News and Commentary

Thu, 01/22/2015

Nandita Bhatla speaks with SciDev.net on new ATMs, designed to give women in India a safe space to report crimes, including violence against women. Bhatla notes that while one positive aspect of the installment of these ATMs is that police are coming up with creative ways to help women report violence, the ATMs will not fix a larger, underlying problem, which is that many women fear police will be dismissive of their complaint and therefor don't feel comfortable reporting them. 

Fri, 01/2/2015

ICRW’s Ann Warner, Senior Gender and Youth Specialist, spoke to the Christian Science Monitor about the root cause of child marriage, and the consequences of this harmful practice that lead to chronic poverty at the community level and into the next generation. 

Mon, 12/29/2014

ICRW’s Suzanne Petroni speaks to Voice of America about how suicide is now the leading cause of death for girls ages 15 to 19 around the world. In India, death rates due to suicide are among the highest in the world and the prevalence of depression in adolescents has increased in the past several decades. Petroni stresses that better data is needed to understand what the drivers are for self-harm among adolescent girls.

Tue, 12/23/2014

With recent reports of violence against women in India, ICRW’s Ravi Verma, Regional Director, Asia Regional Office speaks to Voice of America’s Frances Alonzo about a new ICRW report, which examines men’s perceptions of masculinity and its impact on gender equality. 

Fri, 12/19/2014

In response to the United Nations Secretary General's synthesis report, laying out six principles for the post-2015 framework, ICRW joined with 80 organizations from around the world to call for stronger, more explicit language on empowering girls.

Thu, 12/18/2014

The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), along with the Institute for Social Development Studies (ISDS) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has just launched a first-of-its-kind project in Vietnam that is setting up and training teams of grassroots legal advisors to help farmers – and particularly women farmers – realize their land rights.  

Tue, 12/16/2014

On the two year anniversary of the fatal attack on the 23-year old student now known as Nirbhaya, Dr. Ravi Verma, head of ICRW's Asia Regional office, penned an OpEd for India Today on the progress - or lack thereof - in ensuring safety for women and girls across India.

Mon, 12/15/2014

Dr. Ravi Verma, head of ICRW's Asia Regional Office, wrote an OpEd for Huffington Post India on the latest headlines of violence against women in India, how public backlash demonstrates we have a long way to go in changing norms around the value of women, and how the government must step up and prioritize ensuring public spaces are safe for women.

Fri, 12/12/2014

ICRW President Sarah Degnan Kambou spoke to SharpHeels about how ICRW is leading efforts identifying solutions for the most pressing challenges facing women and girls.

Wed, 12/10/2014

On the final day of the 16 Days of Activism to End Gender-Based Violence, the Guardian covers the continued prevalence of violence against women in India, highlighting a recent ICRW/UNFA report that found that 52% of women surveyed had experienced violence during their lifetime, with 60% of male respondents admitted to acting violently against their wife or partner.