International Women's Health Coalition

To Support The Post-MDG Process

This project grant will enable the International Women's Health Coalition (IWHC) to hire a senior staff person to follow the process that will determine the post-2015 development framework. IWHC will identify opportunities to effect the discussions, advocate for sexual and reproductive health and rights directly and in coalition with other advocates, and mobilize broader civil society pressure to be brought to bear on governments and UN actors as needed. Another key strategy will be to build alliances with other constituencies, such as groups working on the environment, education and security. The new development framework will likely have tremendous impact on the choices made by governments as they decide which areas of development to prioritize and fund beyond 2015. As a leading sexual and reproductive health organization with extensive experience in UN advocacy, IWHC is well placed to help ensure that sexual and reproductive health and rights are key components in the new development framework.
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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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