Women and Health Together for the Future

 

Dr. Mariam K. Chamberlain was the founding president of the National Council for Research on Women,. Dr. Chamberlain was a true visionary whose contributions to the feminist and social justice movements can be seen across the world by generations of women. Mariam was a key force in shaping and launching the women’s studies and academic research movements in the United States and worldwide through her work as a Program Officer at the Ford Foundation in the 1960s and 1970s. She provided the strategic vision, funding and support to launch university and college-based centers and freestanding policy institutes focused on women’s issues. Mariam helped build a network of dedicated and accomplished leaders committed to advancing women, especially in academia, and helped cultivate lasting institutional support for their work.

Under Mariam’s leadership, the organization increased and promoted research on women, built alliances for collaborative work and advanced research into policy applications. Her vision has evolved into a dynamic network of thought leaders and change agents working to ensure more fully informed debates, policies and practices, thereby contributing to a more inclusive and equitable world for women and girls, their families and their communities.

Through a generous $100,000 matching grant from the Ford Foundation, the organization established the Mariam K. Chamberlain Dissertation Award to honor and extend Mariam’s vision. The Award enabled Re:Gender and now ICRW to continue Mariam’s work promoting mentorship as well as high-level scholarship. The Mariam K. Chamberlain Dissertation Award creates an opportunity for a first-generation doctoral student, including immigrant students, to continue working on a dissertation under the close supervision of a senior dissertation advisor over an academic year.

Apply for the 2020-2021 Award by clicking hereThe deadline to apply is October 20, 2020.


About the association

Committed women and men from diverse

professions: academics, community

organizers and activists from over 22

countries who educate, advocate and

implement programs to improve women’s

health around the globe.


Address of association

Women and Health Together for the Future (WHTF)


Community Health Science

University of The Western Cape

Robert Sobukwe Road

Bellville, Cape Town

7535

South Africa



Global Health Education, Training and Service (GHETS)

8 North Main Street

Attleboro Massachusetts 02703

508-472-2809

Fax 425-699-7033

Skype degilman



http://www.ghets.org

Contacts

Dr. Hester Julie

Executive Director, WHTF

hjulie@uwc.ac.za


Dr. Judy Lewis

Chair, WHTF 

lewisj@uchc.edu


Micarla Abrahams

Administrative Staff, WHTF

micarlaabrahams@gmail.com


Kamayani Bali Mahabal

Digital Head, WHTF

whtf.socialmedia@gmail.com



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