At A Glance

CENTER FOR WOMEN IN GOVERNMENT & CIVIL SOCIETY

Vision

A society where women and men of all backgrounds participate equally in shaping the future

Mission

CWGCS seeks to deepen and broaden political access and economic opportunities for women by strengthening the capacity of government, nonprofit and business sectors to implement gender-responsive, inclusive and equitable policies, practices and services

Core Values

Equity, Inclusion, Diversity, Integrity, Equality

Objectives

Objective 1: Fill the knowledge gaps about the status of women locally, regionally and globally

Objective 2: Develop evidence based approaches to advance gender parity and strengthen system responsiveness

Objective 3: Raise awareness about existing inequities, and expand women’s access to education and economic opportunities

Initiative A: Women & Leadership

Leadership education for aspiring, emerging and senior women leaders at critical career junctures. Research to fill the knowledge gap on the status of women leaders and institutional climates locally, nationally and globally.

Education

Ongoing

  • Fellowship on Women and Public Policy
  • NEW LeadershipTM New York

In Development

  • Leadership development for women in government
  • Leadership program development for women in the Global South

Research

Ongoing

  • Status of Women in elected and appointed positions/Judges
  • Women in the Ugandan Parliament
  • Political strategies for Advancing Women-Centered legislative agendas

In Development

  • Demystifying paths to the Bench
  • Women-Friendly judicial systems
  • Core Competencies of Elected and Appointed Women Leaders

Initiative B: Economic Security

Awareness-Raising on occupational segregation issues and issues that have a disproportionate and/or adverse impact on women. Research to fill the knowledge gap on education and workforce-related issues adversely affecting women.

Education

Ongoing

  • Nontraditional Employment & Training

In Development

  • Community Conversations: The Needs of Women in STEM
  • 2013 SUNY STEM Conference
  • Nontraditional Careers Fair

Research

Ongoing

  • Status of Women in STEM
  • Status of Women in Middle Skill Careers
  • Climate Survey of STEM Education
  • The Immigrant Integration Index

In Development

  • Status of Women in the Global South
  • Civil society capacity Building in the Global South

Initiative C: Health Systems & Gender-Based Disparities

Develop evidence based approaches to strengthen healthcare system response and service structures to diverse populations including culturally and linguistically diverse patients.

Education

Ongoing
  • Dissemination of best practices and lessons learned from family planning centers on providing language services

Research

Ongoing

  • Understanding & Improving Family Planning Services through Language Assistance

In Development

  • Improving HIV Testing for Underserved Populations

Initiative D: Safety & Wellbeing

Education to systematically eradicate gender-based violence and increase protections for women.

Education

In Development

  • Enhancing EU and US Collaboration on Combating Human Trafficking

 

 

 

 

 

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