Project Director: Rangita de Silva-de Awlis, S.J.D.
Funder: Asian University for Women (AUW)
This collaboration between the Asian University for Women (AUW) and the Wellesley Centers for Women resulted in the design of a year-long gender studies course, Women Shaping Society. A requirement for all second-year students at AUW, Women Shaping Society will provide an alternative discourse to challenge prevailing gender norms in Asia and help students become a vital part of the region’s new role in global, social, and economic development. A multi-volume course design complete with reading materials, questions, and suggested student projects is being developed by de Silva-de Alwis for the course. (Please see page 10 of the AUW newsletter for more details on this collaboration.)