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    Countering the Culture Wars You Didn't Expect: Education Journalism, SEED, and School Moms Called to Service

    April 2024

    On May 2, join WCW to celebrate the release of "School Moms: Parent Activism, Partisan Politics, and the Battle for Public Education," by Writer-in-Residence Laura Pappano.

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    Induction into the National Women's Hall of Fame

    March 2024

    Senior Research Scientist Peggy McIntosh, Ph.D., was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame alongside Serena Williams, Ruby Bridges, Kimberlé Crenshaw, and six others.

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    Evaluating Planned Parenthood's Sex Ed Program for High Schoolers

    December 2023

    Senior Research Scientist Jennifer M. Grossman, Ph.D., received a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to evaluate the effectiveness of "Get Real: Comprehensive Sex Education That Works," a program for high school students.

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    WCW Research Scientist Will Implement PTSD Treatment in University Counseling Centers

    December 2023

    Katherine R. Buchholz, Ph.D., has been approved for a $2.5 million funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.

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    Health advisory on social media use in adolescence

    May 2023

    Senior Research Scientist Linda Charmaraman, Ph.D., co-authored a health advisory on social media use in adolescence released by the American Psychological Association.

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The

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.

PROJECTS

 Research & Action Report Spring/Summer 2003 

Joan Kaufman opened the WCW spring luncheon seminar series with “Bringing Cairo to Beijing: The Global Women‘s Movement, Reproductive Rights and the Chinese Family-Planning Program.” Formerly the Ford Foundation program officer for the Gender and Reproductive Health Program in China, Kaufman is currently a special consultant on global issues at WCW. Focusing on the recent history of China’s emerging women’s movement, Kaufman highlighted the influence of two major international conferences, the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo and the 1995 Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, on the rethinking and reform of China’s population and family-planning policy. Both conferences addressed the tension between national population-control programs and the reproductive rights of individuals, and both espoused a position affirming the primacy of rights protection and women’s social and economic empowerment. The Fourth World Conference on Women was a catalytic event for many women in China who were exposed to the international women’s movement for the first time and, as a result, began to address the negative impacts on women of China’s population program.

Joan Kaufman opened the WCW spring luncheon seminar series with “Bringing Cairo to Beijing: The Global Women‘s Movement, Reproductive Rights and the Chinese Family-Planning Program.” Formerly the Ford Foundation program officer for the Gender and Reproductive Health Program in China, Kaufman is currently a special consultant on global issues at WCW. Focusing on the recent history of China’s emerging women’s movement, Kaufman highlighted the influence of two major international conferences, the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo and the 1995 Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, on the rethinking and reform of China’s population and family-planning policy. Both conferences addressed the tension between national population-control programs and the reproductive rights of individuals, and both espoused a position affirming the primacy of rights protection and women’s social and economic empowerment. The Fourth World Conference on Women was a catalytic event for many women in China who were exposed to the international women’s movement for the first time and, as a result, began to address the negative impacts on women of China’s population program.

 
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