ICRW Speaks to Al Jazeera on the Consequences of Child Marriage

Suzanne Petroni, senior director of gender, population and development at ICRW spoke to Al Jazeera America about the prevalence of child marriage, the consequences to girls and societies as a whole, and what is needed to end this harmful practice. 


On this Day of the African Child, Youth are Leading the Way to #EndChildMarriageNOW
In honor of the Day of the African Child, ICRW's Lyric Thompson writes for Trust.org on how youth advocates throughout Africa are taking the lead on efforts to end child marriage across the continent.
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.

Changing Gender Norms in Mumbai’s Schools

ICRW's GEMS program helps to shift gender norms in Mumbai's schools, paving the way for a more equitable future for India's boys and girls.

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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. 

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What's New

Wed, 08/19/2015

ICRW’s Lyric Thompson is featured in this piece on what must be done to end world hunger and poverty in 15 years, one of the global development goals put forward in the UN's 2030 Agenda.

Mon, 08/17/2015
The Guardian

ICRW's Priya Nanda was interviewed by the Guardian on the extent to which marital rape occurs in India and the current political landscape for passing a law to criminalize marital rape. ICRW's research on the prevalence of intimate partner violence across India was also featured in the article.

Fri, 08/14/2015

ICRW’s Allie Glinski, gender and development specialist spoke to SharpHeels about ICRW’s evaluation of an innovative e-commerce initiative that is empowering women to lift their communities out of poverty. 

Wed, 08/05/2015
Wed, 08/05/2015

ICRW joins partner organizations in applauding negotiators on the release of the Sustainable Development Goals, which puts women and girls at the center of development efforts.

Wed, 07/29/2015
Christian Science Monitor

ICRW researchers speak to Nita Bhalla about efforts to confront traditional gender roles and challenge sexism among youth in Mumbai schools. These efforts are central to ICRW's GEMS program and are key to changing attitudes and curbing widespread abuse.

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ICRW’s Lyric Thompson wrote for Sharp Heels about the millions of girls worldwide who are forced to marry as children – and the profoundly detrimental consequences of child marriage to girls’ wellbeing as well as global development.  

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