• Ashoka Conference

    International Sex/Ed Conference Brings Together Perspectives from U.S. and India

    November 2017

    Over two days, academics, activists, artists, and performers from the U.S., India, and abroad painted a vivid picture of the intricate issues surrounding sex and education as well as the relationship between the two.

    Learn more about the conference>>
  • Linda Williams on Chronicle

    A Researcher's Perspective on Workplace Sexual Harassment

    December 2017

    Senior Research Scientist Linda M. Williams, Ph.D., sat down with Chronicle, the nation's longest-running locally produced magazine television show, to discuss the rising public and industry responses to workplace sexual harassment.

    Read more and watch the segment>>
  • Why We Need More Diverse Dolls

    Why We Need More Diverse Dolls

    December 2017

    Research shows that doll representation matters, LaShawnda Lindsay-Dennis, Ph.D., explains in a brief video.

    Watch the video>>
  • Women's Review of Books

    Women's Review of Books: The Genuis Octavia Butler

    November/December 2017

    The new issue of Women's Review highlights the genius of Octavia Butler and looks at other books by and about women on the relationships between First Ladies and slaves in their households, the history of the U.S. gay and lesbian left, and the women2drive campaign that challenged Saudi Arabia's prohibition on women driving.

    Browse the issue>>
  • Lunchtime Seminar Videos

    Watch Footage from Thought-Provoking Lecture Series

    This fall, scholars and friends of WCW presented new findings and shared their work during our Lunchtime Seminar Series. Watch the recordings to learn about a science education initiative, imposter syndrome, a new novel, and civic engagement.

    Watch Videos>>
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Our mission is to advance gender equality, social justice, and human wellbeing through high quality research, theory, and action programs.



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35th Anniversary


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Thank you for helping us exceed our goal of $3.5 million!

35th Anniversary Report
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TOTAL RAISED: $4,724,784

<< Read about how we are spending these funds!

Your gift the WCW 35th Anniversary Fund provides seed money to fund new, cutting-edge research and programming initiatives in three priority areas of research and action:

Educational Equity

WCW has pioneered work on deeply rooted gender and racial bias in schools and colleges, studied the impact of sex roles and the media on our children, exposed the educational consequences of sexual harassment in schools, and maintained a steady focus on the under-representation of girls and women in scientific fields. There is still much to do.

ADVANCING Women’s Economic Status

The fact that the gender wage gap remains a significant issue in the United States is just one issue women confront on a daily basis. It is essential that we work together to improve public policies and programs that promote women’s education, employment, health, and safety to close this gaps and all other lingering inequalities. WCWs decades of research on quality child care, the status of traditional “women’s work,” and on the critical difference made by women’s leadership, provides on the basis for progress in achieving economic justice for all.

PROMOTING Human Rights & Women's Leadership Around the World

As an NGO (non-governmental organization) WCW has developed strong ties with U.N. agencies, the U.S. Department of State, legal advocates, and NGOs around the world. We have built networks across Asia and the Middle East that are grounded in the fundamental principles of human rights. Our work helps empower women to use laws, policymaking, research, and advocacy to advance the rights and welfare of women, children, and persons with disabilities.

Thank you for making a difference!