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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Argentinean Bill to Legalize Abortion Places Country on Brink of a Breakthrough for Women’s Rights

  • November 17, 2020

For decades, courageous feminist activists have fought to secure abortion rights. We celebrate with them today as they once again have brought the country to a watershed moment for women’s rights.

How President-elect Biden Can Advance Gender Justice

IWHC is excited to work with the incoming Biden administration to not only repair the damage caused by the Trump administration, but also to advance US policies that truly support and uphold sexual and reproductive health and rights. 

Biden Victory Presents Opportunity to Advance Gender Justice

  • November 7, 2020

IWHC celebrates the election of former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris—the first woman to the executive branch. We are eager to work with the Biden administration to advance gender justice.

IWHC Condemns Confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to US Supreme Court

  • October 26, 2020

The Senate’s decision to confirm Amy Coney Barrett—an extreme, ideologically motivated jurist—is a direct attack on human rights and access to health care. 

The UN at 75: How Feminist Advocacy Shapes Global Policy

The United Nations demonstrates not only the power of collective action, but also the centrality of feminist movements in building a more peaceful, just, and equal world for us all. 

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