CWGL Statement on International Women's Day 2020

  8 March 2020: We believe that women’s rights are human rights. Today, we celebrate the courage of women to rise in the face of adversity, and flourish inspite of conflict at home, in the workplace, in our communities and in the world. Despite women’s ability to rise, we recognize the challenges...

CWGL partners with UNFPA to strengthen gender-based violence journalism

22 August 2019: The Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) at Rutgers University has partnered with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Regional Syria Response Hub to host a Forum to address the challenges of reporting on gender-based violence (GBV) in the region. The partnership falls...

CWGL Participation in IPU Forum of Women Parliamentarians

Written by MaryBeth Bognar, Program Coordinator Photographs: Interparliamentary Union On April 6, 2019, CWGL’s Executive Director Krishanti Dharmaraj presented during the Forum of Women Parliamentarians that took place at the 140th Interparliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly in Doha, Qatar. Under the...

Side event at UNPFII 2019: Harassment and violence against women in the world of work

Written by Anya Victoria, CWGL Consultant Photographed by Tapio Keihäs, Chirapaq   The Center for Women's Global Leadership (CWGL) is committed to advancing substantive equality for women in the world of work by using an intersectional approach. For this reason, CWGL and the United States Human...

CWGL participation in the UN Commission on the Status of Women: ‘social protections’ at the...

Written by MaryBeth Bognar (Program Coordinator, Outreach) The Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) has a history of engaging at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) as part of its continued mobilization with other feminist organizations to advance women’s rights. Each CSW...

CWGL collaborated with the UN Working Group on Discrimination Against Women to hold a consultation...

WOMEN'S HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE CHANGING WORLD OF WORK Written by  Magali Brosio (Sr Program Coordinator, Economic Policy) On March 8th, 2019, International Women’s Day and the eve of the 63rd UN Commission on the Status of Women, CWGL had the pleasure of collaborating with the UN Working Group on the Issue...

Reporting on Gender-Based Violence: Journalist Consultations in Melbourne & Mexico City

Written by Cosette Thompson (CWGL Consultant) CWGL's 2016 Assessment of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign highlighted the roles and responsibilities of journalists in reporting on gender-based violence (GBV), including their contribution towards its eradication. In the context...

Strategizing in Jordan on feminist peace

In January, our team jumped into 2019 by traveling to Jordan for two key strategy meetings on feminist peace with our partners. WORKING TOGETHER TO DEFINE PEACE BEYOND THE ABSENCE OF WAR As a strategic goal in advancing women's rights, CWGL is working to redefine peace and measure it with the...

2019 is here, and we are ready!

At the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL), we believe that a world without violence is possible. In a time where misogyny, hate, and inequality are gaining rapid exposure, we aim to achieve equality by ending gender-based discrimination and violence against women. The close of 2018...

GBV & Women Workers: Conversations in Sri Lanka & Madrid

Written by MaryBeth Bognar (Program Coordinator, Outreach)   It is almost impossible to talk about 2018 without mention of the amplified testimonies of violence and harassment faced by women workers, in part due to Me Too/Yo También, among other local movements. At CWGL, we aim to achieve equality by...

Discussion panel: Addressing the impact of austerity measures on women’s human rights

Written by  Magali Brosio (Sr Program Coordinator, Economic Policy) Photographed by Zarin Hamid (Program Coordinator, Convening & Training) Macroeconomic policy is often thought of as “gender neutral.” However, economic policies affect women and men differently due to their different positions and...

Side event: "Gender Dimensions of Contemporary Forms of Slavery and Trafficking in Persons"

Written by Magalí Brosio (Sr Program Coordinator, Economic Policy) Last Friday, 26 October 2018, CWGL's Executive Director, Krishanti Dharmaraj, was part of a panel on the gender dimensions of contemporary forms of slavery and trafficking in persons. This side event was co-organized by the UN...

Team CWGL Takes on IAFFE

Written by Magalí Brosio (Sr Program Coordinator, Economic Policy) The Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) was thrilled to be part of the 2018 annual conference of the International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE). Between June 19 and 22, more than two hundred Feminist...

CWGL Faculty Director Presents to Joint Meeting of UN Agency Executive Boards on Inequality

Written by MaryBeth Bognar (Program Coordinator)   Radhika Balakrishnan, Ph.D., Faculty Director of the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL), spoke at the Joint Meeting of the Executive Boards of UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS, UNICEF, UN Women, and WFP. Balakrishnan presented during a panel that focused...
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