University of Nebraska Medical Center

Women and Gender Programming and Resources

The center welcomes and encourages people of all genders and sexualities to participate in the center’s offerings. This space cultivates an environment of educating, advocating, and activating the local community towards equity and inclusion.

The center provides equitable and inclusive support services around gender and sexuality-based needs. These services include, and are not limited to, interpersonal violence trainings, LGBTQ+ activism, organizing, leadership programming, sexual and reproductive justice, advocacy training, and more.

We are dedicated to supporting and improving the experiences of UNMC students, and we want to hear from you. What would you like to see the center do? Are you interested in being
involved with our programming, education, and advocacy? Have ideas about what kind of programming you would like to see? Let us know.

Get Involved


EMPOWER is a student-led, interprofessional initiative founded in 2008 as a University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) Service Learning Legacy project based in the College of Public Health. EMPOWER has a twofold mission focused on awareness and education of interpersonal violence. We achieve this through on-campus activities and community outreach events. EMPOWER seeks to provide students, health care providers, and community members opportunities to become involved in efforts to minimize domestic and sexual violence in our community and beyond. We hold seminars monthly that are dedicated to a certain topic surrounding interpersonal violence (i.e., sexual violence, domestic violence, and sex trafficking). All seminars are open to all UNMC students and faculty and UNMC health care providers.

EMPOWER on Engage

Reproductive Health Advocates

Reproductive Health Advocates is an organization made up of UNMC students who are directly involved with reproductive healthcare. This can include those from PA, nursing, pharmacy, medical, and allied health colleges. Our group holds educational events about reproductive healthcare regulations and laws at a state and national level. We also work to write letters and give testimony for the Nebraska Unicameral to provide non-biased medically accurate information to lawmakers deciding the future of reproductive healthcare in our state. In addition, we host clinical educational events where physicians instruct students with skills such as IUD insertion and D&C. Our organization is open for all viewpoints and encourages anyone interested to attend meetings and informational sessions.

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Take Back the Night

Take Back the Night (TBtN) is an annual event sponsored by UNO's Women and Gender Equity Center student agency, the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center and UNMC's EMPOWER!

TBtN is an international event that happens in communities and campuses across the world. The focus is activating surrounding rape, sexual assault, sexual abuse, and domestic violence. These crimes are often labeled "crimes of silence" because of low reporting rates and lack of public discussion. TBtN invites you to speak about out by taking a stand and welcomes you to TAKE BACK THE NIGHT!

This event is open to all members of the UNMC and UNO communities.