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Daughters of the Fatherland

Nigeria is home to many young women as the most populous country in Africa with almost half of the inhabitants being women and roughly half of the population aged 15 years old or younger.
While the patriarchal country has had significant moments of women’s rights and feminist movements since its pre-independence days, the fight for female equality is still an issue today.

Year: Third
Major: Government
Hometown: Fairfax, Virginia
 
Why are you passionate about your program at the Women’s Center?
| February 19, 2018 | young-women-leaders-program, interns
Get to know Social Media Marketing Team intern, Nicky Demitry!
 
Year: 3rd
Major: Foreign Affairs/Anthropology 
Hometown: Military brat 
 
1. Why are you passionate about your program at the Women's Center?
| February 16, 2018 | interns

UVA alumna Amy Chestnutt coordinates the Body Positive program at the Women's Center and co-teaches Gender, Body Image & Activism

Getting enough high quality sleep is the one of the best things you can do for your brain and body. No matter what is going on in terms of mood, energy, memory or emotions, sufficient sleep will almost always help. Sleep also does wonders for new learning. Wresting the last few minutes you can out of a day can be very tempting, but the cost in terms of fatigue and forgetfulness the next day is higher than you think.

Try these approaches to getting sufficient sleep:

By: Counseling Staff | February 05, 2018 | Tips
While’s no great surprise that our Iris editor, Mary Esselman, has not one but four “favorite” fictional heroines, there’s one real-life feminist she loves to sing along with that you’ll have to read to believe.
 
1. Tell us about your path to UVA, to where you are now and the work you’re currently doing for the Women’s Center.
By: Leigh Ann Carver | February 01, 2018 | staff-spotlight, iris

As often as the early history of basketball appears in trivia games and PE class quizzes, the special place that basketball holds in the history of women’s athletics is still unknown to many. Thanks to Senda Berenson, the women’s game was introduced at Smith College within months of the sport’s founding in 1891 and quickly caught on at women’s schools across the US.

By: Leigh Ann Carver | January 31, 2018 | Awards

Senator Shelley Moore Capito opened the Women’s Global Leadership Forum in November with an inspiring keynote focused on Women and Democracy in the 21st Century. The Women’s Center is proud to count Sen. Capito among the winners of our Distinguished Alumna Award (2009). Over the years, we’ve given this award to alumnae from seven of UVA’s schools and in doing we always learn something specific about how their experience at the University prepared them to make important contributions in their fields.

By: Abby Palko | January 31, 2018 | Palko POV

OUR APPLICATIONS ARE LIVE!

Check our Facebook page or our web calendar to get dates, times and locations for INFO SESSIONS where you can learn more about our internship program and our community mentoring programs before you apply. 

We awarded the Elizabeth Zintl Leadership Award to Marva Barnett, now Professor Emeritus, in 2002. She also received UVA's Thomas Jefferson Award in 2011. Marva is the editor of Victor Hugo on Things That Matter (Yale UP, 2010). Learn more about her work at  http://www.marvabarnett.com/

By: Mary Esselman | January 23, 2018 | Women on Grounds

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