Written By International Women's Health CoalitionThursday, 26 April 2012The international target of universal access to reproductive health is vital to the success of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and to the effective implementation of population, health, and development policies. Attaining sexual and reproductive health and rights for all requires an essential policy package, which originated at the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) and remains relevant today.
Written By International Women's Health CoalitionThursday, 26 April 2012Universal access to reproductive health is vital to the effective implementation of population, health and development policies and to the success of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). This IWHC brief describes in practical terms the justification for and components of the essential policy and program package.
Written By International Women's Health CoalitionMonday, 21 December 2009Each year, the International Women's Health Coalition issues the "Top Ten Wins for Women's Health and Rights."
Written By International Women's Health CoalitionThursday, 05 March 2009
Summary: Statement by Beth Fredrick, Executive Vice President, the International Women’s Health Coalition. Remarks for Congressional Briefing— Global Youth: A Strategic Investment. March 3, 2009
My task today is to connect the remarks of my colleagues on the panel to specific actions that the U.S. government can take to ensure the health and wellbeing of the world's young people. As often is the case, I gained insight into the issue in the cab ride here. The driver asked what I was doing with Congress today and I told him that I was asked to speak on what we owe the world's young people. Without missing a beat, he said, "That's easy. A clean environment, a good education and freedom." It is that freedom that we are here to discuss with you today. The freedom for young people to make informed, supported choices about their own lives.
As you have heard from the other speakers there are more than 1.5 billion people between the ages of 10 and 24 living in the world today, the largest generation ever.
How do we make these young people our allies? How do we ensure their ability to contribute to global prosperity? What can we learn from their inspiration?
We are at a historic moment. Not only do we have the largest generation of youth, but young people's lives are increasingly shaped by a trend towards democracy and the rise of civil society, giving them increased opportunities to participate in local and national decision making. We have a new Congress and a new President committed to reenergizing U.S. leadership on human rights and restructuring foreign assistance to better serve those in need. ...
Written By International Women's Health CoalitionMonday, 02 February 2009
by Beth Fredrick, Executive Vice President
Originally published by the Global Health Magazine.
All eyes will be on Barack Obama as he makes his inaugural address and in the early days of his administration. With foreign policy and women's issues front and center during election season, women around the world will be listening carefully to hear what commitments the new president will propose. Since they know the impact of U.S. policy firsthand, they will also be paying close attention to the reaction from Congress.
Written By International Women's Health CoalitionSaturday, 03 January 2009Factsheet on key legislation passed or defeated during the 110th Congress (January 3, 2007 - January 3, 2009).
Written By International Women's Health CoalitionMonday, 22 December 2008Each year, the International Women's Health Coalition issues the "Top Ten Wins for Women's Health and Rights."
Written By International Women's Health CoalitionFriday, 29 August 2008
Written By International Women's Health CoalitionThursday, 13 March 2008
Written By International Women's Health CoalitionThursday, 01 November 2007>>Available in PDF
Summary: By Kelly Castagnaro (Exchange on HIV/AIDS, sexuality and gender, No. 3, 1-3, 2007, The Netherlands: Royal Tropical Institute in collaboration with Southern Africa HIV and AIDS Information Dissemination Service). This editorial discusses the importance of comprehensive sexuality education in reducing risky sexual behavior among youth and curbing the spread of HIV/AIDS (3 pages).
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