Melinda Gates, Jill Sheffield honored with ICRW Champions for Change Awards

ICRW awarded Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Jill Sheffield, founder of Women Deliver, with two of the 2016 Champions for Change awards. The awards were conferred in Copenhagen by Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark.

ICRW and partners lay out crucial recommendations for the World Humanitarian Summit

Ahead of the World Humanitarian Summit, ICRW and other international NGOs developed a set of recommendations for how civil society organizations, NGOs, decision-makers and donors can leverage policy, programs and research to improve the lives of girls living in conflict around the world.

ICRW helps launch findings from the Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing

This week, ICRW traveled to London for the launch of the Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing. The Commission's findings highlighted how decades of neglect and chronic underinvestment have had serious detrimental effects on the health and wellbeing of adolescents aged 10–24 years. ICRW's Suzanne Petroni served as the lead for the Youth Engagement of the Commission. 

Meet Sameema, an amazing mom making us smile this Mother's Day

Sameema, who grew up in one Mumbai slum, had limited opportunities growing up because her parents didn't value her as a girl. But Sameema wants a different childhood for her daughter Saima, a participant in ICRW's Parivartan for Girls program.

ICRW Presents Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with Champions for Change Award

ICRW conferred its annual Champions for Change Award for Vision to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for her unwavering commitment to women’s health, well-being and equal citizenship stature and her courageous vision for legal systems that respect the dignity of all humankind.

Are Economic Incentives Enough to Increase the Value of Girls?

ICRW evaluated a conditional cash transfer program designed to enhance the value of girls in Haryana, India. Find out what our research showed.

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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. 

ICRW: Turning Insight Into Action for 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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Fri, 05/27/2016
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Unpaid work, which takes place in every country on Earth, restricts women’s ability to contribute economically to their families, to their communities and to entire countries. ICRW's Rachel Clement writes about the negative impacts of this unpaid care burden and makes recommendations for how the G7 Summit can begin to take this work into account so that women and their communities can thrive.

Thu, 05/26/2016
Thu, 05/26/2016

On May 17, ICRW conferred the 2016 Champion for Change Leadership Award on Melinda French Gates for her unwavering commitment to ensuring that every person has the opportunity to live a healthy, productive life. In this interview after the award ceremony at Women Deliver 2016 in Copenhagen, Gates talks about the importance of women as catalysts of global change and why data is essential to smart investments in global development. 

Mon, 05/23/2016
Mon, 05/23/2016

ICRW interviews Irene Tinker, founding member and the first Board Chair of the International Center for Research on Women. Tinker has dedicated her career to raising issues that affect marginalized women and girls around the world since the late 1940s. Her memoir just hit shelves this year.

Wed, 05/11/2016
Wed, 05/11/2016

This week, ICRW traveled to London for the launch of the Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing. The Commission's findings highlighted how decades of neglect and chronic underinvestment have had serious detrimental effects on the health and wellbeing of adolescents aged 10–24 years. ICRW's Suzanne Petroni served as the lead for the Youth Engagement of the Commission.

Advancing Gender EqualityThen, How and Now A conversation with Former President and Founding Member of ICRW Mayra Buvinic
Mon, 05/02/2016
Mon, 05/02/2016

In celebration of ICRW’s 40th year anniversary, Sarah Gammage, ICRW’s Director of Gender, Economic Empowerment and Livelihoods sat down with Mayra Buvinic — an internationally recognized expert on gender and development and former president and founding member of ICRW — to learn about the motivation behind founding ICRW and the organization’s role in advancing gender equality worldwide.

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ICRW's Aditi Vyas writes about ICRW's Planning Ahead for Girls Empowerment and Employability (PAGE) program, currently in the pilot phase in several schools throughout New Delhi, India.

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