News and Commentary

Mon, 05/02/2016

In celebration of ICRW’s 40th year anniversary, Sarah Gammage, ICRW’s Director of Gender, Economic Empowerment and Livelihoods sat down with Mayra Buvinic — an internationally recognized expert on gender and development and former president and founding member of ICRW — to learn about the motivation behind founding ICRW and the organization’s role in advancing gender equality worldwide.

Mon, 05/02/2016

In celebration of ICRW’s 40th year anniversary, Sarah Gammage, ICRW’s Director of Gender, Economic Empowerment and Livelihoods sat down with Mayra Buvinic — an internationally recognized expert on gender and development and former president and founding member of ICRW — to learn about the motivation behind founding ICRW and the organization’s role in advancing gender equality worldwide.

Thu, 04/28/2016

Senior Policy Manager Lyric Thompson writes for Ms. Magazine about traveling to Egypt, where she met with civil society organizations working on women's rights. She writes about what has changed since the uprising five years ago, how women are faring throughout the country, and the barriers women face to achieving equality.

Fri, 04/22/2016

Senior Policy Manager Lyric Thompson writes for Ms. Magazine on the world's first ever strategy on adolescent girls, released by Secretary of State John Kerry. Under the new strategy, the State Department will direct its diplomats to raise issues like child marriage and female genital cutting with foreign governments, and to push for girls to be legally recognized as equal rights holders.

Thu, 04/14/2016

ICRW, in partnership with Girls Not Brides, released 10 briefs that provide a short, accessible introduction to incorporating child marriage prevention and response efforts cross a range of sectors and programs.

Thu, 04/7/2016

ICRW's research on the prevalence of husbands who force their wives into sex was cited in an OpEd on the need to outlaw marital rape in India for the Globe and Mail.

Fri, 03/18/2016

ICRW sat down with Champions for Change award winner U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to talk about her legacy, the challenges she faced throughout her career and what the next steps are to achieving gender equality for women and girls in the U.S.

Thu, 03/17/2016

Ravi Verma, head of ICRW's Asia Regional Office traveled to Mumbai to present on ICRW's programs to engage men and boys in sexual and reproductive health decisions. This Q&A unpacks why men's involvement in sexual and reproductive health outcomes is critical.

Wed, 03/16/2016

USA Today spoke to Ashley Judd, actor, advocate and member of ICRW's Leadership Council, about her new appointment as UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador on Child Marriage. ICRW's Senior Policy Manager Lyric Thompson also spoke to USA Today, highlighting what we know works to end child marriage around the world.