News and Commentary

Fri, 05/27/2016

Unpaid work, which takes place in every country on Earth, restricts women’s ability to contribute economically to their families, to their communities and to entire countries. ICRW's Rachel Clement writes about the negative impacts of this unpaid care burden and makes recommendations for how the G7 Summit can begin to take this work into account so that women and their communities can thrive.

Thu, 05/26/2016

On May 17, ICRW conferred the 2016 Champion for Change Leadership Award on Melinda French Gates for her unwavering commitment to ensuring that every person has the opportunity to live a healthy, productive life. In this interview after the award ceremony at Women Deliver 2016 in Copenhagen, Gates talks about the importance of women as catalysts of global change and why data is essential to smart investments in global development. 

Mon, 05/23/2016

ICRW interviews Irene Tinker, founding member and the first Board Chair of the International Center for Research on Women. Tinker has dedicated her career to raising issues that affect marginalized women and girls around the world since the late 1940s. Her memoir just hit shelves this year.

Wed, 05/18/2016

On Tuesday the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) honored Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Jill Sheffield, founder and president of Women Deliver, with its 2016 Champions for Change AwardsThe awards were presented by Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, patron of the 2016 Women Deliver conference and a longtime advocate for health, gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.

Wed, 05/11/2016

This week, ICRW traveled to London for the launch of the Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing. The Commission's findings highlighted how decades of neglect and chronic underinvestment have had serious detrimental effects on the health and wellbeing of adolescents aged 10–24 years. ICRW's Suzanne Petroni served as the lead for the Youth Engagement of the Commission.

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.