News and Commentary

Wed, 10/22/2014

ICRW's research on the economic and emotional costs of maternal mortality in Kenya was featured on NPR affiliate WBUR's blog, following a presentation of the research and implications of the findings at Harvard University.

Wed, 10/22/2014

ICRW's Lyric Thompson writes for the Thomson Reuters Foundation's Trust.org blog about her experience working with advocates and government officials in Belgium to draw attention to the importance of ending child marriage during the International Day of the Girl.

Tue, 10/21/2014

A new report presents a groundbreaking integrated framework that the private sector can adopt to increase return on investment and enhance women’s economic advancement. 

Thu, 10/16/2014

ICRW’s Senior Policy Manager Lyric Thompson spoke to NPR on how and why commemorative days such as the International Day of the Girl are important. 

Thu, 10/16/2014

Today the world commemorates World Food Day and the theme this year is family farming: feeding the world, caring for earth. In a new effort, ICRW is working with Helen Keller International (HKI) to empower women participants in a longstanding HKI food production and nutrition program being implemented in four African nations.

Wed, 10/15/2014

Guyana Chronicle Online highlights findings of a rapid assessment on HIV stigma, discrimination and gender-based violence in Guyana, a project ICRW and partners are working on to help strengthen the capacity of local organizations in Guyana to provide HIV prevention, care and treatment services to key populations at heightened risk of HIV infection. 

Tue, 10/14/2014

This week marks International Day of Rural Women, as well as World Food Day. Both are cause for exceptional celebration in Tanzania this year with the recent passing of a new national constitution that for the first time provides all women with the same rights as men to own land. Faudhia Yassin of the ICRW-supported Mama Ardhi Alliance, a group of five Tanzanian rights organizations advocating for greater land rights for women, tells us why this is so critical for women, their children and, in the end, for all Tanzanians.

Tue, 10/14/2014

Proscovia Nnamulondo of the ICRW-supported In Her Name Coalition, which is advocating for greater land ownership for women, reflects on a recent trip to post-conflict northern Uganda where she met Colina, a farmer and a widow who nearly lost her land to those closest to her.

Tue, 10/14/2014

As the world marks International Day of Rural Women and World Food Day this week, two guest bloggers report from the agricultural heartland of Uganda and Tanzania where they met with women farmers whose stories inspire their work advocating for women’s land rights. While they underline the great strides that have been made, they also warn that immense challenges remain.

Fri, 10/10/2014

Saturday, October 11th is the International Day of the Girl, a day to contemplate the powerful force girls can be throughout the world – and a time to celebrate those girls who are forging a path forward to become the next generation of thinkers, doers and leaders in communities around the world, writes ICRW President Sarah Degnan Kambou.