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“The international work my colleagues at the Wellesley Centers for Women are undertaking to pursue equality for women, children, and persons with disabilities is vital. Their policy research serves as a valuable resource for their partners working in communities across the globe.”

Anthony R. Measham, M.D., Dr.P.H.
Consultant for International Health, Nutrition, and Population, The World Bank and The Population Reference Bureau