As we approach 2020, women and girls continue to struggle for equal rights and opportunities. The oppression of women and girls is a pervasive human rights violation with profound effects on their health and wellbeing.
The Center of Expertise on Women's Health, Gender and Empowerment (WHGE) envisions a world in which equitable gender norms lead to healthy and empowered women — including UC students. The Center promotes research, education and community engagement both globally and locally to reduce gender and health inequities.
This video, featured in the book Women's Empowerment and Global Health, profiles Xochilt Acalt Women’s Center in Nicaragua. The Xochilt Acalt center challenges gender norms by providing women with independent economic resources and security.