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Department of Gender and Women's Studies
Center for Research on Gender and Women
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  • We encourage you to help maintain women's health as central to the teaching and research mission of our department by making a donation to the Leavitt/Whatley/Worcester Fund that honors Judith Walzer Leavitt, Mariamne Henken Whatley, and Nancy Worcester, all professors emeritae of the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies.
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  • Araceli Alonso has been named as the 2016 Global Citizen by the United Nations Association Dane County Chapter for her work developing the Health by Motorbike Project in Kenya, her Health by Any Means Project, her leadership for Social Transformation to End Exploitation and Trafficking for Sex (STREETS), and her co-directorship of the UNESCO Chair on Gender, Well-being and Culture of Peace at UW-Madison.

  • Higgins Elected Leader of Guttmacher Board
    After serving on the board for five years, Associate Professor Jenny Higgins was recently elected as Chair-Elect of the Board of Directors for The Guttmacher Institute, the country’s leading think tank for reproductive health research and policy. Philanthropedia recently named the Guttmacher Institute as the top national organization in the area of reproductive health, rights, and justice (see here). The Institute is built on the notion that good reproductive health policy starts with credible research. Staff at the Institute conduct world-class research on abortion, contraception, and many other reproductive health topics; communication and policy experts then work to disseminate these research findings into policy, public health, and clinical arenas. In her new role as Chair-Elect, Jenny will lead the board’s executive committee and assist with board leadership; in two years, she will become the board Chair.

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