|ABOUT THE CENTER
What would public policies look like if we listened to women and took seriously their needs and experiences? Would economic indicators and divorce settlements value caring labor? Would our definition of human rights abuses include rape and forced prostitution? Would we recognize the role of the women's movement in shaping policies from the beginnings of the welfare state to promoting patient's rights to participation in health care decisions? How can we bring women into full participation in policy making from serving as chief executives, to legislators, to judges, to leaders of NGOs, development enterprises and social movements?
Since 1985, the Center on Women and Public Policy has used a gender analysis to challenge fundamental assumptions about politics, law, and economics on issues ranging from human rights to judicial selection and independence.
Ambassador Arvonne Fraser, former U.S. Representative to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, and Professor Barbara Nelson created the Center on Women and Public Policy in 1985. The Center's location has proven ideal for the study of women and public policy.
In addition to courses, advising, lectures, and events, the Center offers assistance to Humphrey students seeking internships or careers with feminist organizations. Masters students can concentrate their studies in Women and Public Policy, undertake internships working on women's issues, and focus their professional paper on women and public policy.
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Arvonne Fraser Fund
A contribution to the Arvonne Fraser Fund provides crucial support for the Center on Women and Public Policy. The Center gratefully accepts gifts to help prepare future policy makers, researchers, and activists to be the next generation of leaders on women's policy issues. In particular, the Arvonne Fraser Fund supports public affairs programming and underwrites the costs of summer internships for Humphrey School students.
To make a contribution, please send a check payable to the Humphrey School of Public Affairs to:
Attn: Development Office
Center on Women and Public Policy
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
301 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455