News and Commentary

Fri, 09/16/2016

Suzanne Petroni, Senior Director of Global Health, Youth and Development at ICRW, testified in front of a Congressional Hearing on global efforts to child marriage.

Wed, 09/14/2016

We are thrilled to announce the merger of the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) and Re:Gender (formerly the National Council for Research on Women). As of September 16, 2016, our common mission of gender equality will henceforth be pursued under the banner of the International Center for Research on Women.

Wed, 09/7/2016

Nandita Bhatla, Senior Technical Specialist for Gender, Violence and Rights in ICRW's Asia Regional Office, spoke to VICE about how many cases of rape are never reported in India because of shame or stigma against victims of sexual violence.

Mon, 08/29/2016

The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) is soliciting nominations for the second annual Paula Kantor Award for Excellence in Field Research.

Wed, 08/24/2016

Ravi Verma, head of ICRW's Asia Regional Office, spoke to Al Jazeera about how blame is often placed on the victim of sexual violence, when they report the crime to police. The article lays out the long road to justice for women who experience sexual violence in India, despite efforts to improve the way cases are handled.

Mon, 08/22/2016

Hopes for a female, feminist UN Secretary-General look increasingly unlikely, but ICRW's Senior Policy Manager, Lyric Thompson, writes for 50.50 Inclusive Democracy about creative ideas circulating for feminist system reforms that would spur progress from the bottom-up.

Fri, 08/19/2016

ICRW Atlas Corps Fellow Muhammed Hamza Abbas wrote for Ms. Magazine's blog on recent high-profile so-called "honor killings" in his home country, Pakistan. In the piece, he writes about how a gap in laws often results in no justice for women killed in the name of honor and how men can no longer remain silent in the face of these brutal human rights violations.

Thu, 08/18/2016

The AFK Insider cited an ICRW/World Bank project, which is helping to better understand the economic and social costs of child marriage, and highlighted some of the project's preliminary findings in an article on the consequences of child marriage in Mozambique.

Thu, 08/18/2016

ICRW recently released a new research study exploring the social and cultural context of gender dynamics, sexual relationships and contraceptive method choice in Zambia and Malawi.

Wed, 08/3/2016

Jennifer McCleary-Sills, Director of Gender Violence and Rights at ICRW, spoke to Al Jazeera about a new Bolivian law that aims to tackle gender-based violence in the country, where one woman is killed every three days.