IWHC shapes international policy and builds local capacity for women’s health and human rights in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. We leverage our work in these two very different, but critically linked worlds–to change thinking, redirect funding, and motivate action by people and institutions that can secure rights and health for women. This requires a strategy in which:
We Advocate: We advocate and motivate social, political, and corporate leaders to
enact policy and provide funding for women’s rights and health. We take courageous stands and achieve political victories for women in nations’ capitals and the United Nations.
We provide grants and forge professional partnerships with local leaders
as they build organizations to secure women’s rights and health, primarily
in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Since 1984, we have provided $18 million in grants to women and youth advocates.
We mobilize women and young people, enabling them to take action to
secure their rights, health, and well-being. We have helped to build and sustain 75 organizations in 10 countries and create broad and powerful alliances.
We analyze and communicate facts and pathbreaking ideas for policy improvement to powerbrokers, health professionals, influentials, and other advocates. We produce and publish ideas and strategies to make public health policies work for women and girls worldwide.