News and Commentary

Wed, 08/24/2016

Ravi Verma, head of ICRW's Asia Regional Office, spoke to Al Jazeera about how blame is often placed on the victim of sexual violence, when they report the crime to police. The article lays out the long road to justice for women who experience sexual violence in India, despite efforts to improve the way cases are handled.

Mon, 08/22/2016

Hopes for a female, feminist UN Secretary-General look increasingly unlikely, but ICRW's Senior Policy Manager, Lyric Thompson, writes for 50.50 Inclusive Democracy about creative ideas circulating for feminist system reforms that would spur progress from the bottom-up.

Fri, 08/19/2016

ICRW Atlas Corps Fellow Muhammed Hamza Abbas wrote for Ms. Magazine's blog on recent high-profile so-called "honor killings" in his home country, Pakistan. In the piece, he writes about how a gap in laws often results in no justice for women killed in the name of honor and how men can no longer remain silent in the face of these brutal human rights violations.

Thu, 08/18/2016

The AFK Insider cited an ICRW/World Bank project, which is helping to better understand the economic and social costs of child marriage, and highlighted some of the project's preliminary findings in an article on the consequences of child marriage in Mozambique.

Thu, 08/18/2016

ICRW recently released a new research study exploring the social and cultural context of gender dynamics, sexual relationships and contraceptive method choice in Zambia and Malawi.

Wed, 08/3/2016

Jennifer McCleary-Sills, Director of Gender Violence and Rights at ICRW, spoke to Al Jazeera about a new Bolivian law that aims to tackle gender-based violence in the country, where one woman is killed every three days. 

Wed, 08/3/2016

ICRW research associate Kirsty Sievwright wrote a blog for Medium on how adolescent girls are uniquely vulnerable to HIV worldwide. In the blog, she explains the complex factors that leave girls at heightened risk of contracting HIV, and lays out solutions that have been proven to meet the needs of girls. 

Fri, 07/29/2016

The Guardian writes about how social enterprises are helping women become clean energy entrepreneurs, quoting ICRW's Allie Glinski on the impact that women entrepreneurs have on entire communities.

Thu, 07/28/2016

In Malawi a "hyena" - or man who has sex with women and girls ritualistic purposes - was arrested for having sex with girls under the age of 18. Data from an ICRW fact sheet on child marriage was cited in the Washington Post article, as girls in some villages are expected to engage in sexual acts with a hyena before they marry.

Fri, 07/22/2016

Sarah Gammage, Director of Gender, Economic Empowerment and Livelihoods at ICRW, wrote for Ms. Magazine on how many women come to the United States to work in the "care economy"in critical jobs like child care, janitorial staff or health care professionals, but often do not have workplace protections and benefits.