Groundbreaking Insights on Shifting Gender Norms and Ending Perpetuation of Violence

A new ICRW report released at the MenEngage Global Symposium in Delhi this week reveals that 60 percent of men surveyed in India had acted violently against their wife/partner at some point in their lives. The study examines men’s attitudes and practices around gender inequality, and offers recommendations to effectively engage men and boys in efforts to advance gender equality.

Smart technology for smart family planning in Ethiopia

New ICRW project looks to increase uptake and adherence to family planning services in Ethiopia by implementing innovative new way to collect patient feedback and improve the quality of services.

Wrestling for equality

Tanya Abramsky, researcher at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, writes about ICRW's Parivartan program, which is designed to empower adolescent girls using the sport of kabaddi in a slum community in Mumbai.

Women’s Land Rights Vital to Food & Economic Security

On the International Day of Rural Women and World Food Day, two guest bloggers reported from the agricultural heartland of Uganda and Tanzania where they met with women farmers whose stories inspire their work advocating for women’s land rights. While they underline the great strides that have been made, they also warn that immense challenges remain.

International Day – and Year – of the Girl

Ahead of the International Day of the Girl, nearly 20 organizations committed to empowering women and girls joined forces to urge world leaders to put adolescent girls at the heart of the next round of negotiations on the post-2015 global development agenda.

VIDEO: ICRW on Talk Business 360

Flying American Airlines between now and January 2015? Tune in to Talk Business 360 to hear about our work from ICRW President Sarah Degnan Kambou.

Girls Not Brides

ICRW is the proud co-chair of Girls Not Brides USA, a coalition of organizations working to end child marriage, and a branch of the global partnership of the same name. Click here to read the latest news and visit Girls Not Brides to learn more about the global movement. 

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What's New

Wed, 11/19/2014
Huffington Post

ICRW data on child marriage is featured in this article about a 17-year-old who is changing girls’ lives in Kenya and Uganda through the gift of education. 

Mon, 11/17/2014
BBC's World Have Your Say

Ravi Verma, head of ICRW's Asia Regional Office, joins BBC's World Have Your Say panel disucssion to explore what circumstance may have led to the deaths of more than a dozen women who underwent a sterilization procedure in the Chhattisgarh state of India. Verma attributes lack of knowledge and access to comphrensive sexual health services, as well as unsafe procedures and spaces, as key problems that lead to high levels of mortality among many low-income women who undergo sterilization.

Wed, 11/12/2014

ICRW’s Brian Heilman, Gender and Evaluation Specialist, writes about his experience attending the second MenEngage Global Symposium in Delhi this week, and helping co-author the Call to Action - a declaration of the Symposium’s outcomes and affirmations, offering concrete recommendations to engage men and boys in efforts promote gender equality. 

Wed, 11/12/2014
Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal cites recent ICRW study on how rigid male masculinity contributes to intimate partner violence and gender discrimination, as key evidence that global efforts to end gender-based violence must engage men and boys.

Mon, 11/10/2014

Released today at the MenEngage Global Symposium in Delhi, The Economic Times, The Times of India and Reuters highlight a study undertaken by ICRW in partnership with UNFPA, which examines men’s attitudes and practices around gender inequality, intimate partner violence and son preference in India.

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Masculinity, Intimate Partner Violence and Son Preference in India

A groundbreaking new report released this week at the MenEngage Global Symposium in Delhi examines men’s attitudes and practices around gender inequality, son preference and intimate partner violence in India. More »

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