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Join our 2016 IWD Facebook Event

Show your support for International Women's Day by joining the IWD Facebook Event!  Stay up to date with events and annoucements, share your event photos, and connect with others.  Please share this event with friends and colleagues. 

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International Women's Day 2016

Welcome to the 2016 International Women’s Day Celebration at the University of Chicago!  The campus community is proud to host a variety of special events, talks, and meetings that celebrate the economic, political, and social achievements of women. 

The full calendar of 2016 IWD events can be found on this website.  We are adding events all the time, so check the calendar regularly.

The 2016 IWD celebration culminates with a keynote luncheon on Tuesday, March 8.

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Scholarships for Women

Colleges Online have created a useful document containing women-specific scholarships, organized by field and demographics. Are you seeking a degree in education or medicine? Are you a mother, with low income, or work for a women's organization? There are scholarships specifically for you. Click here to view the list of available scholarships.

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Institute of International Education Celebrates IWD

The Institute of International Education (IIE) has a strong commitment to providing access to education and training for women across the globe. Through the Center for Women’s Leadership Initiatives, IIE provides opportunities for women worldwide to participate in cutting-edge professional development, exchange programs and pursue higher education.

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Revisit International Women's Day celebrations through the photos and comments of participants

"I've met female students on this campus who are strong, vibrant, intelligent, and otherwise entirely unique," says Allie Torem. Her project started by asking students on campus a simple question: Who inspires you? Painting portraits of these inspiring colleagues, she tried to capture their expressions and emotions. Through the project, Allie says, she has learned that "supporting our fellow females is uplifting and empowering and it comes back and does wonders for us as individuals."

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Gender Equality in Sciences

As International Women's Day celebrations at UChicago begin, the Chronicle of Higher Education published an article discussing the results of a 10-year long research at the University of California at Berkeley into "why so many women begin the climb but do not make it to the top as tenured professors, deans, or presidents."

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One Billion Rising to End Violence Against Women And Girls

On the occasion of the One Billion Rising campaign day, read an interview with Simona Broomes, a leading figure in the fight against human trafficking in Ghana. Broomes is forging a path to empowerment through the Guyana Women Miners Organization, which she launched in 2012.

This interview was conducted and sent to us by a UChicago student.

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