Women’s Land Rights Vital to Food & Economic Security

As the world marks International Day of Rural Women and World Food Day this week, two guest bloggers report from the agricultural heartland of Uganda and Tanzania where they met with women farmers whose stories inspire their work advocating for women’s land rights. While they underline the great strides that have been made, they also warn that immense challenges remain.

International Day – and Year – of the Girl

Ahead of the International Day of the Girl, nearly 20 organizations committed to empowering women and girls have joined forces to urge world leaders to put adolescent girls at the heart of the next round of negotiations on the post-2015 global development agenda.

Activists Amplify Call to Action from World’s Girls

The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) co-hosted an event on Monday, September 22, the first day of United Nations General Assembly meetings, to call on world leaders, donors, and the global community to ensure that adolescent girls—and their needs—are central to efforts to end poverty

How Empowering Girls Can Help End Child Marriage

With the United Nations General Assembly in mind, ICRW's Ann Warner writes for Trust.org about how countries can end child marriage by empowering girls, highlighting case studies from four countries featured in ICRW's new report.

How Gap Inc.’s P.A.C.E. Program is Improving Women’s Lives

ICRW's Shubh Sharma writes about Gap Inc.'s innovative P.A.C.E. program, designed to empower female garment workers by giving them personal and professional skills to advance at home and in the workplace.

NPR: Child Marriage, The Lives of Young Girls and the Policies to Protect Them

ICRW's Ann Warner, Senior Gender and Youth Specialist, spoke to NPR affiliate WHYY about the causes and consequences of child marriage and how communities and countries can work to prevent this harmful practice.

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. 

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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Thu, 10/16/2014

ICRW’s Senior Policy Manager Lyric Thompson spoke to NPR on how and why commemorative days such as the International Day of the Girl are important. 

Thu, 10/16/2014
Thu, 10/16/2014

Today the world commemorates World Food Day and the theme this year is family farming: feeding the world, caring for earth. In a new effort, ICRW is working with Helen Keller International (HKI) to empower women participants in a longstanding HKI food production and nutrition program being implemented in four African nations.

Tue, 10/14/2014
Tue, 10/14/2014

As the world marks International Day of Rural Women and World Food Day this week, two guest bloggers report from the agricultural heartland of Uganda and Tanzania where they met with women farmers whose stories inspire their work advocating for women’s land rights. While they underline the great strides that have been made, they also warn that immense challenges remain.

Fri, 10/10/2014

Saturday, October 11th is the International Day of the Girl, a day to contemplate the powerful force girls can be throughout the world – and a time to celebrate those girls who are forging a path forward to become the next generation of thinkers, doers and leaders in communities around the world, writes ICRW President Sarah Degnan Kambou. 

Fri, 10/10/2014
Fri, 10/10/2014

Ahead of the International Day of the Girl, nearly 20 organizations committed to empowering women and girls have joined forces to urge world leaders to put adolescent girls at the heart of the next round of negotiations on the post-2015 global development agenda.

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More Power to Her: How Empowering Girls Can End Child Marriage

New ICRW report examines how programs in Bangladesh, Egypt, Ethiopia and India are working to empower both girls at risk of child marriage as well as already-married girls, and how empowerment leads to changes in knowledge, attitudes and practices. More >> 

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