November 9: Recognizing Reproductive Rights, Ending Violence Against Women, and a Call for Graduate Student Proposals

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November 9, 2011

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NOMINATE TODAY for NCRW's Member Center Awards 2012 

Recipients receive national recognition and can strategically leverage their awards with funders, administrators, Board members and the media.


This year, applicants are eligible to win 2 free tickets on Southwest Airlines! (Random drawing in December - check airline website for destinations)


"This Award raises the visibility of recipients in the community, among peers, decision-makers, and resource allocators. It provides national recognition for research and scholarship that can be leveraged during budget negotiations, promotions, and competitive grant applications. Without a doubt, I would encourage others to apply." Lisa McClain, Gender Studies Program, Boise State University (Recipient of NCRW Emerging Center Award 2010)


Application Deadline: December 2, 2011, 5:00 pm EST



News from the Network 
The Center for Women Policy Studies has been mobilizing state legislators across the country to endorse a Policy Resolution on Reproductive Rights and Justice. The resolution calls for designating the week of January 22 - 28, 2012 as Reproductive Awareness Week, to encourage public awareness, conversation, and support for reproductive rights and women's health nationwide. You can express support for the Resolution by sending an email to:



Rutgers Center for Women's Global Leadership


On Monday, November 14th, from 4:30-6:30pm, CWGL will host a memorial ceremony for Wangari Muta Maathai--philosopher, environmentalist, educationist, political activist, freedom fighter, mother, grandmother, and guiding light--at St. John the Divine.

For more information, visit


Ending Violence Against Women - 16 Days Campaign News 

The 2011 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign (November 25 to December 10, 2011) theme is From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Let's Challenge Militarism and End Violence Against Women. For more details, visit the
16 Days website


The Women's Media Center Social Media Award

The Women's Media Center invites you to participate in online voting for their Social Media Award. The women nominated are extraordinary bloggers, social media gurus, activists, and new media creators from across the country. To vote, click here
The winner will be announced at the Women's Media Awards on November 30, 2011 in New York City. Click here to purchase tickets.

Engage 2012: It Starts with Hope and Ends with Change
Opening Event December 8, 2011

The Women of Color Policy Network at New York University's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service will host a wide cross-section of advocates and experts to identify common policy goals and targets and how to address structural and institutional inequalities and disparities present in society.
The public is welcome to attend the convening. 
December 8, 2011 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM in New York City.

For more information on the event and to RSVP, visit:
News from the Wellesley Centers for Women

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New Afterschool Matters Journal Available.
The newest edition of Afterschool Matters, is now available. View the full issue online or request a print copy by emailing

Study of Childcare Facilities in Massachusetts released.

The Children's Investment Fund released its two-year study,
Building an Infrastructure for Quality


Call for Proposals from Graduate Students

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The Institute for Research on Women and Gender at the University of Michigan has issued a call for proposals for three different grants/fellowships. For more information see the links below:

Boyd/Williams Dissertation Grant for Research on Women and Work

IRWG and Rackham Research Grants for Scholarship and Creative Activities Focusing on Women or Gender

IRWG and Rackham Community of Scholars Fellowships

Eligibility varies among grant yet all applications must be received by the deadline December 5, 2011.

On Thursday December 8th, The Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy will be at the Mass Conference for Women at the Boston Convention Center. Stop by to meet their researchers, learn about graduate programs, and connect with women from the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors.  


News from IWPR

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A recently released IWPR report, Women and Men Living on the Edge: Economic Insecurity After the Great Recession, presents the findings from an IWPR/Rockefeller Survey of Economic Security, which reveals that on almost every measure of insecurity and hardship the Great Recession has visited more hardship on women than it has on men.

News from:     ICRW


Measuring Women's Economic Empowerment.  An upcoming paper by ICRW stresses that no single program can effectively address all the underlying complexities to economically advance women. Read more here.


Bridging the Gender Divide in Technology.  Innovators from Africa to Asia are developing technologies that have great potential to economically advance women in the developing world. Read more here.

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Work-Life Focus: 2012 and Beyond


The first joint Families and Work Institute and Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) conference, Work-Life Focus: 2012 and Beyond, will be held at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC, on November 8-10, 2011. The event has ben designed to address urgent contemporary issues, provide strategies for senior business leaders, and initiate a meaningful dialogue about what comes next in the world of work.


Click here to register!  

State of Young America Report Released

Demos and partner Young Invincibles have just released a groundbreaking project,The State of Young America: Economic Barriers to the American Dream. The data analysis, national poll findings and stories of young people that are core to this project paint a clear portrait: young adults today, as an entire generation, are doing worse that their parents at the same age. With the report broken up into three main areas, it can be viewed by the databook, poll results, and/or stories.  


United Nations Commission on the Status of Women


 Apply now for an exciting program for undergraduate, graduate, and professional female students from across the country! The Practicum in Advocacy at the UN has organized delegations of women students to attend CSW meetings as part of an academic program and whirlwind of activities.


Applications due November 13th and are available online.

For more information, visit the event website

Passionate Politics: The Life and Work of Charlotte Bunch

Join the Mix New York Queer Film Festival for a screening of Passionate Politics: The Life and Work of Charlotte Bunch on November 17th, 2011 at 7 PM at the Mix Factory 45 Bleeker Street, New York City.
From idealistic young civil rights organizer, to lesbian feminist separatist, Charlotte Bunch was an internationally recognized leader of a campaign that put women's rights on the global human rights agenda!

 Special Discounts for Women's Conferences




NCRW is offering a special discount to attend the following women's conferences:


Texas Conference for Women 

November 17th, 2011, Houston


Massachusetts Conference for Women 

December 8th, 2011, Boston


Please click on the links for a pdf with more information and the discount code to use when registering. 

by Call for Abstracts!


Authors are invited to submit abstracts of 250 words or less that describe how they have utilized new media and technology-based strategies to increase knowledge, awareness and enhance young people's sexual health. Abstracts are currently being accepted for this innovative conference and can be submitted by clicking here.

Deadline: November 18th


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New Publication: Tough Cookies: Leadership Lessons from 100 Years of the Girl Scouts by Kathy Cloninger



"The best way to solve America's leadership crisis is to put more women in top leadership roles. And the best way to grow tomorrow's women leaders is to grow strong girl leaders today."  



Tough Cookies is the story of Girl Scouting's 100-year legacy of developing ethical, confident leaders, and about girls and young women who are already proving they can make their country and this world a better place.


The book is available for purchase from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and or read an excerpt here.