• Advancing the Status of Women & Girls, Families & Communities: Policy Approaches in America

    Advancing the Status of Women and Girls, Families and Communities

    At the Wellesley Centers for Women, we believe that leadership can drive social change when it is informed by high-quality data. WCW scholars provide that data – and will continue to do so – to policymakers across party lines at the local, state, and national level. Over the next few months, WCW scholars will offer their insights and expertise on U.S. policy issues that affect the lives of women and girls, families and communities.

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    When Is a Girl Not a Girl?

    November/December 2016

    In the new Women's Review of Books, Laura Pappano reviews Sex Testing: Gender Policing in Women's Sports by Lindsay Parks Pieper, which looks at the history and politics behind sex testing elite female athletes. Read this and other select articles for free online or purchase the entire issue.

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  • Women Change Worlds

    Women Change Worlds

    Our #womenchangeworlds blog encourages WCW scholars and colleagues to respond to current events, share their expertise or research findings, and weigh in on issues that put women’s perspectives and concerns at the center of the discussion.

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  • Lunchtime Seminar Audio

    What Are Our Scholars Studying?

    In our Lunchtime Seminar Podcast Series, WCW scholars share new findings, highlight works in progress, or lead discussions on topics that influence the lives of women and girls, families and communities.

The Wellesley Centers for Women is a premier women- and gender-focused, social-change oriented research-and-action institute at Wellesley College.
Our mission is to advance gender equality, social justice, and human wellbeing through high quality research, theory, and action programs.



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