How Empowering Girls Can Help End Child Marriage

In advance of the United Nations General Assembly meetings, ICRW's Ann Warner writes for 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

In advance of an event to bring together business, non-profits and government officials in New Delhi, 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.

Changing the World, One Girl at a Time

ICRW's Dr. Suzanne Petroni writes on Ms. Magazine's blog about how adolescent girls and the unique challenges they face have been left out of conversations about global development for far too long. With recent and upcoming events focused on girls, the world is finally paying attention, but we must push global leaders to do more to improve the lives of adolescent girls.

Al Jazeera: Ethiopian Girls as Young as Five Married Off

Jeff Edmeades, ICRW’s senior social demographer, spoke with Al Jazeera about child marriage and how ICRW’s work in Ethiopia is empowering child brides to live healthier, more economically stable lives. 

Getting Girls Back to School in Post-Conflict Uganda

New ICRW study uncovers new data on what is driving high levels of school drop-outs among girls in northwestern Uganda’s remote and vulnerable West Nile sub-region, bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan.

New HIV and AIDS Law Jeopardizes Health of Women, Men, and Children

ICRW's Anne Stangl weighs in on a problematic new law in Uganda that will result in discrimination against men and women living with HIV and will likely result in fewer women and girls – and men and boys – seeking and adhering to treatment that could literally save their lives.

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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What's New

Wed, 09/17/2014

Highlighting the need to take girls' unique perspectives and challenges into account in any global development agenda, ICRW's Lyric Thompson gives her perspective on why adolscent girls matter to NPR's Goats and Sodas blog.

Wed, 09/17/2014

Alarmingly high levels of violence against girls around the world present an enormous barrier to development efforts. ICRW’s Stella Mukasa and Nastasia Paul-Gera argue that now is the time to act, as the next generation of international development goals are being shaped.

Wed, 09/17/2014
Voice of America

ICRW’s Ann Warner, Senior Gender and Youth Specialist and lead author of ICRW’s new report, “More Power to Her: How Empowering Girls Can Help End Child Marriage,” speaks to Voice of America’s Frances Alonzo about these new findings and how investments in girls’ empowerment is key to ending child marriage. 

Mon, 09/15/2014
Mon, 09/15/2014

New board members Winnie Byanyima, Kristin Eager Killion, Søren Elbech, Jennifer Klein, Patience Marime-Ball and Haven Ley will provide tactical guidance to ICRW from their respective backgrounds, which include strategic communications, finance, international development, women’s rights and public policy. 

Fri, 09/12/2014
Fri, 09/12/2014

On Friday, ICRW hosted an event to highlight the findings from a brand new report, "More Power To Her: How Empowering Girls Can Help End Child Marriage," which looks at programs from CARE, BRAC, Save the Children and Pathfinder International that used girls' empowerment as a way to improve the lives of adolescents girls who were susceptible to, or already in a marriage.

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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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