This grant will support the International Women’s Health Coalition to partner with advocacy organizations in developing countries to advocate for sexual and reproductive health and rights, with a particular focus on improving young people’s access to reproductive health information and services and making safe abortion services more widely available. The five-year grant term will allow the Coalition to commit to longer partnerships with local organizations, and address capacity needs in more sustained and tailored ways. This is anticipated to help make sure local organizations can better articulate and follow through on their advocacy priorities, and work with the Coalition to connect these local priorities to the global agenda.
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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.