ICRW and Plan International Release New Report on High Levels of Violence in Asia's Schools

ICRW and Plan International today release a shocking new report, which details the high levels at which boys and girls in Asia experience violence in schools. The report also included recommendations for how schools and communities can work to decrease violence.

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What's New

Tue, 03/03/2015

Quartz India's Shelly Walia writes about a new ICRW/Plan International report that higlights how pervasive violence is at home, as well as in and on the way to school, for many children in Asia. The article details specific findings from the report, including how seven in ten children report experiencing violence and that 43 percent surveyed report doing nothing when they see violence against children occurring. 

Wed, 02/25/2015
Wed, 02/25/2015

ICRW and Plan international today release a shocking new report, which details the high levels at which boys and girls in Asia experience violence in schools. The report features data and analysis on both the prevalence of violence and the community's response to violence, as well as suggested recommendations for strengthening programs to combat school-based violence.

Tue, 02/24/2015
Tue, 02/24/2015

The International Center for Research on Women today launched the Violence Against Women (VAW) Self-Assessment Tool, which aims to help organizations involved in efforts to prevent and respond to violence against women reflect on their programs and identify ways to strengthen their work.

Mon, 02/23/2015
Stanford Social Innovation Review

In a piece higlighting initiatives to develop the economic potential of women, ICRW's recent report, The Business Case for Women's Economic Empowerment, is featured as a critical piece of research to help companies build better partnerships with locally rooted organizations, which could help promote a multi-faceted approach to women’s empowerment.

Thu, 02/12/2015
Reuters Thu, 02/12/2015

In a Reuters article on how young women from Rajasthan have become fire fighters as part of a female empowerment program, ICRW's Ravi Verma talks about how affirmative action policies are helping to improve the status of women in India.

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