ICRW is the "go to" organization in DC for relevant, rigorous research and analysis on global girls and women's issues. They bring a consistent and critical gender lens and global South perspective to the development field, and are also highly collaborative and connected within the human rights space. An excellent partner!
Working in the international development field, I've found ICRW to be a well-respected organization that puts out great work. I've found their research to be particularly helpful for desk research thinking about ways to ensure all my programs effectively address concerns related to gender, even if it is not the direct focus of the program. Moreover, as our entire field looks to the SDGs from the UN, I have truly appreciated ICRW's efforts to ensure the needs of women and girls are met within these goals.
ICRW is an unique and influential organization that is fueled by a dedicated and passionate staff. It plays a proactive role in the gender development research sector. I had the unique opportunity to volunteer for this organization during the DC Pride parade and was able to witness the passion and motivation for change that is undoubtedly shared among the hard working members of this inspiring institution.
ICRW is a highly respected research institution that focuses on improving the lives of girls and boys; women and men around the world. Their work is about helping to build stronger communities and economies, and they strongly believe (and has proven) that the empowerment of women is the most important step in improving the lives of individuals and families around the world. ICRW sets the framework for advocating for women’s rights. Their research connects people with the information needed in order to make an informed change.
ICRW occupies a unique space in the gender & development sector as it not only implements evidence-based programs, but also through its research builds the collective capacity of organizations working to advance gender equality and human rights, fight poverty, and promote sustainable economic and social development. The caliber of ICRW's research is matched by that of its staff and project partners whose dedication to the organization's mission to empower women and advocate change through policy and programs has created an inimitable legacy -- a legacy I had the distinct pleasure to witness when I had the opportunity to engage with ICRW project participants and staff in India earlier this year.
My summer volunteer work with ICRW was an incredible experience that exposed me to ICRW's incredible mission, community, and ability to inspire. During my time with ICRW, I worked on a variety of different projects ranging from research assistance on the Reproductive Empowerment team to website redesign. I was also thoroughly impressed with ICRW's pioneering approach to Corporate Social Responsibility and had the opportunity to discuss future possible events and programs that would further ICRW's impact and the concept of traditional charity work. ICRW did an excellent job to integrate me into their tight community of highly experienced and amazingly welcomingly employees. In my short time with ICRW I learnt invaluable information about the international development field, what working for an NGO is like, and most importantly was inspired by the incredible work ICRW produces.
ICRW exemplifies the merging of top quality research with the development of evidence based programs in communities with high level of needs. Their focus on using well conducted research to advocate for these communities makes them a powerful voice in this realm. Recent plans to ramp us effective programming and bring it to scale in other regions will broaden their impact. Overall a very impressive organisation with excellent leadership and support staff.
ICRW is a much needed voice for evidence-based advocacy on women and girls. I've been impressed with their work over the past decades and have enjoyed seeing them grow from a small organization to an influential player in gender and development.
I've had an amazing opportunity to see some of the work ICRW has been doing while in India this past year. Women at several project sites were so thrilled with the work that was happening! The real test for me came when I was able to see a for profit business adopt and embrace some of the work ICRW had been doing to help their employees (and it also helped their bottom line)! That's what research can do...positive benefits for all sides.
ICRW is a unique organization. It combines a capacity for research and advocacy in an exceptionally effective manner. The global work is done in conjunction with locally recognized NGOs. ICRW's leadership - both at the staff and board levels - is visionary and disciplined at the same time. ICRW takes advantage of other experts through its Global Ambassadors program., which means that its work is well thought out, researched and addresses the challenges at hand.