About Re:Gender

Re:Gender, formerly National Council for Research on Women, works to end gender inequity and discrimination against girls and women by exposing root causes and advancing research-informed action. Working with multiple sectors and disciplines, we are shaping a world that demands fairness across difference.

Comprised of over 250 national, state and local-level cross-sector individuals and institutions, Re:Gender's network connects research, policy and practice to end gender inequity. Institutions include cross-sector representation from academia, business, government, labor, philanthropy and nonprofit organizations—such as social justice, cultural, health-related and women's organizations. Individual members include advocates, change agents, policy thinkers, practitioners, public intellectuals, researchers and other allies. Re:Gender harnesses the collective power of its network to provide knowledge, analysis and thought leadership on issues ranging from reducing women’s poverty to building a critical mass of women’s leadership across sectors. 

Our 2013 Financial Report can be found here

 

01. More About Our Logo and Tagline
02. Mission
03. Vision
04. Strategic Approach: Embracing Difference to Advance Research-Based Action
05. Program Focus Areas
06. New Programmatic Tools
07. Network Description
08. Join Our Network

 

More About Our Logo and Tagline

The Tagline: research. rethink. reframe.

  • A nod to both the research, policy and practice composition of our network and our work to collectively change the way gender is thought of and treated in society


The Logo:

  • The symbol underneath the “re,” a modern interpretation of an Awen symbol, conveys multiple ideas:
  • The concept of “three” captures the organization’s three-pronged, cross-sector network (research, policy, and practice)
  • Gender is not a binary. It is a spectrum that is influenced by all aspects of our identities, including age, race, class, culture, etc.; matching the color in the symbol reinforces that message
  • It lies flat and underneath the “re” to emphasize the network’s role in “regarding” and to be suggestive of a multidirectional flow of information
  • The tagline is purposefully placed under “gender” to convey that gender is the subject of the researching, rethinking, and reframing.

For more information about the organization's rebranding, please visit http://www.lughstudio.com/regender/.

 

Strategic Plan Overview

Mission

Re:Gender works to end gender inequity and discrimination against girls and women by exposing root causes and advancing research-informed action. Working with multiple sectors and disciplines, we are shaping a world that demands fairness across difference.

 

Vision

Re:Gender envisions a world in which gender and sex are not used to determine one’s worth or opportunity. Our work questions the values placed on gender and sex, e.g., female/feminine is worth less than male/masculine. By bringing to light how assumptions about gender and sex restrict all members of society, we prompt people to shift their understanding and behavior. We believe that when difference, as expressed through gender, sex, and the other layers of identity, is valued equally, all individuals and institutions can achieve their full potential.

 

Strategic Approach: Embracing Difference to Advance Research-Based Action

Re:Gender'’s unique role is in facilitating better alignment between academic research agendas and the practical information needs of policy, advocacy, corporate and community groups. To advance gender equity, our society needs more creative problem-solving approaches. Difference is the fire starter that sparks collective curiosity and feeds the fire of creativity and innovation. Difference is our core value.

 

Program Focus Areas

Identity: Addressing discrimination based on gender (including intersections with race/ethnicity, class, ability, nationality, age, sexual orientation, religion, gender identity, immigration status, etc.)

Economic Well-Being: Issues of economic justice, work fairness, and business leadership

Thriving Environments: From personal safety (e.g., sexual assault) to community (e.g., civic leadership) to global (e.g., climate change) concerns

 

New Programmatic Tools

Re:Gender’'s strategic plan establishes new tools that will be the primary vehicles for programming. Network member contributions will support and drive the success of many of the tools. They are:

Gender Stat: A snapshot of quantitative metrics related to the status of gender; produced throughout the year and published as a collection annually; the long-term goal is to create a web-based, aggregated and non-aggregated research and information clearinghouse on the status of gender in the U.S.

Annual conference: An opportunity for the entire network to explore research related to an annual theme

Summits and round tables: Virtual and in-person convenings to connect individuals and institutions working on different aspects of the same issue

Literature reviews: A survey of research and commentary on a specific topic, developed with members of the network

Primers: Explainers on gender-related topical issues and debates, including commentary by members of the network

Corporate Circle tools & tips: Take-aways on gender research related to challenges specific to corporate environments

 

Network Description

Re:Gender'’s network connects research, policy, and practice to end gender inequity. The network is comprised of national, state, and local-level cross-sector individuals and institutions. Institutions include cross-sector representation from academia, business, government, labor, philanthropy, and nonprofit organizations —such as social justice, cultural, health-related, and women’s organizations. Individual members include advocates, change agents, policy thinkers, practitioners, public intellectuals, researchers, and other allies.

The network offers members opportunities to:

  • Share your research
  • Source research you need
  • Identify research gaps
  • Contribute to the Re:Gender’'s web-based programming
  • Receive the Re:Gender’'s e-news updates
  • Participate in relevant round tables and programmatic initiatives (based on topic)
  • Participate in the Re:Gender’'s conference as a presenter

If you have not already, we encourage you to join our network. Re:Gender looks forward to working with you to advance gender equity.

The 2013 National Council for Research on Women Financial Report can be found here