News and Commentary

Wed, 08/27/2014

New ICRW study uncovers new data on what is driving high levels of school drop-outs among girls in northwestern Uganda’s remote and vulnerable West Nile sub-region, bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan.

Mon, 08/25/2014

Uganda's President just signed into law a piece of legislation that will criminalize HIV and force people to disclose their HIV status to their partners and families. ICRW's Ann Stangl explains why this problematic law will do little more than stigmatize and discriminate against men and women living with HIV and will likely result in fewer women and girls – and men and boys – seeking and adhering to treatment that could literally save their lives.

Mon, 08/18/2014

ICRW's Ann Warner, Senior Gender and Youth Specialist, spoke to NPR affiliate WHYY about the causes and consequences of child marriage and how communities and countries can work to prevent this harmful practice.

Mon, 08/18/2014

ICRW's Allie Glinski, gender and development specialist, weighs in on how poverty contributes to the prevalence or early and forced marriage around the world in an interview with Deseret News.

Tue, 08/12/2014

ICRW's Suzanne Petroni, Senior Director for Gender, Population, and Development, explains how the Global Gag Rule jeopardizes women's health and why, aftter 30 years, it should be eliminated once and for all.

Thu, 08/7/2014

The U.S.-Africa Summit side event held on Tuesday, August 5, put on by ICRW and partners calling on leaders to end child, early and forced marriage is featured by the Huffington Post in a round-up of issues spotlighted during the Summit.

Thu, 08/7/2014

ICRW’s Senior Policy Manager Lyric Thompson speaks to the Washington Times about the consequences of child marriage, in this piece, which highlights the growing momentum during the U.S.-African Summit to invest in women and girls and protect them from harmful practices.

Thu, 08/07/2014

The International Center for Research on Women, along with Girls Not Brides USA, Human Rights Watch and the International Women’s Health Coalition, held a special side event on Tuesday, August 5, discussing consequences of and solutions to end child, early and forced marriage (CEFM).

Wed, 08/6/2014

On the sidelines of the first U.S.-African Summit, the International Center for Research on Women along with Girls Not Brides USA, Human Rights Watch and International Women's Health Coalition hosted a special event calling on U.S. and African leaders to end child, early and forced marriage.

Mon, 07/21/2014

On the eve of the the UK's Girl Summit, which will focus on early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation, ICRW's Dr. Suzanne Petroni, Senior Director of Gender, Population and Development, writes about the missing ingredient in conversations about empowering adolescent girls.