Center for Women's Health & Human Rights
A humanistic vision of bodily integrity, gender equality, and social justice.
The Center for Women's Health and Human Rights (CWHHR/the Center) at Suffolk University is the first academic institute in the United States to focus on women's health and human rights in the social sciences, arts and humanities, and public policy.
The Center for Women’s Health & Human rights strives to advance the health and humans rights of women and girls everywhere through advocacy, education, research, and leadership. Founded in 2003, the Center is the first academic initiative in the United States to focus on women’s health as a human rights imperative. The Center’s interdisciplinary approach embraces public policy, social science, the humanities, and the arts.
Dedicated to research, teaching, networking, and advocacy; we collaborate with other academic and community organizations working on these goals, bring together the community of scholars and activists already working in these areas, and provide expertise to a range of institutions developing the link between health and human rights.
The Center’s work has been lauded by the governor of Massachusetts, the mayors of Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts state representatives, and senators Markey and Warren.
It is our privilege to be part of a world-wide movement for peace and justice.
We’re thrilled to announce that the CWHHR library is ready for a grand reopening when the campus fully reopens. Student employees Myra Ssegujja and James Uyar spent a semester completely reorganizing the bookshelves and cross-referencing every title in the database, down to even our archival pamphlets.
The CWHHR library features exciting and informative finds about reproductive health and social justice and anything else students may need for a sociology or gender studies paper. Some examples include Queering Reproduction by Laura Mamo, Reproductive Justice by Loretta Ross and Rickie Solinger, and Hotter than a Red Assed Bee: An Intrepid Look at Menopause by the Concord Feminist Health Center. And, of course, we have the original edition of Our Bodies, Ourselves, as well as nearly every edition published since then.
Located on the 7th floor at 73 Tremont Street in the Sociology department, the library will be open to everyone, including guests from outside the Suffolk community.