ICRW marches in the Capitol Pride Parade

This year, ICRW staff and family will join advocates, allies and other organizations to march in the Capital Pride Parade. ICRW believes in equality and empowerment for all, inclusive of the full spectrum of gender and sexual diversity and will continue to support those who are marginalized and whose voices are often not heard.

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.

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, 06/17/2016

ICRW grieves the untimely death of Member of Parliament Jo Cox, a rising member of the UK's Labour Party, who was killed by a constiuent as she was leaving the public library in Birstall after holding meetings with community members.

Wed, 06/15/2016
Wed, 06/15/2016

Today in Washington DC, the International Center for Research on Women released findings from a qualitative assessment of the Solar Sister business model. ICRW found that women who participate in the entrepreneurship program gain financial independence, increase their household income and contribute to a safer community, among other positive benefits.

Wed, 06/08/2016
Wed, 06/08/2016

This year, ICRW staff and family will join advocates, allies and other organizations to march in the Capital Pride Parade. ICRW believes in equality and empowerment for all, inclusive of the full spectrum of gender and sexual diversity and will continue to support those who are marginalized and whose voices are often not heard.

Mon, 06/06/2016
Mon, 06/06/2016

On May 17, ICRW conferred the 2016 Champion for Change Lifetime Achievement Award on Jill Sheffield for her enduring dedication to women’s reproductive rights and lasting contributions to the improvement of maternal health across the world. In this interview after the award ceremony at Women Deliver 2016 in Copenhagen, Sheffield talks about the importance of partnerships and good data to build a global movement for women and girls. 

Fri, 06/03/2016
UN Foundation

ICRW Policy Manager, Lyric Thompson, and Director of Gender, Economic Empowerment and Livelihoods, Sarah Gammage, wrote a blog for the UN Foundation on how the unpaid burden of care work too often falls on women. They argue that addressing this burden is critical to the success of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Featured Blog Post

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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