Social Issues | Women's Center | Kent State University

Social Issues

 

As a Women’s Center, it is part of our mission to educate and advocate around social issues relating to women on our college campus, in the greater community and globally. While our focus is on women, these social issues affect all of us. Everyone has a seat at the table and is welcome to join in the conversation. When we address these social issues more people--women and women identifying individuals included--and society reap the benefits.

Women’s rights are an essential component of universal human rights.

The Women’s Center collaborates with and supports a number of groups and organizations on and off-campus engaging in work around the following issues.

Voting Rights
Reproductive Justice
Women’s Health and Wellness
Power-based Personal Violence
Underrepresented Populations

On Civic Engagement

“A morally and civically responsible individual recognizes himself or herself as a member of a larger social fabric and therefore considers social problems to be at least partly his or her own; such an individual is willing to see the moral and civic dimensions of issues, to make and justify informed moral and civic judgments, and to take action when appropriate.”

* Civic Responsibility in Higher Education, edited by Thomas Ehrlich (2000), Introduction, pagexxvi