Resources for Women

Resources for Change

Check out our list of campus, local, and national resources for gender equity and social justice related causes. We also keep a comprehensive list of resources on other topics like health and wellness, reproductive justice, and more. If there are resources you'd like to see added to this list, email us at womenctr@duke.edu.

Stay tuned for an updated Library page where you can browse the list of books, magazines, and publications we have to offer. 

Campus

  • Department of Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies
    • The Program in Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies is dedicated to exploring gender identities, relations, practices, theories and institutions. The students who enroll in our classes each semester gain the opportunity to understand how social, historical, and psychological forces, organized by the central concept of gender, shape them as individuals; attain a fuller understanding of human behavior, culture, and society; acquaint themselves with the experiences of those of different economic classes, sexual orientations, and cultural and racial backgrounds; and transfer the critical and analytical skills they acquire in the study of gender and society to other classes, beyond the campus to other activities, and eventually to their professional careers.
    • 919.684.5683
  • Center for Multicultural Affairs (CMA)
    • The Center for Multicultural Affairs  serves as a resources for all students, with a focus on all students of color, on campus. The CMA is committed to expanding and supporting our Duke community through programmatic, advising, support, and engagement efforts informed through an inclusive and socially just lens.
    • Contact: dcma@duke.edu OR 919.681.6756
  • Center for Muslim Life
    • The Center for Muslim Life serves as the home for Muslim life on Campus. The CML is committed to enriching the lives of Muslim students and the whole campus through events and activities that cater to the spiritual, social, and intellectual needs of Duke students.
    • Contact: dukecml@duke.edu
  • Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity (CSGD)
    • Our goal is to create an inclusive climate for students, staff, faculty, and alumnx with marginalized sexual orientations, romantic orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions through education, advocacy, support, mentoring, academic engagement, and providing space.
    • Contact: csgd@studentaffairs.duke.edu
  • Duke International Student Center (DISC)
    • The Duke International Student Center (DISC) serves Duke’s international students, scholars, their families, and the broader community through advocacy, advising, educational programming, and community building.
    • Contact: intlstudents@duke.edu
  • Jewish Life at Duke
    • Empowering students to learn and grow intellectually and spiritually, to inspire and nurture personal paths to Jewish identity, and to cultivate community and friendship.
    • Contact: jewishlife@duke.edu OR 919.684.6422
  • Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture
    • Promoting racial understanding and building community. The mission of the Mary Lou Williams Center at Duke University is to foster a safe and affirming community that supports the diverse needs of Black-identified people.
    • Contact: marylou@duke.edu OR 919.684.3814

Local

  • American Civil Liberties Union of NC (ACLU NC)
    • A nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with more than 30,000 members and supporters across the state, the ACLU of North Carolina is a state affiliate of the national American Civil Liberties Union.
    • Contact: contact@acluofnc.org, 919.834.3466
  • Equality NC
    • Equality NC is the oldest statewide organization in the country dedicated to securing rights and protections for the LGBTQ community. We're invested in ensuring that every North Carolinian can see themselves in this movement and helping create a safter, more equitable world for all marginalized folks.
    • Contact: 919.829.0343
  • Hayti Heritage Center
    • The St. Joseph’s Historic Foundation (SJHF) goals are to consistently present the very best in quality cultural arts programs related to the African American experience, promote cross-cultural understanding between isolated communities, and foster intercultural support.
    • Contact: info@hayti.org, 919.683.1709
  • LGBTQ Center of Durham
    • The LGBTQ Center of Durham is committed to serving the City and County of Durham as well as the surrounding counties to ensure all folks have the resources necessary to live full, joyful lives. We provide space and resources to all people.
    • Contact: info@lgbtqcenterofdurham.org
  • LGBTQ Center of Raleigh
    • To serve, empower, and advocate for the well-being of our diverse LGBTQ+ communities.We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our community.
    • Contact: info@lgbtcenterofraleigh.com, 919.832.4484
  • NC Council for Women
    • The Council for Women was established to provide support and guidance to the Secretary of the Department of Administration. Mission: To achieve equality for all North Carolina women by advocating for education, health and safety, economic security, and social justice.
    • Contact: nccfw@doa.nc.gov, 984.236.0330
  • Pauli Murray Center for Social Justice
    • The Pauli Murray Center lifts up the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray, a twentieth-century human rights activist, legal scholar, feminist, author, poet, Episcopal priest, labor organizer, and multiracial Black, LGBTQ+ community member. Center programming in history, education, arts, and activism seeks to advance justice and equity.
    • Contact: 919.229.9013
  • WomenNC
    • Empowering the next generation to advance gender equality in North Carolina. We train college and university students to engage in rigorous research, public policy formulation and advocacy to improve the lives of women and girls across the state.
    • Contact: info@womennc.org, 919.818.1238

