News and Commentary

Mon, 07/28/2014

ICRW President Sarah Degnan Kambou spoke to Research Media about her decades-long career, focusing on global health and women's and girls' issues, and she spoke to how ICRW's mission is working to combat poverty and empower women.

Thu, 07/24/2014

ICRW helped found two women’s land rights advocacy coalitions in Uganda and Tanzania. In this opinion piece, Gertrude Nalubinga of the In Her Name coalition tells us why it’s so critical that women have proof of land ownership in Uganda.

Wed, 07/23/2014

ICRW's Ann Warner, senior gender and youth specialist, and Lyric Thompson, senior policy manager, give their reactions to commitments made by the UK and US governments in a global effort to end child marriage and female genital mutilation during the first annual Girls Summit.

Tue, 07/22/2014

Several ICRW experts were front and center at the first ever Girl Summit, presenting latest ICRW findings on ending child marriage and improving the lives of women and girls worldwide.

Tue, 07/22/2014

Giving women and girls a voice is the key to unleashing the potential of half the world’s population. At ICRW, we make it our mission to examine and illuminate the issues that prevent women from achieving all they can and to come up with ways to solve these problems. Please support ICRW’s efforts to protect and empower girls by helping us win the #OperationGirl challenge.

Tue, 07/22/2014

Quentin Wodon, Adviser in the Education Sector at the World Bank writes about a new research program announced today at the Girl Summit. The program will be led jointly by ICRW and the World Bank, which will measure the economic cost of child marriage. 

Tue, 07/22/2014

The UK Girl Summit has gathered government officials, civil society organizations and activists to mobilize efforts to end early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation. ICRW’s Lyric Thompson, Senior Policy Manager, calls on the U.S. government to ramp up its current efforts to end child marriage and meet the needs of adolescent girls. 

Mon, 07/21/2014

On the eve of the the UK's Girl Summit, which will focus on early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation, ICRW's Dr. Suzanne Petroni, Senior Director of Gender, Population and Development, writes about the missing ingredient in conversations about empowering adolescent girls.

Mon, 07/21/2014

In advance of the AIDS 2014 conference, kicking off this week in Melbourne, Australia, ICRWs Anne Stangl, senior behavioral scientist, writes about one of the most critical pieces in tackling HIV/AIDS: ending stigma and discrimination to ensure that everyone, including vulnerable populations, are accessing and adhering to treatment.

Fri, 07/18/2014

ICRW joins the world in mourning the tragic loss of 298 people killed on Malaysian Airlines Flight 17– more than 100 of whom dedicated their lives to combatting the HIV epidemic through research, advocacy and program implementation.