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Center for Women's and Gender Studies Receives Grant for Women's Rights Initiative

posted: Fri, May 7, 2010

Five-Year Grant Will Support Campus and Community Projects

From the Office of Public Affairs:

AUSTIN, Texas — The Center for Women's and Gender Studies (CWGS) at The University of Texas at Austin has received a $450,000 grant from the Embrey Family Foundation to develop a Women's Human Rights Initiative that will promote teaching, research and activism in the areas of women's rights and human rights.

The five-year grant will allow CWGS to develop new courses for University of Texas at Austin students, develop a curriculum and teacher training program for high school classes around the state and host an international women's rights conference in May, 2012.

"This is a tremendous opportunity for the Center for Women's and Gender Studies," says CWGS Director Susan Sage Heinzelman. "We will offer the community, both on and off campus, a vigorous debate about the causes of women's rights abuses and begin to generate solutions that might lead to systemic and sustainable change around the world."


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