International Studies & Programs

International Gender Resources Online

male performers on stage with drumsThis online Resource Guide is a compilation of websites accessed through an extensive search and from suggestions by individuals in the field and which pertain to the study of Gender, Development and Globalization. The sites have been categorized by region and include a wide variety of resources. The name of the organization is included with a brief description of its goals and link to the website.


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(If you are looking for gender information for a specific country, try searching that country + gender or + women on your favorite search engine. Often these will return links and information on women that pertain specifically to that area.)


 

General International Organization Resources

Advancing Women is an international network for women in the workplace based on the premises that women face different challenges than men at work and that women need to network together in order to meet these challenges successfully.

Amnesty International - Women's Human Rights Programs seeks to stop the particular violations of civil and political rights that women and girls experience.

Association for Progressive Communications is an international network of civil society organizations dedicated to empowering and supporting groups and individuals working for peace, human rights, development and protection of the environment, through the strategic use of information and communication technologies, including the internet.

Association of Women in Development (AWID) is an international membership NGO consisting of practitioners, scholars and policy makers committed to gender equality and a just and sustainable development process. AWID works to build the capacity of individuals advocating for women's rights worldwide and to deepen the dialogue on specific Women In Development/Gender And Development (WID/GAD) issues.

Atria is an institute committed to equal treatment and equal opportunities for girls and women in all their social and cultural diversity. As a knowledge institute, Atria collects, manages and shares the heritage of women’s movements, researches women’s position in current society, and advises on policy developments that affect women's positions.

BBC World Service: Women in Power Reveal What It Takes profiles 11 female world leaders. Using exclusive material from recent interviews and the BBC archives, find out what motivates them, how they overcame the barriers they faced, and how they achieved success. Discover "what it takes."

BRIDGE is a nonprofit organization based at the Institute of Development Studies in the UK that specializes in gender and development information.

Center for Advanced Study of International Development (CASID) at Michigan State University promotes and coordinates the work of faculty and students interested in international development from the perspective of the social sciences and liberal arts.

Center for Global Education and Experience at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minnesota, provides cross-cultural educational opportunities in Latin America, Southern Africa, and other sites across the globe.

Center for Health and Gender Equity is an international reproductive health and rights organization that aims to integrate a gender and human rights perspective into the primary institutional actors that determine public health policies, such as USAID, World Bank, and the UN Population Fund.

Center for Women's Global Leadership (CWGL) at Rutgers University develops and facilitates women's global leadership towards human rights and social justice worldwide, with an emphasis on violence against women, sexual and reproductive health, and socioeconomic well-being.

Centre for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA) works to mobilize and equip women and girls to achieve gender quality by working hand-in-hand with leaders, local partners, and national and international organizations to give people the tools they need to improve their lives, families and communities.

Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW) is a nongovernmental organization that promotes women's human rights. It works internationally to combat sexual exploitation in all its forms.

Commission on the Advancement of Women and Minorities in Science, Engineering, and Technology Development (CAWMSET) mission was to research and recommend ways to improve the recruitment, retention, and representation of women, underrepresented minorities (namely, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and American Indians), and persons with disabilities in science, engineering, and technology (SET) education and employment. The term of CAWMSET has expired; click here for their report, "The Land of Plenty."

Commission on the Status of Women is an intergovernmental body that monitors the situation of women and promotes their rights in societies around the world.

Commonwealth of Learning (COL) is an intergovernmental organization created by Commonwealth Heads of Government to encourage the development and sharing of open learning/distance education knowledge, resources and technologies.

Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) believes that agricultural research and science have a key role to play in reducing poverty and fighting hunger, and protecting our environment. Made up of an alliance of international organizations and research centers, CGIAR works towards environmental and human sustainability.

Derechos Human Rights is an international organization working for the respect and promotion of human rights worldwide. Their mission is to educate the public on human rights and violations; to investigate human rights abuses, including their causes, development and consequences; contribute to the development of national and international law of human rights and the rule of law; to preserve the memory of the victims of human rights violations; in combat impunity of human rights violators; and carry out projects to assist human rights organizations, activists and victims of violations of human rights or international humanitarian law.

Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN) is a network of women scholars and activists from the economic South who engage in feminist research and analysis of the global environment and are committed to working for economic justice, gender justice, and democracy. DAWN works globally and regionally in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, and the Pacific on the themes of Political Economy of Globalization.

Development Gateway works to empower practitioners, governments, and citizens with the knowledge they need to improve lives. Development Gateway co-creates information solutions and cultivates skills to turn information into lasting results.

Different National and Ethnic Feminisms provides information on feminism across the globe and is organized by region. Bibliographies are by location, interest area, and topic.

Eldis Gender Resource Guide provides news, links, gender-related databases, and other resources for research in gender and development issues worldwide.

Equality Now is an international human rights organization dedicated to action for the civil, political, economic and social rights of women.

Family Care International (FCI) is a nonprofit organization established to improve women's sexual and reproductive health and rights in developing countries, with a special emphasis on making pregnancy and childbirth safer. FCI addresses a range of urgent health issues within a framework of the comprehensive, women-centered approach to reproductive health, which was endorsed by 179 countries at the International Conference on Population and Development in 1994.

Fédération Internationale des Ligues des Droits de l'Homme/International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) is an international human rights NGO federating 184 organizations from 112 countries. Since 1922, FIDH has been defending all civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights as set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Education and Networking Project is a part of the National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers and offers information, resources, and links pertinent to the issue of FGM worldwide.

Feminist.com is a resource database covering topics such as business, articles, health, politics, art, etc. from a global as well as national perspective.

Feminist International Radio Endeavor (FIRE) is a groundbreaking women's media network that began short-wave radio broadcasts from their base in Costa Rica in 1991 and web-based radio broadcasts in 1998. The site contains both written and broadcast interviews with women worldwide, available in Spanish and English.

Feminist Majority Foundation includes research, information and opportunities for action in women's issues worldwide.

FHI 360 works to improve reproductive health around the world with an emphasis on developing countries.

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations was founded to raise levels of nutrition and standards of living, to improve agricultural productivity and to better the condition of rural populations. The site contains news and highlights as well as a section on women and population.

GDNet is the Global Development Network's online community linking local development research and policy. The GDNet program formally closed in June, 2014, however, resources are still available on their website.

Gender and Food Security is a website hosted by the FAO that contains topics related to women and food security, including education, population, agriculture and the environment.

Gender-Related Electronic Forums is an annotated, frequently-updated, alphabetical listing of publicly-accessible electronic forums (or email lists) related to women or to gender issues. There are 16 topical listings including an international list.

The Gender Data Portal is the World Bank's online database of gender statistics. The website is an excellent resource for statistics that are available by country on gender profile summaries, basic demographic data, population dynamics, labor force structure, education and health.

Global Alliance Against Trafficking in Women (GAATW) is a movement of worldwide organizations and individuals working on issues related to human trafficking and women's labor migration in every region of the world. Through a strategy of promoting the involvement of grassroots women, they aim to ensure that the human rights of trafficked persons are respected and protected by authorities and agencies. 

Global Coalitions for Voices of the Poor is a World Bank website dedicated to supporting the advancement of coalitions that aim to create spaces in the international fora for the voices and priorities of poor people.

