Center for Women’s Global Leadership

Founded as a project of Douglass College at Rutgers University in 1989, The Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) is part of the Office of International Programs in the School of Arts and Sciences and is a member of the Institute for Women’s Leadership (IWL)—a consortium of women’s programs at Rutgers University. CWGL develops and facilitates women’s leadership for women’s human rights and social justice worldwide. It works from a human rights perspective with an emphasis on violence against women, sexual and reproductive health and socio-economic well-being. Since 1990, CWGL has fostered women’s leadership in the area of human rights through women’s global leadership institutes, strategic planning activities, international mobilization campaigns, UN monitoring, global education endeavors, publications, and a resource center. CWGL has hosted the planning for the International Campaign on Women Human Rights Defenders in 2004, and hosted the Secretariat of the WHRD IC.