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Women • Well-Being

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Women • Well-Being

Women sustain families and build communities. Contribute to economic well-being and care for the earth. At University of Wisconsin-Madison Global Health Institute, we believe improving the lives of women improves the lives of all. That is why GHI co-convened the 4W (Women and Well-being in Wisconsin and the World) Initiative.

Who works for women’s well-being? Earth scientists, consumer scientists and social scientists. Artists and teachers. Public health experts and philanthropists. Partners from across campus working with communities in Wisconsin and across the world.

Using motorbikes to bring basic health services to women in rural Kenya. Acting to end sex trafficking. Collaborating with artisans in Ecuador, Mexico, India and Nepal to bring needed financial resources to families. Contributing to a safer, healthier and more equitable world for all.

Women • Well-Being News

Global HealthYoung African Leaders Speak Out:July 10, 17 and 24: YALI Tuesdays give Young African Scholars a chance to share their work to ensure health for all.Read more…

Global Health4W Summit On Women, Gender, and Well-BeingThe 4W is seeking proposals on the broadly defined theme of Our Bodies, Our Earth: Voice, Violence, and Peacemaking from across the disciplines addressing feminist perspectives on women, gender and voice in research, scholarship, program development, pedagogy, curriculum, …Read more…

Zika virus infection may multiply risk of miscarriage, stillbirthJuly 5, 2018Araceli Alonso, GHI Advisory Committee member, receives 2018 Academic Staff Excellence AwardApril 16, 20182018 Global Health SymposiumApril 10, 2018Application deadline for 4W Innovation Award & 4W Engagement Grants for Emerging ScholarsMarch 1, 2018Apply now for 2018 global health grantsNovember 9, 2017More news »

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