News and Commentary

Thu, 07/31/2014

ICRW conducted a review of literature to identify socio-cultural and structural obstacles that adolescents must overcome in order to have the desire and ability to access family planning services. The study aimed to determine which programmatic efforts were most effective and where gaps in evidence require further research. 

Tue, 07/29/2014

Ahead of the Africa Leaders Summit, held in Washington DC, ICRW releases new findings about the linkages between school drop out and early pregnancy for girls in two districts in West Nile, Uganda. Early findings show that girls’ sexual and reproductive health status and their educational status are inextricably connected.

Tue, 07/22/2014

Several ICRW experts were front and center at the first ever Girl Summit, presenting latest ICRW findings on ending child marriage and improving the lives of women and girls worldwide.

Perspectives: The ICRW Blog

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 4:31pm

A little-noticed, yet significant, event took place last month. Overshadowed by the equally-important state-of-the-nation address and the Finance minister’s reading of the national budget, Uganda’s new National Land Policy was finally launched, after a process that spanned 13 years.

Although the event received little fanfare and captured few headlines, it has the potential to impact millions of Ugandans for generations to come.

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 1:26pm

Today the U.K. government and UNICEF jointly hosted the first Girl Summit to mobilize efforts to end child, early, and forced marriage as well as female genital mutilation. According to a 2013 report by UNICEF, 30 million girls are at risk of suffering genital mutilation  over the next decade.


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