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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UN Commission on the Status of Women Closes with Renewed Commitment to Gender Equality

  • March 26, 2021

The 65th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), the foremost intergovernmental body dedicated to gender equality, came to a close today, Friday, 26 March 2021, after negotiations on the text of the agreed conclusions stretched into the final day of the conference.  “Feminist movements…

New Opportunity to Repeal Helms Amendment, Advance Abortion Access

  • March 9, 2021

The reintroduction of the Abortion is Health Care Everywhere Act offers a chance to finally remove a racist relic of US foreign policy and restore US leadership on reproductive health and rights. 

Achieving Climate Justice through Gender Justice

The Biden administration should draw on the intersectional analysis in the globally-sourced Feminist Green New Deal principles to work across issues such as bodily autonomy, ecological sustainability, the care economy, and just financial flows in addressing climate change.

IWHC Celebrates End of Global Gag Rule, Calls for Further Action

  • January 28, 2021

IWHC welcomes President Biden's rescinding of the Global Gag Rule as a critical first step in securing bodily autonomy worldwide.

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.

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