Global Fund for Women provides grants to women's human rights organizations around the world, working to address critical issues such as gaining economic independence, increasing girls' access to education, and stopping violence against women.

Global List of Women's Organizations provides a comprehensive listing of women's organizations all over the globe.

H-Net: Humanities and Social Sciences Online is an international interdisciplinary organization of scholars and teachers dedicated to developing the enormous educational potential of the internet. It provides edited lists and websites to publish peer-reviewed essays, multimedia materials, and discussion for colleagues and the interested public.

H-Women is a member of the H-Net Humanities and Social Sciences online initiative at Michigan State University. It encourages scholarly discussion to communicate current research and teaching interests, to discuss new approaches, methods and tools of analysis, to test new ideas and to share comments on current historiography as it relates to women.

Harvard Department of Global Health and Population (GHP) is an academic department focused on improving global health through education, research, and service from a population-based perspective.

Human Rights Library is an online human rights search engine sponsored by the University of Minnesota. It has over 10,000 documents, including the proceedings of the Human Rights Commission, the Sub-Commission on the Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities and the human rights treaty bodies, including CEDAW. Database can be accessed in English, Spanish, French, Arabic, Japanese, and Russian.

Human Rights Watch is an independent nonprofit NGO working to investigate and report on human rights abuses while pressing for changes in policy and practice that promote human rights and justice around the world. 

Human Rights Web is designed to explain and promote human rights, access documents, and list resources.

Hypatia is a journal of feminist philosophy that serves as a resource for anyone who interested in philosophical questions raised by feminism. Hypatia is dedicated to promoting diversity within feminist philosophy and philosophy in general.

Idealist is a project of Action Without Borders. The website provides information on international nonprofit organizations, job openings, volunteer opportunities, and more.

Improving Women's Access to Credit is a resource for women maintained by the Virtual Library on Microcredit. It includes information relevant to women's economic situations in the developing world.

Institute for Global Communications (IGC) brings advanced communications technologies to grassroots organizations worldwide working for peace, human rights, environmental sustainability, women's rights, conflict resolution and worker rights. Over 250 nonprofit organizations host their websites with IGC, helping to disseminate information on social justice causes.

Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) is an independent, scientific research organization established to rectify the limited availability of policy research on women's lives and to inform and stimulate debate on issues of critical importance for women.

Instituto del Tercer Mundo/Third World Institute (ITeM) performs information, communication and education activities on an international level, concerning development and environment-related activities. Working as a nonprofit civil society organization, Instituto del Tercer Mundo encourages citizen involvement on issues of international importance. In Spanish and English.

Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN) is an independent, nonprofit media venture providing ground reporting on humanitarian crises. IRIN has a global network of more than 200 local correspondents, experienced editors and analysts, and an intimate knowledge of the humanitarian sector. 

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Gender and Diversity Fund contributes to the equitable and culturally-appropriate development of IDB member countries by fostering gender equality, combating discrimination, and supporting development with identity. The Fund will serve three main target populations: women and men in positions of disadvantage resulting from gender-based discrimination and inequality, indigenous peoples, and Afro-descendants.

International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of women in poverty, advance women's equality and human rights, and contribute to the broader economic and social well-being. ICRW accomplishes this through partnerships, research, capacity building, and advocacy on issues affecting women's economic, health, and social status in low- and middle-income countries.

International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS (ICW) is a UK-based international organization that seeks to fulfill the needs of HIV positive women around the world by providing support, information, services, and resources.

International Development Research Information System (IDRIS+) is a database containing information on activities in all fields of development research, funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC). Content includes project titles, abstracts, and funding information for all IDRC projects since 1970.

International Feminist Journal of Politics is a unique cross-cultural and international forum to foster debate and dialogue at the intersection of international relations, politics, and women's studies. The journal is available both online and on paper.

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFRI) provides research-based policy solutions to sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition in developing countries. Established in 1975, IFPRI currently has more than 600 employees working in over 50 countries.

International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA): Democracy and Gender is committed to ensuring gender equality is integrated into democracy-building by focusing on the quantitative and qualitative impact of gender on political decision-making. IDEA provides a forum for interaction and exchange of experience among a variety of global actors involved in the promotion of democracy as well as an extensive array of links, news, and publications.

International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) analyzes policies, identifies and disseminates information about best practices, demonstrates how to measure progress, and builds partnerships to amplify these messages. Its mission is to promote sustainable development in decision making internationally and within Canada.

International Labour Organization (ILO) of the United Nations: Gender, Equality, and Diversity Branch (GED) is part of the Conditions of Work and Equality Department of the International Labour Office (ILO) and is responsible for promoting equality and respect for diversity in the world of work. The GED Branch provides policy advice, tools, guidance and technical assistance to constituents including with respect to promoting more inclusive workplaces, and ensuring that policies, programmes and institutions are gender-responsive.

International Muslimah Artists Network (IMAN) is an international organization by and for Muslim women artists, promoting the artwork of Muslim women around the globe. IMAN is a support structure, lending help through regular exhibits, articles, and educational events.

International Peace Bureau (IPB) is dedicated to the vision of a World Without War. IPB works on a wide range of peace promotion topics, including nuclear weapons, arms trade and other aspects of disarmament; peace education and culture of peace; women and peacemaking; peace history; as well as related themes such as international law and human rights.

International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) is committed to promoting the right of people to decide freely the number and spacing of their children and the right to the highest possible level of sexual and reproductive health. IPPF works to set standards in contraceptive safety, program management, service provision, and gender equity.

International Women's Democracy Center (IWDC) seeks to strengthen women's global leadership through training, education, networking, and research in all facets of democracy with a particular focus on increasing the participation of women in policy, politics, and decision-making within their own governments.

International Women's Development Agency (IWDA) focuses their partnership work in countries across the Asia Pacific Region and collaborate on research, advocacy and policy through national, regional and global platforms, and coalitions. The work of IWDA is evidence-informed and evidence informing. It seeks to promote changes in policy and practice towards gender equality and the full realisation of women’s rights, and to empower women as agents of this change.

International Women's Health Coalition (IWHC) advances the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and young people, particularly adolescent girls, in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. IWHC furthers this agenda by supporting and strengthening leaders and organizations working at the community, national, regional, and global levels, and by advocating for international and U.S. policies, programs, and funding.

International Women's Tribune Centre (IWTC) is an international NGO grounded on the premise that access to information and the ability to communicate are basic to the process of women's empowerment, to women's ability to re-defining development paradigms, to women's participation in the public policy arena and to the building of democratic societies. 

Ipas is a global nongovernmental organization dedicated to ending preventable deaths and disabilities from unsafe abortion. Through local, national and global partnerships, Ipas works to ensure that women can obtain safe, respectful and comprehensive abortion care, including counseling and contraception to prevent future unintended pregnancies. 

iVOW is a podcast extension of Voices of Women (VOW), a San Diego nonprofit that closed their doors in 2015. iVOW tells the stories of women in our global communities and paints verbal portraits of their experiences. These women are activists, peacemakers, politicians, and members of marginalized populations.

