Women's Movements

Building the Movement: An Exciting New Project at NCRW

Help us spread the word to Emerging Leaders in Nonprofits:

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.


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Happy Birthday, Mariam!

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:


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Civil Rights Legend Dorothy Height Passes

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.

Seven Secrets of the Savvy School Leader: A Conversation with Robert Evans

Date/Time: 
05/27/2010

Wellesley College Club, Wellesley, MA--Organized by Open Circle and Courage & Renewal Northeast; learn more

Webinar--When love goes wrong: Understanding the devastating impact of interpersonal violence

Date/Time: 
05/19/2010

Online

Time: 12:00pm Eastern Standard Time

Presented by Amy Banks, M.D.; learn more.

Register for CSD-18

Date/Time: 
05/03/2010 - 05/14/2010

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: WEDO will 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 eleanor@wedo.org. Stay tuned to our website for event announcements - We look forward to seeing you at CSD!

Location: UN Headquarters, New York

Feminists in Solidarity with Domestic Workers

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!


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Historic Meeting of Survivor-Activists on Child Sexual Abuse Prevention

On March 11-12, 2010, the Ms. Foundation for Women had the honor of convening an inspiring meeting on survivor-led activism on child sexual abuse prevention. In what was one of the first times survivors have been brought together to discuss child sexual abuse prevention in a social justice context, twelve activists discussed successes, challenges, and historic moments in their field. They established exciting shared visions and first steps for realizing them in this growing social justice movement.

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