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28 Jun 2017 description

Une analyse des conséquences économiques du mariage des enfants aux plans de la fécondité, de l’éducation, de l’emploi et de la santé

28 Jun 2017 description

Child Marriage Will Cost Developing Countries Trillions of Dollars by 2030, Says World Bank/ICRW Report

HIGHLIGHTS

The new report finds that ending child marriage:

  • Would have a large positive effect on the educational attainment of girls and their children and increase women’s expected earnings and household welfare;

  • Lead to substantial reductions in population growth over time;

  • Reduce rates of under-five mortality and delayed physical development due to a lack of appropriate nutrition.

05 Oct 2016 description

In October 2014, the International Rescue Committee (IRC)’s Women’s Protection and Empowerment Lebanon program began implementing an innovative mobile approach to gender-based violence response and mitigation service delivery in Akkar district. The IRC's approach aims to reach non-camp based Syrian refugee women living within Lebanese communities with GBV case management and psychosocial support services.

14 Sep 2016 description
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Zambia country brief

Mara Steinhaus, Amy Gregowski, Natacha Stevanovic Fenn and Suzanne Petroni 2016

Choosing whether, when and who to marry is one of the most important, personal decisions that one can make. Yet, in many places around the world, girls and boys are forced into marriage before they’re ready, a practice known as “child marriage”. Around the world, an estimated 15 million girls are married each year before they turn 18, and UNICEF estimates that 720 million women alive today were married as children. The harmful consequences of child marriage have been well documented.

14 Mar 2014 description

Family Care International (FCI), International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), and the KEMRI/CDC Research and Public Health Collaboration 2014

Across the developing world, a woman dies every two minutes from complications of pregnancy and childbirth. Improving maternal health is widely acknowledged as a global public health priority and an urgent social justice and human rights issue. However, Kenya and other developing countries, continue to have a high maternal mortality ratio despite commitment from the government to address the issue.

25 Nov 2013 description

Created in 2002, the International Criminal Court's Trust Fund for Victims (TFV) is the first of its kind to end impunity and promote justice through programs that assist survivors of atrocities return to a dignified and productive life within their communities.

13 Feb 2013 description

ACF International, Save the Children, Helen Keller International, International Medical Corps, Valid International, Concern and the International Center for Research on Women call on the Director General of the World Health Organization, Dr. Margaret Chan, to support further involvement of WHO in the preparation of the International Conference on Nutrition +21. Twenty one year after the first major international event on nutrition, this event should be considered as a unique opportunity to reaffirm the critical role of the health sector in the fight against undernutrition.

04 Apr 2012 description

Understanding and Addressing Gender Barriers

Jennifer McCleary-Sills, Allison McGonagle, Anju Malhotra 2012

30 Sep 2010 description

Hundreds of thousands of women die every year in childbirth or from pregnancy-related causes. Virtually all of these maternal deaths occur in poor countries. In order to reduce maternal deaths and improve the overall life chances of poor mothers, policy and programs must address poverty and gender inequality, two inter-related, root causes of maternal death.

01 Jul 2010 description

Girls have a fundamental right to be heard, valued and respected. Moreover, by listening to girls' voices, policymakers and program managers can help bridge the gaps between girls' aspirations and their actual experiences. In this report, the authors outline six themes that arise from girls' aspirations, including the desire to be healthy and educated with viable livelihoods and career opportunities, financial security and independence; and to marry and have children at the appropriate time.

17 Nov 2006 description

HIV, sexually transmitted diseases, high blood pressure and tuberculosis were some of the most relevant health issues that concerned women in Namibia. ICRW, through the Parliamentarians for Women's Health program, conducted a series of community-based assessments in three regions with the highest prevalence rate of HIV/AIDS in Namibia to assess women's access to quality health care.

01 Aug 2006 description

HIV/AIDS-related stigma has long been recognized as a crucial barrier to the prevention, care and treatment of HIV and AIDS. Yet not enough is being done to combat it. One reason has been a lack of information: How do we define stigma? Can stigma be measured? Another reason has been the assumption by development practitioners that stigma is too tied to culture, too context-specific and too linked to taboo subjects like sex to be effectively addressed. Action also has been impeded by a lack of tools and tested interventions.

01 Dec 2003 description

Millions of young girls in the developing world are married when they are still children, and as a result are denied the ordinary experiences that young people elsewhere take for granted: schooling, good health, economic opportunities, and friendship with peers. Despite national laws and international agreements forbidding early marriage, gender roles and marriage systems in many countries dictate the practice, through which girls are deprived of basic rights and subjected to discrimination and health risks.