A Global Voice for Women and Girls

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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How Did Gender Equality Fare at the UN’s High-Level Political Forum 2017?

  • August 4, 2017

After intense negotiations, countries adopted a Ministerial Declaration that reaffirmed their commitments to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and asserted that gender equality is essential to do so. However, the declaration stopped short of a robust commitment to women's human rights.

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.

US Helps Disrupt UN Meeting on Policies for Growing Youth and Aging Populations

  • April 10, 2017

Deliberations fell apart on the last day, with no resolution on the theme of changing age structures and development.

Wins for Women in 2016

  • December 12, 2016

The women’s movement achieved great successes globally in 2016; highlighting these achievements will be essential for the fight ahead.

Nothing About Us Without Us: Governments Must Engage Youth in HIV/AIDS Response

  • June 22, 2016

Governments must act immediately to halt the spread of HIV among its young populations, and young people themselves must be at the center of these efforts. But young people thus far have been noticeably absent from the decision-making process, and not for lack of trying.

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