Internet Resource Guide
MSU's Center for Gender in Global Context, the host program for Gender, Development and Globalization (GDG), is a non-profit organization for the promotion of teaching and research on issues of women and the development process. Among our activities and programs, we maintain an active publications program that includes the GPID Working Papers Series and the GPID Bulletin which features articles, resources, and book reviews.
This Internet Resource Guide includes sites from the internet which pertain to the field of Gender, Development and Globalization. These sites were accessed through an extensive search and from suggestions by individuals in the field. The sites have been categorized by region and include a wide variety of resources. The name of the organization is included as well as a description of its goals, followed by the Web address. As the Internet is constantly expanding and changing, this guide is an ongoing endeavor. Please send us the addresses of other sites with which you are familiar!
General International Organization Resources
Asian, Middle East, and Pacific Resources
Canadian and US Resources
Latin American and Caribbean Resources
* Also try searching individual country home pages. Often these have information on women that pertain specifically to that area.
General International Organization Resources
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
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
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.
BBC Worldservice - 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."
, set up in 1992 as a
specialized gender and development information service with the support of
Member organizations of the OECD/DAC WID Expert Group, is now an established
non-profit unit specializing in gender and development based at the Institute
of Development Studies in the UK.
Center for Advanced Study of International
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
at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minnesota, provides cross-cultural educational
opportunities in Latin America, Southern Africa, and other sites across the
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
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 socio-economic well-being.
Centre for Development and Population
empowers women at all levels of society to be full partners
Coalition Against Trafficking in Women
is a non-governmental organization that promotes women's human rights. It
works internationally to combat sexual exploitation in all its forms.
Commission on the Advancement of Women
promotes gender equality in national and international development and in
humanitarian assistance organizations.
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
is an intergovernmental organisation 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
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. Multilingual.
Derechos Human Rights
the first Internet-based human rights organization working for the promotion
and respect of human rights all over the world. Resources are available
sorted by geographical region.
Development Alternatives with Women
for a New Era
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.
Internet platform for gender- and development-related resources, information,
and dialogue. The objective is to enhance the effectiveness of development
efforts worldwide through sharing knowledge of gender-sensitive analysis,
actions, and policies.
DIANA: International Human Rights
is a collaborative database of electronic materials devoted
to women's human rights.
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.
Duke Journal of Gender, Law and
is an interdisciplinary publication devoted to the discussion
of gender issues in the context of law and public policy.
Eldis Gender Resource Guide
provides news, links, gender-related databases, and other resources for
research in gender and development issues worldwide.
is an international
human rights organization dedicated to action for the civil, political,
economic and social rights of women.
Family Care International
is a non-profit 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.
Family Health International
works to improve reproductive health around the world with an emphasis
on developing countries.
Female Genital Mutilation Education
and Networking Project
is a project of the National Organization
of Circumcision Information Resource Centers and offers information, resources,
and links pertinent to the issue of FGM worldwide.
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
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
Food and Agriculture Organization
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.
specializes in the design
and implementation of public health and social programs for developing countries. Futures Group
responds to the world's most pressing public health and social issues by offering a range of
services in social marketing, advocacy, policy development, monitoring and evaluation, and strategic planning.
Gay and Lesbian Arabic Society (GLAS)
is an international organization based in the United States with chapters worldwide. GLAS is a support network
for gay and lesbian people of Arabic descent or those living in Arabic communities who wish to promote a positive image
of gay and lesbian lifestyles and end discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Global Development Network's online community linking local development
research and policy.
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.
by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
(UNESCO), promotes gender equality and the self-empowerment of women and
Gender Policy Review
the Website for a monthly magazine geared toward policy professionals
and individuals interested in gender and international development, and
Gender-Related Electronic Forums
is an annotated, frequently-updated, alphabetical listing of publicly-accessible
electronic forums (or e-mail lists) related to women or to gender issues.
There are 16 topical listings including an international list.
in an 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
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
http://www.gaatw.orgGlobal Coalitions for Voices of
is a 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
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.
Global Reproductive Health Forum
is an Internet resource center providing a space for discourse regarding
gender and reproductive health rights. Initiated by the Harvard School
of Public Health, the Website includes numerous discussion lists, electronic
forums, and an extensive research library.
H-Net: Humanities and Social Sciences
is an international interdisciplinary organization of
scholars and teachers dedicated to developing the enormous educational
potential of the Internet and the World Wide Web. It provides edited lists
and Websites to publish peer-reviewed essays, multimedia materials, and
discussion for colleagues and the interested public.
is a member of the
H-NET humanities and social sciences on-line 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.
