News and Commentary

Fri, 06/17/2016

ICRW grieves the untimely death of Member of Parliament Jo Cox, a rising member of the UK's Labour Party, who was killed by a constiuent as she was leaving the public library in Birstall after holding meetings with community members.

Fri, 06/17/2016

ICRW grieves the untimely death of Member of Parliament Jo Cox, a rising member of the UK's Labour Party, who was killed by a constiuent as she was leaving the public library in Birstall after holding meetings with community members.

Wed, 06/15/2016

Today in Washington DC, the International Center for Research on Women released findings from a qualitative assessment of the Solar Sister business model. ICRW found that women who participate in the entrepreneurship program gain financial independence, increase their household income and contribute to a safer community, among other positive benefits.

Wed, 06/08/2016

This year, ICRW staff and family will join advocates, allies and other organizations to march in the Capital Pride Parade. ICRW believes in equality and empowerment for all, inclusive of the full spectrum of gender and sexual diversity and will continue to support those who are marginalized and whose voices are often not heard.

Mon, 06/06/2016

On May 17, ICRW conferred the 2016 Champion for Change Lifetime Achievement Award on Jill Sheffield for her enduring dedication to women’s reproductive rights and lasting contributions to the improvement of maternal health across the world. In this interview after the award ceremony at Women Deliver 2016 in Copenhagen, Sheffield talks about the importance of partnerships and good data to build a global movement for women and girls. 

Fri, 06/3/2016

ICRW Policy Manager, Lyric Thompson, and Director of Gender, Economic Empowerment and Livelihoods, Sarah Gammage, wrote a blog for the UN Foundation on how the unpaid burden of care work too often falls on women. They argue that addressing this burden is critical to the success of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Fri, 06/3/2016

ICRW's Director of Gender, Violence and Rights, Jennifer McCleary-Sills was quoted in an article by Entertainment Weekly about how Fox apologized, and took down, billboards depicting violence for the upcoming X-men movie.

Fri, 06/3/2016

ICRW's Director of Gender, Violence and Rights, Jennifer McCleary-Sills spoke to the Hollywood Reporter about a billboard that uses images of violence to promote the latest X-men movie. She talks about how when violence is used for entertainment purposes, it normalizes the behavior.

Fri, 05/27/2016

Unpaid work, which takes place in every country on Earth, restricts women’s ability to contribute economically to their families, to their communities and to entire countries. ICRW's Rachel Clement writes about the negative impacts of this unpaid care burden and makes recommendations for how the G7 Summit can begin to take this work into account so that women and their communities can thrive.

Thu, 05/26/2016

On May 17, ICRW conferred the 2016 Champion for Change Leadership Award on Melinda French Gates for her unwavering commitment to ensuring that every person has the opportunity to live a healthy, productive life. In this interview after the award ceremony at Women Deliver 2016 in Copenhagen, Gates talks about the importance of women as catalysts of global change and why data is essential to smart investments in global development.