Our Mission

To promote the health and empowerment of women, girls, and people of diverse genders and/or sex characteristics from birth through death through five interconnected strategies: education, research, practice, service, and engagement.

Five Strategies to Achieve Our Mission

The Center for Global Women’s Health will achieve our mission through five diverse strategies:

Global Work

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Puentes de Salud provides high-quality health care, community building, and educational programs to the growing Latino population in South Philadelphia. Please join us to fulfill their Amazon Wishlist at the link below. Download flyer to learn more.

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Join us in support of Oshun Family Center and #BMHW24 by purchasing essential supplies to attribute to the week or donating financially. Your contribution will make a significant impact to the wellbeing of our community members. Download #BMHW24 flyer.

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    Hilaria Supa Huamán to Receive 2024 Penn Nursing Renfield Foundation Award for Global Women’s Health

    Hilaria Supa Huamán, Director of Mosoq Pakari Sumaq Kawsay (New Dawn for Good Living) Healing Center, is a Peruvian politician and human rights activist. She will receive the 2024 Penn Nursing Renfield Foundation Award for Global Women’s Health for her lifelong dedication in advocating for the rights and well-being of Indigenous women in Peru, most notably in her fierce work against the forced sterilization that took place in the late 20 th century. The award ceremony will be held on March 13, 2024. The event will be hybrid with the in-person portion held in the Ann L. Roy Auditorium in Fagin Hall.


    New Role for Howard

    Monique Howard, EdD, MPH, Senior Director of Women’s Health Initiatives in the Center for Global Women’s Health (CGWH), has accepted a secondary role as Senior Director of Community Engagement.

    Dean Antonia Villarruel

    2023 Penn Nursing / Aspen Institute Women’s Health Conference

    Penn Nursing, in collaboration with the Aspen Institute, hosted a half-day program that explored women and health, with a lens on areas that require further attention as well as the policies and initiatives that can help move us forward.


    Black Maternal Morbidity and Mortality - Beyond the WHY!

    We know why Black women and babies are dying during or after childbirth. Hear from a panel of dynamic birth workers and researchers who center the traditions of the reproductive and birth justice movements while discussing best practices and next steps in increasing the birth outcomes of Black mothers.


    Renfield Award Impact Talk: Dr. Vandana Gopikumar

    Dr. Vandana Gopikumar, the 2018 awardee of the Penn Nursing Renfield Foundation Award for Global Women’s Health, in a discussion moderated by Alison Ercole, MSN, BA, CRNP, PMHNP-BC, shared about the impact the award has had on her work.  Dr. Gopikumar is the Co-Founder of The Banyan and The Banyan Academy of Leadership in Mental Health, a nonprofit with the goal of promoting equitable mental health amongst socially disadvantaged groups, within a social justice framework. Watch the April 4, 2023 recording here.

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