In 2010, the Center for Women’s Studies changed its name to Global Center for Women and Justice, updating the strategic plan and direction and offering an opportunity to broaden work globally.
The Center’s events in 2010 impacted students and community members through the annual conference with Dr. Sharon Cooper continuing to deeply examine the commercial sexual exploitation of children.
Domestic Violence Awareness month on the Vanguard Campus included workshops about child abuse, pornography, and an opportunity for students to share their own stories.
VU student Ashley Sanderson conducted a three month study on fair trade products sold at local businesses, and through consumer demand, increased the number of fair trade products in the stores.
GCWJ was awarded a Delphe Iraq British Council grant (2010-2012) to fund partnership with the University of Duhok in northern Iraq to build capacity for women’s studies and advance the status of women.