Janna.org provides resources for and about Muslim women with information aimed at allowing for greater understanding of the true stance Islam takes on gender issues and the role of women.

John Snow, Inc. (JSI) and its nonprofit JSI Research & Training are public health management consulting and research organizations dedicated to improving the health of underserved people and communities and to provide a place where people of passion and commitment can pursue this cause.

Library of Congress: Country Studies contains the electronic versions of 80 books previously published in hard copy as part of the Country Studies Series by the Federal Research Division. Intended for a general audience, books in the series present a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of select countries throughout the world.

Linkages is a multimedia resource for environment and development policy makers. Linkages contains a site with information on the Fourth World Conference on Women held in Beijing, in 1995.

Madre is an international human rights organization that works in partnership with women's community based groups worldwide to address issues of health, economic development, and other human rights.

Management Systems International (MSI) is a consulting firm helping to deliver development results across the developing world. MSI's projects drive governments and organizations toward better results, helping the people they serve to live better lives. Working hand in hand with local partners, including local, regional and national governments, media and civil society organizations, MSI provides the tools and know-how to sustain reforms.

Mercy Corps is a US-based nonprofit organization is working in more than 40 countries to help people recover from disasters, build stronger communities and find their own solutions to poverty. Mercy Corps believes secure, productive and just societies emerge when the private, public, and civil society sectors are able to interact with accountability, inclusive participation and mechanisms for peaceful change

Microcredit Summit Campaign ran from 1997 to 2006 working to bring together microfinance practitioners, advocates, educational institutions, donor agencies, international financial institutions, NGOs and others involved with microfinance to promote best practices in the field, to stimulate the interchanging of knowledge and to work towards reaching their goals of reaching 100 million of the world’s poorest families, especially the women of those families, with credit for self-employment and other financial and business services by the year 2005.

Middleburry Institute of International Studies (MIIS) at Monterey provides international professional education in areas of critical importance to a rapidly changing global community, including international policy and management, translation and interpretation, language teaching, sustainable development, and non-proliferation. 

Minnesota Women's Center at the University of Minnesota is a place for women and men to share information, resources and advocacy. Their Internet site includes volunteer opportunities, programs, links and a newsletter. The Center educates and inspires feminist leaders, advances an empowering intellectual environment, and advocates for an equitable University culture and community. 

n. paradoxa: international feminist art journal publishes scholarly and critical articles written by women critics, art historians and artists which extend feminist art, theory, criticism and history on and about the work of contemporary women artists post-1970 (visual arts only) working anywhere in the world. Each thematic volume in print contains artists and authors from more than 10 countries in the world and explores their work in relation to feminist theory. Additional information can be found here.

Novartis Foundation works hand-in-hand and on the ground with global and local partners on projects addressing an unmet need in a particular locale. The ultimate goal is that the projects will evolve into scalable and sustainable healthcare solutions and policies that will improve health outcomes. 

Office of Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment (GenDev) provides strategic leadership and technical assistance for USAID’s work on gender. This includes: innovative programs aimed at promoting gender equality and female empowerment; coordinating working groups for cross sector issues; maintaining a repository of best practices on gender integration; and coordinating knowledge management on gender integration.

Pacific Institute for Women's Health (PIWH) is dedicated to improving women's health and well-being of women and girls, locally and globally. We work through advocacy, training, community involvement, applied research and evaluation. Fundamental to our efforts is the principle that women's health is a human right.

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact—the intentional creation and measurement of enduring social and economic value. Palladium works with corporations, governments, foundations, investors, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

PeaceWomen hosts a Women, Peace and Security hub that has thousands of resources, tools, and initiatives from the local to the global level all around the world. PeaceWomen is committed to amplifying and sharing peacemakers’ voices through our online resource hub. Sharing knowledge and wisdom increases understanding and the possibility of coherence in Women, Peace and Security strategy and implementation.

People's Movement for Human Rights Learning (PDHRE) is an independent, international, non-profit organization promoting, enhancing and providing learning about human rights as relevant to people's daily lives at all levels of society, that leads to action. PDHRE and its affiliates in Latin America, Africa, Eastern and Western Europe, North America, and Asia, work as human rights ‘extension services’ in culturally diverse communities to stimulate develops and facilitates a wide variety of grassroots programs and projects, where people learn about human rights as a way of life and claim them.

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) uses medicine and science to document and call attention to mass atrocities and severe human rights violations. PHR’s specialized expertise is used to advocate for persecuted health workers, prevent torture, document mass atrocities, and hold those who violate human rights accountable. PHR’s work focuses on the physical and psychological effects of torture and sexual violence, the forensic documentation of attacks on civilians, the unnecessary and excessive use of force during civil unrest, and the protection of medical institutions and health professionals working on the frontline of human rights crises.

Population Reference Bureau (PRB) informs people around the world about population, health, and the environment, and empowers them to use that information to advance the well-being of current and future generations. PRB's work focuses on: Aging; Children and Families; Family Planning and Reproductive Health; Gender; Global Health; Inequality and Poverty; Migration and Urbanization; Population and the Environment; and Youth.

Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH) is an international, nonprofit organization working to accelerate innovation across five platforms—vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations—that harness our entrepreneurial insight, scientific and public health expertise, and passion for health equity. By mobilizing partners around the world, PATH takes innovation to scale, working alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle their greatest health needs.

Project DIANA is a collaborative database of electronic materials devoted to women's human rights.

Safe Motherhood was established with the aim of promoting the health of women and newborns, especially the most vulnerable. Expanding the scope of the global Safe Motherhood Initiative and building on the work of the Safe Motherhood Inter-Agency Group, the Partnership aims to strengthen maternal and newborn health efforts at the global, regional, and national levels, in the context of equity, poverty reduction, and human rights.

Sakyadhita: The International Association of Buddhist Women works at the grassroots level to provide a communications network among Buddhist women internationally. Sakyadhita promotes research and publications on Buddhist women's history and other topics of interest. Members strive to create equal opportunities for women in all Buddhist traditions while working to empower the world's 300 million Buddhist women to work for peace and social justice through local branches, the content we offer free of charge online, and through our biannual conferences.

Save the Children works to give children in the United States and around the world what every child deserves -- a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and care when disaster strikes. Education; Emergency Response; Health and Nutrition; Hunger and Livelihoods; US Disaster Response; Child Protection; and Child Sponsorship.

The Sisterhood Is Global Institute (SIGI) is an international nonprofit NGO feminist think-tank network of individuals and organizations working to promote women's rights. SIGI has also developed a global communications network through which an umbrella of NGO interest, advice, contacts, and support can collectively be mobilized for greater, more cost-effective impact in connecting and empowering the global women’s movement.

Trickle Up helps the lowest income people in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the US to take their first step up out of poverty and onto greater economic self-sufficiency. Trickle Up provides people with seed capital grants, skills training and coaching, connections to savings groups, and the community support they need to create small businesses. The focus is helping women, people with disabilities, refugees and other vulnerable people who live beyond the reach of most organizations and social service programs. 

United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) is the body of 23 independent experts on women's rights from around the world that monitors implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. CEDAW provides information about the status and functions of the human rights treaty and state parties that have ratified or acceded to it.