Human Rights Library
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,
Human Rights Watch
independent NGO dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around
Human Rights Web
to explain human rights, access documents, promote human rights and list
, a journal of feminist
anthropology, has its roots in the Society for Women in Philosophy which
is intended to encourage and communicate many different kinds of feminist
is a project of
Action Without Borders
. The Website provides information on international
non-profit 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
Institute for Global Communications
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
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
performs information, communication and education
activities on an international level, concerning development and environment-related
activities. Working as a civil society organization, Instituto del Tercer
Mundo encourages citizen involvement in issues of international importance. In Spanish and English.
Integrated Regional Information
, part of the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian
Affairs, pioneered the use of e-mail and Web technology to deliver and
receive information to and from some of the most remote and underdeveloped
places in Sub-Saharan Africa and Central Asia cheaply and efficiently.
Its reporting focuses on strengthening universal access to timely, strategic,
and non-partisan information.
International Center for Research
is a private, non-profit 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 wellbeing. ICRW accomplishes
this, in partnership with others, through 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
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
Center - Gender and Sustainable Development Unit
works to integrate
a gender perspective in all IDRC programs and initiatives. The site is
meant to serve as a useful starting point for researchers looking for
gender-related information at IDRC.
International Development Research
is a database containing information on activities
in all fields of development research, funded by the International Development
Research Centre (IDRC) since its inception in 1970.
International Federation of Human
is an NGO which promotes the implementation of
the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the other international
instruments protecting human rights. In French and English.
International Feminist Journal of
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
International Food Policy Research
was established to identify and analyze policies for
sustainably meeting the food needs of the developing world. Research at
IFPRI concentrates on economic growth and poverty alleviation in low-income
countries, improvement of the well-being of poor people, and sound management
of the natural resource base that supports agriculture.
International Institute for Democracy
and Electoral Assistance - Gender and Political Participation
focuses on the quantitative and qualitative impact of women on political
decision-making. This Website provides an extensive array of links, news,
and publications. IDEA provides a forum for interaction and exchange of
experience among a variety of global actors involved in the promotion
International Institute for Sustainable
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
of the United Nations: Gender Equality Tools
equality a key element of its vision of Decent Work for All toward social
and institutional change to bring about equity and growth. Gender equality,
along with development, has been identified by the ILO as a cross-cutting
issue of the strategic objectives of its global agenda of Decent Work.
International Muslimah Artists Network
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.
is the world's oldest and most comprehensive international
peace federation, bringing together people working for peace in many different
sectors; not only pacifists, but also women's, youth, labor, religious,
and professional bodies
International Planned Parenthood
is committed to promoting the right of women and men
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
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
undertakes projects in partnership with women from around
the world, giving priority to working with women who suffer poverty and
International Women's Health Coalition
promotes women's reproductive and sexual health and rights. IWHC works
with a growing international women's health movement that advocates health
and population policies to better meet the needs of women and their families,
communities and countries.
International Women's Tribune Centre:
Connecting Women Globally for Social Change
information, education, and organizing support services to women's organizations
and community groups working to improve the lives of women in the developing
is a non-profit, international
organization that provides training, research, and technical assistance
in the areas of women's health and reproductive rights.
John Snow, Inc. Research and Training Institute
is a healthcare consulting firm dedicated to individual and community health around the world.
JSI conducts research and provides technical assistance to enable agencies and health professionals
to effectively and compassionately address the needs of families and individuals they serve, especially
the poor and under served.
Library of Congress Country
is a continuing series of books containing studies on
85 countries. Type in keyword "women."
This gets you to the home page for the Library of Congress, which is a
secured site and you have to click on "Search our Site" then
click on the "Browse an Alphabetical Index." Then click "C"
and scroll down to "Country Studies/Area Handbooks."
, a multimedia resource
for environment and development policy makers, contains a site with information
on the Fourth World Conference on Women held in Beijing, in 1995.
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
is a woman-owned consulting firm based in Washington, D.C. with clients worldwide. MSI provides management consulting
over several areas of expertise.
Mapping the World of Women's Information
is a database with over 350 women's information centers
and libraries from more than 125 countries.
Men, Masculinities, and Gender Relations
is a Website containing links to papers presented
as part of the Economic Social Research Council funded Seminar Series
on "Men, Masculinities, and Gender Relations in Development." The seminars
arose out of a need to explore issues relating to men and masculinities
within the context of gender and development, questioning whether established
policy regarding gender and development has evolved into a gender equitable
approach, or whether it has maintained an overriding focus on women.
