News and Commentary

Wed, 04/8/2015

ICRW's Madhumita Das and Anne Stangl write for The World Today, Chatham House's bi-weekly magazine, about how stigma surrounding menstruation and girls' bodies harm girls' health and hinder development efforts.

Mon, 04/6/2015

On the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, ICRW's Madhumita Das writes about the barriers facing girls who want to play sports in India, as well as a new Mumbai-based program designed to empower girls through kabaddi, a popular sport throughout South Asia.

Fri, 04/3/2015

ICRW data is cited in this piece about two female artists who are raising awareness about violence against women in India.  

Mon, 03/30/2015

ICRW is cited in this piece on how women’s economic empowerment is critical in helping women break free from dependence and abuse. 

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. This article also appeared in the New York Times. 

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.