The International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC) leads global and local actions to secure every woman’s right to a just and healthy life. We are creating a world where women are free from discrimination, sexual coercion and violence, and have access to health services and information. The Coalition is based in New York, and we work with 75 partners in 10 different countries as well as the United Nations. In the course of our staff and partner travels, we shoot a lot of short videos, featuring activists, advocates, youth leaders, and colleagues. Our videos document the women's rights and health movement around the world. Site: http://iwhc.org Akimbo, our blog: http://blog.iwhc.org
The Fourth Africa Conference on Sexual Health and Rights took place in February of 2010 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopa, and was attended by more than 300 advocates, funders and policymakers working on sexuality and reproductive health and rights in Africa and throughout the world. In this video-- the first in a 3-part series-- panelists on a talk show discuss the roots and role of feminism in Africa.
"On my own, I could not fight the fight...SWAAC Cameroun...made me understand that I as a woman have to fight for my rights."These are the words of Joy, a widow whose experience of stigma and discrimination after her husband's death resulted in her loss of strength and economic independence. In this video, she tells the story of how she empowered herself to overcome these obstacles, with the support of the Society for Women and AIDS in Africa-Cameroun (SWAAC). SWAAC is a Pan-African, non-gover...
Based in a rural community in India’s Maharashtra State, SANGRAM works to ensure equal access to HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, care and support: Over 6,000 women in rural India have participated in HIV testing as a result of these efforts. Drawing on 15 years of work to empower marginalized communities to claim their rights, SANGRAM is becoming an increasingly strong advocate nationally, and globally for health policies and programs that are responsive to the real-life needs of local communi...
Bafana Khumalo of South Africa's Sonke Gender Justice Network discusses the high prevalence of gender violence and HIV/AIDS in South Africa, the missing link in addressing these issues, and the new forms of leadership required to bring about true social change in his country.
Author Michelle Goldberg discusses her new book, "The Means of Reproduction: Sex, Power, and the Future of the World."
Daniel Townsend works with the Youth Coalition and is from Jamaica. In this short video, shot at the International AIDS Conference 2008 in Mexico City, he answers the question: what does a just and healthy life for women and girls mean to you?
The International Women's Health Coalition's Lori Adelman talks about the negative effects that child marriage can have on girls, young women, and their communities.