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Tue, 04/15/2014

Yesterday, ICRW President Sarah Degnan Kambou, a member of the President’s Global Development Council, met with President Barack Obama. The Council met with the President to share its first set of recommendations to strengthen U.S. global development policies and practices.  

Mon, 04/14/2014

ICRW President Sarah Degnan Kambou sits on President Barack Obama’s Global Development Council, which held its first public meeting at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. this morning. 

Mon, 04/07/2014

Peter D. Bell, ICRW Board member and former CEO of CARE USA, passed away on April 4th at Massachusetts General Hospital, of complications due to cancer.

Perspectives: The ICRW Blog

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 3:42pm

On March 10, ICRW co-hosted a briefing to discuss the epidemic of violence against women and girls, as well as solutions to this global problem, with the United Nations Women All Party Parliamentary Group.  Chaired by Baroness Helene Hayman, the briefing took place in the House of Lords, with members of Parliament, their staff, and members of civil society in attendance.

Panelists included:

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 10:05am

On a recent visit to the Amhara region of Ethiopia, I met Bruktawit, a 27-year-old primary school teacher who exemplifies what it takes to keep young girls in school: intense commitment, personal sacrifice and a deeply rooted belief that young girls deserve an education.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 2:06pm

It wasn’t yet noon, but a group of women had already gathered under the shade of a giant Jacaranda tree next to the clinic. Its purple blossoms scattered in the parched, red earth were the only color in a landscape aching for the rainy season to begin. Just a few feet away from the clinic, an unremarkable ceramic monument the shape of a small skateboard ramp baked in the sun. One of the land rights paralegals I met with that day in early March explained that it marked a mass grave – one of many strewn across Uganda’s Luwero District.


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