ICRW has played an important role in educating communities and policymakers over the years on the importance of creating opportunities for women and girls everywhere. Their global research on issues pertaining to women's development is compelling, and provides the foundation for strong, evidence-based advocacy in the United States.
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!
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.
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.
I had an opportunity to witness the work that ICRW does in a number of communities they serve in India. Prior to the experience, I understood the value of social research programs and the ways that they can affect social change. However, I quickly learned that having a theoretical understanding, and meeting with people first hand provide very different experiences. I left with an overwhelming appreciation of the impact that ICRW programs have on the life of women and their communities; and I continue to be impressed by the passion and diligence that ICRW brings to bear on the numerous issues they address in their work.
ICRW has a low public profile, but it does fabulous work on women's issues. It is research and fact based and collaborates with many other groups, public and private, domestic and international to address the issues of our day, such as child marriage, women's economic well being, health, and violence. I couldn't be more pleased to be supporting such a fine organization.
Thanks so much, Joanne!
I support the mission and work of ICRW because of what they are doing for women all over the world.
Thank you, Karen! Your support of our work is so greatly appreciated! All the best!