As part of its internationally focused “Power of Data” series, the Wellesley Centers for Women hosted a panel, “The Power of Data: How Gender Focused Research Institutes in Africa Can Support Rural Women and Girls,” during the 62nd session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in New York, NY.
On June 7, 2017, the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, Women’s Research & Resource Center at Spelman College, and the Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesley College joined together to host a research forum for change makers in Washington, D.C., at the Barbara Jordan Conference Center at the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Leading researchers, advocates, practitioners, and policymakers convened at this day-long program and left with a better understanding of the complex issues underlying the current social and political climate, empowered with research and resources to strengthen their fight for equity and influence.
Panels considered gender while focusing on: the intersectionality of race, religion, and immigration; child care and leave polices; income equality and labor markets; and health, wellbeing, violence, and safety.
Date: March 16, 2016 • 8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Presenters: Layli Maparyn, Ph.D., Linda M. Williams, Ph.D., PeiYao Chen, Ph.D., Clementina Furtado, Ph.D., Shiv Datt Sharma, Ph.D.
Location: Church Center United Nations, 777 United Nations Plaza #8g, New York, NY 10017
Layli Maparyan, Ph.D., Katherine Stone Kaufmann ’67 Executive Director, Wellesley Centers for Women
PeiYao Chen, Ph.D., Director of Learning, Evaluation, and Impact, Global Fund for Women
Clementina Furtado, Ph.D., Director, Center for Research and Training in Gender and Family (CIGEF), University of Cape Verde
Shiv Datt Sharma, Gender and Sexuality Trainer, Centre for Studies in Gender and Sexuality, Ashoka University, India
Linda M. Williams, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist, Justice and Gender-Based Violence Research Initiative, Wellesley Centers for Women
Rigorous research measurement, disaggregated data, and gender-informed interpretive frameworks are essential to advancing women’s and girls’ equality and empowerment. For research to be effective in moving the needle on social change, we need women- and gender-focused research institutes all around the world. Their ability to work both independently and in collaboration with governments helps to achieve Sustainable Development Goals. A panel of social science researchers and international advocates for women and girls presented "The Power of Data: How Women- and Gender-Focused Research Organizations Can Advance SDG 5” during this parallel event. The speakers engaged in vigorous conversation about how women-and-gender research institutes around the world can and should serve as key partners in advancing development and other social change initiatives. They also shared examples of work from their individual centers which could frame ways NGOs and other actors can access and collect data.
This parallel event was part of the 60th UN Commission on the Status of Women.
WCW is developing a list of women- and gender-focused research organizations from across the globe to share publicly; Submit organizations to be included>>
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October 10, 2015
Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO ATTENDED!
Over 250 SEED leaders, scholars, activists, and others gathered in Wellesley, Massachusetts, October 10-11, 2015, in celebration of SEED Founder Peggy McIntosh's lifetime of work on social change. Special guests Victor Lewis and Hugh Vasquez, from the documentary The Color of Fear, were among those who gave remarks attesting to Peggy's influence on themselves personally as well as to scholarly thinking and constructive action on systems of privilege, equitable education, and much more. We appreciate every one of you who joined us physically or in spirit.
A parallel event of the fifty-eighth session of the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women organized by the Wellesley Centers for Women.
Thursday, March 13, 2014 -- Listen to presentations below!
Rigorous research, sophisticated statistics, and disaggregated data are essential to advancing women’s and girls’ equality and empowerment. For research to be effective in moving the needle on social change, both micro and macro processes need to be investigated, documented, and tested. This "meta issue" needs to be raised up more vigorously as the post-2015 development framework solidifies. A panel of social science researchers and international advocates for women and girls presented "The Power of Data: How Research Advances Social Change for Women and Girls” during this parallel event. The speakers facilitated vigorous conversation about how women-and-gender research institutes around the world can and should serve as key partners in advancing development and other social change initiatives worldwide. They also shared examples and framed some ways NGOs can access and collect data, independently and more effectively in collaboration.
LAYLI MAPARYAN, Ph.D., Katherine Stone Kaufmann '67 Executive Director Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesley College
Maparyan introduces speakers, frames the importance of collecting and disaggregating data, and shares news from the U.N. Global Gender Statistics Programme.
PRIYA NANDA, Ph.D., Group Director – Social & Economic Development Group, International Center for Research on Women
Nanda shares examples of how the International Center for Research on Women works with NGOs and advocates to collect data on girls and women/evaluate programs in India with government, corporate, and NGO partners.
AKOSUA DARKWAH, Ph.D., Director, Centre for Gender Studies and Advocacy, and Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociology, University of Ghana
Darkwah shares examples of how she and colleagues at the University of Ghana work with NGOs and advocates to collect data in Africa.
HAVEN LEY, MSc, Senior Advisor to the Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Ley shares examples of how the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works with NGOs, researchers, advocates and policy makers to move the gender agenda forward globally.
(Materials shared on behalf of the Global Gender Statistics Programme)
Q&A SESSION -- Maparyan moderates questions from the floor and answers from panelists.
October 27, 2010
The New York Athletic Club
New York, New York
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO ATTENDED!
How does sports participation prepare young women athletes to become leaders in business and society? What causes or thwarts a thriving sports career for professional women athletes? Why do professional women in sports succeed or fail? Why does any of this matter?
November 10, 2009
The Yale Club of New York City
Thank you to all who attended!
Read program attendee and Newsweek online columnist Raina Kelley's piece, "When Boys Shouldn't Be Boys".
The evidence is everywhere we turn—in our newspapers, on television, in video games, on the Internet, in the lyrics of popular songs, in government reports, and in courtrooms. The incidence of sexual harassment, sexual violence, and exploitation of girls and young women is reaching pandemic proportions. Here. In America. Not “someplace else.” Our young people are at risk. Laws, public policy, and education haven’t seemed to stem the tide.
Panelists offered, from their different perspectives, their knowledge of what’s working – and not – and shared ideas for intervention and prevention to help girls and young women.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Early care and education of young children is one of the most constant needs facing American families and communities. Our panel of leading professionals in the field will share their diverse perspectives on pressing questions related to the access, quality, and public policy of education and care for our young children.
November 20, 2008
University Club, 1 West 54th Street, New York, NY
From coffee shops and dinner tables to Saturday Night Live, the media’s treatment of women has been scrutinized and dissected throughout the election cycle. From Senator Hillary Clinton’s run for the Democratic nomination to John McCain’s selection of Governor Sarah Palin as his VP candidate, women have been in the news.
Our media panel - some of America's most listened-to journalists - will consider the ways women have been portrayed. What has changed for women as a result of the coverage of women's political participation, and what has stayed the same? Can media be a positive tool for women in politics? How can we inspire measured coverage of women in politics in general? watch video
January 31, 2008
BNY Mellon Wealth Management
One Boston Place
201 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02108
Nancy Hawthorne, M.B.A., Chief Executive Officer (Interim), Avid Technology
Lydia A. Shrier, M.D., M.P.H., Assistant in Medicine, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine, Boston Children's Hospital; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Laura Hodges Taylor, J.D., Partner, Goodwin Procter LLP
Moderator: Maureen Walker, Ph.D.
Jarrett T. Barrios, President, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation;
Chris Gabrieli, Co-Founder and Chairperson, Massachusetts 2020;
Georgia Hall, Research Scientist, National Institute on Out-of-School-Time, Wellesley Centers for Women;
Susan Richards, Out-of-School-Time Coordinator, The Agenda for Children, City of Cambridge
Moderator: Susan McGee Bailey, Executive Director, Wellesley Centers for Women