News and Commentary

Wed, 07/22/2015

Lyric Thompson writes for the Thomson Reuters Foundation on global progress toward the Millennium Development Goals and how far we have to go to truly achieve gender equality worldwide. She puts forth a series of recommendations on how the global community can move forward in improving the lives of adolescent girls and how that progress should be measured. 

Thu, 07/16/2015

The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) has appointed three new hires in key leadership roles: Madhu Deshmukh, chief operating officer, Asia Regional Office; Jennifer McCleary-Sills, director, gender violence and rights; and Stella Mukasa, director, Africa Regional Office. 

Wed, 07/08/2015

The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) has partnered with Making Cents International – the prime contractor selected by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) – to embark on a new project focused on advancing programs that serve and empower youth around the world.

 
Wed, 06/24/2015

ICRW's Priya Nanda spoke to Vice News about the prevalence of violence against women in India and the need the way to shift how the burden to reduce violence often falls on women, rather than men. Nanda argues that efforts to prevent violence should also focus on educating citizens.

Fri, 06/19/2015

Suzanne Petroni, senior director of gender, population and development, speaks to NewsBeat Social about the possible reasons behind why suicide is the number one cause of death for girls ages 15 to 19 worldwide.

Thu, 06/18/2015

Suzanne Petroni, senior director of gender, population and development at ICRW spoke live on-air to Al Jazeera America about the prevalence of child marriage, the consequences to girls and societies as a whole, and what is needed to end this harmful practice. 

Tue, 06/16/2015

ICRW's Stella Mukasa was quoted in Ms. Foundation's Daily News Wire, which featured news about how the outgoing President of Nigeria, Jonathan Goodluck, signed a bill outlawing female genital mutliation, as well as other forms of gender-based violence.

Tue, 06/16/2015

In honor of the Day of the African Child, ICRW's Lyric Thompson writes for Trust.org on how youth advocates throughout Africa are taking the lead on efforts to end child marriage across the continent.

Fri, 06/12/2015

Women are integral to global food security, and empowering women has significant ripple effects throughout society says Lyric Thompson, senior policy manager at ICRW. Thompson discusses several programs that are showing promising results of how we are making progress in advancing gender equality. 

Fri, 06/12/2015

Last month, Former President of Nigeria Goodluck Jonathan signed into law a ban on female genital mutilation. But more work needs to be done to end this harmful practice – and this involves changing traditional cultural views that underpin violence against women, explains Stella Mukasa, regional director of ICRW’s Africa Regional Office.