Women & Gender in Global Perspectives Program

The Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program promotes the study of global human development. WGGP emphasizes scholarly activities that advance the understanding of how resource inequalities and gender equity affect individual and community capabilities.

The Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program (WGGP) was established in 1980 as the Office of Women in International Development (WID) and renamed WGGP in 2000. WGGP encourages and facilitates research, instructional, and service activities focused on the international aspects of women in development. The graduate minor, Gender Roles in International Development (GRID), started in 1983, was officially approved as an interdisciplinary concentration by the Graduate College in 1987, and formally approved as a graduate minor in 2011. In 2015, WGGP and LAS Global Studies started an undergraduate certificate in Global Health. Each year WGGP offers multiple graduate fellowships and awards for students pursuing research on gender and development. Through a gift from Barbara Yates (Educational Policy Studies), the first Director, the Barbara Yates WGGP Program Series will begin in 2018. The current Director is Colleen Murphy (Law and Philosophy).

Core Services

  • Gender Relations in International Development (GRID) graduate minor
  • WGGP-LAS Global Studies Undergraduate Certificate in Global Health
  • Barbara Yates WGGP Program Series
  • Graduate fellowship and award opportunities
  • Join the community of WGGP Faculty Affiliates

Contact

Women & Gender in Global Perspectives Program
346 Armory Building, MC-501
505 East Armory Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-1994
Email: wggp@illinois.edu