Berkeley Talks: Feminist legal scholar Catharine MacKinnon on the butterfly politics of #MeToo

June 17, 2019
"Butterfly politics means that the right, small intervention in the structure of an unstable political system can ultimately produce systemic change."

UC San Diego report finds California above national average for sexual harassment rates

May 31, 2019
Immigrant-born men; gay and lesbian Californians are also at increased risk.

The role of data science and machine learning to combat human trafficking

May 22, 2019
Researchers and advocates gathered at UC Berkeley to discuss how AI can help prevent child exploitation and combat human trafficking.

Taking the border crisis to heart

May 22, 2019
UCLA students and faculty assist mothers and children seeking asylum in the United States.

Childbirth is hard: Health systems shouldn’t make it harder

May 22, 2019
Opinion published on Apolitical from UCSF's Dr. Patience Afulani: Simple changes can improve the health of women and babies.

Five UC undergraduates receive scholarships for projects in women’s health, gender and empowerment

May 21, 2019
The UCGHI Women’s Health, Gender and Empowerment COE Summer Scholars program continues with another cohort of outstanding students.

Meet Dr. Alison El Ayadi, researcher taking on female genital fistula

April 30, 2019
UCSF's El Ayadi is working to understand how women in Uganda recover, emotionally and physically, from fistula surgery. 

From bean to cup: Anti-trafficking IdeaLab develops app for ethically sourced coffee

April 19, 2019
The Berkeley Coffee Project, an initiative under the Anti-Trafficking Coalition (a Blum Center-sponsored IdeaLab) is aiming to empower students to become more conscious consumers and educate them about labor practices connected to their everyday purchases.

“Discovery” sparks movement to reduce impact of preterm birth in East Africa

March 22, 2019
This UCSF East Africa Preterm Birth Initiative program is aimed at defeating the stubborn global epidemic of preterm birth, the largest killer of children under five.

UC Merced Public Health undergraduate wins scholarship to conduct public health research overseas

March 22, 2019
Akhila Yechuri '18 will study the sociocultural barriers that slum-dwelling Muslim women in Hyderabad, India face in receiving adequate healthcare.