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    Social Biases Impede Justice for Sexual Assault Victims

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    Gaming Affects Youth Development

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    Does #MeToo Represent Black Girls’ Experiences with Sexual Violence?

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    Women's Review of Books Highlights Motherhood and Pride

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    The new issue takes on themes of motherhood and LGBTQ+ identity in celebration of Mother's Day in May and Pride Month in June.

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The

Wellesley Centers for Women 

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

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Our Work


The Wellesley Centers for Women is one of the largest gender-focused research-and-action organizations in the world. Scholars at the Centers conduct social science research and evaluation, develop theory, and implement training programs on issues important to women, children, and families.


Our work addresses three major areas:

  • The social and economic status of women and girls and the advancement of their human rights both in the United States and around the globe;
  • The education, care, and development of children and youth; and
  • The emotional wellbeing of families and individuals.

Learn about the various topics we examine and our many projects.

Read more about us and our accomplishments from our first 35 years.

 
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