Professor Vanessa Ochs and Team Awarded Grant for Research on "Increasing the Civic and Political Participation of Women"

August 31, 2016

Professor Vanessa Ochs, along with Professor Denise Walsh of Politics and WGS and four graduate students, was awarded a Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance Grant for research on "Increasing the Civic and Political Participation of Women" from USAID and the Institute for International Education. They will be exploring the questions: What are the most effective ways to encourage women’s civic (e.g., volunteer, advocacy, etc.) and political (e.g., voting, running for office) participation? What are the risks to women of these strategies in contexts where resistance to changing gender norms is strong?

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