News at IRWG

From substance abuse and dating aggression among young people, to digital literacy and global health, IRWG researchers contribute to public understanding and policies related to women, gender and sexuality.

Learn more by reading some of the latest headlines in gender research.



Research News Summary
Dr. Cheryl Moyer (center) met with colleagues Dr. Samuel Oppong (left) and Dr. Cristabel Enweronu-Laryea (right), Heads of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Oppong) and Pediatrics (Enweronu-Laryea) at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra. Faculty Seed Grant Report: Cheryl Moyer

In 2015, Dr. Cheryl Moyer received IRWG funding to conduct a pilot study exploring the shift from surgical to self-induced medical abortion in two fishing villages in urban Accra, Ghana. Data from the project have been presented at several national and international meetings, and two manuscripts have been published or submitted for publication. 

2020 Joan Schafer Research Faculty Award in Sport, Fitness, and Disability SHARP Center Announces Two Joan Schafer Research Faculty Awards in Sport, Fitness, and Disability

The Sport, Health and Activity Research and Policy Center (SHARP) and the Institute for Research on Women and Gender have awarded two Joan Schafer Research Faculty Awards in Sport, Fitness, and Disability.

image of abstract colors and lines with text reading"IRWG Graduate Student Research Fellowships: 2020" Announcing 2020 Graduate Student Research Awards

The Institute for Research on Women and Gender has awarded 12 graduate students funding to support wide-ranging projects related to women, gender, and sexuality.

Feminist Data Manifest-No with group photo and megaphone illustration Feminist Data Manifest-No

The Feminist Data Manifest-NO is a collaboratively written set of declarations, refusals, and committments for feminist data studies.

blue square with multicolored "25". Text reads 25 years: A quarter century of feminist research. The IRWG logo is at the bottom. IRWG Celebrates a Quarter Century of Feminist Research

We're celebrating IRWG's 25th anniversary in 2020.

Blue square with Mcubed and IRWG logos. Research Incentive Awards IRWG-Mcubed Research Incentive Grants Announced

Six faculty cubes awarded additional funding to incorporate gender into research projects

blue square with image of 100 and silhouettes of Lottie Wilson Jackson and Anna Howard Shaw. #UMSuffrage2020 is underneath. Women & The Vote: Franchise Struggles, 100 Years and Counting

UM will celebrate the fight for the 19th amendment and interrogate its role in the history of struggles to extend the right to vote.

U-M and MSU Gender Research Institutes Collaborate on Fall 2020 Conference on Women’s Suffrage, Past and Present

In a historic collaboration, the Institute for Research on Women and Gender (IRWG) at the University of Michigan, and Michigan State University's Center for Gender in Global Context (GenCen) and Department of History will jointly present the Gender, Women’s Suffrage, and Political Power: Past, Present, and Future (GWSPP) conference, November 19-21, 2020 at the Radisson Hotel in Lansing, Michigan, near the state capitol. 

Call for Proposals: Gender, Women's Suffrage & Political Power Conference

We're delighted to cosponsor the Gender, Women's Suffrage & Political Power: Past, Present, and Future conference with MSU's Center for Gender in Global Context.

blue heart with yellow block M Giving Blueday 2019

IRWG is pleased to participate in Giving Blueday once again this year!

Dr. Susan Ernst at the Center for International Reproductive Healthcare Training conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with two posters on both the surveys of healthcare providers and the focus group summaries Evaluating Reproductive Healthcare Services for Adolescents and Women with Physical Disabilities in Ethiopia

Dr. Susan Ernst (Obstetrics & Gynecology, Medical School) used IRWG funding to gather preliminary evidence for developing a reproductive health care program to meet the special needs of Ethiopian adolescents and women with disabilities. 

photo of Golfo Tzilos Wernette IRWG seed grant supports first-of-its-kind mHealth app for teen girls

Golfo Tzilos Wernette, an assistant professor in the Departments of Family Medicine and Psychiatry, hopes to help young women prevent STIs by developing the first known mobile app tailored for adolescent girls at risk for substance use and sexual risk taking.