The International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC) defends and advances sexual and reproductive health and rights through trust-based philanthropic partnerships with women’s organizations and movements. IWHC engages in policy advocacy on women’s health and rights at the global level, and with its partners at regional and national levels. IWHC prioritizes three areas: resourcing diverse and inclusive feminist movements in low- and middle-income countries; applying evidence-informed advocacy to oppose harmful norms, laws, and discourses that hinder the full expression of sexual and reproductive health and rights; and ensuring that its organizational values are reflected in internal practices and external partnerships.
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Grants to this Grantee
for support of the in-country advocacy global partnership work
This grant will support the International Women’s Health Coalition to sustain and expand its work to advance women’s rights, in particular their sexual and reproductive health and rights. This grant is intended to support the coalition’s grantmaking and technical assistance to organizations in developing countries that conduct advocacy to ensure access to safe and legal abortion in their home countries, and to mitigate the effects of the reinstated Mexico City Policy.
for strategic planning, program development, and strengthening of financial and information systems
The International Women's Health Coalition (IWHC) promotes and protects the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and young people in developing countries. IWHC is going through a leadership transition following the departure of the previous President after more than two decades of service. The new President, Francoise Girard, started her tenure in February 2012. The grant funds would help support transition activities and provide IWHC the opportunity to rethink its strategic positioning and streamline its financial and administrative systems to create a leaner, more efficient organization with a renewed focus on programmatic and communications work.