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Global Women's Project | Tue, Apr 15, 2014

GWP's Center Focus Live! Welcomes Filmmakers and Advocates for Women's Equality, John Fuegi and Jo Francis

On April 10 at Georgetown Unversity's School of Continuing Studies auditorium, the Center of Concern's Global Women's Project (GWP) hosted a new event, Center Focus Live!. The event included a film screening, question and answer session with the filmmakers, and reception to celebrate the Project's legacy of leadership on women's issues through research, education, and advocacy. Dr. John Fuegi and Ms. Jo Francis, filmmakers of the featured presentation, The War Within: A Portrait of Viriginia Woolf, fielded questions from a lively audience and offered insights into their work on the internationally acclaimed film series, Women of Power. Dr. Deva Kemmis, the new director of the Global Women's Project, shared her commitment to continue working for girls' education and women's empowerment. Dr. Carolyn Bain, the director of communications, organized the event. 

Education for Justice | Fri, Feb 28, 2014

EFJ Creates Women's History Month Calendar, Prayer for Ukraine

An interactive calendar created by Sr. Dianna Ortiz OSU, EFJ's associate director, highlights 31 remarkable women such as Rachel Corrie, left, who have devoted their lives to peace and justice. Each day features a profile, quote, prayer, reflection questions and a video link regarding the life and work of these women. EFJ also shares a prayer for those who aren't sure how to pray regarding the upheaval in Ukraine. To see the prayer, which is free to all, or subscribe, visit EFJ's website.

Education for Justice | Fri, Feb 28, 2014

EFJ Creates Women's History Month Calendar, Prayer for Ukraine

An interactive calendar created by Sr. Dianna Ortiz OSU, EFJ's associate director, introduces 31 remarkable women such as Rachel Corrie, left, who have devoted their lives to peace and justice. Each day provides a profile, quote, prayer, reflection questions and a video link to the life and work of these inspirational women. EFJ also provides a prayer for those not sure how to pray or what to say regarding the upheaval in Ukraine. The prayer is free to all at the EFJ website, where subscription details also can be found.

Global Women's Project | Wed, Oct 30, 2013

Shawnee, PA: Listening to Women's Distant Voices

Presenting in Shawnee on the Delaware, PA, Deva Kemmis, Ph.D., the director of Global Women's Project, argues for new understandings of the prophetic female voice and offers evidence for reenvisioning gender-based roles, expectations, and possibilities for women and girls. Kemmis's work contrasts the concept of sacred time as expressed in the feminine narrative with that of earthly time as perceived in the male-female experience. Particularly timely in this re-consideration of the female voice, Pope Francis speaks out in recent news publications, and he calls for further investigation of the role of women in the church. Pope Francis refers to the feminine genius being needed wherever we make important decisions.

Global Women's Project | Mon, Oct 14, 2013

Evidence-based Report Guides New Action Plan

Dr. Deva Kemmis, the director the Center's Global Women's Project, joins fellow researchers and advocates learning the results of the new evidence-based report on women's empowerment, produced by a joint project of the United Nations Foundation and the ExxonMobil Foundation. Kemmis, on the right, stands with Jessica Gushuny of the National Collegiate Scholars Society at the event launching the report, A Roadmap for Promoting Women’s Economic Empowerment.  The report's results identify proven, promising and high-potential interventions to advance women’s economic development around the world. Kemmis says, "Such evidence-based research provides new guidance to the Global Women's Project action plan."

Global Women's Project | Fri, Sep 27, 2013

Mythologies of Women's Identities Complicate Contemporary Empowerment

Deva Kemmis, Ph.D., Director of Center of Concern's Global Women's Project, speaking at the American Goethe Institute, Washington, D.C., says that contemporary women must still work to overcome misleading stereotypes that limit their empowerment in the global workforce. Kemmis researches women's historical identities that perpetuate the obstacles to women securing their place as entrepreneurs and leaders. Incorporating literary, political, and historical references and images in her presentation, Kemmis's work asks that viewers investigate the visual presentation of women today. She asks, "What is really going on when women's identities are portrayed as mythological creatures such as sirens and mermaids and how do those images complicate women's progress?"