Thank You From All of Us at ICRW

This holiday season, we express our deep appreciation for your generosity in supporting our mission to help empower women and girls living in poor communities around the world. Your support is critical in advancing our mission – and we are incredibly grateful to you! 

At Her Service

Released today, the 2015 Hunger Report explains why ending discrimination against women and girls is crucial to ending world hunger. ICRW guest blogger David Snyder, writes about a USAID-funded project run by ICRW and AGMARK in Western Kenya that aims to empower women farmers by helping them access the products and skills they need to thrive in their trade.

Groundbreaking Insights on Shifting Gender Norms and Ending Perpetuation of Violence

A new ICRW report released at the MenEngage Global Symposium in Delhi this week reveals that 60 percent of men surveyed in India had acted violently against their wife/partner at some point in their lives. The study examines men’s attitudes and practices around gender inequality, and offers recommendations to effectively engage men and boys in efforts to advance gender equality.

Smart technology for smart family planning in Ethiopia

New ICRW project looks to increase uptake and adherence to family planning services in Ethiopia by implementing innovative new way to collect patient feedback and improve the quality of services.

Wrestling for equality

Tanya Abramsky, researcher at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, writes about ICRW's Parivartan program, which is designed to empower adolescent girls using the sport of kabaddi in a slum community in Mumbai.

VIDEO: ICRW on Talk Business 360

Flying American Airlines between now and January 2015? Tune in to Talk Business 360 to hear about our work from ICRW President Sarah Degnan Kambou.

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. 

ICRW: Turning Insight Into Action for nearly 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 »

What's New

Wed, 11/26/2014

Last week, the United Nations adopted a resolution dedicated to the issue of child, early and forced marriage. ICRW’s Lyric Thompson, Senior Policy Manager writes about this historic resolution, what this means for the 15 million girls who are forced to marry each year, and why it is time for the U.S. to lead for girls.

Wed, 11/26/2014

With the start of the 16 Days of Activism Against End Gender-Based Violence Campaign, ICRW’s Stella Mukasa, Director, Gender, Violence and Rights, writes about the true cost of violence against women and girls. 

Fri, 11/21/2014

Released today, the 2015 Hunger Report explains why ending discrimination against women and girls is crucial to ending world hunger. ICRW guest blogger David Snyder, writes about a USAID-funded project run by ICRW and AGMARK in Western Kenya that aims to empower women farmers by helping them access the products and skills they need to thrive in their trade.

Wed, 11/19/2014
Huffington Post

ICRW data on child marriage is featured in this article about a 17-year-old who is changing girls’ lives in Kenya and Uganda through the gift of education. 

Mon, 11/17/2014
BBC's World Have Your Say

Ravi Verma, head of ICRW's Asia Regional Office, joins BBC's World Have Your Say panel disucssion to explore what circumstance may have led to the deaths of more than a dozen women who underwent a sterilization procedure in the Chhattisgarh state of India. Verma attributes lack of knowledge and access to comphrensive sexual health services, as well as unsafe procedures and spaces, as key problems that lead to high levels of mortality among many low-income women who undergo sterilization.

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Featured Publication

Masculinity, Intimate Partner Violence and Son Preference in India

A groundbreaking new report released this week at the MenEngage Global Symposium in Delhi examines men’s attitudes and practices around gender inequality, son preference and intimate partner violence in India. More »

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