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Sarah Degnan Kambou is president of the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), a global research institute committed to empowering women and girls, advancing gender equality and fighting poverty in the developing world. You can follow @SarahDKambou and @ICRW to learn more.

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In Order to End Conflict, We Must Empower Women Worldwide

(0) Comments | Posted March 8, 2016 | 11:34 AM

Around the world, conflicts are exposing people to unimaginable tragedy. In Syria, an estimated 14 million people have already fled the country in the five years since civil war broke out, seeking refuge in Turkey and Lebanon, throughout the European Union and in the United States. In Nigeria, the threat...

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Adolescent Girls in Crisis

(0) Comments | Posted March 10, 2015 | 2:38 PM

By Ambassador Melanne Verveer and Sarah Degnan Kambou

"I was in the field when they came. They came out of nowhere and they took me away, into the bush. I was just a child. They stole us away. They stole our innocence. They stole our lives from us."

These are...

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Safer Cities: India's Women and Girls Can't Wait

(2) Comments | Posted June 19, 2014 | 5:18 PM

On any given day, I am constantly moving in and out of public spaces. During my morning commute, I park in the public garage, duck into a convenience store and then pick up a coffee before heading into the office. For women living in cities like Washington, D.C., our daily...

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When is Enough, Enough? India's Women and Girls Must Be Safe to Live Their Lives

(0) Comments | Posted June 12, 2014 | 4:11 PM

In late 2012, New Delhi women and girls surveyed by the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) told us that they feared walking on the street, visiting the market, even waiting on a bus. They told us they worried they would be grabbed, assaulted, screamed at or raped.

Soon...

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Are India's Cities Any More Safe Today for Women and Girls?

(0) Comments | Posted June 9, 2014 | 3:27 PM

Recently, a journalist called India's politics "too violent for women," citing the fact that only eight percent of last month's electoral candidates were women. Women's rights advocates acknowledged that the threat of rape and harassment likely contributed to women staying out of politics.

The sad truth is that the political...

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Adolescent Girls: 'The Key to All Solutions'

(13) Comments | Posted October 11, 2013 | 12:00 PM

As the global community celebrates International Day of the Girl, we should recognize that the event -- only the second in history -- marks a critical juncture for the future of adolescent girls around the world.

They are great in number, these girls; they belong to an exploding population...

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