ICRW (International Center for Research on Women)

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Headquarters Location: Washington, DC
Founded: 1976


Mission: 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.


Tags: violence against women, empirical research, women's empowerment, rehabilitating abusive men, policy, advocacy, network, gender equality, capacity building, 2011


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Story: ICRW employs a multifaceted approach to reducing violence against women. We conduct empirical research to better understand the incidence of violence, costs associated with it and factors that lead to it. We also are building evidence on interventions designed to… Read the full story.

Expert Reviews: Evidence of Impact
International Center for Research on Women is a policy think-tank which uses action research to influence global policy makers. Their work involves evaluating intervention and prevention programming in order to help organizations use proven strategies. They also bring their research to bear in the policy arena.
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Leadership
Icrw-international-center-for-research-on-women Sarah Kambou. Sarah Degnan Kambou is president of the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), a global research institute that focuses on making women integral to alleviating poverty worldwide. She was appointed to the position in June 2010, after eight years with the organization. An accomplished social scientist and development practitioner with expertise in sexual and reproductive health, HIV and AIDS… See full bio.


Financial Data
Charity Navigator Rating: 3stars (profile)
Total Revenue:
$7,176,474


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Contact Info
E-Mail:
info AT icrw.org
Phone:
202-797-0007
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Address:
1120 20th St NW, Suite 500 North
 
Washington, DC 20036, USA
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Icrw-international-center-for-research-on-women Story: ICRW employs a multifaceted approach to reducing violence against women. We conduct empirical research to better understand the incidence of violence, costs associated with it and factors that lead to it. We also are building evidence on interventions designed to prevent violence against women, particularly comprehensive approaches that include economically empowering women, involving boys and men, protecting survivors of violence and rehabilitating men who are abusive. ICRW is examining the policy dimensions of violence prevention by evaluating the impact of and challenges to existing legislation and using our findings to advocate for stronger, more effective laws. Finally, ICRW participates in strategic regional and global networks that work to strengthen civil society and advance the field of preventing violence against women.

Expert Reviews of ICRW (International Center for Research on Women)

Evidence of Impact Summary:

International Center for Research on Women is a policy think-tank which uses action research to influence global policy makers. Their work involves evaluating intervention and prevention programming in order to help organizations use proven strategies. They also bring their research to bear in the policy arena.
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Organization Strengths Summary:

One strength of the International Center for Research is its committed staff. One expert pointed to their global presence as an asset. Another expert noted the organization's focus.
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Areas for Improvement Summary:

One criticism of International Center for Research on Women is that at times it takes on too much work and operates beyond its capacity.
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Expert Comments: Evidence of Impact

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Policy and Advocacy Focused

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It is an influential think-tank that focuses on issues affecting women!
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They use action research to impact policy making.


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Great Leadership & Staff

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ICRW has great leadership.
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They are well connected and have highly skilled staff.

High Quality Research

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They do high quality research.

Committed Staff

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They have committed and qualified staff and a presence in many countries.


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Expensive to Partner With

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But they are extremely expensive to partner with.

Increase Impact in Policy and Advocacy Space

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They have limited impact in global policy spaces on gender based violence and HIV. Seldom see their staff translate research into advocacy gains.

Match Load to Capacity

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They can suffer from over-stretching and taking on too much on their plate in terms of research commitments.


Leadership

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Sarah Kambou
Sarah Degnan Kambou is president of the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), a global research institute that focuses on making women integral to alleviating poverty worldwide. She was appointed to the position in June 2010, after eight year
Sarah Degnan Kambou is president of the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), a global research institute that focuses on making women integral to alleviating poverty worldwide. She was appointed to the position in June 2010, after eight years with the organization. An accomplished social scientist and development practitioner with expertise in sexual and reproductive health, HIV and AIDS and adolescent programming, Kambou has worked in 26 countries and dedicated more than 25 years to creating meaningful social change in the developing world. Prior to being named president, Kambou served as ICRW’s chief operating officer, coordinating internal leadership and management functions, and leading the implementation of the organization’s restructuring and strategic review processes. Earlier, as ICRW’s vice president of health and development, she oversaw research in HIV and AIDS, reproductive health and nutrition as well as in gender, violence and women’s rights. In 2010, Kambou was appointed by United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to represent ICRW on the U.S. National Commission for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Kambou also was one of three graduates honored in 2010 with Boston University's School of Public Health's Distinguished Alumni Award for her contributions to the field of public health. Kambou joined ICRW after more than a decade living in sub-Saharan Africa, where she managed signature programs for CARE, a humanitarian relief and development organization. While at CARE, Kambou focused on addressing social and economic vulnerability of marginalized populations, strengthening civil society in post-conflict settings and participatory development of underserved urban and rural communities. Among her notable achievements, Kambou established the CARE country office in Cote d’Ivoire during the civil conflict and designed community-led reproductive health programs in post-conflict Rwanda, Sudan and Somaliland. Prior to her work in Africa, Kambou cofounded and for eight years served as a director of the Center for International Health in the School of Public Health at Boston University. She directed intensive training programs for international health professionals, managed BU’s collaborative programs with Tongji Medical University in China and Tribhuvan University in Nepal, and consulted widely across South and Southeast Asia. Kambou also led two research expeditions to Nepal for the Center for Field Research at the Earthwatch Institute. Kambou grew up in New Hampshire. A mother of two, she and her husband live in Maryland.

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