ICRW Experts to Present Findings at the UK Girl Summit on Ending Child Marriage and FGM

UK Prime Minister David Cameron and UNICEF will host the first Girl Summit, to mobilize domestic and international efforts to end female genital mutilation (FGM) and child, early and forced marriage (CEFM).  ICRW will participate in multiple events in the UK as well as Washington, DC.

Redoubling Efforts to Fight Stigma and Discrimination Key to Ending AIDS

In advance of the AIDS 2014 conference, kicking off this week in Melbourne, Australia, ICRWs Anne Stangl, senior behavioral scientist, writes about one of the most critical pieces in tackling HIV/AIDS: ending stigma and discrimination to ensure that everyone, including vulnerable populations, are accessing and adhering to treatment.

Her Voice. Her Future.

ICRW is participating in the #OperationGirl challenge to raise $40,000 to empower girls around the world. Our innovative research and advocacy puts women and girls at the center of efforts to end poverty, improve health and create a more equitable world. 

Redefining Masculinity in the Balkans

New blog: ICRW Communications Specialist Ibadet Dervishaj recalls growing up in Kosovo and noticing how boys were expected to be tough, feared and violent. Dervishaj reflects on her childhood observations in light of a Washington, D.C. discussion about ICRW’s evaluation of a program that promoted gender equality and non-violence among youth in post-conflict Balkans.

New ICRW Findings Provide Insight on Prevalence of Rape

A new secondary analysis from ICRW’s groundbreaking IMAGES study offers a window into the prevalence of rape and what potentially influences men to commit such an act. The report debuts today on the eve of London’s Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict.

Upcoming Events

Date: July 29

ICRW’s Jeff Edmeades, Senior Social Demographer, will speak at Making Cents International’s webinar on how gender-sensitive Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) can be done and the difference it makes for youth development programs.

July 30, 2014

Suzanne Petroni, ICRW's Senior Director of Gender, Population, and Development joins colleagues at the Wilson Center to discuss issues married adolescents face, including challenges in addressing reproductive health needs and HIV.

KCRW: Responding to Violence Against Women in India and Pakistan

ICRW's Priya Nanda, Group Director, Reproductive Health and Economic Development, weighs in on the prevalence of violence against women and girls In India and Pakistan on KCRW's To the Point.

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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 read the latest news and visit Girls Not Brides to learn more about the global movement. 

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What's New

Wed, 07/23/2014
IPS News Agency

ICRW's Ann Warner, senior gender and youth specialist, and Lyric Thompson, senior policy manager, give their reactions to commitments made by the UK and US governments in a global effort to end child marriage and female genital mutilation during the first annual Girls Summit.

Tue, 07/22/2014
Tue, 07/22/2014

ICRW joined together with representatives from the UK and US Government, as well as NGOs around the world, to participate in the first ever Girl Summit, which brought together activists, experts and government representatives to mobilize efforts to end female genital mutilation (FGM) and child, early and forced marriage.

Tue, 07/22/2014

Quentin Wodon, Adviser in the Education Sector at the World Bank writes about a new research program announced today at the Girl Summit. The program will be led jointly by ICRW and the World Bank, which will measure the economic cost of child marriage. 

Tue, 07/22/2014

The UK Girl Summit has gathered government officials, civil society organizations and activists to mobilize efforts to end early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation. ICRW’s Lyric Thompson, Senior Policy Manager, calls on the U.S. government to ramp up its current efforts to end child marriage and meet the needs of adolescent girls. 

Mon, 07/21/2014
Thomson Reuters Foundation's Trust Blog

On the eve of the the UK's Girl Summit, which will focus on early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation, ICRW's Dr. Suzanne Petroni, Senior Director of Gender, Population and Development, writes about the missing ingredient in conversations about empowering adolescent girls.

Her Voice. Her Future.

ICRW is participating in the #OperationGirl challenge. Help us raise $40,000 to empower girls around the world by contributing to ICRW today. More »

Featured Publication

Adolescents and Family Planning: What the Evidence Shows

ICRW releases a new report, ahead of the UK's Girls Summit, which provides a synthesis of the evidence identifying barriers to adolescents’ access to and use of family planning services and suggests areas of research that are ripe for future investment. More >> 





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