United Nations Development Program (UNDP): Gender equality focuses directly on gender equality and women’s empowerment integrating it into the organization’s three key thematic areas: sustainable development; inclusive and effective democratic governance; and risk prevention and resilience. UNDP works with partners across the UN system and throughout the world to advance gender equality and the empowerment of women, giving special attention for women and girls facing multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination.

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO): Gender Equality Unit promotes and facilitates UNESCO's efforts to integrate a gender perspective in its work. The Unit's main tasks are to coordinate UNESCO's program and policy regarding the empowerment of women and gender equality.

United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (UN-INSTRAW) is the leading UN institute devoted to research, training and knowledge management to achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment. Through alliance building with governments around the world, the UN System, academia, civil society, the private sector and other actors, UN-INSTRAW conducts action-oriented research, creates synergies for knowledge management, and builds capacity in organizations working toward gender equality.

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) supports developing countries, at their request, to improve access to and the quality of reproductive health care, particularly family planning, safe motherhood, and prevention of sexually transmitted infections including HIV/AIDS. The Fund also supports women's rights and supports data collection and analysis to help countries achieve sustainable development.

United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) has a Gender and Development Programme focusing on the structures and relations that underpin gendered outcomes (and structure other inequalities), including the linkages between production and social reproduction, between economic and social policies, and between women’s movements and state institutions. The programme also focuses on the intersectionality of gender with factors such as age, class and ethnicity.

UN Women: the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women was created in 2010 as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. UN Women supports intergovernmental bodies in their formulation of policies, global standards and norms, helps Member States to implement these standards, standing ready to provide suitable technical and financial support to those countries that request it, and leads and coordinates the UN system's work on gender equality as well as promote accountability, including regular monitoring of system-wide progress.

UN Women Watch hosts curated news and events on gender equality from across the United Nations. It is an evolving forum of information and data on global gender issues.

Voices from Beijing is a series of interviews from participants at the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women.

WomenAction is a global information, communication, and media network that enables NGOs to actively engage in the Beijing +5 review process with the long-term goal of women's empowerment and a special focus on women and media.

Women and Environment International (WEI) Magazine examines women's multiple relations to their environments - natural, built and social - from feminist and anti-racist perspectives. It has provided a forum for academic research and theory, professional practice and community experience since 1976.

Women and Gender in Global Perspectives (WGGP) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) encourages and facilitates research, instruction, and service focused on human development and gender equity.

Women for Women International provides women survivors of war, civil strife, and other conflicts with tools and resources to move from crisis and poverty into a civil society that promotes and protects peace, stability, and self-sufficiency.

Women in Development Network (widnet) is a WID database offering statistics and other information on women's health, education, labor, political participation, etc. around the world.

Women in World History Curriculum is an interactive site full of information and resources about women's experiences in world history.

Women Living Under Muslim Laws is an international network that provides information, solidarity and support for all women whose lives are shaped, conditioned or governed by laws and customs said to derive from Islam. The Network aims to increase the autonomy of women by supporting the local struggles of women within Muslim countries and communities. The network facilitates interaction, exchanges and contacts these women and other feminists worldwide.

Women Waging Peace aims to change the public policy paradigm to fully integrate women throughout formal and informal peace processes to prevent violent conflict, stop war, and sustain peace in fragile regions.

Women's Action for New Directions (WAND) is a US grassroots organization with members in all 50 states. WAND seeks to empower women to act politically, to reduce militarism and violence, and to redirect excessive military resources toward human and environmental needs. The website offers women a number of opportunities to take action in the fields of disarmament and women's empowerment.

Women's Environment and Development Organization (WEDO) is a global advocacy organization that seeks to increase the power of women worldwide as policymakers at all levels in governments, institutions, and forums to achieve economic and social justice, a healthy and peaceful planet, and human rights for all.

Women's and Gender Studies Program at Michigan State University emphasizes the position of women in culture and society and the intersections of gender with other social identities including race, class, religion, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation and nationality. This page provides information on curriculum, faculty and other women's studies activities.

Women's Human Rights Resources Programme (WHRR) is part of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. WHRR collects, organizes and disseminates information on women's human rights law to facilitate research, teaching and cooperation. The information introduces women's human rights law in general, emphasizes selected international and Canadian topics, and explores the interconnections between domestic and international human rights law.

Women's Initiatives for Gender Justice is an international women's human rights organisation that advocates for gender justice through the International Criminal Court (ICC) and through domestic mechanisms, including peace negotiations and justice processes. They work with women most affected by the conflict situations under investigation by the ICC. Victims/survivors of sexual and gender-based violence inform the voice of the Women's Initiatives.

Women's Intercultural Network (WIN) creates a setting for women to come together to exchange skills in political, professional and economic leadership and to foster a better understanding for cross-cultural friendships.

Women's International Center is a nonprofit education and service foundation dedicated to acknowledging, honoring, celebrating, informing, and educating women.

Women's International News Gathering Service (WINGS) is a news and current affairs radio program that has featured speeches and interviews with distinguished women of the world.

Women's Refugee Commission (WRC) works to ensure that refugee and displaced women, children, and adolescents are given protection, encouraged to participate, and have access to education, health services, and livelihood opportunities.

Women's Resource Center (WRC) at Michigan State University is committed to creating and implementing strategies that promote the status of women. Its mission is to provide a supportive climate which enables women to become full and active participants in the development of policy, decision making, and the achievement of equity.

Women's Rights Programme (WRP) is both a programme within the Association for Progressive communications (APC) and a network of women throughout the world committed to using technology for women's empowerment. WRP promotes gender equality in the design, implementation, access and use of information and communication technologies and in the policy decisions and frameworks that regulate them.

Women's World Banking is a women-led global network that aims to expand low-income women's economic participation and power by opening access to finance, information, and markets.

World Bank Group is a closely associated group of five development institutes with a multidisciplinary and diverse staff that includes economists, public policy experts, sector experts and social scientists. The World Bank Group works with public- and private-sector clients to close gaps between males and females globally for lasting impact in tackling poverty and driving sustainable economic growth that benefits all.

World Fact Book is published by the US Central Intelligence Agency and provides information on the history, people, government, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.

World Health Organization (WHO) aims to attain the highest level of health for all people. WHO develops, establishes, and promotes international standards concerning foods and biological, pharmaceutical, and similar substances.

African Resources

ActionAid International supports national NGOs and communities with the use of participative methodologies which take into account the questions of gender, power, culture, and poverty as factors on the community. ActionAid puts women and women’s rights at the centre of all their work with a focus in five key areas: violence against women, economic rights, women's control over their own bodies, mobilizing women, and women farmers.

AfricaBib is a searchable bibliography of 25 years of Africana research, consisting of two bibliographic databases covering Africana periodical literature and women's literature. Also includes a bibliography of women travelers, explorers, and missionaries to Africa, 1763-2000.

African Centre for Gender (ACG) is a division of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). ACG provides technical support to member States to address gender inequality and women’s empowerment through developing tools and providing evidence for policy formulation and effective implementation. It also facilitates the tracking and monitoring of the implementation of the agreed commitments and declarations.

