March 2, 2021

Lydia Spencer ’21 has been named a recipient of the Henry Richardson Labouisse ’26 Prize to pursue international civic engagement projects for one year following graduation.

The prize enables graduating seniors to engage in a project that exemplifies the life and work of Henry Richardson Labouisse, a 1926 Princeton alumnus who was a diplomat, international public servant, and champion for the causes of international justice and international development. The prize was established in 1984 by Labouisse’s daughter Anne Peretz and family. It is administered by the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS).

Spencer will partner with Anis: The Institute of Bioethics, Human Rights and Gender in Brasilia to aid in scaling up Anis’ initiatives to combat violence against women in Brazil, which has been further exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a part of that project team, Spencer will help produce a major report about violence against women in Brazil that recommends evidence-based policies, legal initiatives and informational campaign strategies aimed at reducing the prevalence of gender violence and its impacts in the region.

Read the full story on the Princeton University website.