Based at Rutgers University, in the School of Arts and Sciences, the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) was founded by feminist activist Charlotte Bunch, as a project of Douglass College in 1989. CWGL is also part of the Office of International Programs and a member of the Institute for Women’s Leadership (IWL).

The CWGL envisions a world in which all people are equal and gender equality is systemically realized by the achievement of human rights for all. CWGL strengthens and facilitates women’s leadership for human rights and social justice worldwide.

The Center supports women’s leadership by working to:

  1. Advance economic and social rights from a feminist perspective;
  2. Promote an end to gender-based violence and highlight linkages with militarism; and
  3. Build coalitions and deepen capacity around those urgent issues that are critical to the global women’s movement to secure policy reform at the international and national levels.

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