The Advocacy in Practice Alumni Advisory Group with IWHC staff
The Advocacy in Practice Alumni Advisory Group with IWHC staff

Since 2007, IWHC has identified and mentored young people from around the world to advocate for national and global policies that further sexual and reproductive rights. Because engaging in international advocacy can be challenging, IWHC holds hands-on workshops to prepare young people for negotiations with UN diplomats and government officials. Called Advocacy in Practice, these multi-day trainings involve deep learning and team building. Participants develop a common language to address sexual and reproductive health and rights, and use techniques such as role play to approach their government officials.

The Advocacy in Practice workshops are held before major UN meetings and regional conferences to enable participants to apply their advocacy skills. Advocates then return to their home countries better equipped to lobby their governments for policies in support of sexual and reproductive health and rights.

AIP participants are selected by invitation only.  To learn more about the program or for any inquiries, please email us.

Building a Feminist Force


young advocates trained


countries represented


training sessions since 2007

The map represents the home countries of 2017 AIP participants.
The map represents the home countries of 2017 AIP participants.

Meet the 2019 AIP Advocates

Advocacy in Practice participants make up a diverse group of advocates, activists, and leaders from around the world. This year's AIP Class of 2019 includes 13 advocates from seven countries who will train with IWHC in New York before attending the 63rd United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in March 2019.

Untitled design (6)

Phelister Wambui Abdalla

Nairobi, Kenya

Untitled design (2)

Elisa Aníbal

Recife, Brazil

Untitled design

Daniele Braz

Recife, Brazil

Untitled design (1)

Elisa Justino Come

Maputo, Mozambique

Untitled design (8)

Elida Guerra

Lima, Peru

Untitled design (5)

Amasai Jeke

Suva, Fiji

Untitled design (7)

Jose Maria 'Lloyd' Nunag

London, United Kingdom
Untitled design (4)

Eliana N'Zualo

Maputo, Mozambique

Untitled design (9)

Patricia Teresa Nudi Orawo

Kisumu, Kenya

Untitled design (3)

Iasmim Baima Reis

Brasília, Brazil

Support for the Advocacy in Practice Program

IWHC is grateful to our funding partners for their support of the Advocacy in Practice program for 2019:


AIP Alumni Network

The AIP Alumni Network empowers a diverse and inclusive global community of sexual and reproductive health and rights advocates to protect and advance sexual and reproductive justice.  The Network connects AIP Alumni around the world to share information, build advocacy skills through member-only opportunities and training, and tap into the global movement for SRHR.

Please note: The AIP Alumni Network is a closed group for current and former AIP participants and IWHC staff.

Join the Movement Builders!
IWHC supporters at the Women's March in 2017

Get Involved

IWHC donors and supporters help make programs like Advocacy in Practice possible. There are many ways to get involved with IWHC and connect with our work. Visit the Join Us page to learn more!