A new chapter for the International Center for Research on Women and Re:Gender

We are thrilled to announce the merger of the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) and Re:Gender (formerly the National Council for Research on Women). As of September 16, 2016, our common mission of gender equality will henceforth be pursued under the banner of the International Center for Research on Women.

ICRW releases new report on pathways to child marriage in Zambia and Kenya

This report seeks to fill the evidence gap on the pathways that lead to child marriage in Zambia and Kenya. ICRW and partners document key findings from the research study, as well as recommendations for how to disrupt the pathways that lead to early marriage for girls.

ICRW now soliciting nominations for the second annual Paula Kantor award

The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) is soliciting nominations for the second annual Paula Kantor Award for Excellence in Field Research. Find out more about the eligibility and selection criteria. 

ICRW marches in the Capitol Pride Parade

This year, ICRW staff and family will join advocates, allies and other organizations to march in the Capital Pride Parade. ICRW believes in equality and empowerment for all, inclusive of the full spectrum of gender and sexual diversity and will continue to support those who are marginalized and whose voices are often not heard.

Melinda Gates, Jill Sheffield honored with ICRW Champions for Change Awards

ICRW awarded Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Jill Sheffield, founder of Women Deliver, with two of the 2016 Champions for Change awards. The awards were conferred in Copenhagen by Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark.

Are Economic Incentives Enough to Increase the Value of Girls?

ICRW evaluated a conditional cash transfer program designed to enhance the value of girls in Haryana, India. Find out what our research showed.

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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 access the latest resource and visit Girls Not Brides to learn more about the global movement. 

ICRW: Turning Insight Into Action for 40 Years

ICRW has been the world’s premier applied research institute focused on women and girls for almost four decades. Our evidence-based insight seeks to optimize programs, influence policies and identify scalable solutions that help them lead safer, healthier and more empowered lives. Learn more about us »

What's New

Fri, 09/16/2016
Fri, 09/16/2016

Suzanne Petroni, Senior Director of Global Health, Youth and Development at ICRW, testified in front of a Congressional Hearing on global efforts to child marriage.

Wed, 09/14/2016
Wed, 09/14/2016

We are thrilled to announce the merger of the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) and Re:Gender (formerly the National Council for Research on Women). As of September 16, 2016, our common mission of gender equality will henceforth be pursued under the banner of the International Center for Research on Women.

Wed, 09/07/2016
VICE

Nandita Bhatla, Senior Technical Specialist for Gender, Violence and Rights in ICRW's Asia Regional Office, spoke to VICE about how many cases of rape are never reported in India because of shame or stigma against victims of sexual violence.

Mon, 08/29/2016
Mon, 08/29/2016

The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) is soliciting nominations for the second annual Paula Kantor Award for Excellence in Field Research.

Wed, 08/24/2016
Al Jazeera

Ravi Verma, head of ICRW's Asia Regional Office, spoke to Al Jazeera about how blame is often placed on the victim of sexual violence, when they report the crime to police. The article lays out the long road to justice for women who experience sexual violence in India, despite efforts to improve the way cases are handled.

Featured Blog Post

ICRW's Aditi Vyas writes about ICRW's Planning Ahead for Girls Empowerment and Employability (PAGE) program, currently in the pilot phase in several schools throughout New Delhi, India.

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