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    Why Didn’t You Just Leave? and Other Unanswerable Questions for My Mother

    May 2022

    On our blog, Visiting Scholar Kate Price reflects on the revelation that her mother knew she was being commercially sexually exploited as a child.

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    Prosecution of Child Sexual Abuse: Challenges in Achieving Justice

    April 25, 2022

    The newly published white paper offers policy and practice recommendations to achieve justice for victims, families, and communities.

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    Women, Gender, Afghanistan

    March 2022

    Experts on human rights and gender politics in Afghanistan address women's status in the country over the last 20 years and the outlook for women's rights going forward.

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    Ukraine and the Importance of International Collaboration When it Comes to Research and Action

    March 2022

    Our hearts are with those in Ukraine and in other conflict zones around the world. Our focus remains on working toward the vision we all share: a world of justice, peace, and wellbeing.

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    On(line) Identity: Social Media is Essential for LGBTQ Youth

    March 2022

    With a little guidance from their families and teachers, LGBTQ+ youth can maintain close-knit online communities that help them develop their identities and improve their mental health.

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Open Circle's Legacy of School Transformation


open circle classroomAfter 34 years of operation, Open Circle transitioned to a legacy program of the Wellesley Centers for Women at the end of June 2021.

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