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Tue, 09/30/2014

ICRW assessed the effectiveness of Australia’s aid program for women’s economic development, and makes recommendations for improving the aid program’s ability to translate its gender equality strategy into successful development efforts.

Tue, 09/30/2014

The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) joined leading NGOs around the world, including Plan International, Care, Women Deliver, Girl Up, and more, to call on governments around the world to uphold adolescent girls' needs, rights, and priorities in the post-2015 development agenda.

Fri, 09/19/2014

ICRW will head to New York for the United Nations General Assembly meeting, where advocates and researchers will ensure that global leaders put adolescent girls’ unique needs and priorities as a core component of any global development agenda.

Perspectives: The ICRW Blog

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 4:42pm

Every day, tens of millions of girls around the world don’t have the opportunity to decide when, if, and whom to marry. They don’t have the chance to go to a good school, which can prepare them for jobs that will help lift their families out of poverty. And they lack access to safe, affordable sexual and reproductive health care that will let them control their own future.

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 2:51pm

As the 69th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) convenes this month, the year-long intergovernmental process to negotiate the world’s development framework for the next 15 years formally begins. The culmination of this process will be the “post-2015 development agenda,” a set of internationally agreed development objectives that will replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) when they expire next year.

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 11:38am

As an advocate working in a research institute, I rely on evidence to understand and underscore the importance of issues. Over the years, when arguing for expanded sexual and reproductive health information and services for youth worldwide, I’ve often cited the fact that maternal mortality was the leading cause of death for adolescent girls aged 15-19.

Multimedia

Ravi Verma, Regional Director of ICRW's Asia Regional Office, is featured in this powerful video about the RISHTA program, designed to ensure that...
ICRW's Ann Warner, Senior Gender and Youth Specialist, spoke to NPR affiliate WHYY about the causes and consequences of child marriage and how...
ICRW's Priya Nanda, Group Director, Reproductive Health and Economic Development, weighs in on the prevalence of violence against women and girls In...

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