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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.

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.

The following article has been re-posted from the Summer 2014 issue of Dickinson Magazine with permission from the author.

Sharon Davie ’68 is a storyteller. Her voracious appetite for reading as a child led her to earn three degrees in English, author a number of poems and essays and teach dozens of literature courses at Kenyon College and the University of Virginia (UVA).

| August 05, 2014 | Awards, blog

The Women’s Center is now the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center, in honor of the pioneering alumna whose $3 million endowment is the largest gift in the center’s 25-year history.

| July 21, 2014 | blog, events

When U.Va. government and foreign affairs student Amanda Swanson was a second-year, she went from competing in the Virginia Mock Trial to interacting with lawyers at the Women’s Center as a Legal Clinic intern. With her recent graduation, she is now applying the knowledge she gained in these experiences to the job she will begin in June as a litigation assistant at the MoloLamken law firm in Washington D.C.

| May 23, 2014 | legal-clinic, interns, blog

The U.Va.  Women’s Center is pleased to announce the selection of Jane Miller as the recipient of the 2014 Elizabeth Zintl Leadership Award.  Miller is the Senior Associate Athletic Director for Programs at U.Va. and has worked in the Athletics Department for almost 30 years. She is a passionate advocate for women in sports and a role model for all women.

| May 13, 2014 | Awards, blog, events

Supporters of the Young Women Leaders Program enjoyed the Third Annual Fundraising Luncheon in recognition of the program’s successes at Alumni Hall last week.

With evolving technology, the victims of sexual abuse are getting younger, the crimes are getting more violent and the distribution of such acts is becoming more widespread. Therefore, the national child advocacy program, Protect, continues to address the need to make “the protection of children a top political and policy priority at the national, state and local levels.”

The following has been re-posted from the Young Women Leaders Program website.

YWLP will be hosting its Third Annual Luncheon on Wed., May 7!

| May 05, 2014 | young-women-leaders-program, blog

For some U.Va. students and alumnae, the Young Women Leaders Program (YWLP) has become more than a volunteer opportunity. Participating in the program has helped solidify career paths in the field of education, as well as created another sort of sorority with bonds made for life.

Ultimately, the program is “fostering competence, connections and autonomy” among everyone involved. The foundation of the program’s curriculum is in this motto.