Local women’s organizations are the most effective driver of change for women’s rights, everywhere. For nearly 35 years, IWHC has financially supported feminist organizations in more than 40 countries across Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East, that advance sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and girls.

IWHC employs a trust-based philanthropy model that provides sustained and flexible funding as well as customized technical assistance defined in consultation with each organization. We listen to grantee partners and create a true partnership that supports their strategic priorities, fortifies the work of their organizations, and bolsters a global movement of resilient advocates who fight for sexual and reproductive rights.

IWHC’s grantmaking is boldfocused on the policy issues that local advocates have identified as most strategic, and often, most difficult. This approach has helped achieve groundbreaking victories for women and girls, including:

  • The integration of comprehensive sexuality education into school curricula;
  • Improved access to youth-centered and gender-based violence services;
  • Legislative and policy reforms that increase and/or protect access to abortion; and,
  • Strengthened national, regional, and global advocacy networks.

Ambitious advocacy requires renewal, and IWHC continues to identify new partnerships, strategies, and opportunities to advance the rights of women and girls around the world.

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Un Plan Stratégique Pour Notre Futur: IWHC’s 2020-2024 Priorités

  • March 17, 2020

L’IWHC a finalisé son nouveau plan stratégique pour les années fiscales 2020-2024. Notre expérience et notre expertise uniques visent à faire avancer la réalisation des quatre objectifs suivants au cours des cinq prochaines années, reconnaissant qu’il s’agit d’un travail à long terme qui se poursuivra bien au-delà de cette période.

Um Plano Estratégico para O Nosso Futuro: IWHC’s 2020-2024 Prioridades

  • March 17, 2020

A IWHC finalizou seu novo plano estratégico para os exercícios fiscais 2020-2024. Nossa experiência e conhecimentos únicos buscam avançar nas quatro metas seguintes nos próximos cinco anos, reconhecendo que este é um trabalho de longo prazo que continuará muito além desse período.

Un Plan Estratégico para Nuestro Futuro: IWHC’s 2020-2024 Prioridades

  • March 17, 2020

La IWHC ha finalizado su nuevo plan estratégico para los años fiscales 2020-2024. Nuestra experiencia y conocimiento únicos buscan promover los siguientes cuatro objetivos en los próximos cinco años, reconociendo que se trata de un trabajo a largo plazo que continuará mucho más allá de este período de tiempo.

Beijing+25: Young Feminists Set Agenda at Africa Regional Meeting

This blog is the second in our series on the Beijing+25 process, providing analysis on the first regional meeting that took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, October 2019. Over the next few weeks, IWHC will continue the Beijing+25 series. Follow along, here. For young feminists navigating the United Nations, intergovernmental meetings…

A Strategic Plan for Our Future: IWHC’s 2020-2024 Priorities

  • January 14, 2020

IWHC has recently launched our new strategic plan for the fiscal years 2020-2024. Download the full report to learn more about our vision, mission, values, and top goals for the next five years.

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