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Why Latino/a History Matters to U.S. History: A lecture by Dr. Vicki Ruiz

Please join us for the inauguration of  “The Past, Present, and Future of U.S. Women’s History” lecture series, a joint venture between the
The National Women’s History Museum (NWHM) and the Woodrow Wilson Center. This series is aimed at promoting the need for a national museum to focus on women’s lives  over the course of United States history. Our goal is to cover diverse topics in women’s history, explore leading scholarship and address the question, “Why women’s history?”

Strengthening the Voices of Women Champions for Family Planning and Reproductive Health

“The health, security, and well-being of families depend importantly on the health of women,” said Carol Peasley, president and CEO of the Centre for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA). “When women have the ability to voluntarily space and limit the number of children they have, maternal and newborn child deaths decrease, as do abortions and abortion-related injuries,” she continued.

Kristen Ghodsee Wins Two Book Prizes for <i>Muslim Lives in Eastern Europe</i>

Kristen Ghodsee has won two prizes for Muslim Lives in Eastern Europe: Gender, Ethnicity and the Transformation of Islam in Postsocialist Bulgaria, a book she worked on as a fellow at The Wilson Center from 2005 to 2006. Most recently, Ghodsee won the 2011 William A.

<i>Gender and Islam in Africa: Rights, Sexuality, and Law</i>

In her new book, Margot Badran examines ways in which women in Africa are interpreting traditional Islamic concepts of gender and family in order to empower themselves and their societies.

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