Advocacy & Policy Engagement

Evidence-based Advocacy

Sound public policies are rooted in evidence.

ICRW uses findings from our research and program experience to inform policy initiatives at the local, national and international levels. Through our evidence-based advocacy, we identify what needs to be done and how to achieve measurable results. We educate policymakers through our strategic communications and advocacy initiatives to multiply the impact of our work to benefit women, men, their families, communities and nations.

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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.

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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.

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In light of this week's U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, ICRW's Senior Policy Manager Lyric Thompson describes how the White House needs to do all it can to encourage leaders to address human rights...
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In case you missed it, Monday was the second-annual “Malala Day,” a celebration designated by the UN to honor Malala Yousafzai, the brave Pakistani teenager targeted by the Taliban for her activism for girls’ education. After surviving being shot on her school bus, Malala has gone on to be an even louder advocate for girls’ education and rights. She has written a book, participated in countless interviews around the world and was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. What were you doing at 17?

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