Organization profile

Organization profile

The Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program (WGGP) is an interdisciplinary program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. WGGP promotes 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
  • Hosting academic conferences, speakers, and workshops on this theme
  • Educating future academic and policy leaders through our Gender Relations in International Development (GRID) graduate minor and Joint WGGP and LAS Global Studies Undergraduate Certificate in Global Health

WGGP has over 80 faculty affiliates from across campus.