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Melissa Smith: New to the UC, but no stranger to global health

February 6, 2019
Learn about Melissa Smith's inspiring career working in health and social justice in communities in the US and abroad. 

UC Santa Cruz grad student working to advance Beyond Compliance initiative

January 31, 2019
Alison Hanson and the Beyond Compliance Initiative seek to eliminate sexual harassment and sexual violence from campus.

A new and dire diagnosis: Human trafficking

October 15, 2018
In the first-of-its-kind policy, all mandated reporters within UC San Diego Health will be responsible for reporting suspected victims of human trafficking.

Call for papers in transformative approaches for gender justice in sexual and reproductive health

September 18, 2018
The Women’s Health, Gender, and Empowerment Center of Expertise is accepting submissions for a special issue of the journal Culture, Health & Sexuality on transformative approaches for gender justice in sexual and reproductive health.

Women’s Health, Gender and Empowerment deputy director launches community resource supporting women’s health

September 5, 2018
COE education and training lead, Melissa Smith, brings field-tested community empowerment tools to women and girls in Latin America.

Mobility linked with higher-risk sexual behaviors in Kenya and Uganda

September 5, 2018
New research from the UCSF Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health aims to better understand why mobile populations experience barriers to HIV prevention and treatment.

Women’s Health, Gender and Empowerment Center of Expertise awards summer grants to five UC undergraduates

September 4, 2018
Scholarship recipients use COE funding to investigate the intersection and interrelated nature of women's health, gender and empowerment. 

Climate change is making it harder for couples to conceive

July 9, 2018
UCLA research finds warming temperatures have a negative effect on fertility, birth rates worldwide. 

Women’s Health, Gender and Empowerment COE sparks collaboration in the name of #MeToo

July 3, 2018
Collaborators at UC Santa Barbara are enhancing anti-harassment efforts and education on campus. 

The trafficking victim beside me

June 11, 2018

Paula Tavrow, of the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, shares a personal story.

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