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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.

Thu, 09/18/2014

As an official CGI advisor, ICRW President Sarah Kambou offers guidance on paths of action for CGI and brings expertise on gender and how to use research evidence to support efforts. Ahead of this year’s CGI meeting September 21 – 24, Kambou reflected on past CGI meetings, and what she hopes to see CGI accomplish in the coming years.

Mon, 09/15/2014

New board members Winnie Byanyima, Kristin Eager Killion, Søren Elbech, Jennifer Klein, Patience Marime-Ball and Haven Ley will provide tactical guidance to ICRW from their respective backgrounds, which include strategic communications, finance, international development, women’s rights and public policy. 

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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.

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 3:07pm

Sexual and other forms of physical violence occur everywhere in the world.  And everywhere in the world – whether committed by American football stars in high-end hotels or in the shadows of a rural village in India – it disproportionately affects women and girls, who are especially vulnerable. The recently released UNICEF report, ‘Hidden in Plain Sight’, presents alarming statistics that show just how hard hit the latter group is.   

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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