Microcredit Summit Campaign
is working to ensure that 100 million of the world's poorest families,
especially the women of those families, are receiving credit for self-employment
and other financial and business services by the year 2005.
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.
Monterrey Institute of International Studies
, on the California coast, provides graduate degrees
to those seeking a career in international settings. Emphasis is placed on foreign languages and applied research, with alumni
working everywhere from Canada to Kazakhstan.
Muslim Women's Homepage
provides information aimed at allowing for greater understanding of the
true stance Islam takes on gender issues and the role of women.
is an international
feminist art journal exploring the paradoxes of feminism and the art world
is a US-based non-profit
organization that is committed to ending extreme poverty worldwide. The
organization connects people with international projects and organizations
that help people in impoverished areas of the world.
NGONET - Women and Development
is a decentralized NGO information-sharing mechanism on global issues
aimed to address the information needs of Southern groups. NGONET aims
at "closing the circle" from the negotiation and lobbying process at the
international level to the actual protagonists at the grassroots.
Novartis Foundation for Sustainable
is involved in poverty-alleviating programs and projects
in developing countries. Search keyword "women."
Pacific Institute for Women's Health
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.
is a resource center that facilitates communication between women's groups
involved in fostering global peace and women's equality through the United
Nations. They are particularly interested in UN Security Council Resolution
1325, which addresses the impact of war on women and their contributions
to conflict resolution and sustainable peace.
People's Movement for Human Rights
is a non-profit, international service organization
that works directly and indirectly with its network of affiliates - primarily
women's and social justice organizations - to develop and advance pedagogies
for human rights education relevant to people's daily lives in the context
of their struggles for social and economic justice and democracy.
Physicians for Human Rights
works to promote health by protecting human rights through medical investigation,
research, and forensic science. PHR is involved in numerous campaigns,
including a ban on landmine usage, a health campaign for asylum seekers,
and an AIDS action network, among others.
Population Reference Bureau
is the leader in providing timely and objective information on U.S. and
international population trends and their implications. PRB informs policymakers,
educators, the media, and concerned citizens working in the public interest
around the world through a broad range of activities.
Program for Appropriate Technology
is an international, non-profit organization whose mission
is to improve health, especially for women and children. An emphasis is
placed on reproductive health services and on preventing and reducing
the impact of widespread communicable diseases.
is a worldwide network
for exchange of knowledge, experience, and ideas on women's health and
gender issues. This site contains Internet links under the following categories:
gender equality; society and women's health; sexuality and reproduction;
violence and abuse; adolescents; and trafficking.
Safe Motherhood Initiative
is a worldwide effort that aims to reduce the number of deaths and illnesses
associated with pregnancy and childbirth. Since 1987, the Initiative has
become a unique partnership of governments, donors, technical agencies,
NGOs, and women's health advocates in more than 100 countries.
Sakyadhita: The International Association
of Buddhist Women
is a resource page for women that provides information
on events, back issues of the Sakyadhita ("Daughters of the Buddha").
Save the Children's Economic Opportunities
focus on gender equality, empowerment, and sustainability.
They serve ultimately to help children and are designed to have an impact
that's measurable and lasting. The philosophy is simple but effective:
help women help themselves economically, and there is a measurable, positive
impact on children.
service of the Sustainable Development Department (SD) of the Food and
Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), is designed to take a more holistic
and strategic approach to development support and poverty alleviation.
Sexuality Information and Education
Council of the United States - SIECUS International
international sexuality education initiative in 1993. Because of the increase
in couples of reproductive age, as well as growth of the HIV/AIDS pandemic,
many cultures are forced to be more open about sexuality issues and more
receptive to sexuality and HIV/AIDS education which stress safe and responsible
Sisterhood is Global Institute
is an international feminist think-tank network of individuals and organizations
working to promote women's rights. Their activities include support campaigns
for persecuted women, publication of women's manuals and projects, and
the maintenance of a resource center with articles, reports, periodicals,
and books on gender issues and activism throughout the world.
Study Abroad Programs on Gender,
Women and Development
at the Center for Global Education at Augsburg
College offers quality undergraduate study abroad programs which focus
on gender issues and women's struggles for economic justice, appropriate
development and human dignity in the regions of Mexico, Central America
and Southern Africa.
Trickle Up Program
in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the United States, helps the lowest
income people worldwide take their first step up out of poverty, by providing
conditional seed capital and business training essential to the launch
of a microenterprise This proven social and economic model is implemented
in partnership with local agencies.
