International Center for Research on Women

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The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) was founded in 1976 and "has worked with partner organizations and governments throughout the world to promote gender equitable development, reduce poverty, and change the lives of millions of women and girls and their communities - undertaking focused, evidence-based, action-oriented research; providing technical assistance to partner organizations, donors and governments; and advocating for new or improved policies and programs.

"ICRW collaborates with individuals, governments, businesses, foundations and communities in more than 40 countries throughout Africa, Asia, and South and Central America to catalyze change." [1]

Funding Partners


In 2000 they received $2.5 million from the Ford Foundation. [2]


Officers of the Board


Former Staff and Directors

Initial Board of Directors 1976

Past Members of ICRW Board




Resources and articles


  1. About, International Center for Research on Women, accessed July 4, 2007.
  2. 2000 Annual Report, Ford Foundation, accessed July 4, 2007.