Advocates Seize on White House Africa Summit to Call for End to Child Marriage

TIME covers U.S.-African Summit side event, hosted by the International Center for Research on Women, Girls Not Brides USA, Human Rights Watch and the International Women's Health Coalition, calling on U.S. and African leaders to end child, early and forced marriage.

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.

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.

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. 

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Mon, 08/18/2014
WHYY

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.

Tue, 08/12/2014
Ms. Magazine

ICRW's Suzanne Petroni, Senior Director for Gender, Population, and Development, explains how the Global Gag Rule jeopardizes women's health and why, aftter 30 years, it should be eliminated once and for all.

Thu, 08/07/2014
The Huffington Post

The U.S.-Africa Summit side event held on Tuesday, August 5, put on by ICRW and partners calling on leaders to end child, early and forced marriage is featured by the Huffington Post in a round-up of issues spotlighted during the Summit.

Thu, 08/07/2014
Suzanne Fields

ICRW’s Senior Policy Manager Lyric Thompson speaks to the Washington Times about the consequences of child marriage, in this piece, which highlights the growing momentum during the U.S.-African Summit to invest in women and girls and protect them from harmful practices.

Thu, 08/07/2014
Thu, 08/07/2014

The International Center for Research on Women, along with Girls Not Brides USA, Human Rights Watch and the International Women’s Health Coalition, held a special side event on Tuesday, August 5, discussing consequences of and solutions to end child, early and forced marriage (CEFM).

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