[16days_discussion] [WorkingWithBoysandMen] Fw: New at ICRW

Ravi Karkara rkarkara at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 22 23:55:58 EST 2008

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Here's what is new at ICRW:
Congressional Briefing: Violence Against Women and the HIV/AIDS Epidemic   
New Report: Girls Count: A Global Investment & Action Agenda   
ICRW and Johns Hopkins University to Screen Child Brides: Stolen Lives  

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ICRW to Participate in Congressional Briefing on Violence Against Women and HIV 
ICRW, the Family Violence Prevention Fund and PATH will hold a congressional briefing Jan. 24, with the Congressional Human Rights Caucus, to present crucial information on the links between violence against women and the HIV/AIDS epidemic. 

As Congress readies to reauthorize the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and prepares to take legislative action on the International Violence Against Women Act, it is important that lawmakers recognize violence against women continues to be one of the key drivers of the epidemic. 

The briefing will be moderated by Kiersten Stewart, director of public policy, Family Violence Prevention Fund; the panelists will be ICRW’s Nata Duvvury; PATH’s senior adviser for gender, Mary Ellsberg; and International Justice Mission, Zambia, Director Pamela Sibanda Mumbi. 

Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008
2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Rayburn House Office Building
Room 2200 
Washington, D.C.  


Photo ICRW
Girls Count: A Global Investment & Action Agenda 
ICRW Director of Population and Social Transitions Margaret Greene contributed to a new report, Girls Count, which illustrates the benefits and means to empower adolescent girls in developing countries to reduce poverty, and offers targeted recommendations for national and local governments, donor agencies, civil society, and the private sector. 

The problem of global poverty can only be addressed through a comprehensive approach to promote the empowerment of adolescent girls. Investing in their health and well-being will unleash their power to transform their individual circumstances. Unfortunately, issues related to adolescent girls remain invisible to many policy-makers. Without substantial investments in girls' well-being, the international community cannot achieve its objective to reduce global poverty. 
The Center for Global Development published the report.

Read the report.


Photo courtesy of PBS 
ICRW and Johns Hopkins University to Screen Child Brides: Stolen Lives 
ICRW and Johns Hopkins University will screen an excerpt from Child Brides: Stolen Lives, a documentary produced by the PBS weekly news magazine NOW. 
The Jan. 29 screening at the university's campus in Baltimore, Md., will be followed by a panel discussion featuring, PBS/NOW Senior Correspondent Maria Hinojosa, ICRW Senior Policy Advocate Kathy Selvaggio and child marriage experts from Johns Hopkins University and Population Council. 
"Seeing girls describe how marriage changes their lives and robs them of their dreams and aspirations, you can't help but want to learn more and get involved,” Selvaggio says. Screenings will follow in selected states to raise awareness and encourage grassroots action on child marriage legislation pending in Congress. 
Letters and phone calls from constituents will encourage members of Congress who have not co-sponsored the legislation, such as Maryland Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin, to join the growing list of congressional co-sponsors. 
Jan. 29, 2008
4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 
Sheldon Hall 
Johns Hopkins School of Public Health 
615 N. Wolfe Street 
Baltimore, Md. 


Photo ICRW

Why Give to ICRW? 
Because when women's realities go unseen, global development problems cannot be solved. ICRW's work depends on support from private donors — individuals, foundations and corporations — who share our commitment to human rights and recognize the need for reliable information and analysis to build policies and programs that put resources in women's hands and rights within their reach. 
Help ICRW empower women around the world through your 
tax-deductible gift.   

ICRW's mission is to empower women, advance gender equality and fight poverty in the developing world. To accomplish this, ICRW works with partners to conduct empirical research, build capacity and advocate for evidence-based, practical ways to change policies and programs.

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