Investing in the Next Generation


We work around the globe to identify and mentor emerging leaders for sexual and reproductive health and rights. Our popular Advocacy in Practice trainings have brought 225 young activists from 60 countries to the United Nations and major regional conferences to make their voices heard and lobby for change. Many of these young leaders have gone on to work within their governments or at civil society organizations. We are deeply committed to supporting a new generation of leaders for the global women’s movement.


Latest News

Girls Leading the Charge

There is "girl power" at the UN this week. While the halls of power are still filled with older men, young women are making their mark here, and beyond.

Youth Make Their Voices Heard at UN Women’s Rights Conference

This March, youth advocates from around the world sent a message to their leaders: we will hold you accountable on gender equality.

A Rapt Audience for Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Young Feminist Leaders at IWHC Anniversary

Nearly 300 women and men attended IWHC's 30th anniversary celebration, which featured panel discussions with Justice Ginsburg and three dynamic young activists from Pakistan, Kenya, and Nigeria.

Montevideo +1: Supporting Youth Advocacy in Guatemala

When it comes to family planning and access to reproductive health services, Guatemala lags behind its regional neighbors.

Montevideo +1: Communicating Youth Priorities in Peru

Tania Pariona of REOJIP is helping indigenous youth activists effectively communicate and advocate for the priorities and recommendations agreed to by the Peruvian government in the Montevideo Consensus.