Why a Women's Center
Women’s Centers exist because gender equity has still not been reached in any country around the world. Women still earn less than their male peers, and women of color face an even larger pay gap. Women hold fewer tenured faculty positions, and continue to be underrepresented in certain fields. Women of color are absent in many areas of higher education. Violence against women is rampant in America with more than a half-million women reporting assaults by intimate partners and four women dying each day as a result of domestic violence.
Clearly, we still have a lot of work to do!
We’d love your involvement in raising awareness of gender and women’s issues. Every woman out there is someone’s mother, daughter, sister, wife, or partner. Help us to build a more just and equitable world for the women in your life. Achieving equality means involving everyone.
Come learn about and help us address important issues such as: gender pay equity, women’s reproductive health, ending men’s violence against women, LGBT/gender discrimination and harassment, racial equity and equality, and re-examining all aspects of our lives for how they have been socially constructed along race, class, heterosexual, and gender lines.