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.
Vacuuming the carpet, making the bed, cooking dinner, or using room freshener may be hazardous to women’s health. These activities all release potentially harmful allergens and pollutants. However household air pollution is not regulated, putting respiratory health at risk.
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NCRW is pleased to announce a new project focused on Building the Next Generation of Women Leaders in the Nonprofit Sector. Funded by the American Express Foundation, the program will encourage young women to enter the nonprofit arena, and provide training and sustained support to become leaders.
The founding president of the National Council for Research on Women, Mariam Chamberlain, just turned 92. Gwendolyn Beetham, a former NCRW staff member, posted a "tribute a gender studies godmother" on Feministing in Mariam's honor. Mariam's many contributions to the feminist and social justice movements include:
WASHINGTON (April 20) – Dorothy Irene Height, long-time civil rights activist, chair and president emerita of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) and "godmother of the women's movement," died of natural causes 3:41 a.m. Tuesday, April 20, at Howard University Hospital, 27 days after her 98th birthday.
The 18th session of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-18) is a review session focusing on five thematic areas: Transport, Waste Management, Chemicals, Mining, and the 10 Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption & Production Patterns (SCP). If you need accreditation, please contact us ASAP: WEDOwill be pleased to add you to our delegation list if you send your full name, organization, title, full contact information and a short description of your work to email@example.com. Stay tuned to our website for event announcements - We look forward to seeing you at CSD!
The French feminist philsopher Elisabeth Badinter has stirred up a new debate about motherhood in her latest, best-selling book, Le Conflit: La Femme et La Mère. The book examines three of France’s biggest preoccupations – the economic crisis, the environment and motherhood – and fashions a rousing and provocative battle cry for a feminism she believes is in reverse. Released 30 years to the day after she published her major work attacking the idea of a maternal instinct, Le Conflit argues that a coalition of modern forces – from the environmentalists and their back-to-basics credo to breast-feeding activists, New Age feminists and doctors – are undoing the progress made by earlier generations.
The Barnard Center for Research on Women produced this fantastic video of notable feminists supporting the important role domestic workers play. Look for NCRW friends and family, including Nicole Mason, Liz Abzug, and Carol Jenkins, as they make special appearances. This video is not to be missed!