Sponsored Reproductive Coercion

The US has a long established history of reproductive coercion. President-elect Biden has the opportunity to address this harmful legacy by enacting policies that respect the right to bodily autonomy.

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