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    Summer School: Gender Equity in Education

    July 2022

    Visiting Fellow Pashtana Durrani interviews experts in girls’ education—in the U.S. and internationally—about their research findings and what drew them to the field. Interviews cover youth social media use, countering extremism through education, and more.

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    As Title IX Turns 50, Looking Back and Looking Ahead

    June 2022

    Researchers and activists are pushing Title IX to new frontiers, and it’s exciting to be part of those efforts as we celebrate the law’s 50th anniversary this month.

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    Putting Data into Action for Single Mother College Students

    June 2022

    A new study aims to identify the most effective strategies for implementing data tracking and reporting systems that identify parenting students enrolled in college.

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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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Wellesley Centers for Women 

is a research and action institute at Wellesley College that is focused on women and gender and driven by social change.
Our mission is to advance gender equality, social justice, and human wellbeing through high-quality research, theory, and action programs.



A World That Is Good for Women Is Good for Everyone TM


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!

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