The mission of the Fordham Institute for Women and Girls is to promote the well-being of women and girls who experience poverty, violence, health problems and workplace discrimination. The resolution of these persistent problems requires addressing gender, age and racial inequities in order to create a more just and caring society for all.
To accomplish its mission, Institute members conduct interdisciplinary and applied research and disseminate research findings that:
- expand our understanding of the problems facing girls and women, such as poverty, ageism, sexism and racism;
- contribute to critical analyses of the position of girls and women in our society;
- improve programs and the delivery of services for girls, women and their children;
- help prevent inequity and injustice towards women and girls by influencing public policy;
The Institute also aims to support the empowerment of women and girls by transferring knowledge through collaborative research models; by providing technical assistance and consultation to organizations serving women and girls; and by promoting the integration of content on women and girls into social work curricula.
- enhance the capacity of organizations and institutions to advocate on their behalf.
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GSS Panel Recognizes Rural
Women Around the World
Women in rural towns and villages around the world work daily to contribute to the agriculture and economic development of their communities.
On October 15, The Institute for Women & Girls at the Graduate School of Social Service (GSS) recognized these rural women during a panel presentation and discussion at the Lincoln Center campus.
"Women: Pillars of Socio-Economic Development Fabric," which coincided with the International Day of Rural Women, featured (pictured left to right):
- Moderator Matthias Resch, executive director of Community Development International (CDi);
- Colette Mazzucelli, Ph.D., professor at the New York University Center for Global Affairs;
- Margarette Tropnas, board president of Social Tap, Inc./The Haiti Initiative;
- Marciana Popescu, Ph.D., associate professor at GSS;
- Diana Duarte, communications director at MADRE; and
- Melika Edquist, web specialist for the Center for International Earth Science information Network at Columbia University.
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