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Happy This Wednesday, Let’s talk about Yemaya Bordain. Yemaya Bordain is our influential woman from UIUC. She received her PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from UIUC in 2015, becoming ECE’s first female African-American PhD graduate. More,

16 Days Campaign Against Gender Violence

Here is a great followup to Wednesday's event "A Conversation about Gender Violence in Graduate School".

Events This Week


WGGP 2019-20 Graduate Student Award Application Now Available
2019-20 application deadline is February 17, 2019 at 11:59pm

The application for 2019-20 Rita and Arnold Goodman Fellowship along with other WGGP Awards is now available.  Complete details available at:


Online application available at

Link for referees to complete letter of recommendation


Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program Communications Internship

Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program (WGGP) is seeking a communications intern to contribute to our social media accounts and provide marketing support.

Semester: Spring 2019

Location: On-campus (Armory)

Hours per week: 8-10

Paid/Unpaid: Unpaid


  • Contributes content to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram;
  • Conducts research to find articles, resources, or other content relevant to our community;
  • Assists in the development of promotional materials for WGGP as needed;
  • Completes other assignments as needed.


  • Experience using Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
  • Experience using Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, or Photoshop.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

A demonstrated interest in international issues is a plus.

For more information about Illinois International, please visit our website: Other questions about the position may be directed to Anita Kaiser at


Call for Consultants: USAID Gender-based Violence Learning Agenda

NORC at the University of Chicago is one of the largest and most highly respected social research organizations pursuing high quality social science research both in the U.S. and internationally. NORC is conducting an activity to support a USAID-funded learning agenda to synthesize evidence about contextual factors and identify promising practices in addressing gender-based violence around the globe.

This research activity will comprise of 11 literature reviews of recent peer-reviewed and gray literature on gender-based violence in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East, and Eurasia. (The 11 topics to be addressed are listed in an annex to this announcement.) For this activity, NORC is seeking qualified Principal Investigators (PIs) to conduct literature reviews, and present corresponding findings at a symposium in May 2019 in Washington, DC. PIs will be engaged as individual consultants by NORC.

This activity will be conducted at the PI’s home location, with regular virtual meetings with the NORC team and USAID counterparts. PIs will be provided with support to travel to May 2019 symposium site. International applicants are welcome to apply.

Required Qualifications:

  • Masters or PhD in sociology, economics, political science, public policy, anthropology, or other relevant field.
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience conducting research or direct service related to gender-based violence
  • International field experience in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East, or Eurasia
  • Experience working with international donors, such as USAID
  • Experience working with multidisciplinary research teams
  • Demonstrated expertise and knowledge of issues to gender equality, empowerment of women, empowerment of girls
  • Strong record of research, publication, and presentations in any of the following areas:
  • Gender-based violence
  • Intimate partner violence
  • Women’s political participation
  • Child and Early Forced Marriage (CEFM)
  • School-related gender-based violence (SRGBV)
  • Online harassment of women and girls
  • Gender-based violence in conflict settings, including violence against ethnic minorities
  • Women’s economic participation in the informal sector, business development, and savings and loans association

Interested applicants should submit their CV and a short statement of qualifications and interest (not to exceed 1 page) identifying the particular research question(s) of interest to the applicants to by 5:00 pm EST, November 30, 2018.

WGGP Gender Relations in International Development Graduate Minor

WGGP offers a graduate minor in Gender Relations in International Development (GRID). The GRID interdisciplinary minor is designed to give students the analytical and empirical skills needed to address and critically evaluate human development issues in research and policy analysis, as well as in daily life. As of 2018, GRID Alumni have come from 35 departments across campus and 50 different countries.


To learn more about the GRID minor, please contact Anita Kaiser at or by phone at 333-6221.



Certificate in

Global Health

Joint with WGGP and LAS Global Studies

GLBL 340 offered during Spring of 2019

Certificate Description

LAS Global Studies, in conjunction with Women and Gender in Global Perspectives (WGGP) is offering a Certificate in Global Health. This certificate is open to all undergraduate majors at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

More information about the Global Health Certificate including upcoming information sessions is available here.

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