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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.

Vision

A world where all women, girls, and people of diverse genders and/or sex characteristics are safe, healthy, valued, and share an equal opportunity to thrive in their homes, in their communities, and in their nations.

Core Values: Advocacy, Empowerment, Innovation, and Inclusion

  • Advocacy: Advocate for research, policies, practices, and programs that address critical social determinants that impact the health and well-being of women, girls, and people of diverse genders and/or sex characteristics from birth through death.

  • Empowerment: Create conditions that empower women, girls, and people of diverse genders and/or sex characteristics in their homes, in their communities, and in their nations.

  • Innovation: Foster innovative, responsive, and strengths-based solutions to promote the health of women, girls, and people of diverse genders and/or sex characteristics from birth through death.

  • Inclusion: Champion actions that are inclusive of the diversity of women, girls, and people of diverse genders and/or sex characteristics, regardless of age, race, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic status, ability status, education, country of origin, gender-identity, or sexual orientation.

Strategic Priority Areas for 2021-2024

  • Violence and Victimization – Addressing the social determinants that perpetuate violence against women of all ages and people of diverse genders and/or sex characteristics.

  • Maternal Morbidity and Mortality - Developing and implementing innovative approaches to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality in birthing people globally.

  • Gender Equity and Inclusivity - Leading and expanding Penn Nursing’s response to gender equity and inclusivity for all people.

Five Strategies to Achieve Mission

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

  1. Promoting and delivering evidence-based, high-quality, and timely educational opportunities and trainings that build local, national, and international capacity to address the health and well-being of women, girls, and people of diverse genders and/or sex characteristics from birth through death. (Education)

  2. Championing and supporting the development and implementation of rigorous, interdisciplinary research and scholarship that addresses issues impacting the health and well-being of women, girls, and people of diverse genders and/or sex characteristics from birth through death. (Research)

  3. Leading efforts to strengthen and grow a diverse population of healthcare providers that serve women, girls, and people of diverse genders and/or sex characteristics from birth through death. (Practice)

  4. Leveraging the strength of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and our colleagues and champions, both local and global, as drivers of change in service to women, girls, and people of diverse genders and/or sex characteristics from birth through death. (Service)

  5. Expanding the Center’s reach and impact through the bidirectional development of partnerships and relationships that support and enhance the work of the Center and our partners and our collective efforts to improve the lives of individuals, families, and communities across the globe. (Engagement)