How Empowering Girls Can Help End Child Marriage

In advance of the United Nations General Assembly meetings, ICRW's Ann Warner writes for about how countries can end child marriage by empowering girls, highlighting case studies from four countries featured in ICRW's new report.

How Gap Inc.’s P.A.C.E. Program is Improving Women’s Lives

In advance of an event to bring together business, non-profits and government officials in New Delhi, ICRW's Shubh Sharma writes about Gap Inc.'s innovative P.A.C.E. program, designed to empower female garment workers by giving them personal and professional skills to advance at home and in the workplace.

Changing the World, One Girl at a Time

ICRW's Dr. Suzanne Petroni writes on Ms. Magazine's blog about how adolescent girls and the unique challenges they face have been left out of conversations about global development for far too long. With recent and upcoming events focused on girls, the world is finally paying attention, but we must push global leaders to do more to improve the lives of adolescent girls.

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.

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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What's New

Tue, 09/23/2014

With the UN General Assembly underway in NY this week, ICRW’s Senior Policy Manager, Lyric Thompson writes about how we have a once in a lifetime opportunity to protect the human rights of girls.

Tue, 09/23/2014
Voice of America

As heads of state gather in NY this week for the 2014 UN General Assembly, ICRW’s Suzanne Petroni, Senior Director, Gender, Population and Development speaks to Voice of America about the urgency of ensuring that adolescent girls’ needs are addressed and included in world poverty reduction efforts.

Mon, 09/22/2014

Largely as a result of improvements in maternal health worldwide, maternal mortality – while still a leading cause of death – is no longer the number one killer of adolescent girls.  That’s the good news. The bad news?  Suicide now tops the list.

Fri, 09/19/2014
Fri, 09/19/2014

ICRW will head to New York for the United Nations General Assembly meeting, where advocates and researchers will ensure that global leaders put adolescent girls’ unique needs and priorities as a core component of any global development agenda.

Fri, 09/19/2014
Times of India Fri, 09/19/2014

Ann Warner spoke to the Times of India about ICRW's new report, “More Power to Her: How Empowering Girls Can Help End Child Marriage,” and PRACHAR, the India-based program that provided  reproductive health training among adolescents and young couples in Bihar, India.

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More Power to Her: How Empowering Girls Can End Child Marriage

New ICRW report examines how programs in Bangladesh, Egypt, Ethiopia and India are working to empower both girls at risk of child marriage as well as already-married girls, and how empowerment leads to changes in knowledge, attitudes and practices. More >> 

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