ICRW, Adolescent Girls, and Ashley Judd Celebrate the UN's New Global Goals

At an ICRW-led event, Ashley Judd and adolescent girls from Bulgaria, Guatemala, and Nigeria took the stage just blocks away from the United Nation's General Assembly meeting to talk about issues faced by girls in their communities – and issues that are undercutting efforts to reduce poverty – including access to sexual and reproductive health, education and political rights.

ICRW President Sarah Degnan Kambou Honored with BU Distinguished Alumni Award

ICRW President Sarah Degnan Kambou received the Distinguished Alumni Award during the Boston University (BU) Alumni weekend held on September 26 – known as the most prestigious awards conferred by the BU Alumni Association.

ICRW at SVRI: Showcasing Innovations for Preventing and Responding to Violence

This week, the International Center for Research on Women is front and center at the 2015 Sexual Violence Initiative (SVRI) Forum, held in Stellenbosch, South Africa, presenting an innovative, cutting-edge resource guide on addressing violence against women and girls globally.

ICRW Speaks to Al Jazeera on the Consequences of Child Marriage

Suzanne Petroni, senior director of gender, population and development at ICRW spoke to Al Jazeera America about the prevalence of child marriage, the consequences to girls and societies as a whole, and what is needed to end this harmful practice. 


Changing Gender Norms in Mumbai’s Schools

ICRW's GEMS program helps to shift gender norms in Mumbai's schools, paving the way for a more equitable future for India's boys and girls.

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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 nearly 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 »

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Fri, 10/02/2015
Fri, 10/02/2015

ICRW’s Suzanne Petroni, senior director, gender, population and development participated in a special event held by U.S. State Department Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Cathy Russell on what can be done to end early and forced marriage, from programming and research to policy and diplomacy.

Thu, 10/01/2015
Thu, 10/01/2015

ICRW President Sarah Degnan Kambou received the Distinguished Alumni Award during the Boston University (BU) Alumni weekend held on September 26 – known as the most prestigious award conferred by the BU Alumni Association.

Wed, 09/30/2015
Wed, 09/30/2015

The International Center for Research on Women announces the launch of its New Leaders Circle – a group of young professionals who will serve as ambassadors for ICRW’s mission and vision to advance gender equality and eradicate poverty around the world.

Tue, 09/29/2015

Gap Inc on Monday announced its plan to expand its proprietary life-skills education program to reach one million women by 2020. ICRW evaluated the program – P.A.C.E. (Personal Advancement & Career Enhancement) – that offers training for female garment workers to enable their professional and personal growth.  

Tue, 09/29/2015
PRI's World

As the United Nations Member States prepare to adopt the next development agenda, ICRW hosted an event moderated by actor and activists Ashley Judd examining how adolescent girls fared in the 2030 Agenda. Judd spoke to PRI’s World about this event and the need to ensure girls are central to policy planning.

Featured Blog Post

ICRW’s Lyric Thompson wrote for Sharp Heels about the millions of girls worldwide who are forced to marry as children – and the profoundly detrimental consequences of child marriage to girls’ wellbeing as well as global development.  

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