African Gender Institute (AGI) at the University of Cape Town is a feminist research unit, committed to political work on the African continent. AGI focuses on writing, publications, research processes and partnerships, network-building and participative learning. The Institute's collaborative research projects integrate theory, practice and activism to deliver innovative integrated outcomes on gender justice, sexuality and human rights, peace and conflict studies and capacity building in relation to gender and women’s studies knowledges.

African Lives consists of a series of occasional articles, written by Stephen Buckley for the Washington Post, chronicling the joys and struggles in the everyday lives of African peoples.

African Women's Development and Communication Network (FEMNET) is a regional, membership-based NGO with over 500 individual and institutional members in 43 countries in Africa and in the diaspora. FEMNET has played a central role in facilitating the sharing of information, experiences, ideas and strategies among African women's NGOs and individual activists as a strategy for strengthening women’s capacity to participate effectively in development processes at different levels.

Agenda is a feminist project in South Africa committed to giving women a forum, a voice, and skills to articulate their needs and interests to transform unequal gender relations.

Ahfad University for Women (AUW) is a private university in Sudan dedicated to educating women, strengthening women's roles in national and rural development, and achieving equity for women in Sudanese society. AUW serves approximately 4,785 students who come from all regions of the Sudan and several neighboring countries.

Akina Mama wa Afrika (AMwA) is an international, pan-African, development NGO based in the UK. AMwA was established to create a space for African women to organise autonomously, network with each other, share skills and expertise, identify issues of concern and speak for themselves, which is essential considering their position as migrants and refugees in the UK.

AllAfrica is a voice of, by and about Africa - aggregating, producing and distributing 1,100 news and information items daily from over 140 African news organizations and their own reporters to an African and global public. AllAfrica operates from Cape Town, Dakar, Lagos, Monrovia, Nairobi and Washington DC.

Association of African Women Scholars (AAWS) is part of the University of Pennsylvania's African Studies Center. a worldwide organization that promotes scholarship on African women. Membership of the organization is open to African WOMEN and MEN (academicians, independent scholars, activists, students, and policy makers) everywhere committed to engendering and promoting scholarship in all disciplines in African Women's Studies.

Camfed is an international nonprofit organization tackling poverty and inequality by supporting marginalized girls to go to school and succeed, and empowering young women to step up as leaders of change.

Coalition on Violence Against Women (COVAW) was founded in 1995 as a response to the silence of the Kenyan society to addressing violence against women. COVAW works to promote and advance women’s human rights through working towards a society free from all forms of violence against women.
 
Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) was established in order to promote respect for gender equality and the protection, development and attainment of gender equality. The CGE shall advance promote and protect gender equality in South Africa through undertaking research, public education, policy development, legislative initiatives, effective monitoring and litigation.
 
Directory of Health Systems Research: Reproductive Health Research in South Africa was compiled to ensure there is no duplication in research as well as a to link new researchers to experienced ones. The directory links to research on several categories of issues of women's reproductive health, including abstracts and project contact information. Many of the project descriptions articulate particular health concerns, as well as the economic, social, and political context under which health evaluations were made.
 
Environment and Development Action in the Third World (ENDA) is an international nonprofit organisation founded in 1972 and based in Dakar, Senegal. The main objective is to alleviate poverty in the developing world with a broad global vision to find ways of ensuring that the organization's immediate struggles against poverty and environmental degradation are conceived as part of a process to push for socioeconomic and political change.
 
Gender Education and Training Network (GETNET) is a training institution formed in 1995, servicing organisations, institutions and clients in South Africa and the SADC region. GETNET services contribute to addressing the vast need for skills, expertise and capacity to effect gender sensitive policies, practices and cultures within institutions and organisations.
 
Growth Through Learning (GTL) is a secular organization that supports education and development by providing full scholarships to secondary schools for young women in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda who would otherwise be unable to afford an education. GLT is dedicated to increasing cross-cultural and interfaith exchange in East Africa through the scholarships they award and to educating people in the United States about the challenges and the potential of women in East Africa.
 
Institute for Gender Studies at the University of South Africa is an interdisciplinary research institute committed to raising awareness about gender issues in the Southern African context. The Institute for Gender Studies believes that raising awareness about gender is the only way to make progress towards eliminating gender-based violence, homophobia and transphobia as well as discrimination against women in the workplace and the political arena.
 
Isis-Women's International Cross-Cultural Exchange (Isis-WICCE) is an international feminist organisation that works in conflict and post-conflict areas with its headquarters in Kampala, Uganda. Isis-WICCE works to innovatively amplify women's voices; put women's rights issues on the political agenda; and catalyze women's power to transform themselves, their communities and nations in conflict and post-conflict.
 
Journalists Environmental Association of Tanzania (JET) is committed to promote good governance and climate change mitigation interventions, in environmental management for sustainable management development in Tanzania through capacity building, advocacy, and networking. 
 
Left Behind – Girls’ Education in Africa is a UNESCO database promoting accessible education for women and girls in Africa. Left Behind allows you to explore a wide range of data for the region and beyond.
 
Organization of Women Writers of Africa, Inc. is a nonprofit organization formed for the purpose of establishing links between professional women writers from Africa and its Diaspora.
 
Penduka is an nongovernmental development organisation working with women in Namibia, helping disadvantaged women to improve the standards of living for themselves. Penduka is committed to fighting the vicious circle of unemployment and poverty that is often strengthened by a physical handicap or by diseases like tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS. Penduka tries to break this negative circle by providing these women with work.
 
Rainbo is an international nonprofit working on issues within the intersection between health and human rights of women. Rainbo explores means of preventing various forms of gender-based violence, including female circumcision/female genital mutilation, with the ultimate goal of promoting and protecting African women's full sexual and reproductive health and rights.
 
Reading Women Writers and African Literatures provides an overview of African women writers writing in French (with website and many materials available in English) and others closely associated with Sub-Saharan Africa. It provides an opportunity to find out more about the authors' lives and interests and to get acquainted with their novels, short stories, plays, and poetry.
 
SANGONeT about is a facilitator in the effective and empowering use of information communication technology tools by development and social justice actors in Africa.
 
South African Women for Women (SAWW) is a nonprofit, charitable organization dedicated to the empowerment of South African women - those who live in South Africa and those who have settled in Canada - by encouraging long-term systemic change.
 
Tanzania Gender Networking Program (TGNP) Mtandao Limited is a nonprofit built on the philosophy of Transformative feminism that emerged through a collective process of critical reflection by leaders of key women’s and gender organisations about the situation of women who are the most exploited and oppressed people within the exploited laboring classes. 
 
Tostan is an African-based grassroots organization led at a country level by national teams which include dedicated teams of facilitators and supervisors who work directly with Tostan's partner communities. Dedicated to women's health and human rights, Tostan facilitates community ownership over the development process, allowing communities to fulfill their own potential.
 
Women in Development Southern Africa Awareness (WIDSAA) aims to be a regionally-focused and action-oriented catalyst and service to the region’s governments, NGOs and agencies, parliaments, the media and the public in formulation of policy affecting women. 
 
Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET) works to promote and support the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) by women and women organisations in Uganda, so that they can take advantage of the opportunities presented by ICTs in order to effectively address national and local problems of sustainable development.
 
