All were from organizations working with IWHC
and were selected on the basis of their long experience in working with women's sexual and reproductive issues, and their known ability to represent a broad range of women's views.
Division for the Advancement of Women, along with Adrienne Germaine from IWHC
, gathered with other members of the movement to discuss ways they could gain recognition of a right to abortion through re-interpretation of treaties already binding on states with new meanings uttered in non-binding statements of the U.N.
(21.) See IWHC
's journal Reproductive Health Matters to appreciate the way it has sought to create a common value position and knowledge base for those working in what was earlier seen as family planning.
Parents feel forced to marry their daughter early because they fear for her safety or for economic security, according to the IWHC
describes the basic elements of sexual health as:
To read more about the important work that Germain and others are doing at IWHC
(see, in particular, their important publication, Bush's Other War: The Assault on Women's Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights) visit their website at http://www.iwhc.org.
has arranged a new 11,000 square-foot lease at 333 Seventh Avenue in Manhattan for the new headquarters of the International Women's Health Coalition (IWHC
The Girls' Power Initiative (GPI) is an NGO that, with technical assistance from the International Women's Health Coalition (IWHC
), has implemented a program in Nigeria for girls ages 10-18.
So do their nongovernmental partners, whose ranks include such abortion advocates as the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), the International Women's Health Coalition (IWHC
, which has published a manual for increasing access to abortion), and the Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR, formerly known as the Center for Reproductive Law and Policy).
In 1987, the International Women's Health Coalition (IWHC
) formulated the concept of "reproductive tract infections" (RTIs) to draw attention to a serious, neglected aspect of women's sexual and reproductive health, and to stimulate the development of necessary health services and technologies, as well as information dissemination and wider program efforts.
A coalition of women's organizations, coordinated by the International Women's Health Coalition (IWHC
), were to a large extent responsible for their inclusion in the ICPD deliberations alongside supportive government delegations.