Influencing Policy

  • The Center prepares and circulates research reports, generates fact sheets and provides briefings on a variety of health and human rights related policy issues.
  • The Center educates legislators and other policy makers about the health and human rights impact on women of proposals and policies.
  • The Center actively supports the U.N. Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), which created an international bill of rights for women. We provide a home for the Massachusetts CEDAW Project (MassCEDAW), a local initiative to affirm rights of all women, which works to integrate human rights standards into all levels of governance in the Commonwealth.