Blog: April 2011

  • Posted by Roxanne Stachowski on Wednesday, April 27, 2011

    Recent years have brought remarkable progress in the way the U.S. government alleviates poverty, eradicates disease and drives sustainable economic growth around the world. President George W. Bush’s Millennium Challenge Corporation and President Barack Obama’s Presidential Study Directive on Global Development have improved the effectiveness and efficiency of U.S.

  • Posted by Anju Malhotra on Thursday, April 14, 2011

    Women are on the move in New Delhi, and in an entirely new way: on the Metro. I couldn’t help but notice them during my last trip to India a few weeks ago. Women filled the first car of every train — by law designated exclusively for them — and were scattered throughout the co-ed cars. They were of all ages, and from all walks of life: young teens in their jeans; moms in saris with one child in their arm and another at their hand; middle-aged women from North Delhi covered in burqas; and working women dressed professionally and in a hurry.

  • Posted by Ann Warner on Thursday, April 14, 2011

    A recent article in the medical journal The Lancet, starkly illustrates that investments in global health and development are failing to meet the needs of adolescents. While significant progress has been made in the survival rate of young children over the past 50 years – mostly due to funding for vaccines and declines in infectious diseases – we have barely made a dent in the mortality of adolescent girls and boys over the same time period.

  • Posted by Amy Gregowski on Thursday, April 14, 2011
    Way of Life in Namibian Community Fosters Vulnerability to HIV

    In the fight against HIV, the environment in which women and men live influences their risk of becoming infected. That’s part of the reality in Kabila, a small community on the outskirts of Katutura, Namibia.

    ICRW is launching a project here to reduce people’s vulnerability to HIV by addressing risky sexual behavior associated with drinking alcohol. Bars serving alcohol are ubiquitous in the hilly, informal settlement of Kabila.

  • Posted by Roxanne Stachowski on Friday, April 8, 2011

    Today, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton released the State Department’s Annual Human Rights Report and for the second consecutive year, child marriage is recognized for what it is – a gross human rights violation. This detailed analysis describes the extent to which child marriage is a problem and what actions are being taken to prevent it in 20 countries with the highest prevalence rates.