The Women and Gender in Global Perspectives (WGGP) Program is an academic unit in the International Programs and Studies Division of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. We promote the study of human development in international settings. Because such development has gender, cultural, economic, legal, moral, political, social, and technological dimensions, we emphasize scholarly activities that advance our understanding of how resource inequalities and gender equity affect individual and community capabilities. Through a multi-disciplinary approach, we address and critically evaluate human development issues by: Conducting research; Impacting policy and decision making as well as practice; Educating future academic and policy leaders; Engaging academic, policy, government, and non-governmental, and community leaders; and Highlighting the centrality of gender in human development
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Evelyne Accad Honored
Evelyne Accad, WGGP Supporter and University of Illinois Emerita was recently honored.
Author of The Wounded Breast, Evelyne Accad has received the Takrim I'lam al-Thakafyah fi
Lubnan wal Alam al Arabi: Honor of Cultural World of Thinkers from Lebanon and the Arab
World award in recognition and in honor of Lebanese and Arab thinkers for the year 2015.
The ceremony took place at the Cutural Center of Antelias in Lebanon with many dignitaries
and intellectuals, including Georges Corm, a well-known and reputed intellectual and
ex-minister of finance in Lebanon.
Fall 2015 Events