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On the left, Baroness Emma Nicholson of Winterbourne, the Chairman of the aid charity, AMAR U.S., welcomes conference attendees. On the right, Women's Center intern Katharyn Gadient works alongside CEO of AMAR U.S., Christopher Kyriacou, in the afternoon session “Getting the Message Out - Raising Awareness of the Problem.”

The following is a press release from the non-profit organization AMAR and has been re-printed here with permission.

| October 30, 2014 | blog, international-initiatives

The interns and staff of the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center welcome visitors during U.Va. Family Weekend to the third annual Mother-Daughter Tea on Oct. 31 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This is a fun, informative and inspirational event to engage those “who have a valuable role in supporting body positivity with their children.”

| October 24, 2014 | Body Positive, blog

The following has been reprinted with permission from UVA Today.


| October 24, 2014 | blog

Big Sisters and Little Sisters of the Young Women Leaders Program are gearing up for their annual food drive on Oct. 19 from noon to 4 p.m. at Kroger locations in Charlottesville - on 1159 Emmett Street, in the Barracks Road Shopping Center, and on 1904 Emmett Street.

YWLP will be collecting non-perishable food items that supporters may conveniently purchase that day or that they bring from home.

| October 15, 2014 | young-women-leaders-program, blog

As someone who has given to the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center for the most consecutive amount of years, Nesta Ramazani is one of the Center’s most esteemed donors. In its 25th anniversary year, the Women’s Center would like to recognize Ramazani’s continuous support by highlighting her here on our website.

Ramazani first found out about the Women’s Center at a social event in which she met Director Sharon Davie.

| October 15, 2014 | donor-profiles, blog

Author and psychotherapist Ashley Warner, a survivor of sexual assault, visited the University of Virginia during a time when local and national media coverage had already been focusing on concerns regarding the safety of women in Charlottesville and on Grounds.

| October 15, 2014 | blog, gender-violence-and-social-change

The Gender Violence and Social Change (GVSC) program, formerly Sexual and Domestic Violence Services, is excited to collaborate with the Sigma Psi Zeta sorority and the Sexual Violence Prevention Coalition (SVPC) for Domestic Violence Awareness Month at the University of Virginia.

| October 01, 2014 | blog, gender-violence-and-social-change

Q&A with Dr. Iglesias reveals plans for new CAPS position, provides mental wellness tips

| October 01, 2014 | counseling, blog

Our thoughts go out to everyone who is affected by U.Va. student Hannah Graham's disappearance.

When a traumatic event occurs, people can have many different kinds of reactions. The reason for this is that trauma shatters many of the beliefs people need to hold onto in order to function. Humans need to believe that the world is safe, people are trustworthy and responsible, and that they have some sense of control in their community and in their life.

| September 29, 2014 | blog

Jane Miller’s “three families” were all in attendance on Sept. 18 when she accepted the Elizabeth Zintl Leadership Award at the U.Va. Harrison Institute/Small Special Collections Library.

The award is presented annually by the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center in memory of Elizabeth Zintl, who served as Chief of Staff in the Office of the President at the University. Given to a woman employee at U.Va., the award honors the high degree of professionalism, creativity and commitment that characterized Zintl.

| September 29, 2014 | blog, Awards