National

  • Feminist Majority Foundation
    • The Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF), which was founded in 1987, is a cutting edge organization dedicated to women’s equality, reproductive health, and non-violence. In all spheres, FMF utilizes research and action to empower women economically, socially, and politically.
    • Contact: East Coast: 703.522.2214 West Coast: 310.556.2500
  • Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media
    • Founded in 2004 by Academy Award Winning Actor Geena Davis, the Institute is the onlyglobal research-based organization working collaboratively within the entertainment industry to create gender balance, foster inclusion and reduce negative stereotyping in family entertainment media
    • contact info on site
  • National Organization for Women (NOW)
    • As the grassroots arm of the women’s movement, the National Organization for Women is dedicated to its multi-issue and multi-strategy approach to women’s rights, and is the largest organization of feminist grassroots activists in the United States.
    • contact info on site
  • National Women's Studies Association
    • Established in 1977, the National Women's Studies Association has as one of its primary objectives promoting and supporting the production and dissemination of knowledge about women and gender through teaching, learning, research and service in academic and other settings.
    • Contact: 773.524.1807
  • Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)
    • The SPLC is a catalyst for racial justice in the South and beyond, working in partnership with communities to dismantle white supremacy, strengthen intersectional movements, and advance the human rights of all people.
    • Contact: 334.956.2800

Campus

  • Duke Health OBGYNs - Find a Doctor 
    • We know every person is different, and so are your unique health needs. Duke obstetricians, gynecologists, and ob-gyn specialists provide comprehensive care for all stages of your life, from contraception and family planning through pregnancy, childbirth, menopause, and beyond. We take a personalized approach to your reproductive health.
    • Contact: 919.918.0486
  • Duke Student Health
    • Providing evidence-based, student-centered healthcare to the campus community. We offer a wide range of healthcare services for all Duke students, many of which are covered by the student health fee. Every time you need services, you'll discover professional and compassionate care that directly contributes to your well-being and overall success.
    • Contact: 919.681.9355

Local

  • Carolina Abortion Fund (CAF)
    • Carolina Abortion Fund (CAF) is a 501-c3 nonprofit founded in 2011 by folks who were tired of seeing patients delaying or cancelling their appointments just because they couldn’t afford the full cost out of pocket. We believe that abortion is healthcare, and healthcare should be well resourced and accessible to all.
    • Contact: 855.518.4603
  • Durham Women's Clinic
    • Personalized, friendly and dedicated obstetric, gynecological and midwifery care for women in Durham, Brier Creek, Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Roxboro and the greater North Carolina Triangle Area from expert and caring providers.
    • Contact: contactus@whadwc.com, 919.471.2273
  • Planned Parenthood South Atlantic
    • We believe that everyone deserves to make their own personal health decisions and have access to high-quality, compassionate abortion care, regardless of where they live. Abortion is STILL LEGAL in North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina. Give us a call or go to abortionfinder.org to find your closest provider.
    • Contact - Hotline: 1.800.230.7526, Durham: 919.286.2872, Chapel Hill: 919.942.7762, Raleigh: 919.833.7526
  • Pro-Choice NC
    • Everyday we fight to protect reproductive freedom and bodily autonomy for every person in North Carolina. We believe everyone should have access to affordable abortion care, the full range of birth control methods, paid parental leave, clinics that are free from harassment and violence, and protections from pregnancy discrimination.
    • info@prochoicenc.org, 919.424.7701

National

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - Reproductive Health
    • CDC’s Division of Reproductive Health is the focal point for issues related to reproductive health, maternal health, and infant health. For over 50 years, we have been dedicated to improving the lives of women, children, and families through research, public health monitoring, scientific assistance, and partnerships.
    • Contact: 800.232.4636
  • Center for Reproductive Rights
    • The Center for Reproductive Rights uses the power of law to advance reproductive rights as fundamental human rights around the world.
    • Contact: 202.628.0286
  • Our Bodies, Ourselves Today
    • Our Bodies Ourselves Today is an initiative of the Center for Women’s Health and Human Rights at Suffolk University. Together, we educate and advocate for health and reproductive justice for women, girls, and gender-expansive people. We strive to advance the rights of women, girls, and gender-expansive people to health and medical care, to control decisions about our bodies and sexuality, and to have access to research informed by our lived experiences. 
    • Contact: contact@ourbodiesourselvestoday.org
  • SisterSong
    • SisterSong is a Southern based, national membership organization; our purpose is to build an effective network of individuals and organizations to improve institutional policies and systems that impact the reproductive lives of marginalized communities.
    • Contact: info@sistersong.net

