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International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)

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Anchored in the principle of human dignity, ICRW advances gender equity, social inclusion and shared prosperity.
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Women and girls are often the faces of poverty. And they are essential to overcoming it. You have likely seen the statistics – women have fewer resources and less power compared to men, and they can experience further inequality because of their class, ethnicity and age. Yet, we have also seen the difference made when women have equal job opportunities, health care, education, decision-making power and freedom from violence. When women and girls can make their own choices and exercise their collective voice, amazing things happen. That is why we are devoting the month of October to focus on women…

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  • Title: Woman at Market in Uganda
  • Charity: International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)
  • Country: Uganda
  • Photo Credit: S. Pereira/ICRW

Supporting women’s economic empowerment is essential both to realize women’s rights and to achieve broader development goals, such as economic growth, poverty reduction, health, education and wellbeing.

  • Title: Women Prepare Food in the Floating Market in Thailand
  • Charity: International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)
  • Country: Thailand
  • Photo Credit: S. Pereira/ICRW

ICRW works to support women’s economic empowerment using research, advocacy and capacity building to expand the array of policy and programming options that foster greater economic choice for women and more substantive gender equality in local and global markets.

  • Title: Girl Poses for the Camera in Liberia
  • Charity: International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)
  • Country: Liberia
  • Photo Credit: Ann Warner/ICRW

Despite the tremendous potential that adolescent girls have to contribute toward their own growth and betterment, as well as that of their societies, these and other challenges very often prevent them from fully realizing this potential. Understanding why girls face the disadvantages they do and how to best address and overcome them is critical to ensuring a better future for us all.

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