Worldwide Network for Gender Empowerment (WNGE) is an engaged and diverse ecosystem comprised of global members committed to research, collaboration, and action in support of women’s and gender issues. WNGE is focused on impacting change with cross-cutting measures in sectors including education, health care, environment, violence prevention, equality, and globalization.
WNGE is dedicated to impacting change by connecting local, regional, and national initiatives to a global community through innovative ecosystems, collaborative networks, and scholar activism.
- Create a Resilient, Visible, and Connected Global Network
- Support Effectiveness and Collaboration to Accelerate and Sustain Action
- Democratize Funding and Target Investments Based on Impact Metrics
- Nurture, Direct and Harness Scholar Activism to Impact Engagement
- Synthesize and Structure Information to Build Global Awareness, Impact Policy, and Guide Research
The Fall Fellowship has been awarded to Sherry Tehrani. Congratulations Sherry!
The Spring Fellowship has been awarded to Kristin Palmer. Congratulations Kristin!
Winifert Lawson-Graves (ELC alumna)
Carrie Spell-Hanson (HOD alumna)
Anne Acosta (HOD alumna)
Latisha Ferrara-Webb (ELC alumna)
Zarat Boyd (HOD student)
Robin Frkal (HOD student)
Derek Burnett (ELC student)
Adrienne Boner (ELC student)
Violence Against Women and Girls: Continuing Conversation
Violence against women and girls (VAW/G) is “a global health problem of epidemic proportions” (WHO, 2013). The problem in its myriad forms is rooted in structural inequalities based on patriarchal norms and values, resulting in asymmetrical power relations between men and women that form the foundation of societies and communities throughout the world.
Our three-part VAW/G Webinar conversation series focused on the relationship between local and global situations and the responses of feminist activists.
View Part One - Abduction of Chibok Girls in Nigeria (June 18, 2014)
- Global Epidemic: The U.S and Around the World (September 17, 2014)
- Enculturated Violence- Every Day and Everywhere- and Feminist Responses (October 15, 2014)
2014 Event Spotlight
Women in Leadership: Motivations, Experiences, and Reflections
The Worldwide Network for Gender Empowerment produced an event featuring US Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, Director of Education at the Folger Library Peggy O’Brien, and President of Fielding Graduate University Katrina Rogers.
The event was hosted at the Majorie Luke Theatre in Santa Barbara, California with over 350 attendees.
Watch the full video as featured on Santa Barbara Public Television:
For more event photos please visit Fielding's Facebook Group.
For the Pacific Coast Business Times article please click here.
The Fielding scholar base is 70% women, with a significant amount of the research generated around gender empowerment issues.
United Nations Partnership
WNGE is a recognized and registered nongovernmental organization (NGO) with the United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI). We are actively engaged with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the functional commissions of ECOSOC, primarily: Commission on the Status of Women, Commission for Social Development, and Commission on Sustainable Development.
As an international NGO representing partners from around the globe, WNGE contributes to issues of critical concern to the global development agenda.
Under the 2015 agenda, there are eight Millennium Development Goals
(MDG), three of which are in direct alignment with WNGE’s mission: the promotion of gender equality and empowerment of women (MDG #3), the improvement of maternal health (MDG #5), and the achievement of a global partnership for development (MDG #8).
Click here to see all webinars.
Women in Leadership: Advocacy, Equity, and Wisdom
Dr. Anne Litwin, Anne Byrd, and Dr. Sharon Buckemaster give presentations on Women in Leadership.
Sex Trafficking Perspectives
Ani Kalayjian gives a presentation on Sex & Trafficking Perspectives from the UN.
Education for the Empowerment of Women
Joyce Oneko talks about the Mama na Dada project in Kenya.