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Empowering the next generation to advance gender equality in North Carolina.

  • Developed 70 Scholars at 8 colleges and universities to research and influence policy, and deliver recommendations to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women
  • Reached over 25,000 change agents including legislators, policy makers, and community leaders
  • Helped create sustainable mechanisms for gender equity in Durham County and city by evaluating programs and budgets for gender disparities
  • Established methods to eliminate gender disparities in high school computer science classes in Durham County
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Bon Iver Benefit Concert with WomenNC

WomenNC is partnering with Bon Iver on the #2ABillion campaign to raise awareness for gender equality!

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Our vision is to create a world free of gender discrimination.

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Our work begins with understanding gender disparities, then formulating solutions to overcome them, and finally, advocating for change. WomenNC scholars call out inequality and injustice wherever they see it. Help us create enduring equality for women and girls in North Carolina... and across the globe by donating now!
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This Month's Featured Scholars

Featured Scholar

Siani Antoine

Oral Health Disparities in Women Within Rural Eastern North Carolina

Social determinants of health are the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, and work that shape the lives of each individual. Factors including socioeconomic status, transportation, education, and access to healthcare  services influence how women receive oral care. Additionally, these factors create deeper disparities that leave rural  women as well as pregnant individuals more at risk. Research suggests that poor oral health in pregnant women can predispose their children to similar complications; thus, failure to address issues such as gum disease during pregnancy can subject future generations of women to experience those same oral health concerns. Pregnant women living in Region 9 may experience gingivitis from hormonal changes in the body  and previous unhealthy behaviors; however, because of limitations in access to facilities, providers, transportation, oral health education, and fluoridated public water supply, these womenhave become more susceptible to oral health issues.

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