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Fri, 09/12/2014

On Friday, ICRW hosted an event to highlight the findings from a brand new report, "More Power To Her: How Empowering Girls Can Help End Child Marriage," which looks at programs from CARE, BRAC, Save the Children and Pathfinder International that used girls' empowerment as a way to improve the lives of adolescents girls who were susceptible to, or already in a marriage.

Mon, 09/08/2014

ICRW joins with a diverse group of 80 leading domestic and global organizations to call on the Obama Administration to take long overdue steps to protect women’s health around the world.

Thu, 08/07/2014

The International Center for Research on Women, along with Girls Not Brides USA, Human Rights Watch and the International Women’s Health Coalition, held a special side event on Tuesday, August 5, discussing consequences of and solutions to end child, early and forced marriage (CEFM).

Perspectives: The ICRW Blog

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 7:08pm

Globally, the garment industry is one of the largest employers of low-skilled women workers. In India, many of these women come from disadvantaged, rural communities, where given the resource constraints and taboos around women’s mobility and sexuality, their families more often than not choose early marriage over an education (which their brothers are afforded) for them. As young adults, undereducated and solely responsible for household chores and caring for the family, they are afforded very few opportunities outside the home.

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 12:30pm

2014 may just prove to be the year that changed the course for child, early and forced marriage (CEFM). So far this year we’ve seen significant statements, commitments and dollars put forward on the global stage.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:04am

It’s that time of year again. My eight-year-old daughter is now familiar with the annual routine of binder and notebook purchasing, and that feeling of excitement and anticipation that comes with the start of another school year.  As we purchase her supplies, I am aware of the stark differences in her reality as compared to the girls I spoke with recently in the West Nile sub-region of Uganda. And yet, I am also struck by the fundamental similarities: for girls everywhere, education is among the most crucial building blocks for their future.   


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