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.

ICRW and partners lay out crucial recommendations for the World Humanitarian Summit

Ahead of the World Humanitarian Summit, ICRW and other international NGOs developed a set of recommendations for how civil society organizations, NGOs, decision-makers and donors can leverage policy, programs and research to improve the lives of girls living in conflict around the world.

ICRW helps launch findings from the Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing

This week, ICRW traveled to London for the launch of the Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing. The Commission's findings highlighted how decades of neglect and chronic underinvestment have had serious detrimental effects on the health and wellbeing of adolescents aged 10–24 years. ICRW's Suzanne Petroni served as the lead for the Youth Engagement of the Commission. 

Meet Sameema, an amazing mom making us smile this Mother's Day

Sameema, who grew up in one Mumbai slum, had limited opportunities growing up because her parents didn't value her as a girl. But Sameema wants a different childhood for her daughter Saima, a participant in ICRW's Parivartan for Girls program.

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

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.

Mon, 08/22/2016
50.50 Inclusive Democracy

Hopes for a female, feminist UN Secretary-General look increasingly unlikely, but ICRW's Senior Policy Manager, Lyric Thompson, writes for 50.50 Inclusive Democracy about creative ideas circulating for feminist system reforms that would spur progress from the bottom-up.

Fri, 08/19/2016
Ms. Magazine

ICRW Atlas Corps Fellow Muhammed Hamza Abbas wrote for Ms. Magazine's blog on recent high-profile so-called "honor killings" in his home country, Pakistan. In the piece, he writes about how a gap in laws often results in no justice for women killed in the name of honor and how men can no longer remain silent in the face of these brutal human rights violations.

Thu, 08/18/2016
AFK Insider

The AFK Insider cited an ICRW/World Bank project, which is helping to better understand the economic and social costs of child marriage, and highlighted some of the project's preliminary findings in an article on the consequences of child marriage in Mozambique.

Thu, 08/18/2016

ICRW recently released a new research study exploring the social and cultural context of gender dynamics, sexual relationships and contraceptive method choice in Zambia and Malawi.

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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