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October 14, 2015

All of us at the Women’s Center had been eagerly awaiting Jessica Odede’s arrival to Grounds. The Beverly Cobble Rodriguez Lectureship had initially been scheduled for last March, but when Jessica became ill, the event was rescheduled for September 30.

September 01, 2015

The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders brings 500 young African leaders from across the continent to the United States for 6 weeks of leadership training and mentoring. The Presidential Precinct was one of a small number of institutions selected to host these Fellows, bringing them here to Grounds.

October 30, 2014

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.

August 19, 2014

The Women’s Center staff was honored to be part of welcoming Fellows from the White House’s Young African Leaders Initiative this summer. Twenty-five of the Washington Fellows, among the 500 total in YALI, partnered with U.Va.

August 18, 2014

When U.Va. students return to the University in the fall, they will discover new initiatives as part of the exciting Women, Girls and Global Justice program at the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center.

August 12, 2014

The following has been re-printed with permission from the author of the report.

For the past two school years, (2012-2013; 2013-2014) with support from the Jefferson Trust and the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center at U.Va., we set out to restructure and strengthen the Young Women Leaders Program (YWLP) in Cameroon.