Patricia Daunas @ICRW

Shedding Light on Violence against Older Women

By Jennifer McCleary-Sills (ICRW) and Cailin Crockett (Administration for Community Living, US Department of Health and Human Services) Tomorrow marks World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, an important opportunity to recognize the interpersonal violence impacting nearly one in 20 older adults worldwide. Nearly one quarter of the world’s women are age 50…Read more


Meeting the Needs of Married Adolescent Girls is Critical to Improving Maternal Health Worldwide

At long last, we are seeing increasing global attention to a population that has long been neglected in global health, development and humanitarian programming – adolescent girls. Last month, the U.S. government released a Global Strategy to Empower Adolescent Girls, which followed significant commitments by U.S. global AIDS program (DREAMS)…Read more


ICRW Visiting Fellow Spotlight: Salma from Egypt weighs in on the landscape for the effective response to sexual harassment in her home country

This week marks five years since the dawn of a major transition in Egypt. This transition occurred on January 25, 2010, when a revolution swept through the country, with citizens demanding action and change for all Egyptians. This was the first time I witnessed three generations of women in my…Read more