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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Fri, 05/22/2015

Maternal mortality devastates families around the world, leaving spouses, parents and children grief-stricken, but costs to families and communities go beyond emotional. ICRW's Aslihan Kes writes for Devex about maternal mortality's social and economic consequences, including higher rates of neo-natal mortality and crippling financial hardships.

Thu, 05/21/2015
Thu, 05/21/2015

This week, Girls Not Brides: The Global Partnership to End Child Marriage (GNB) held its first global member meeting in Casablanca, Morocco, convening over 300 experts, activists, donors and practitioners to mobilize and strengthen efforts to end child marriage. Several ICRW experts attended the meeting and led training sessions on addressing child marriage. 

Wed, 05/20/2015
The Guardian

The recent Nigerian bill to ban gender-based violence is a major step forward writes Stella Mukasa, director of gender, violence and rights in this Op-Ed for the Guardian. But this legislation must be backed by efforts to tackle the attitudes that underpin violence against women and girls in order eliminate this harmful practice. 

Tue, 05/19/2015
Huffington Post

ICRW's Pranita Achyut penned an OpEd for Huffington Post, highlighting a recent ICRW study that found gaps in the quality of care for sterilization services in Bihar, India, which are compromising women's safety and dignity. In the piece, Achyut argues for government and civil society to work together to improve reproductive health services for women.

Mon, 05/18/2015
Huffington Post Impact

The Nigerian Senate recently passed a bill to outlaw gender-based violence. But will this legislation make a practical difference? In this piece published by Huffington Post Impact, Stella, director of gender, violence and rights at ICRW explains what this bill means and what steps should be taken next to effectively prevent and respond to gender-based violence.

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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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