News and Commentary

Tue, 09/30/2014

The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) joined leading NGOs around the world, including Plan International, Care, Women Deliver, Girl Up, and more, to call on governments around the world to uphold adolescent girls' needs, rights, and priorities in the post-2015 development agenda.

Thu, 09/25/2014

The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), Let Girls Lead, the European Parliamentary Forum on Population and Development, and Advocates for Youth joined together on Monday, September 22, the first day of United Nations General Assembly meetings, to call on world leaders, donors, and the global community to ensure that adolescent girls—and their needs—are central to efforts to end poverty.

Wed, 09/24/2014

ICRW’s Ann Warner, Senior Gender and Youth Specialist spoke to Kim Lewis of VOA about the prevalence of child marriage and new findings on how empowering girls can end the harmful practice. 

Tue, 09/23/2014

With the UN General Assembly underway in NY this week, ICRW’s Senior Policy Manager, Lyric Thompson writes about how we have a once in a lifetime opportunity to protect the human rights of girls.

Tue, 09/23/2014

As heads of state gather in NY this week for the 2014 UN General Assembly, ICRW’s Suzanne Petroni, Senior Director, Gender, Population and Development speaks to Voice of America about the urgency of ensuring that adolescent girls’ needs are addressed and included in world poverty reduction efforts.

Mon, 09/22/2014

Largely as a result of improvements in maternal health worldwide, maternal mortality – while still a leading cause of death – is no longer the number one killer of adolescent girls.  That’s the good news. The bad news?  Suicide now tops the list.

Fri, 09/19/2014

ICRW will head to New York for the United Nations General Assembly meeting, where advocates and researchers will ensure that global leaders put adolescent girls’ unique needs and priorities as a core component of any global development agenda.

Fri, 09/19/2014

Ann Warner spoke to the Times of India about ICRW's new report, “More Power to Her: How Empowering Girls Can Help End Child Marriage,” and PRACHAR, the India-based program that provided  reproductive health training among adolescents and young couples in Bihar, India.

Thu, 09/18/2014

As an official CGI advisor, ICRW President Sarah Kambou offers guidance on paths of action for CGI and brings expertise on gender and how to use research evidence to support efforts. Ahead of this year’s CGI meeting September 21 – 24, Kambou reflected on past CGI meetings, and what she hopes to see CGI accomplish in the coming years.

Wed, 09/17/2014

Highlighting the need to take girls' unique perspectives and challenges into account in any global development agenda, ICRW's Lyric Thompson gives her perspective on why adolscent girls matter to NPR's Goats and Sodas blog.