This grant will provide flexible resources to the International Women’s Health Coalition to advocate for the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and girls around the world. During the grant period, the coalition plans to prioritize three objectives: (a) strengthening leaders and women-led organizations in developing countries advocating for sexual and reproductive health and rights; (b) pressing governments and the United Nations to adopt policies and programs that advance women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights, and holding them accountable for implementation; and (c) generating knowledge and providing thought leadership to inform advocacy, policymaking, and programming on sexual and reproductive health and rights.
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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.