College of Liberal Arts

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

Fri, May 7, 2010

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."

 

To read the entire article, go to: http://www.utexas.edu/news/2010/05/06/cwgs_womens_rights/

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