News and Commentary

Wed, 06/24/2015

ICRW's Priya Nanda spoke to Vice News about the prevalence of violence against women in India and the need the way to shift how the burden to reduce violence often falls on women, rather than men. Nanda argues that efforts to prevent violence should also focus on educating citizens.

Fri, 06/19/2015

Suzanne Petroni, senior director of gender, population and development, speaks to NewsBeat Social about the possible reasons behind why suicide is the number one cause of death for girls ages 15 to 19 worldwide.

Thu, 06/18/2015

Suzanne Petroni, senior director of gender, population and development at ICRW spoke live on-air to Al Jazeera America about the prevalence of child marriage, the consequences to girls and societies as a whole, and what is needed to end this harmful practice. 

Tue, 06/16/2015

ICRW's Stella Mukasa was quoted in Ms. Foundation's Daily News Wire, which featured news about how the outgoing President of Nigeria, Jonathan Goodluck, signed a bill outlawing female genital mutliation, as well as other forms of gender-based violence.

Tue, 06/16/2015

In honor of the Day of the African Child, ICRW's Lyric Thompson writes for Trust.org on how youth advocates throughout Africa are taking the lead on efforts to end child marriage across the continent.

Fri, 06/12/2015

Women are integral to global food security, and empowering women has significant ripple effects throughout society says Lyric Thompson, senior policy manager at ICRW. Thompson discusses several programs that are showing promising results of how we are making progress in advancing gender equality. 

Fri, 06/12/2015

Last month, Former President of Nigeria Goodluck Jonathan signed into law a ban on female genital mutilation. But more work needs to be done to end this harmful practice – and this involves changing traditional cultural views that underpin violence against women, explains Stella Mukasa, regional director of ICRW’s Africa Regional Office.

Fri, 06/12/2015

With the recent ban of female genital mutilation in Nigeria, Stella Mukasa, regional director of ICRW’s Africa Regional Office, explains what is needed next in order to eliminate this harmful practice.  

Fri, 06/12/2015

ICRW’s Stella Mukasa, regional director of ICRW’s Africa Regional Office is featured in this piece about the recent ban of female genital mutilation in Nigeria, and how activists are urging that more needs to be done to ensure an end to this harmful practice. 

Fri, 06/12/2015

ICRW's Suzanne Petroni speaks to the host of "On the Ground" on the reasons behind why self-harm is now the number one cause of death for girls ages 15 to 19 worldwide.