United Nations and the Status of
Women: Setting the Global Gender Agenda
is the UN body dealing
with policy decisions on women's status, monitoring women's situations
and preparing recommendations for the UN and its member states.
United Nations Convention on the
Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women
information about the status and functions of the CEDAW human rights treaty
and state parties that have ratified or acceded to it.
United Nations Development Fund
is the UN organization that provides funding and technical
assistance for programs that promote women's human rights, political empowerment,
and economic security around the world.
United Nations Development Program:
Gender in Development
includes extensive resources, including
their on-line newsletter, programs, statistical data, and on-line papers.
United Nations Division for the
Advancement of Women
promotes the vision of equality of the UN
Charter, advocating improvement in the status of women and the achievement
of equality with men.
United Nations Educational, Scientific
and Cultural Organization: Women and Gender Equality Unit
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 Population Fund
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 and Training
Institute for the Advancement of Women
stimulates and assists
through research, training, collection and dissemination of information.
It promotes the advancement of women by making women's contribution to
development more visible and assists in the efforts of inter-, non- and
governmental organizations in this regard.
United Nations Research Institute
for Social Development
has a gender page pertaining to strengthening
the capacity of researchers in analyzing the way in which macro-economic
policies affect gender inequalities and to feeding their findings into
the policy formulation process. Click on "Gender" category on
the left-hand column.
USAID Office of Women in Development
assists the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) with integration
of gender concerns into all USAID programs, coordinates with the donor
community, and identifies emerging issues where gender is a key concern.
Voices from Beijing
series of interviews from participants at the United Nations Fourth World
Conference on Women.
Voices of Women
is a journal
and resource guide in which women tell their stories, discuss real issues,
and share hard-won wisdom.
Theory and Research
is an interdisciplinary, international journal
on women of color. It provides a forum for exchanging feminist research,
theory, and ideas among scholars and students.
Women Acting Together for Change
is a non-profit, apolitical and secular NGO with the commitment to attempt
an alternate approach to self-reliant and sustainable development.
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, with a special focus on women and media.
Women and Environment International
is an unique international magazine which examines women's
multiple relations to their many environments from a feminist perspective.
Women and Gender in Global Perspectives
at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) is concerned
with the role of women in developing societies and the impact of international
development on women, children and men throughout the world.
Women and International Development:
Resources in the Michigan State University Libraries and
on the WWW
is a source for materials relevant to studying women
and development issues at MSU.
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
rated best of the web by Netguide, is a WID database offering statistics
and other information on women's health, education, labor, political participation,
etc. around the world.
Women in Development of the Inter-American
enhances women's contribution to development
and ensures their equitable participation in bank funded programs, as
well as the benefits of development.
Women in World History Curriculum
is an interactive site full of information and resources about women's
experiences in world history.
is a project of the International Women's Tribune Centre
to market and distribute resources on women and development worldwide.
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
is a grassroots, US organization with members in all 50 states, which
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 Caucus For Gender Justice
is built upon the recognition that women's human rights are human rights
and the call for accountability for violations and integration of gender
concerns throughout the UN human rights system. It also monitors the Optional
Protocol to the Women's Convention, CEDAW, so that women around the world
will have access to remedies to violations of human rights.
Women's Commission for Refugee Women
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
Women's Environment and Development
is an international 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 Human Rights Net
links partner organizations and women's human rights advocates worldwide
via the Internet.
Women's Human Rights Resources
at the University of Toronto is a collaborative venture of a consortium
of law librarians, university-based human rights centers and other NGO
human rights organizations which collaborate to create a database of electronic
materials essential to human rights research.
Women's Intercultural Network, Inc.
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 non-profit education and service foundation dedicated to acknowledging,
honoring, celebrating, informing, and educating women.
Women's International News Gathering
is a news and current affairs radio program that has featured
speeches and interviews with distinguished women of the world.
Women's Networking Support Programme
is a network of over 80 women from 30 countries who support women networking
for social change and gender justice, through the use of information and
communication technologies. WNSP promotes gender equity in the design,
implementation, and use of information and communication technologies,
with special focus on inequities based on women's social or ethnic background.
Women's Resource Center
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
Women's 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 Studies Resources: Women
this site was compiled and edited by Karla Tonella,
University of Iowa.
Women's World Banking
a women-led global network that aims to expand low-income women's economic
participation and power by opening access to finance, information, and
organizations worldwide by providing and adapting telecommunications technology
to enhance their work. The site includes action alerts, headlines, highlights,
features and issues.
is an evolving forum on global women's
issues which serves as a gateway to UN information and data on women worldwide.
is comprised of five organizations
with the purposes of lending and other forms of economic assistance to
developing countries. Search keyword "women."