Women's Action for Development (WAD) is a Namibian-based NGO with various training centres that promote the concept of developing women and men to their fullest potential by providing them with the skills to start their own small businesses and to lead them towards self-reliance. WAD programmes contribute greatly to the reduction of poverty, the provision of jobs in the regions, the restoration of human dignity, pride and self-confidence among the rural poor and thus, the building of peace and the prevention of conflict within the family circle and crime.
 
Women'sNet is a feminist organisation that works to advance gender equality and justice in South Africa, through the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). Women'sNet provides training and facilitate content dissemination and creation that supports women, girls, and women’s and gender organisations and networks to take control of their own content and ICT use.
 
Zimbabwe Women's Resource Center and Network (ZWRCN) is a NGO committed to promoting women’s social and economic justice in Zimbabwe and globally, through the power of information, networking and strategic advocacy. The mission of ZWRCN is to enable women to make informed decisions about key aspects of their lives and act accordingly.

Asian, Middle Eastern, and Pacific Resources

Asia-Japan Women's Resource Center (AJWRC) works to raise Japanese women's consciousness and to enhance their collective action through sharing of information and experience among themselves, and with other women and marginalized sectors in Asia. AJWRC has an extensive resource collection on issues such as feminism, women's human rights, women in development, women and the environment, violence against women in war and situations of armed conflict, and women's international cooperation.

Asian Development Bank (ADB): Gender and Development empowers women economically and socially to achieve poverty reduction and inclusive development. ADB Gender and Development identifies gender mainstreaming as the key strategy and approach for promoting gender equality and women's empowerment across all sectors. A dual approach is adopted that includes both gender mainstreaming and targeted approaches to reduce glaring gender disparities.

Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development (AFPPD) is an NGO that engages with parliamentarians from Asia and the Pacific to champion policies on population and development. AFPPD educates, motivates, involves, and mobilizes parliamentarians on the linkages between increasing population and development issues such as reproductive health, family planning, food security, water resources, sustainable development, environment, ageing, urbanization, migration, HIV/AIDS, and gender equality.

Asian Pacific Women's Information Network Center (APWINC) is a part of Sookmyung Women's University working to promote gender equality and empower women’s potential and skills in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in Asia and the Pacific region. APWINC collaborates with international organizations, governmental organizations and NGOs to develop ICT-related projects for women.

Asian Women In Business (AWIB) is a nonprofit organization with the primary mission of assisting Asian women entrepreneurs and professionals. AWIB has expanded its mission to address issues affecting Asian Americans on the corporate level; and Asian women in the legal arena; and has established a scholarship program for undergraduates which promotes and rewards demonstrated leadership.

Asiatica Association is a nonprofit, non-governmental cultural association which has been established to promote and diffuse the study of the Asian cultures. It is open to all scholars interested in the knowledge of Asian countries and the encounter between Asian values, human rights values, and Western values. The Association publishes electronic and hard copy journals, monographs, translations, new editions, reports, conference volumes, collection of papers and catalogs.

Association for Middle East Women's Studies (AMEWS) is an organization of scholars and individuals with an interest in women and gender studies in the context of the Middle East/ North Africa and beyond, including transnational and diasporic communities in Europe as well as North and South America. The Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies (JMEWS) provides a forum for discussion and debate for authors from the global north and south, through scholarly articles, book and film reviews, conferences, symposia, and talks by Distinguished Lecturers.

Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE) is a nonprofit based in Singapore. AWARE's mission is to remove all gender-based barriers so as to allow individuals to develop their potential to the fullest and realize their personal visions and hopes. AWARE hopes to reach this mission through research and advocacy; education and training; and support services.

Bat Shalom is an Israeli national feminist grassroots organization of Jewish and Palestinian Israeli women working together for a genuine peace grounded in a just resolution of the Israel-Palestine conflict, respect for human rights, and an equal voice for Jewish and Arab women within Israeli society. 

Bhutan Women and Children Organization (BWCO) is an independent, nonprofit and non-governmental organisation dedicated to the establishment of human rights and democracy in Bhutan. BWCO aims to reformulate the existing discriminatory system in public policies and social systems and cultivate social justice in the development of a sustainable peaceful and democratic Bhutanese society.

Center for Asia-Pacific Women in Politics (CAPWIP) is a non-partisan, nonprofit and non-governmental regional organization dedicated to promoting equal participation of women in politics and decision-making. CAPWIP operates through a network of national affiliates clustered into 5 sub-regional groupings: Central Asia, East Asia, Pacific, Southeast Asia, and South Asia.

Feminist Majority Foundation's (FMF) Campaign for Afghan Women and Girls is an NGO with four major components: Public Education and Community Organizing, Public Policy Research and Strategy Development, Global Outreach, and support of Humanitarian Aid to Afghan Women-led Organizations and to programs serving Afghan Women and Girls.

Friends of Tibetan Women's Association (FOTWA) - U.S.A. is a nonprofit educational organization with the mission to aid Tibetans living in exile and to expand worldwide awareness of the plight of refugees through art.

Gender Center for Sustainable Development (GCSD) Mongolia supports and promotes the process of mainstreaming gender issues into government policy, planning and programming in Mongolia. It also collaborates with other women's service and advocacy groups towards achieving women's political and economic empowerment.

Human Rights in China (HRIC) is a Chinese NGO providing bridges and uncensored platforms for diverse Chinese voices. HRIC actively engages in case and policy advocacymedia and press work, and capacity building.

International Federation of Iranian Refugees and Immigrants Councils (IFIRIC) is a world-wide organization dedicated to organizing and promoting progressive ideals and aspirations among Iranian refugees.

IranDokht is an online media platform that connects the global community to Iranian women. It serves as a kaleidoscope of lifestyles, identities, art, and culture, reflecting the tensions between modernity and tradition. IranDokht is an independent, politically engaged voice in the media landscape with more than eighty journalists and contributing writers, many of them leading cultural figures and accomplished professionals.

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is responsible for the technical cooperation aspect of Japan's Official Development Assistance programs. JICA's basic policy includes the expansion of projects aimed at the empowerment of women along with the full-scale adoption of gender mainstream.

Japanese Organization for International Cooperation in Family Planning (JOICFP) is a Japan-based NGO active in the field of population, reproductive health and rights where it works to improve the health status of men, women and young people of developing countries. JOICFP's mission is to enable individuals, especially women in developing countries, to make their own choices regarding sexual reproductive health/rights through ensuring access to quality services and comprehensive information.

Jerusalem Center for Women (JCW) is a woman's peace organization committed to advancing the rights of Palestinian women and developing their role in society, nation building and the peace process while working to end oppression and human rights violations against all members of Palestinian society. JCW believes that empowering women, and advocating for respect for human rights and democratic principles is crucial to ending occupation and creating a foundation for a just and lasting peace.

JINHA Women's News Agency is an online media source published in Kurdish, English and Turkish. It aims to uplift the stories of women in Kurdistan, Turkey, and the surrounding areas. JINHA's target is to counteract the masculine language of the media to present the world via the perspective of women.

Jordanian National Commission for Women (JNCW) works closely with public institutions and NGOs to mainstream gender-equality perspectives in Jordan. JNCW studies existing policies and legislation to ensure women are not being discriminated against and proposes new policies and legislation that will improve the legal, political, and economic status of women.

