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Putting Girls at the Center of Research and Programming: Empowerment, Education and Employability

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October 12
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
 1120 20th St NW, Suite 500N
Washington, DC



There are currently an estimated 600 million girls in the world between the ages of 10 and 19. The vast majority of these girls – around 90 percent – live in low- and middle-income countries and are often at a disadvantage both because of their age and their gender. Adolescence is the stage of life when gender norms and stereotypes firmly take hold. Adolescent girls, in particular, face intense pressure to conform to gendered expectations about their role in life, which often limits their aspirations and opportunities. Working towards gender equality is essential for adolescent girls to achieve their full potential and to grow into healthy and contributing members of their communities.

Positive Youth Development emphasizes the importance of young people having the knowledge and skills they need, the opportunity to harness those skills and a supportive environment in order to thrive as adults. Understanding why girls face the disadvantages they do and how to best address and overcome them is critical to ensuring a better future for all.

Join ICRW to discuss research and programming for girls that is geared toward fostering education, health, rights and the challenges yet remaining. Utilize the following hashtag for the event: #ICRWInsights.


Champions for Change Awards Luncheon and Panel Discussion

ICRW presents:

ICRW’s 2013 Champions for Change Awards Luncheon and Panel Discussion featuring speakers from the Gap Foundation, Intel’s Corporate Social Responsibility Office and the Inter-American Development Bank. Moderated by Politico’s Lois Romano, the discussion will focus on new ICRW research and explore ways the global community can help adolescent girls around the world successfully stay in the classroom and eventually transition to, and thrive in, the workplace.

The event will honor Ambassador Malanne Verveer with ICRW’s Champions for Change Leadership Award.  

Friday, November 8, 2013
12:30 – 2 PM

Registration starts at 12 PM.

Ballroom, National Press Club, Washington, DC

Get your ticket now, space is limited!