Lisa Pertoso, IWHC – Honor a woman today!

One week from now is Mother's Day. Have you honored a special woman in your life yet? If you make a gift between now and May 13th to support IWHC’s partner APAD, you not only show a loved one you admire her, but also help APAD win more funding to empower survivors of early and forced marriage in the Extreme North region of Cameroon. GlobalGiving is awarding up to $10,000 to the top 15 projects that have the most “in-honor-of” gifts this Mother’s Day. Honor a woman today! … [Read more...]

IWHC – Celebrating Françoise Girard Named New President‏!

    The International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC) has named Françoise Girard, long-time women’s champion in the fields of global health and human rights, as its new President. Girard has a distinguished history in these fields with a particular focus on women’s health, sexual and reproductive rights, sexuality and HIV/AIDS. Girard will work closely with IWHC’s staff, board, partner organizations in Africa, Asia and Latin America, international agencies … [Read more...]

IWHC – Tell Your Senators Not to Wage War Against Women‏

In the coming weeks, the Senate will be considering several pieces of legislation that the House has already acted on – many of which include provisions that undermine the health and rights of women and young people. Please call and tell your Senators to: Support UNFPA: The UN Population Fund is a global partner working with national governments to ensure access to essential reproductive health services including family planning, end harmful traditional practices against women … [Read more...]

IWHC, Stories of Youth Advocacy‏

  To round out the United Nations International Year of Youth we are highlighting the stories of youth health and rights advocates from around the world on our blog Akimbo for the next few weeks. In December 2009, the United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution 64/134 proclaiming the year commencing 12 August 2010 as the International Year of Youth. The resolution calls upon governments, civil society, individuals and communities worldwide to support activities at local … [Read more...]

IWHC: New York Rally for Women’s Health at Foley Square – February 26, 2011

  Earlier this week, we expressed deep concern about the latest GOP Assault on women’s health and urged you to take action against unprecedented funding cuts and policy restrictions on some of the most important women's health programs and services both here in the United States and abroad.  The GOP majority in Congress has launched an assault on women’s health and rights.Their latest budget proposal would make unprecedented funding cuts to some of the most important women’s health … [Read more...]

IWHC is Taking Action with LAST WEEK'S Annual 2011 Fundraising Gala!

  “IWHC is creating a climate in which it is not tolerable to accept gender inequality as a matter of course. “That means that anybody who fights for gender equity—whether in the United States, Afghanistan, Haiti, you name it—IWHC makes our lives easier. You make our lives better. You make us more effective.”-Dr. Paul Farmer, co-founder, Partners in Health, and 2011 IWHC gala honoree.Last week, the International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC) held its annual gala at 583 Park Avenue … [Read more...]

IWHC is Taking Action with LAST WEEK’S Annual 2011 Fundraising Gala!

  “IWHC is creating a climate in which it is not tolerable to accept gender inequality as a matter of course. “That means that anybody who fights for gender equity—whether in the United States, Afghanistan, Haiti, you name it—IWHC makes our lives easier. You make our lives better. You make us more effective.”-Dr. Paul Farmer, co-founder, Partners in Health, and 2011 IWHC gala honoree.Last week, the International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC) held its annual gala at 583 Park Avenue … [Read more...]

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S HEALTH COALITION – World's AIDS Day

For over 25 years, the International Women’s Health coalition (IWHC) has worked with women and young people across Africa, Asia, and Latin America to advocate for sexual and reproductive rights and health. Together, we have made significant strides: we’ve transformed policies, forged global agreements, and influenced global HIV/AIDS funding.This Thursday, IWHC staff in New York will celebrate Thanksgiving, and just six days later, people across the globe will observe World AIDS Day on December … [Read more...]

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S HEALTH COALITION – World’s AIDS Day

For over 25 years, the International Women’s Health coalition (IWHC) has worked with women and young people across Africa, Asia, and Latin America to advocate for sexual and reproductive rights and health. Together, we have made significant strides: we’ve transformed policies, forged global agreements, and influenced global HIV/AIDS funding.This Thursday, IWHC staff in New York will celebrate Thanksgiving, and just six days later, people across the globe will observe World AIDS Day on December … [Read more...]

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