News and Commentary

Tue, 07/22/2014

ICRW joined together with representatives from the UK and US Government, as well as NGOs around the world, to participate in the first ever Girl Summit, which brought together activists, experts and government representatives to mobilize efforts to end female genital mutilation (FGM) and child, early and forced marriage.

Tue, 07/22/2014

Giving women and girls a voice is the key to unleashing the potential of half the world’s population. At ICRW, we make it our mission to examine and illuminate the issues that prevent women from achieving all they can and to come up with ways to solve these problems. Please support ICRW’s efforts to protect and empower girls by helping us win the #OperationGirl challenge.

Tue, 07/22/2014

Quentin Wodon, Adviser in the Education Sector at the World Bank writes about a new research program announced today at the Girl Summit. The program will be led jointly by ICRW and the World Bank, which will measure the economic cost of child marriage. 

Tue, 07/22/2014

The UK Girl Summit has gathered government officials, civil society organizations and activists to mobilize efforts to end early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation. ICRW’s Lyric Thompson, Senior Policy Manager, calls on the U.S. government to ramp up its current efforts to end child marriage and meet the needs of adolescent girls. 

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.

Mon, 07/21/2014

In advance of the AIDS 2014 conference, kicking off this week in Melbourne, Australia, ICRWs Anne Stangl, senior behavioral scientist, writes about one of the most critical pieces in tackling HIV/AIDS: ending stigma and discrimination to ensure that everyone, including vulnerable populations, are accessing and adhering to treatment.

Fri, 07/18/2014

ICRW joins the world in mourning the tragic loss of 298 people killed on Malaysian Airlines Flight 17– more than 100 of whom dedicated their lives to combatting the HIV epidemic through research, advocacy and program implementation.

Fri, 07/18/2014

ICRW’s Brian Heilman, Gender and Evaluation Specialist, speaks to Voice of America’s Frances Alonzo about new ICRW findings that show the importance of engaging boys at a young age to shift gender norms and behaviors that lead to violence, and build gender-equitable, non-violent lifestyles. 

Thu, 07/17/2014

UK Prime Minister David Cameron and UNICEF will host the first Girl Summit, to mobilize domestic and international efforts to end female genital mutilation (FGM) and child, early and forced marriage (CEFM).  ICRW will participate in multiple events in the UK as well as Washington, DC.

Wed, 07/16/2014

Monday July 16 was Malala Day, a celebration designated by the UN to honor Malala Yousafzai, the brave Pakistani teenager targeted by the Taliban for her activism for girls’ education. ICRW's Jenna Bushnell reflects on why more girls need to share Malala's sense of entitlement to an education.