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    Addressing DACA Impact on School Climate

    September 2017

    Kamilah Drummond-Forrester of WCW's Open Circle took to the Women Change Worlds blog to respond to the DACA decision, addressing its potential impact on school climate and how social and emotional learning can help educators and students in challenging times.

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    New Women's Review of Books Is Here

    September/October 2017

    The new issue of Women's Review looks at books by and about women on gender politics in Egypt, the demise of lesbian culture, the impact of China's one-child policy, and the writing of Pat Parker.

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  • Developing Babies’ Literacy Skills
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    Developing Babies’ Literacy Skills

    September 2017

    Wendy Wagner Robeson, Ed.D., highlights the ways parents, caregivers, and other adults can help infants and young children develop strong literacy skills.

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  • Lunchtime Seminar Series
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    Join Us for Our Thought-Provoking Discussion Series at Wellesley College

    October/November 2017

    Researchers, project directors, and friends of WCW will share works in progress or lead discussions on issues surrounding gender equality, social justice, and human wellbeing during our Lunchtime Seminar Series. Those who can't attend in person can watch presentations live on Facebook.

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    Back to School, This Time with Social and Emotional Learning

    September 2017

    Gwynne Guzzeau, M.S., J.D., of WCW's National Institute on Out-of-School Time explains what social and emotional learning is all about and why you may notice schools sending home forms about it.

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international work  This spring, researchers at the Centers had the opportunity to meet and work with two distinguished international human-rights advocates, Indai Lourdes Sajor of the Philippines and Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian, a Palestinian citizen of Israel. Sajor and Shalhoub-Kevorkian met with organizers of the Center’s spring 2004 International Conference on Violence Against Women.

international work  This spring, researchers at the Centers had the opportunity to meet and work with two distinguished international human-rights advocates, Indai Lourdes Sajor of the Philippines and Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian, a Palestinian citizen of Israel. Sajor and Shalhoub-Kevorkian met with organizers of the Center’s spring 2004 International Conference on Violence Against Women.

 

Internationally renowned activist, lobbyist, and educator Indai Lourdes Sajor founded the Asian Centre for Women’s Human Rights in the Philippines. As its executive director, she spearheaded the organization’s efforts to inform the public about threats to women’s security and rights during times of war. Sajor has also served as a gender consultant to a number of international organizations including the UN Development Fund for Women and development agencies in Canada and the Netherlands. Her documentation of the experiences of comfort women in the Philippines raised issues of sexual slavery worldwide and culminated in a case against the Japanese government for its abuses of women during wartime. Her current work is aimed at expanding the definition of human security to include the well-being of individuals as well as nations.

 

Activist and scholar Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian is a passionate advocate for female victims of gender-related violence in Israel, Palestine, and Jordan. Professor of criminology and social work at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, she is also the founder of the Women’s Center for Legal Aid and Counseling, which focuses attention on acts of violence against girls and women who are thought to have shamed their families as victims of rape, sexual abuse, incest, or alleged adultery. During her consulting visit, Shalhoub-Kevorkian worked with Linda Williams and
Nan Stein , WCW co-directors of the National Violence Against Women Prevention Research Center, and spoke in professor Sally Merry and Nan Stein’s “Gendered Violations” seminar in the Wellesley College anthropology department. She also presented “Violence Against Women and Politically Progressive/Liberating Methodologies: Sexual Abusers in Israel, Jordan and Palestine” as part of a Wellesley College series on human rights and the international movement against violence against women.