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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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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On Wednesday, November 20, advocates working to combat gender-based violence delivered testimonies at the Tom Lantos Commission on Human Rights Hearing on Gender-Based Violence urging Congressional action to end violence against women and girls.

At the hearing, Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) announced that she would reintroduce the International Violence Against Women Act (I-VAWA) on November 21. This marks the fourth time the bill is being reintroduced in the House, and advocates everywhere are rallying for its passage.

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The United States is the largest bilateral donor of official development assistance in the world, providing billions of dollars every year for humanitarian and long-term development support. Right now, thanks to this assistance, millions of people affected by drought and famine in the Horn of Africa are receiving food, water and other vital emergency supplies. Haitians are rebuilding their roads, businesses and spirit after the earthquake of 2010.

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