President Drinan: Amid the World's Violence, Hope for Women and Girls
- Read President Helen Drinan's latest Huffington Post Blog: Amid the World's Violence, Hope for Women and Girls.
This past week, I was humbled and inspired by a group of 48 women who traveled to Massachusetts from across the globe to attend the Women in Public Service Project (WPSP) Institute. Co-hosted by Smith, Simmons, and Mount Holyoke colleges, the institute welcomed these professional women, who hailed from some of the most troubled areas of the world to receive mentoring and support in their work to rebuild their communities torn by war, political violence, and human rights violations.
As an American woman who came of age during the U.S. women's right's movement, and who has devoted her career to equality for women and girls, my experience with these visiting women has been foundational in my understanding of the universal cause of women's advancement worldwide. Read more.