In 2020, women and girls continue to struggle for equal rights and opportunities. The oppression of women and girls is a pervasive human rights violation with profound effects on their health and wellbeing.
The Center of Expertise on Women's Health, Gender and Empowerment (WHGE) envisions a world in which equitable gender norms lead to healthy and empowered women — including UC students. The Center promotes research, education and community engagement both globally and locally to reduce gender and health inequities.
UC Speaks Up is a three-campus (UCLA, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara) qualitative research project aimed to assess the perceptions of the campus environment related to sexual violence and explore how institutional and community policies influence students’ lives and experiences.