News and Commentary

Tue, 04/15/2014

Yesterday, ICRW President Sarah Degnan Kambou, a member of the President’s Global Development Council, met with President Barack Obama. The Council met with the President to share its first set of recommendations to strengthen U.S. global development policies and practices.  

Mon, 04/14/2014

ICRW President Sarah Degnan Kambou sits on President Barack Obama’s Global Development Council, which held its first public meeting at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. this morning. 

Mon, 04/07/2014

Peter D. Bell, ICRW Board member and former CEO of CARE USA, passed away on April 4th at Massachusetts General Hospital, of complications due to cancer.

Mon, 04/07/2014

ICRW evaluation findings released April 7 show that a groundbreaking program in Ethiopia that worked solely with child brides significantly improved many aspects of the girls’ lives. The evidence provides a deeper understanding of the unique needs of the often forgotten population of married adolescent girls and why they need to be given more attention in future global development goals.

Wed, 03/19/2014

A new Ugandan bill signed into law last month reverses critical gains made towards securing women’s rights and ending gender discrimination in the country. Stella Mukasa, director of ICRW’s Gender, Rights & Violence division, writes about this latest blow to human rights in Uganda in its leading independent newspaper, the Daily Monitor.

Mon, 03/10/2014

ICRW releases a summary of initial research findings from its ongoing evaluation of a conditional cash transfer program in Haryana, India, to delay girls’ age of marriage and elevate the value of girls.

Mon, 03/10/2014

Thought leaders discuss the importance of shifting perceptions about adolescent girls worldwide and using research to inform program development during ICRW’s March 5 Passports to Progress event. The gathering, held at Washington, D.C.’s National Press Club, was in celebration of International Women’s Day.

Mon, 03/10/2014

ICRW will host a panel discussion at the 58th Commission on the Status of Women, which will reflect on the progress made, bring attention to the gaps within the MDGs, and pose recommendations for the post-2015 framework.

Tue, 03/04/2014

ICRW on March 5 will convene diverse panel of thought leaders to discuss investments in adolescent girls and future global development goals as well as release initial findings from an evaluation of an Indian government program to delay girls’ age of marriage. The event is part of ICRW’s signature Passports to Progress discussion series.

Mon, 02/10/2014

ICRW is a key member of two teams that were recently awarded multi-million dollar cooperative agreements to support the research, development, and introduction of women-controlled contraceptive methods and to expand family planning access.