News and Commentary

Tue, 02/24/2015

The International Center for Research on Women today launched the Violence Against Women (VAW) Self-Assessment Tool, which aims to help organizations involved in efforts to prevent and respond to violence against women reflect on their programs and identify ways to strengthen their work.

Mon, 02/23/2015

In a piece higlighting initiatives to develop the economic potential of women, ICRW's recent report, The Business Case for Women's Economic Empowerment, is featured as a critical piece of research to help companies build better partnerships with locally rooted organizations, which could help promote a multi-faceted approach to women’s empowerment.

Thu, 02/12/2015

In a Reuters article on how young women from Rajasthan have become fire fighters as part of a female empowerment program, ICRW's Ravi Verma talks about how affirmative action policies are helping to improve the status of women in India.

Wed, 02/11/2015

ICRW's role in a new study to measure the social and economic costs associated with violence against women was highlighted in an Irish Times article, which detailed how cuts to programs that help women in crisis would be harmful to education, economic growth, and development.

Wed, 02/11/2015

A new research project launched today at the National University of Ireland Galway will investigate the economic and social costs of violence against women and girls (VAWG) in developing countries and provide groundbreaking evidence to inform effective policies and programs to end and prevent VAWG. 

Mon, 02/9/2015

ICRW's research on Gap Inc's P.A.C.E. program, which helps empower female garment workers by giving them life and tecnical skills training, was featured in a Times of India article on consumer activism and corporation's programs to empower garment workers.

Tue, 02/3/2015

Research Associate at the Council on Foreign Relations, Hannah Chartoff, highlights ICRW’s recent study, which examines men’s attitudes and practices around gender inequality, son preference and intimate partner violence, and offers recommendations to effectively engage men and boys in efforts to advance gender equality.

Wed, 01/28/2015

During a consultative workshop with youth in the Gambia, child marriage was highlighted as a major issue of concern. ICRW's research on the prevalence and consquences of child marriage were highlighted in the All Africa piece.

Wed, 01/28/2015

An ICRW report on an innovative program to empower female garment workers was referenced in a Guardian piece focused on global inequality and the need to empower women as a key strategy to spur economic growth.

Thu, 01/22/2015

Nandita Bhatla speaks with on new ATMs, designed to give women in India a safe space to report crimes, including violence against women. Bhatla notes that while one positive aspect of the installment of these ATMs is that police are coming up with creative ways to help women report violence, the ATMs will not fix a larger, underlying problem, which is that many women fear police will be dismissive of their complaint and therefor don't feel comfortable reporting them.