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Thu, 08/07/2014

The International Center for Research on Women, along with Girls Not Brides USA, Human Rights Watch and the International Women’s Health Coalition, held a special side event on Tuesday, August 5, discussing consequences of and solutions to end child, early and forced marriage (CEFM).

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.

Perspectives: The ICRW Blog

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:04am

It’s that time of year again. My eight-year-old daughter is now familiar with the annual routine of binder and notebook purchasing, and that feeling of excitement and anticipation that comes with the start of another school year.  As we purchase her supplies, I am aware of the stark differences in her reality as compared to the girls I spoke with recently in the West Nile sub-region of Uganda. And yet, I am also struck by the fundamental similarities: for girls everywhere, education is among the most crucial building blocks for their future.   

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 1:20pm

Last week, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law a bill that will likely harm the health of Uganda’s men, women, and children for years to come and could set the country back decades in progress in reducing the transmission of HIV.

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 3:43pm

Coming of age as an adolescent occurs with its own inherent vulnerabilities anywhere around the world. When you then add on the pressures of being married early, pregnant, impoverished, HIV positive or any combination of those, you’re looking at a reality that many of the world’s 600 million adolescent girls are currently facing.


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