Kurdistan Democratic Party - Iraq (KDP) combines Democratic ideology and wants to form a society where everyone in Kurdistan can gain freedom, independence and confidence. KDP supports the struggle of Kurdish people in Turkey, Iran, Syria and Russia for their just national rights and reiterates its support for the way in which they determine their own future within the state they live in and agreements they reached within their central governments.

Lebanese Women's Awakening (Lebwa) is a non-governmental, non-political organization that provides an education forum for Lebanese and Lebanese-American women to come together. The goal is to provide a space for critical reflection and discussion on issues relevant to Lebanese women in North America.

Middle East and Islamic Studies is part of Columbia University Libraries. Materials from virtually all areas relevant to the Middle East and North Africa are available, with the exception of modern Law (although the Law Library does have some), Science and Technology (although we do collect the History of Arabic Science), Medicine, and finally children's books, cookbooks, and textbooks. There is a strong emphasis on collecting in the fields of History, Religion, Language and Literature, and the Social Sciences.

New Israel Fund (NIF) is a philanthropic organization, incorporated in the U.S., with the stated mission of incubating and fostering social change organizations in Israel. NIF helps Israel live up to its founders' vision of a state that ensures complete equality of social and political rights to all its inhabitants. Their aim is to advance liberal democracy, including freedom of speech and minority rights, and to fight inequality, injustice, and extremism that diminish Israel.

Oxfam Community (Australia) is made up of passionate local groups, teachers, students, University groups and individuals taking campaigning actions and fundraising for a future free of poverty. Through Oxfam Community, individuals can join a group, start a group, run an action at their university or in their community, or lobby local MPs. The Oxfam Community staff offers support by way of providing campaign information, resources, training and more.

Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA) is the oldest political/social organization of Afghan women struggling for peace, freedom, democracy, and women's rights in fundamentalism-blighted Afghanistan. RAWA operates in Afghanistan and Pakistan with a focus on such issues as education, human rights, and healthcare. 

Salam Iran provides official gender statistics and other information on women in Iran.

Self-Employed Women's Association (SEWA) is a trade union of self-employed women in India who earn a living through their own labour or small business. SEWA’s main goals are to organise women workers for full employment, whereby workers obtain work security, income security, food security and social security.

South Asian Women for Action (SAWA) is a Boston-based collective group of women of South Asian descent committed to acting on, advocating, and revising their agenda as well as those of others committed to the fight for social and economic justice.

South Asian Women's Network (SWAN) brings together in partnership women from across the countries of South Asia. The main purpose of SWAN is to bring together women working in similar areas so they can network with their counterparts in other countries. Through these networks they share experiences, learn from each other, identify best practices, and work towards issue-based collaboration across South Asia through agreed plans of action.

Tamilnadu Corporation for Development of Women Ltd (TNCDW) was established in 1983 with the prime objective of bringing about socioeconomic development and empowerment of women in India. The immediate goal of TNCDW is to ensure that all poor women, particularly widows, destitutes and the marginalized, are included in Self Help Groups (SHGs).

Tibet Justice Center (TJC) is an independent volunteer committee of lawyers and other experts with a dedicated mission to advocate human rights and self-determination for the Tibetan people. Through legal research, advocacy, and education, TJC focuses on four key areas: human rights, refugee protection, self-governance, and environmental governance.

Tibetan Women's Association (TWA) is an international organization with the main objective being to raise public awareness of the abuses faced by Tibetan women in Chinese-occupied Tibet. Through extensive publicity and involvement in national and international affairs, TWA alerts communities to the gender-specific human rights abuses committed against Tibetan women.

UN Women - Asia and the Pacific works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls, the empowerment of women, and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security. UN Women was created to be a dynamic and strong champion for women and girls, providing them with a powerful voice at the global, regional and local levels.

War Against Rape is a Pakistan-based organization of men and women committed to building a society free of gender-based oppression, discrimination, exploitation, and violence. WAR provides support for survivors of sexual violence through moral, social, legal, psychological, and medical help.

Women's India Trust (WIT) is a charitable organization that began by training less privileged and unskilled women in Mumbai to stitch sari petticoats in order to earn an income. The Kamila Tyabji WIT Centre and a girls' hostel was built to accommodate educational programs and vocational skills training. 

Women's Organization for Political Prisoners (WOFPP) is an organization that aims to support women political prisoners and to promote the release of all political prisoners who have struggled, or are accused of having struggled, against the Israeli occupation and are held in Israeli jails. WOFPP's support consists of monitoring the conditions of the women political prisoners and resisting policies of suppression that violate their rights.

Canadian and U.S. Resources

Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women (CRIAW-ICREF) is a nonprofit organization researching and documenting the economic and social situation of women in Canada. CRIAW-ICREF focuses exclusively on nurturing feminist research using intersectional frameworks and making it accessible for public advocacy and education.

Center of Concern is a U.S. "social profit" organization that researches, educates, and advocates from Catholic social tradition to create a world where economic, political, and cultural systems promote sustainable flourishing of the global community. The Center engages with public and private centers of influence through an integrated model of social enterprise that seeks global transformation for social justice.

Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) is a grassroots civil rights and advocacy group dedicated to promoting a positive image of Islam and Muslims in the United States. CAIR's mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

Global Affairs Canada is a governmental department that manages Canada's diplomatic and consular relations, promotes the country's international trade and leads Canada’s international development and humanitarian assistance. Formerly known as the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).

Jannah.org is a nonprofit, public informational website on Islam. Based in the US, we hope to provide information, articles, resources and support on Islam to all those who seek it.

Mobility International USA is a US-based national nonprofit organization. The mission of MIUSA is to empower people with disabilities around the world through international exchange, information, technical assistance, and training, and to ensure the inclusion of people with disabilities in international exchange and development programs.

Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC) is a nonprofit working to advance the well-being of Aboriginal women and girls, as well as their families and communities through activism, policy analysis and advocacy. NWAC is one of the five officially recognized National Aboriginal Organizations (NAOs) whose purpose is to represent and speak, at the national level, on behalf of Aboriginal women in Canada.

No More Stolen Sisters is an Amnesty International campaign that advocates justice for the missing and murdered Indigenous women of Canada.

Pauktuutit: Intuit Women of Canada is a national nonprofit organization representing all Inuit women in Canada. Its mandate is to foster a greater awareness of the needs of Inuit women, and to encourage their participation in community, regional and national concerns in relation to social, cultural and economic development.

Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women is an interdisciplinary research center at Brown University that fosters critical scholarship on questions of gender and difference, broadly defined, in national and transnational contexts.

POPLINE is an international, free resource providing access to 380,000 carefully selected publications and resources related to family planning and reproductive health. Specifically, these resources cover topics in contraceptive methods, family planning services, research in human fertility, maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS in developing countries, program operations and evaluation, demography, and other related health, law, and policy issues. 

Women in Judaism: A Multidisciplinary Journal is an academic, refereed electronic journal devoted to scholarly debate on gender-related issues in Judaism. The ultimate aim of the journal is to promote the reconceptualization of the study of Judaism, by acknowledging and incorporating the roles played by women, and by encouraging the development of alternative research paradigms. Cross-methodological and interdisciplinary, the Journal does not promote a fixed ideology, and welcomes a variety of approaches.

