News and Commentary

Fri, 05/22/2015

Maternal mortality devastates families around the world, leaving spouses, parents and children grief-stricken, but costs to families and communities go beyond emotional. ICRW's Aslihan Kes writes for Devex about maternal mortality's social and economic consequences, including higher rates of neo-natal mortality and crippling financial hardships.

Thu, 05/21/2015

This week, Girls Not Brides: The Global Partnership to End Child Marriage (GNB) held its first global member meeting in Casablanca, Morocco, convening over 300 experts, activists, donors and practitioners to mobilize and strengthen efforts to end child marriage. Several ICRW experts attended the meeting and led training sessions on addressing child marriage. 

Wed, 05/20/2015

The recent Nigerian bill to ban gender-based violence is a major step forward writes Stella Mukasa, director of gender, violence and rights in this Op-Ed for the Guardian. But this legislation must be backed by efforts to tackle the attitudes that underpin violence against women and girls in order eliminate this harmful practice. 

Tue, 05/19/2015

ICRW's Pranita Achyut penned an OpEd for Huffington Post, highlighting a recent ICRW study that found gaps in the quality of care for sterilization services in Bihar, India, which are compromising women's safety and dignity. In the piece, Achyut argues for government and civil society to work together to improve reproductive health services for women.

Mon, 05/18/2015

The Nigerian Senate recently passed a bill to outlaw gender-based violence. But will this legislation make a practical difference? In this piece published by Huffington Post Impact, Stella, director of gender, violence and rights at ICRW explains what this bill means and what steps should be taken next to effectively prevent and respond to gender-based violence.

Thu, 05/14/2015

ICRW mourns the loss of Dr. Paula Kantor, Senior Scientist of Gender and Development at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) – former Senior Rural Development Specialist at ICRW – who died yesterday in the aftermath of a terrorist attack on the hotel she was staying at in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Thu, 05/14/2015

ICRW worked with partners to integrate new measures of stigma and discrimination towards people living with HIV into global measurement tools. These tools will help government and health officials better target their efforts to reduce HIV infections.

Wed, 05/13/2015

The International Center for Research on Women is pleased to welcome two new members to its Leadership Circle, Baroness Mary Goudie, a member of the British House of Lords, and Dr. Pam Rajput, Chairperson, High Level Committee on the Status of Women, Government of India.

Thu, 05/7/2015

ICRW's research on the prevalence of intimate partner violence across India is featured in this Channel News Asia article on the government of India's decision not to criminalize marital rape.

Thu, 05/7/2015

In a report on a new, all-female soccer team out of Sudan, MicNews features insights on the empowering nature of sports for women and girls from ICRW's Madhumita Das, who works to empower girls in Mumbai's slum communities through sports.