International Women's Health Coalition

For General Operating Support

This grant would enable the International Women’s Health Coalition to strengthen local organizations in developing countries and influence the policies and funding of governments and United Nations agencies to advance the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and girls. The support would provide the Coalition with the flexibility to intensify its activities to ensure that the post-2015 development goals include a progressive agenda and meaningful targets and indicators on women and girls. During the grant period, the Coalition is also planning to evaluate past efforts to provide financial and technical support to partner organizations, and use the findings to inform its strategic planning process.
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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.

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