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    Combating Sex Trafficking of Children and Teens

    April 9, 2021

    During Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Child Abuse Prevention Month, Linda Williams, Ph.D., addresses one of the lesser publicly understood issues in this area — the pressing problem of commercial sexual exploitation of children.

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    Crisis and Opportunity: Building a Better Child Care System

    March 24, 2021

    Panelists addressed the Biden-Harris administration's approach to child care policy during this virtual Social Change Dialogue.

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    On Equal Pay Day, Researching Policies for a Gender Equitable Future

    March 24, 2021

    As we pursue research that shows us which policies can help close the gender pay gap, we advance gender equality, social justice, and human wellbeing.

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    Women’s Review of Books

    March/April 2021

    The latest edition of Women’s Review of Books has arrived! This edition reflects on race and feminism throughout history, celebrates lesbian photographer JEB, and even includes a little Greek Mythology.

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    New Research Explores Social Media and Adolescent Body Image

    February 2021

    A recently published journal article explores social media’s role in influencing adolescents' attitudes toward body image.

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New Initiative Supports Mental Wellbeing in College Students

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A WCW research team conducts a pilot study to develop a depression prevention program for Wellesley College students.

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Research Study Highlights Challenges to Child Sexual Abuse Prosecution

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A recent study from our Justice and Gender-Based Violence Research Initiative details challenges related to the prosecution of child sexual abuse cases.

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Economist Testifies Before Congress on the Benefits of Immigration

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Sari Pekkala Kerr, Ph.D., discussed her findings on the positive contributions that immigrant entrepreneurs make to the American economy.

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Schools Can Prevent Normalization of Sexual Harassment

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A journal article co-authored by WCW’s Nan Stein, Ed.D., examines how schools can change their culture to prevent sexual harassment from becoming normalized.

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Q&A: Preventing Depression with Online Tools

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Katherine Buchholz, Ph.D., discusses her background and projects she is involved with as a new postdoctoral research scientist at WCW.

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Fathers Have a Role to Play in Their Teens' Sexual Health

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A journal article co-authored by Jennifer Grossman, Ph.D., explores how fathers can positively contribute to their teenage child’s sexual health.

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Editing the Code of Violence in Northern Nigeria through STEAM Education

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Hauwa Ibrahim, J.D., S.J.D., M.L., and LaShawnda Lindsay, Ph.D., explain how they worked to steer youth away from extremism through science, technology, engineering, arts, and math education.

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NIOST to Study Impact of STEM Program for Rural Girls

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The National Institute on Out-of-School Time partnered with a STEM education program to study which practices work better for girls in rural areas.

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Social Biases Impede Justice for Sexual Assault Victims

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 Gavel and handcuffsAssumptions about a potential jury’s social biases are tied to sexual assault cases dropping out of the criminal justice system.

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Preventing Sexual Harassment in Schools

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Stop sexual harassment written on chalkboardNan Stein, Ed.D., brings Shifting Boundaries, a middle school sexual harassment prevention program, to new audiences.

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