Al Jazeera: Ethiopian Girls as Young as Five Married Off

Jeff Edmeades, ICRW’s senior social demographer, spoke with Al Jazeera about child marriage and how ICRW’s work in Ethiopia is empowering child brides to live healthier, more economically stable lives. 

Getting Girls Back to School in Post-Conflict Uganda

New ICRW study uncovers new data on what is driving high levels of school drop-outs among girls in northwestern Uganda’s remote and vulnerable West Nile sub-region, bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan.

New HIV and AIDS Law Jeopardizes Health of Women, Men, and Children

ICRW's Anne Stangl weighs in on a problematic new law in Uganda that will result in discrimination against men and women living with HIV and will likely result in fewer women and girls – and men and boys – seeking and adhering to treatment that could literally save their lives.

Advocates Seize on White House Africa Summit to Call for End to Child Marriage

TIME covers U.S.-African Summit side event, hosted by the International Center for Research on Women, Girls Not Brides USA, Human Rights Watch and the International Women's Health Coalition, calling on U.S. and African leaders to end child, early and forced marriage.

ICRW Findings Provide Insight on Prevalence of Rape

A secondary analysis from ICRW’s groundbreaking IMAGES study offers a window into the prevalence of rape and what potentially influences men to commit such an act. The report debuted on the eve of London’s Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict.

Redoubling Efforts to Fight Stigma and Discrimination Key to Ending AIDS

In conjunction with the AIDS 2014 conference in Melbourne, Australia, ICRWs Anne Stangl, senior behavioral scientist, wrote about one of the most critical pieces in tackling HIV/AIDS: ending stigma and discrimination to ensure that everyone, including vulnerable populations, are accessing and adhering to treatment.

NPR: Child Marriage, The Lives of Young Girls and the Policies to Protect Them

ICRW's Ann Warner, Senior Gender and Youth Specialist, spoke to NPR affiliate WHYY about the causes and consequences of child marriage and how communities and countries can work to prevent this harmful practice.

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. 

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Wed, 08/27/2014

New ICRW study uncovers new data on what is driving high levels of school drop-outs among girls in northwestern Uganda’s remote and vulnerable West Nile sub-region, bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan.

Mon, 08/25/2014

Uganda's President just signed into law a piece of legislation that will criminalize HIV and force people to disclose their HIV status to their partners and families. ICRW's Ann Stangl explains why this problematic law will do little more than stigmatize and discriminate against men and women living with HIV and will likely result in fewer women and girls – and men and boys – seeking and adhering to treatment that could literally save their lives.

Mon, 08/18/2014
WHYY

ICRW's Ann Warner, Senior Gender and Youth Specialist, spoke to NPR affiliate WHYY about the causes and consequences of child marriage and how communities and countries can work to prevent this harmful practice.

Tue, 08/12/2014
Ms. Magazine

ICRW's Suzanne Petroni, Senior Director for Gender, Population, and Development, explains how the Global Gag Rule jeopardizes women's health and why, aftter 30 years, it should be eliminated once and for all.

Thu, 08/07/2014
The Huffington Post

The U.S.-Africa Summit side event held on Tuesday, August 5, put on by ICRW and partners calling on leaders to end child, early and forced marriage is featured by the Huffington Post in a round-up of issues spotlighted during the Summit.

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