- Department of Women's and Gender Studies, Rutgers University
- National Nurses United
- Institute for Women's Leadership
Women’s & Gender Studies has a rich history at Rutgers University. Inaugurated as a department in 2001, Women’s & Gender Studies has grown from offering a few courses at the University in 1973 to becoming one of the strongest interdisciplinary graduate and undergraduate programs in the United States. In 2009-2010 3297 undergraduate and 203 graduate students enrolled in courses offered by the Department. Currently Women’s & Gender Studies enrolls 184 undergraduates in major and minor degree programs, 33 students in the Ph.D. program and 21 students in the M.A. program. Department faculty include 31 core, 102 graduate, and 70 affiliate members whose expertise in women’s and gender studies is enriched by specializations in the arts, anthropology, philosophy, sociology, political science, and comparative literatures in English, French, and Spanish.
The Women’s & Gender Studies Department is a member of the Institute for Women’s Leadership Consortium. Other members include The Institute for Women’s Leadership; The Douglass Residential College; The Center for American Women and Politics; The Institute for Research on Women; The Center for Women’s Global Leadership; The Center for Women and Work;The Institute for Women and Art; The Office for the Promotion of Women in Science, Engineering and Mathematics; and The Center on Violence Against Women & Children.
For more information, please visit http://womens-studies.rutgers.edu/
Department of Women and Gender Studies
Rutgers – The State University of New Jersey
162 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick,
NJ 08901-8555, USA
National Nurses United, with close to 185,000 members in every state, is the largest union and professional association of registered nurses in U.S. history.
NNU was founded in 2009 unifying three of the most active, progressive organizations in the U.S.—and the major voices of unionized nurses—in the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee, United American Nurses, and Massachusetts Nurses Association.
Combining the unparalleled record of accomplishments for nurses and patients embodied in the proud history of those nurses associations, which for some span more than 100 years, the establishment of NNU brought to life the dream of a powerful, national movement of direct care RNs.
A Brief Description of NNU’s Campaigns:
Nurses and patients everywhere deserve guaranteed nurse-to-patient staffing ratios that limit the maximum number of patients for whom a nurse provides care. Studies demonstrate that mandated minimum nurse ratios lead to better, safer care. To date, California is the only state with a guaranteed nurse-to-patient ratio law. At a time when nurses and patients desperately need improved staffing to save lives, the growing movement to win ratios is critically important. National Nurses United (NNU) pioneered and sponsors state and federal ratio legislation. For more on NNU’s ratio campaign, visit http://www.nationalnursesunited.org/issues/entry/ratios
Nurses Campaign to Heal America
The United States is hurting: Large banks and other Wall Street firms raided our economy, leaving millions of Americans to suffer. Around the world poverty, hunger, and HIV/AIDS threaten health. Nurses’ duty as patient advocates and community leaders compels a response: the Nurses Campaign to Heal America, which has three components:
- Main Street Contract for the American People: The Main Street Contract demands: The creation and safeguarding of jobs in the United States at living wages; equal access to quality, public education; guaranteed healthcare for all; a secure retirement with the ability to retire in dignity; good housing and protection from hunger; a safe, clean, and healthy environment; and a just taxation system where corporations and the wealthy pay their fair share. Visit: http://www.nationalnursesunited.org/affiliates/entry/msc1
- Medicare for All: Will the Affordable Care Act help those without healthcare coverage due to the economic crisis? The short answer is “no.” Even with the passage of the ACA, our healthcare system will remain broken. The positives in the law do not erase its gaping holes: the law leaves approximately 30 million people with no health coverage and fails to control the rising costs that individuals and families pay for healthcare. We fight for Medicare for All where everyone—rich or poor, young or old—has access to a single standard of care. Visit: http://www.nationalnursesunited.org/affiliates/entry/medicare-for-all
- Robin Hood Tax: It’s a simple idea: add a tiny sales tax on Wall Street trades that will generate $350 billion a year. The tax—50 cents on every $100 of trades—will fund social services to rebuild our social safety net and our communities. Visit: http://robinhoodtax.org/
For more information, please visit http://www.nationalnursesunited.org/pages/ncha
National Nurses United
8630 Fenton Street, Suite 1100 Silver Spring, MD 20910
The Institute for Women’s Leadership (IWL) at Rutgers University, directed by Alison R. Bernstein, is a unique and influential consortium of academic and policy centers dedicated to pioneering research, training, and advocacy that advance women’s leadership in such vital sectors as education and scholarship, politics, the arts, the sciences, and the workplace. Founded in 1991 as the nation’s first university consortium dedicated to women’s lives and leadership, the Institute and its nine members have for two decades produced seminal research, hosted world-class scholars, shed light on key topics in the public debate, and raised the visibility and importance of women’s issues on campus and in the public arena.
The Institute’s founders, including its visionary first director, Mary S. Hartman, sought to address the critical underrepresentation of women in leadership at the local, national, and international levels. Today, that mission is more pressing than ever. As societies around the globe grapple with new and entrenched challenges to women’s rights and, more broadly, to social and economic justice for millions of men, women, and children, women’s leadership capabilities remain one of the world’s great untapped resources. It is with a heightened sense of its global relevance that the Institute consortium is now doubling down on its commitment to educate and inspire women to lead, to work with men and women around the world to re-envision what it means to lead in the 21st century, and to infuse the
public discourse with feminist perspectives.
For more information, please visit http://iwl.rutgers.edu/index.html
Institute for Women’s Leadership
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
162 Ryders Lane
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8555