Women's and Gender Studies Institute (WGSI) at the University of Toronto is dedicated to exploring the entangled work of gender, race and sexuality in identities, relations, practices, theories and institutions. WGSI has developed a distinct strength in transnational feminist studies, which joins questions concerning nation-states, citizenship, colonialisms, diasporas and global capitalism with concerns about how to understand the gendered, queered and raced politics of subjectivity, activism and knowledge making.

European Resources

Armenian International Women's Association (AIWA) is a nonprofit organization with the mission to promote and enrich the social, economic and personal advancement of Armenian women worldwide through educational and other community activities that unite Armenian women, promote gender equity, and emphasize our Armenian cultural heritage.

Be Active. Be Emancipated. (B.a.B.e.) is an organization publicly recognized for the uncompromising struggle for the respect of human rights on an equal basis to all citizens, and for its commitment in advocating gender equality. B.a.B.e. is located in Zagreb, Croatia.

Gender, Place, and Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography provides a forum for debate in human geography and related disciplines on theoretically-informed research concerned with gender issues, highlighting the significance of such research for feminism and women's studies. The journal is available in print and online versions.

Gender Studies (GS) is a Czech nonprofit which serves mainly as an information, counseling and educational center for relations between men and women and their position in society. Through specific projects, GS actively influences change concerning equal opportunities in different areas such as institutional mechanisms, labor market, women's political participation, information technology, etc. GS also runs a library covering variety of publications and materials related to feminism, gender studies, women's rights and equality, etc.

Network of East-West Women (NEWW) is an international communication and resource network supporting dialogue, informational exchange, and activism among those concerned about the status of women in Central and Eastern Europe, the Newly Independent States, and the Russian Federation. NEWW coordinates research and advocacy that supports women's equality and full participation in all aspects of public and private life.

Open Women Line (OWL) creates and develops information resources for women's organizations and provides them with access to information technologies. In English and Russian.

RACCOON Inc. is a nonprofit non-governmental organization working within a framework of basic human needs to address a culture of violence experienced in the Western Balkans communal healing and self-reliance.

Spare Rib was an active part of the emerging Women’s Liberation Movement in the late 20th century. Running from 1972-93, this now iconic magazine challenged the stereotyping and exploitation of women, while supporting collective, realistic solutions to the hurdles women faced. Visitors to this site can explore selected highlights from the magazine; and examine how the magazine was run, why it was started and the issues it dealt with.

Tajikstan Women Resource Centers promotes and protects gender equality, promotes the empowerment of women and girls, and supports community-based education and counselling. It also strengthens co-operation between civil society and government actors and structures at the local level, a relationship that fosters confidence-building, mutual learning and sustainability. The Centers are supported by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), which addresses a wide range of security-related concerns.

Women Against Violence Europe (WAVE) is a European network of NGOs working to combat violence against women and children. WAVE adheres to the aims of the United Nations, stressing the importance of working towards ending all forms of violence against women and children in public and private life in accordance with the Vienna Declaration, the Declaration on Violence against Women, the Beijing Platform for Action and all other related documents.

Women, State, Culture is a website for those interested in anthropology, women's studies, women's human rights, and activism as pertains to women in the Balkan region. Women, State, Culture provides relevant resources and research.

Latin American and Caribbean Resources

Centro de Estudios de la Mujer (CEM) is an independent, nonprofit organization founded by women social scientists and economists concerned with gender issues. CEM conducts research, training, communication and consulting programs, concentrating on the fields of labor and employment, citizenship and political participation, and public policy planning. Based in Chile.

Comunicación e Información de la Mujer (CIMAC) was founded by a group of communication professionals. CIMAC's mission is to generate and publish news about the social status of women, ensure that the journalists incorporate human rights of women in their daily work, and promote the media as a tool for education and social transformation that serves as strategy for civil organizations to transmit their activities, demands and proposals. Based in Mexico.

Cotidiano Mujer is a feminist collective working on the development of political and cultural agenda of Uruguayan and Latin American women. Cotidiano Mujer promotes cultural change through the development of research, campaigns and civic actions to ensure the plurality of voices and actors.

Discriminación de la Mujer is part of a report compiled by Argentinian non-governmental organizations that examines the discrimination against women in the workforce as well as the impact and social consequences this has on women.

El Servicio Nacional de la Mujer is the agency of the State of Chile concerned with public policy and promoting equal opportunities between men and women.

Grupo de Educación Popular con Mujeres (GEM) is a Mexican civil association formed in 1986 by women interested in contributing to social justice, promoting gender equality and the elimination of all forms of discrimination and violence against women. GEM brings together women from different sectors to focus on the promotion of educational and organizational processes, participatory methodologies with appropriate gender perspectives, and on the cultural and socioeconomic characteristics of women.

Inter-American Development Bank - Gender and Diversity Division (GDI) promotes gender equality and supports development with identity for African descendants and indigenous peoples in Latin America and the Caribbean through policy and strategic guidance, as well as technical assistance and training programs.

Las Mujeres provides various resources on notable Latin women who contributed to our culture in diverse ways. The website includes information about the lives of politicians, entrepreneurs, writers, singers, painters, actresses, educators, and others.

Latin American and Caribbean Committee for the Defense of Women's Rights (CLADEM) is a feminist network that works to contribute to the full validity of women's rights in Latin America and the Caribbean, using law as a tool for change.

MANA: A National Latina Organization is a U.S. national grassroots organization representing the interests of Latina women, youth and families on issues that impact our communities. MANA contributes as the leading Latina voice on major issues, particularly education, health and well-being, financial literacy, equal and civil rights, and immigration reform.

Mujeres Latinoamericanas en Cifras is a study of women's situations in Latin America focusing on urban and rural sectors, socioeconomic levels, and ethnicity. In Spanish.

Organización Puertorriqueña de la Mujer Trabajadora (OPMT) was established as an autonomous, feminist organization with the purpose of defending the rights of Puerto Rican women workers. OPMT struggles to reach spaces and claims that allow for better living conditions, without discrimination or violence.

Schools for Chiapas is an organization of grassroots activists and communities working to support the autonomous, indigenous Zapatista communities of Chiapas, Mexico. Schools for Chiapas supports Zapatista women through their online store where you can purchase artisan goods produced by women’s cooperatives.

Other Resources on Intersectional Feminisms

Black Girl Dangerous (BGD) is the brainchild of award-winning writer Mia McKenzie. What started out as a scream of anguish has evolved into a multi-faceted forum for expression. BGD seeks to, in as many ways possible, amplify the voices, experiences and expressions of queer and trans* people of color.

Everyday Feminism is an educational platform for personal and social liberation. Their mission is to help people dismantle everyday violence, discrimination, and marginalization through applied intersectional feminism and to create a world where self-determination and loving communities are social norms through compassionate activism.

Guerrilla Feminism (GF) is a nonprofit resource network with the mission to empower feminists in activism in their communities globally. GF curates and disseminates activist content (articles, images, etc) using an online platform that serves as a safe space for feminists to interact and spark transformation in their own communities.


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