In solidarity

The International Center for Research on Women stands with our staff, our community, with people everywhere seeking to transform the underlying systemic inequities that perpetuate the dehumanizing violence that manifested last week in the death of George Floyd at the hands of police.

Injustice – whether targeting people on the basis of their race, gender, class, religion, age, orientation, ability, origin – will persist as long as we do not act to disrupt it. As a people, we must disassemble the structures that fuel and sustain inequity and together build a solid foundation for social justice, equity and a new direction.

George Floyd. Breonna Taylor. Tamir Rice. Ahmaud Arbery. Trayvon Martin. We have witnessed crimes against Black people and communities of color over and over. These are crimes against humanity – stark and painful indicators of the injustice and racism that have existed in this country for centuries.

For those of us in the majority, we must recognize that we have to examine our own privilege and work to dismantle the long-standing social inequities that have maintained our position of power in this society. We must all stand up when we see others pushed down and rise up together with purpose.

We at ICRW stand in solidarity with the Black community. We will use our research and advocacy platform to interrogate injustice, drive evidence-informed solutions and collaborate with our partners near and far to create a better world.


Combatting Practices Harmful to Women and Girls in Nepal

Adolescents and Youth, Child Marriage, Men and Masculinities, Violence Against Women and Girls

Empowering women and girls is not only the right and fair thing to do, it also makes economic sense. Countries that invest in promoting the social and economic status of women tend to have lower poverty rates than those that do little to address gender inequality.

In many countries, harmful practices, such as child marriage, increase the discrimination and stigmatization of women and girls at different stages of their lives, contributing to their marginalization and low social and economic status.

Working in partnership with UNFPA Nepal, ICRW is documenting and analyzing key harmful practices in the country, and based on this information, formulating strategies to combat them by engaging men and boys, parents and communities.

Duration: 2013 - 2014
Funder: UNFPA
Partners: UNFPA
Project Director: Ravi Verma
Project Countries: Nepal

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