ICRW Speaks to Al Jazeera on the Consequences of Child Marriage

Suzanne Petroni, senior director of gender, population and development at ICRW spoke to Al Jazeera America about the prevalence of child marriage, the consequences to girls and societies as a whole, and what is needed to end this harmful practice. 


On this Day of the African Child, Youth are Leading the Way to #EndChildMarriageNOW
In honor of the Day of the African Child, ICRW's Lyric Thompson writes for Trust.org on how youth advocates throughout Africa are taking the lead on efforts to end child marriage across the continent.
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.

Changing Gender Norms in Mumbai’s Schools

ICRW's GEMS program helps to shift gender norms in Mumbai's schools, paving the way for a more equitable future for India's boys and girls.

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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 nearly 40 Years

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Wed, 07/22/2015
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Lyric Thompson writes for the Thomson Reuters Foundation on global progress toward the Millennium Development Goals and how far we have to go to truly achieve gender equality worldwide. She puts forth a series of recommendations on how the global community can move forward in improving the lives of adolescent girls and how that progress should be measured. 

Thu, 07/16/2015
Thu, 07/16/2015

The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) has appointed three new hires in key leadership roles: Madhu Deshmukh, chief operating officer, Asia Regional Office; Jennifer McCleary-Sills, director, gender violence and rights; and Stella Mukasa, director, Africa Regional Office. 

Wed, 07/08/2015
Wed, 07/08/2015

The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) has partnered with Making Cents International – the prime contractor selected by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) – to embark on a new project focused on advancing programs that serve and empower youth around the world.

Wed, 06/24/2015
Vice News

ICRW's Priya Nanda spoke to Vice News about the prevalence of violence against women in India and the need the way to shift how the burden to reduce violence often falls on women, rather than men. Nanda argues that efforts to prevent violence should also focus on educating citizens.

Fri, 06/19/2015
NewsBeat Social

Suzanne Petroni, senior director of gender, population and development, speaks to NewsBeat Social about the possible reasons behind why suicide is the number one cause of death for girls ages 15 to 19 worldwide.

Featured Blog Post

ICRW's Zayid Douglas, gender and development specialist, writes about her recent trip to Ethiopia where she met girls whose schools are participating in an innovative program that aims to keep girls in school and prevent child marriage. 

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