News and Commentary

Mon, 09/15/2014

New board members Winnie Byanyima, Kristin Eager Killion, Søren Elbech, Jennifer Klein, Patience Marime-Ball and Haven Ley will provide tactical guidance to ICRW from their respective backgrounds, which include strategic communications, finance, international development, women’s rights and public policy. 

Mon, 09/15/2014

In an piece for the Thomson Reuters Foundation's blog, ICRW's Ann Warner, Senior Youth and Gender Specialist, writes about a new ICRW report exhibiting how empowering girls can help end child marriage, highlighting case studies from four countries.

Fri, 09/12/2014

On Friday, ICRW hosted an event to highlight the findings from a brand new report, "More Power To Her: How Empowering Girls Can Help End Child Marriage," which looks at programs from CARE, BRAC, Save the Children and Pathfinder International that used girls' empowerment as a way to improve the lives of adolescents girls who were susceptible to, or already in a marriage.

Thu, 09/11/2014

WASHINGTON, D.C.– The International Center for Research on Women today released a new report, “More Power to Her: How Empowering Girls Can Help End Child Marriage,” which shows how and why investing in girls is critical to the global movement to end child marriage. 

Mon, 09/08/2014

ICRW joins with a diverse group of 80 leading domestic and global organizations to call on the Obama Administration to take long overdue steps to protect women’s health around the world.

Sun, 09/7/2014

In advance of an event to bring together business, non-profits and government officials in New Delhi, ICRW's Shubh Sharma writes about Gap Inc.'s innovative P.A.C.E. program, designed to empower female garment workers by giving them personal and professional skills to advance at home and in the workplace.

Thu, 09/4/2014

ICRW's Dr. Suzanne Petroni writes on Ms. Magazine's blog about how adolescent girls and the unique challenges they face have been left out of conversations about global development for far too long. With recent and upcoming events focused on girls, the world is finally paying attention, but we must push global leaders to do more to improve the lives of adolescent girls.

Tue, 09/2/2014

Girls Not Brides USA calls on U.S. government to develp a plan of action to end child, early and forced marriage.

Wed, 08/27/2014

New ICRW study uncovers new data on what is driving high levels of school drop-outs among girls in northwestern Uganda’s remote and vulnerable West Nile sub-region, bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan.

Mon, 08/25/2014

Uganda's President just signed into law a piece of legislation that will criminalize HIV and force people to disclose their HIV status to their partners and families. ICRW's Ann Stangl explains why this problematic law will do little more than stigmatize and discriminate against men and women living with HIV and will likely result in fewer women and girls – and men and boys – seeking and adhering to treatment that could literally save their lives.