ICRW Mourns the Loss of Former Staff Member, Paula Kantor

ICRW mourns the loss of Dr. Paula Kantor, Senior Scientist of Gender and Development at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) – former Senior Rural Development Specialist at ICRW – who died yesterday in the aftermath of a terrorist attack on the hotel she was staying at in Kabul, Afghanistan.

ICRW and Partners Expand Landscape for Monitoring HIV-related Stigma and Discrimination

ICRW worked with partners to integrate new measures of stigma and discrimination towards people living with HIV into global measurement tools. These tools will help government and health officials better target their efforts to reduce HIV infections.

New Report: Assessing the Quality of Care for Women's Reproductive Health Services in Bihar, India

ICRW today released a report that describes where the gaps are within facilities that provide sterilization and IUD implementation for women in Bihar, India. The report contains a host of recommendations that could be implemented immediately to ensure family planning services are performed in a safe, sanitary environment where women’s rights and entitlement to quality, comprehensive health care are respected.

New ICRW Report on School Dropout in West Nile, Uganda Highlights Harmful Gender Norms

A new report by ICRW explores the reasons behind school dropout for girls in West Nile, Uganda, where only six girls are enrolled in secondary school for every ten boys enrolled. The report provides insights into the factors that are contributing to high drop out rates for girls, as well as policy recommendations to help girls continue their education.

ICRW Honors Three Global Leaders With Champions for Change Award

In celebration of International Women's Day, the International Center for Research on Women held a special event in London to honor three global leaders for their achievement in advancing the rights of women and girls worldwide. 

We Must Empower and Support Girls in Crisis

Her Majesty the Queen of the Belgians, an honorary members of ICRW's Leadership Council, penned an OpEd for Devex on how adolescent girls are uniquely vulnerable when crises and conflict hits. Ahead of an ICRW-sponsored International Women's Day event on the topic, she outlines a path forward for meeting girls' needs and highlights her commitment to protecting and empowering girls around the world who face enormous challenges every day.

VIDEO: 2015 Champions for Change Awards

This year, ICRW honored three global leaders for their achievements in advancing the rights of women and girls worldwide. Watch highlights from the event.

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What's New

Thu, 05/28/2015
The Guardian

ICRW's Suzanne Petroni was quoted in a Guardian article on some of the reasons behind why suicide tops the list of causes of death for girls ages 15-19 worldwide. Petroni talks about the need for more evidence and research, which is necessary to help shed light on the full picture of challenges facing the world's women and girls.

Wed, 05/27/2015
International Business Times

ICRW’s Stella Mukasa, director, gender, violence and rights is quoted in this article about a new bill signed this week by Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, which criminalizes female genital mutilation.

Tue, 05/26/2015
The Telegraph

ICRW President Sarah Degnan Kambou and Suzanne Petroni, senior director, gender, population and development are featured in this article, which focuses on this shocking statistic and the reasons behind why self-harm is now the leading cause of death for girls between 15 to 19 years old.   

Tue, 05/26/2015

ICRW’s Stella Mukasa, director, gender violence and rights tells ThinkProgress that the anti-pornography law in Uganda is a rollback on women’s rights as the law is not only discriminatory but is an attack on freedom of expression.

Tue, 05/26/2015
BBC News

With the recent controversy stirred by an Indian government minister telling parliament that marital rape could not be criminalized, this article highlights studies showing the prevalence of marital rape in India, including a study conducted by ICRW.

Featured Blog Post

The strongest earthquake in more than 70 years recently devastated Nepal, killing thousands and leaving three million people homeless. Sarah Kambou, President of ICRW, writes about global and grassroots organizations helping to alleviate suffering and re-build Nepal for a more prosperous future.

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