News and Commentary

Tue, 11/24/2015

ICRW’s Suzanne Petroni and Quentin Wodon of the World Bank Group, co-directors of the economic impacts of child marriage study discuss early findings from the first phase of the study in this piece published by Devex.

Fri, 11/20/2015

The International Center for Research on Women and the World Bank releases preliminary findings from a joint groundbreaking project they are leading to create an understanding of the economic costs of child marriage.

Fri, 11/20/2015

ICRW's Suzanne Petroni joins with colleagues to draw attention to a startling statistic: suicide is now the leading cause of death for girls worldwide ages 15 to 19. Petroni and colleagues point out that the statistics expose two blind spots in global health and development: mental health and adolescent health.    

Tue, 11/17/2015

International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) President Sarah Degnan Kambou spoke at the opening plenary session of the 2015 Trust Women Conference held in London, UK, November 17 – 18. The session focused on education, including looking at cutting edge initiatives aimed at keeping girls in school.

Tue, 11/17/2015

On Thomson Reuters Foundation's blog, Julia Mollins of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) wrote about the inaugural Paula Kantor award, which seeks to recognize contributions to the livelihoods and economic empowerment of women in India in honor of the late Paula Kantor.

Mon, 11/16/2015

Suzanne Petroni, Senior Director of Gender, Population and Development, spoke to CCTV English about a new WHO/UN report that found that while maternal mortality has decreased worldwide, global goals to end maternal mortality have not been accomplished.

Thu, 11/12/2015

ICRW's Ravi Verma spoke to NPR's global health blog, Goats and Sodas, about the prevalence of child marriage in India, as well as the factors that drive parents to marry their daughters early.

Wed, 11/11/2015

ICRW staff published two articles in the Review of Faith and International Affairs that highlights what the current literature says on the economic and social impacts of child marriage and illustrates how child marriage is a barrier to education for girls worldwide.

Wed, 11/11/2015

ICRW issues a call for nominations for the inaugural Paula Kantor Award for Field Excellence. The inaugural award will be given to a researcher of Indian origin whose research is focused on improving the lives of India's women and girls.

Tue, 11/10/2015

Senior Policy Manager Lyric Thompson writes for Ms. Magazine's blog about global commitments to end child marriage. She points out how progress has been made to ensure ending child marriage is on governments' agendas, but for advocates looking for long-term assurances that child marriage is and will continue to be a U.S. foreign policy priority for years to come, these efforts don’t provide the security the world’s girls need.