News and Commentary

Fri, 11/21/2014

Released today, the 2015 Hunger Report explains why ending discrimination against women and girls is crucial to ending world hunger. ICRW guest blogger David Snyder, writes about a USAID-funded project run by ICRW and AGMARK in Western Kenya that aims to empower women farmers by helping them access the products and skills they need to thrive in their trade.

Wed, 11/19/2014

ICRW data on child marriage is featured in this article about a 17-year-old who is changing girls’ lives in Kenya and Uganda through the gift of education. 

Mon, 11/17/2014

Ravi Verma, head of ICRW's Asia Regional Office, joins BBC's World Have Your Say panel disucssion to explore what circumstance may have led to the deaths of more than a dozen women who underwent a sterilization procedure in the Chhattisgarh state of India. Verma attributes lack of knowledge and access to comphrensive sexual health services, as well as unsafe procedures and spaces, as key problems that lead to high levels of mortality among many low-income women who undergo sterilization.

Wed, 11/12/2014

ICRW’s Brian Heilman, Gender and Evaluation Specialist, writes about his experience attending the second MenEngage Global Symposium in Delhi this week, and helping co-author the Call to Action - a declaration of the Symposium’s outcomes and affirmations, offering concrete recommendations to engage men and boys in efforts promote gender equality. 

Wed, 11/12/2014

The Wall Street Journal cites recent ICRW study on how rigid male masculinity contributes to intimate partner violence and gender discrimination, as key evidence that global efforts to end gender-based violence must engage men and boys.

Mon, 11/10/2014

Released today at the MenEngage Global Symposium in Delhi, The Economic Times, The Times of India and Reuters highlight a study undertaken by ICRW in partnership with UNFPA, which examines men’s attitudes and practices around gender inequality, intimate partner violence and son preference in India.

Fri, 11/7/2014

A new ICRW report released at the MenEngage Global Symposium in Delhi this week reveals that 60 percent of men surveyed in India had acted violently against their wife/partner at some point in their lives. The study 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.

Thu, 11/06/2014

New ICRW project looks to increase uptake and adherence to family planning services in Ethiopia by implementing innovative new way to collect patient feedback and improve the quality of services.

Tue, 11/4/2014

Tanya Abramsky, researcher at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, writes about ICRW's Parivartan program, which is designed to empower adolescent girls using the sport of kabaddi in a slum community in Mumbai.