Our mission is to provide the WOU community with educational programming, information, and referral services designed to promote equity and non-violence. We embrace a feminist model that empowers all people to actively stand against all forms of violence, harassment, verbal abuse, discrimination, and hatred.
We envision Western Oregon University promoting the core values of our namesake Abigail Scott Duniway and other feminists before us. We strive for social justice for all people– including a community free of oppression, violence, and inequality. We imagine a community that values learning about gender with the goal of empowering people to create/foster an inclusive and just society.
The name Abby's House was chosen in honor of Abigail Scott Duniway, who fought for women's right to vote and own property predominantly in Oregon. She was the first woman to register to vote in Oregon.