The Center on Women, Gender and Public Policy illuminates gender-based disparities through research, teaching, and public engagement. In partnership with students, faculty, policy makers and community leaders, the Center advances effective public policies that create a more equitable world.
Formed in 1985 as the nation’s first comprehensive teaching, research, and outreach center devoted to women and public policy, the Center builds on a long tradition of:
- Engaging students, faculty, the public and decision-makers of all genders in dialogue, policy-making and action for the common good;
- Conducting community-engaged research that helps solve the most pressing disparities and challenges related to sex, gender and other aspects of a person’s identity (e.g. race, class, ethnicity, family status);
- Supporting women leaders and leaders of all genders who contribute to a more gender-equitable world;
- Sustaining a network of faculty, students, alumni, policymakers and partners that grounds the Center’s work and enables high impact action.
Recent media for the Center on Women, Gender and Public Policy:
- Next up (in St. Paul and elsewhere): Paid parental leave (Minneapolis Star Tribune, August 29, 2014)
- How Minnesota Passed a Massive Economic Security Law for Women (RH Reality Check, August 4, 2014)
- Solid Steps Advance Women, but More Needed (Mankato Free Press, June 27, 2014)
- Research Shows Inequality Persists for Women and Girls (West Central Tribune, June 18, 2014)
- Data: Women Face Uphill Economic Battle (Mankato Free Press, June 2014)
- The Radical Movement to Close the Gender Wage Gap that You've Never Heard Of (Think Progress, May 1, 2014)
- Pass the Women's Economic Security Act (Minnesota Daily, April 15, 2014)
- With Help from U experts, pay gap bill clears hurdle (Minnesota Daily, April 10, 2014)
- Women's bill: the DFL social agenda even Republicans voted for (MinnPost, April 10, 2014)
- Moving Women in to the Future (Twin Cities Daily Planet, March 25, 2014)
- A DFL Push for Gender Fairness - and votes (Politics in Minnesota, April 2, 2014)
- A Renewed Effort to Close Minnesota's Gender Gap (Star Tribune, January 30, 2014)
- Gender Wage Gap Targeted in New Bill, Report (Minnesota Public Radio, January 30, 2014)
- Minn. among leaders in equal pay movement (KARE 11 News, June 10, 2013)
- Obama Attempting to Change Face of the Judiciary (AP, February 15, 2013)
More media for CWPP
The Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota seeks to hire an advanced Associate or Full Professor whose research, scholarship, academic leadership and service focus broadly on Women, Gender and Public Policy. More
WPP advises on Minnesota's Paid Family Leave Bill
Now available: 2014 Status of Women and Girls in Minnesota
Watch testimony on Women's Economic Security Act
Learn more about the Women's Economic Security Act
Conduct your research using our user-friendly web tool GenderEquality Explorer.
CWPP/science,technology and public policy NSF-funded project examining the presence and influence of women in science and technology policy roles.
- Gender, Sex & Public Policy Event Series: Legislative Advocacy Training Saturday, March 7. Contact Jen Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
- Women's Economic Security Summit, Thursday, January 29, 2015
- Gender and Negotiation with Margaret Anderson Kelliher February 4, 2015 from 4- 6 p.m., Humphrey School Commons
- Minnesota Women's Economic Security Summit, January 30, 2014, 8 a.m. to noon, Kelly Inn , St. Paul
- Women's Participation in Peace-making and Security in Northern Ireland and Around the World Monday, August 19th, 9:30 a.m., Cowles Auditorium
- The Invisible War screening and panel discussion
- Women in Afghanistan: Securing their Future with a talk by David Cortright.
- Advancing Equality for Minnesota's Immigrant and Refugee Women: Integrating Gender Equity in Programming and Organizational Practices. A workshop for nonprofit leadership and staff.
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