Campus

  • Campus Recreation
    • Duke Recreation & Physical Education prides itself on providing opportunities that support all types of movement, interests and abilities.
    • Contact - recreation@duke.edu, Wilson: 919.613.7489 Brodie: 919.613.7534 
  • Duke Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
    • Supporting the psychological and emotional well-being of our campus community.
    • Contact: 919.660.1000
  • Duke Lactation Spaces
    • Duke recognizes the importance and benefits of breastfeeding for infants and has made special accommodations to support new mothers as part of its commitment to providing a family-friendly work environment. 
    • Contact: staff-family-programs@duke.edu
  • DukeReach
    • We provide case management services including coordination, advocacy, referrals, and follow-up services for students who are experiencing significant difficulties related to mental healthy, physical health, psycho-social adjustment, post-hospitalization support, and coordination of care.
    • Contact: dukereach@duke.edu, 919.681.2455
  • Duke Student Health
    • Providing evidence-based, student-centered healthcare to the campus community. We offer a wide range of healthcare services for all Duke students, many of which are covered by the student health fee. 
    • Contact: 919.681.9355
  • DuWell
    • Engaging students through a variety of wellness experiences across campus in an effort to promote wellness, manage stress, reduce anxiety, and reduce risk.
    • Contact: duwell@studentaffairs.duke.edu 

Local

  • YMCA of the Triangle
    • For 165 years, the YMCA of the Triangle has strengthened the very foundations of the community we serve. We’re proud of our diverse community and are passionate about being a positive force for good. 
    • Contact: 919.719.9622 

National

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - Women's Health
    • CDC’s Office of Women’s Health (OWH) promotes public health research, evidence-based programs, policies, and strategies to improve the health and well-being of women and girls. 
    • Contact: 800.232.4636
  • National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)
    • The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is the largest nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders. 
    • Contact - info@NationalEatingDisorders.org, Hotline: 1.800.931.2237, Office: 212.575.6200
  • National Women's Health Network
    • We are consumer activists supported by a national membership of thousands of individuals. We shape policy and support consumer health decisions; monitor the actions of Federal regulatory and funding agencies, the health care industry, and the health professions; identify and expose health care abuses; and mobilize grassroots action for women’s health
    • Contact: nwhn@nwhn.org, 202.682.2640

NOTE: The Women’s Center staff are now responsible employees of the university.  While we no longer provide clinical services or prevention-focused programming, we do work closely with the Gender Violence Intervention Coordinator and Case Manager in CAPS to provide student support. For a comprehensive list of Duke GVPI services and resources, visit https://students.duke.edu/get-assistance/gender-violence/

Campus

Local

  • Compass Center (UNC/Chapel Hill)
    • Compass Center helps all people navigate their journey to self-sufficiency, safety, and health. Our services include career and financial education, domestic violence crisis and prevention programs, assistance with legal resources, and youth health programs.
    • Contact - Hotline: 919.929.7122, Office: 919.968.4610 
  • Durham Crisis Response Center (DCRC)
    • The Durham Crisis Response Center works with the community to end domestic, sexual and family violence and human trafficking through advocacy, education, support and prevention.
    • Contact - Hotline: 919.403.6562, Office: 919.403.9425
  • Interact of Wake County
    • InterAct is the only provider of domestic violence and sexual assault services in Wake County, North Carolina - saving lives, rebuilding lives and securing safer futures for individuals and families in our community.
    • Contact - info@interactofwake.org, Hotline: 919.828.7740, Office: 919.828.7501  
  • North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCCADV)
    • We lead the state’s movement to end domestic violence and to enhance work with survivors through collaborations, innovative trainings, prevention, technical assistance, state policy development and legal advocacy.
    • Contact: 919.956.9124
  • North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NCCASA)
    • The North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault is an inclusive, statewide alliance working to end sexual violence through education, advocacy, and legislation.
    • Contact: 919.871.1015
  • Orange County Rape Crisis Center (OCRCC)
    • We support survivors of all types of sexual violence, such as rape, assault, harassment, stalking, sex trafficking, incest, and child sexual abuse. We are also available to talk to those who feel negatively impacted by a sexual experience.
    • Contact - info@ocrcc.org, Hotline: 919.967.7273, Office: 919.968.4647
  • The Women's Center (Raleigh/Wake County)
    • The Women’s Center has been an established and welcoming portal of entry for homeless women for over 43 years. We provide a safe, low barrier, client-centered and trauma sensitive environment for women, where they can begin the stabilization and healing process.
    • Contact: 919.829.3711

National

  • INCITE!
    • INCITE! is a network of radical feminists of color organizing to end state violence and violence in our homes and communities.
    • incite.natl@gmail.com
  • Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network 
    • RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault and carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.
    • Contact: Hotline: 800.656.HOPE(4673)