• Justice, Gender-Based Violence, and Gender Equality

    Justice, Gender-Based Violence, and Gender Equality

    The Fall/Winter 2015 Research & Action Report features a Q&A with April Pattavina, Ph.D. and Linda Williams, Ph.D., senior research scientists and co-directors of the new Justice and Gender-Based Research Initiative, as well as a Commentary from Andrew Levack, M.P.H. focused on working with men and boys to promote gender equality.

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  • Re-thinking Self-esteem

    Re-Thinking Self-Esteem

    January 12, 2016

    We commonly understand self-esteem to mean feeling good about oneself. But what if "feeling good" can only be achieved by getting "what I want, when I want it" at the expense of others? In the Women Change Worlds blog, Maureen Walker, Ph.D. explores an alternative to this version of self-esteem -- one that manifests as "We belong. We can. We matter."

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  • How Can We Make Our Website Even Better?

    How Can We Make Our Website Even Better?

    We've redesigned our website to be more engaging and easier to view on different devices; we will soon be reorganizing some of the content. Please take a few minutes and tell us how we can make your user experience even better. Survey>>

  • January/February Women's Review of Books

    Read the January/February Women's Review of Books

    January 2016

    The January/February issue of Women's Review of Books is now available for purchase. Some articles are available for free online including a review of Making Marie Curie: Intellectual Property and Celebrity Culture in an Age of Information by Eva Hemmungs Wirten.

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  • Spring Lunchtime Seminar Series

    Spring Lunchtime Seminar Series

    March 31 - May 19, 2016

    Our free, public lecture series begins on March 31 with an interactive presentation on mindfulness in education. This spring, presenters will cover a range of topics including health care, child welfare, racial narratives, and more.

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The Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesley College is one of the largest gender-focused research-and-action organizations in the world. Scholars at the Centers conduct social science research and evaluation, develop theory and publications, and implement training programs on issues that put women’s lives and women’s concerns at the center.  Since 1974, our work has generated changes in attitudes, practices, and public policy.