News and Commentary

Thu, 03/26/2015

ICRW's research is featured in an article that details how excessive housework and lack of parental support are the main reasons why girls in Uganda drop out of school.

Thu, 03/26/2015

ICRW's Kirsten Stoebenau writes for IPS news on a new ICRW report that highlights how gendered expectations and beliefs are the main contributing factor to high rates of school dropout among girls in West Nile, Uganda.

Wed, 03/25/2015

A new report by ICRW explores the reasons behind school dropout for girls in West Nile, Uganda, where only six girls are enrolled in secondary school for every ten boys enrolled. The report provides insights into the factors that are contributing to high drop out rates for girls, as well as policy recommendations to help girls continue their education.

Mon, 03/23/2015

ICRW's GEMS program, a school-based program designed to address inequality and reduce gender-based violence, is featured in a Thomson Reuters article on efforts to combat abuse against women and girls in India.

Fri, 03/20/2015

A new report shows how various forms of gender discrimination are connected to higher rates of child mortality. ICRW's Katherine Fritz highlights how the findings strengthen the case for governments to better integrate social services, such as support for gender violence, within their healthcare system.

Thu, 03/19/2015

ICRW’s event honoring three global leaders with its Champions for Change Award is highlighted in this piece featuring Thomson Reuters Foundation CEO Monique Villa who was honored for her vision and efforts in the fight against human trafficking and modern-day slavery. 

Thu, 03/19/2015

UK Former Secretary William Hague’s recent Champions for Change Award for leadership by ICRW is mentioned in this piece about his dedication to the cause of ending violence against women in conflict zones.

Wed, 03/18/2015

In celebration of International Women's Day, the International Center for Research on Women held a special event in London on March 12th to honor three global leaders for their achievement in advancing the rights of women and girls worldwide. 

Wed, 03/18/2015

While we have made progress when it comes to girls’ rights, we are far from realizing the ideals expressed 20 years ago in Beijing. We know what we need to do to protect the rights of adolescent girls and it is high time we do so, writes Lyric Thompson, senior policy manager at ICRW.

Tue, 03/17/2015
First Lady Michelle Obama is joining forces with Akie Abe, wife of Japan's prime minister, to launch Let Girls Learn, an initiative to increase access to education. ICRW's Lyric Thompson joins Huffington Post Live to discuss what's working - and what needs to be done - to make girls' education an international priority.