Global Women’s Empowerment is desperately needed. With so many challenges and obstacles related to access and equity, it is critical that we come together to highlight stories of women and women's initiatives empowering communities and making change.
GWEM stands for Global Women's Empowerment Movement and was created by UB alum (2020) Amanda Hart and other SUNY students who participated in the SUNY COIL Global Commons Program (summer 2020). Together, they worked to share voices and stories of women's empowerment, focusing on communities and regions where UB and other SUNY schools have relationships and engagement. As seen in GWEM Magazine First Issue Draft, women are doing amazing things around the world, and in sharing their stories, we can deepen our own understanding of Gender Equity and other goals associated with the SDGs.
With student help, GWEM magazine will be able to reach target audiences, drive fundraising initiatives, create female empowerment momentum and more. We invite students of all backgrounds and areas of study to contribute to the Global Women's Empowerment Movement.
We are seeking creative and ambitious students to help promote GWEM through various social media and web-based platforms. We are also seeking student writers as well as those interested in fundraising or sponsorship cultivation.
All ideas are welcomed. Regardless of area of participation, students should come away with meaningful work and a deepened understanding of global women's empowerment.
Students are expected to dedicate a minimum of 3 -5 hours a week on their chosen area of engagement for an entire semester. Benefits include access to professional marketing software , personalized letters of recommendation and a certificate of participation from GWEM Magazine Editor in Chief. All Students welcome, but must be in good standing with the University at Buffalo and be a good multitasker. If a student excels at their project, the possibility of being a permanent team member might be offered at the end of the semester.
|Length of commitment||Variable|
|Start time||Any time|
|Level of collaboration||Variable|
|Who is eligible||All undergraduate students|
Once you begin the digital badge series, you will have access to all the necessary activities and instructions. Your mentor has indicated they would like you to also complete the specific preparation activities below. Please reference this when you get to Step 2 of the Preparation Phase.
Preparation will include the following and may be customized based on individual plans and interests
- Exploration of the UN Sustainable Development Goals with a focus on SDG 5: Gender Equality
- Research on the Social Determinants of Health and Women.
- Region and country specific issues impacting women's health, safety and empowerment
Students will meet with members of the GWEM team to discuss specific preparation associated with identified projects.