Current Publications

A new report by the Economic Policy Institute contends that a national sick days policy is key to ensuring workers’ financial stability.

Conducted by NCRW in partnership with the University of Georgia and University of Memphis, study’s findings and recommendations offer solutions that could revolutionize access to quality, affordable childcare nationwide and foster women’s economic security as well as spur their communities’ economies. The report’s premiere launched NCRW’s Leveraging Women’s Voices” Conference, focusing on women’s economic security and leadership in Washington D.C.

Higher education is essential to the productivity and innovation of the U.S. workforce, and ongoing economic challenges have only underscored this imperative. In 2009, President Barack Obama launched the American Graduation Initiative, a plan to dramatically increase the number of U.S. college graduates by targeting an o8en overlooked part of our national higher education system: community colleges.

The steady decline in rates of child abuse in the United States over the past two decades presents something of a puzzle for researchers. A huge literature spanning several disciplines suggests that poverty is a key determinant of abuse. Yet there hasn't been even a slight uptick in rates of abuse during either of the most recent recessions, despite substantial increases in poverty. 

One of the principles Williams lives by is “to give back to the community in which you have prospered.” Numerous organizations and Las Vegas institutions have benefited from her generosity, among them the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She made a commitment to help advance education in the Las Vegas valley and was among a small group of residents who started the UNLV Foundation.

It’s been 40 years since the appearance of the pathbreaking book, Our Bodies, Ourselves. Here at the WSRC we are fortunate that one of our Scholars, Paula Doress-Worters, a founding member of the Our Bodies, Ourselves collective, can share its history so we can see how far we’ve come.

An interdisciplinary collection, Gender and Culture at the Limit of Rights examines the potential and limitations of the "women's rights as human rights" framework as a strategy for seeking gender justice. Drawing on detailed case studies from the United States, Africa, Latin America, Asia, and elsewhere, contributors to the volume explore the specific social histories, political struggles, cultural assumptions, and gender ideologies that have produced certain rights or reframed long-standing debates in the language of rights. 

Forty years ago, the work of Oregon representative Edith Green, educator Bernice Sandler, Hawaii representative Patsy Mink and Indiana senator Birch Bayh came to fruition when Congress passed Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. 

Intended for use in courses on law and society, as well as courses in women’s and gender studies, women and politics, and women and the law, this book explores different questions in different North American and European geographical jurisdictions and courts, demonstrating the value of a gender analysis of courts, judges, law, institutions, organizations, and, ultimately, politics.