News and Commentary

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.

Tue, 12/9/2014

ICRW's Lyric Thompson writes for Huffington Post Impact on how the UN Secretary General's latest report, highlighting a path forward for global development, leaves many of women and girls' unique needs off the agenda.

Wed, 11/19/2014

ICRW data on child marriage is featured in this article about a 17-year-old who is changing girls’ lives in Kenya and Uganda through the gift of education. 

Mon, 11/17/2014

Ravi Verma, head of ICRW's Asia Regional Office, joins BBC's World Have Your Say panel disucssion to explore what circumstance may have led to the deaths of more than a dozen women who underwent a sterilization procedure in the Chhattisgarh state of India. Verma attributes lack of knowledge and access to comphrensive sexual health services, as well as unsafe procedures and spaces, as key problems that lead to high levels of mortality among many low-income women who undergo sterilization.

Wed, 11/12/2014

The Wall Street Journal cites recent ICRW study on how rigid male masculinity contributes to intimate partner violence and gender discrimination, as key evidence that global efforts to end gender-based violence must engage men and boys.