World Fact Book
by the US Central Intelligence Agency, is available in printed and Internet
World Health Organization
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.
is a technical
and financial support to help national NGOs and communities to develop their
capacities to respond to HIV/AIDS, promoting the participation and the leadership
of HIV+ people and the use of participative methodologies which take into
account the questions of gender, power, culture, and poverty as factors which
have an influence on the impact of HIV in the community. ActionAID also does
development work with women and children to alleviate poverty.
Africa Action -- Strategic Action
Issue Area: African Women's Rights
contains links and documents
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,
African Centre for Gender and
is a division of the United Nations Economic
Commission for Africa (UNECA). Established in 1975, the ACGD is the regional
structure that deals with gender issues and the advancement of women within
the United Nations system in Africa. In this capacity, it works in conjunction
with national, sub-regional and regional structures engaged in the advancement
of women and gender equality.
African Gender Institute (University
of Cape Town)
has a vision of Africa as a continent liberated
from the legacies of colonial and patriarchal domination, and transformed
into a powerful and united region in which women and men are respected as
equal, and social justice is a reality for all its people. The AGI's mission
is to contribute to the realization of this mission by building intellectual
capacity and establishing an African resource dedicated to strengthening and
advancing the work of intellectuals, researchers, policy-makers, and practitioners
committed to the attainment of gender equity.
of a series of occasional articles, written by Stephen Buckley for the
, chronicling the joys and struggles in the everyday
lives of African peoples.
The African Women's Development and Communication Network (FEMNET)
was set up in 1988 to share information, experiences, ideas, and strategies among African women's non-governmental organizations through communications, networking, training, and advocacy, so as to advance women's development, equality, and other women's human rights in Africa.
African Women's Media Center
works with existing women's media organizations to provide women journalists
the support necessary to compete with their male colleagues.
offers articles on Africa from various sources (UNICEF, World Bank, IPS, etc.)
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
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.
AIDS Help International
hand-crafted fundraising items, providing income for communities affected
by HIV/AIDS. Profits are injected into community projects focusing on education,
women, and children.
Akina Mama wa Afrika (AMwA)
is an international, pan-African, non-governmental development organization
African women based in the UK with an Africa regional office in Kampala, Uganda.
AMwA was set up in 1985 by women from different parts of African resident
in the United Kingdom. Translated from Swahili, the name means 'solidarity
among African women,' signifying African sisterhood. AMwA was founded to create
space for African women to organize and build links with other African women
active in the areas of their own development.
AllAfrica Global Media - Women
posts stories daily in English and French and offers a diversity of multi-lingual
streaming programming as well as a 400,000-article searchable archive (which
includes the archive of Africa News Service dating from 1997).
An Eternity of Forest
exhibition of essays and artwork by Mbuti (Democratic Republic of Congo) women.
is a network of organizations and individuals that work to empower African
women's organizations to access and use Information and Communication Technologies
(ICTs) for equality and development. APC-Africa-Women is the Africa regional
program of the Association for Progressive Communications' (APC) Women's Networking
Support Programme. Working with women in Africa and all over the world, APC-Africa-Women
focuses on African women's empowerment through information facilitation, regional
support, lobbying and advocating around gender and ICTs, delivering ICT training,
conducting research into gender and ICTs, and participating in regional and
Association of African Women Scholars
is a worldwide organization that promotes scholarship on African women.
works with rural communities in sub-Saharan Africa to enable more girls
to go to school and secure a livelihood.
Coalition on Violence Against Women
is a women's human rights organization that is committed to
the eradication of all forms of violence against women and the promotion of
women's human rights.
Commission on Gender Equality
is one of the mechanisms that freedom-loving South African women and men fought
for, in order to promote and protect gender equality, as part of the pursuit
of social justice and democracy.
Empowerment for African Sustainable
is a private non-profit
corporation focusing on the empowerment of African people and institutions
operating in the areas of environmental management and sustainable development.
ENDA - Synergy and Development
is conducting activities that benefit women by promoting gender equity, peace,
and sustainable development. In 1995, SYNFEV launched the "Communication for
Women" program, primarily aimed at Francophone African women. The initial
phase (1995-1997) of this program was devoted to the creation of the femmes-afrique
network. The second phase (1998-2000), "Francophone African women are active
in the cyberspace," focused on training, network diversification, and partnerships
building. The current phase (2001-2003) aims to consolidate previous actions
and deepen research and discussions on the dynamic relations between "Gender,
Communication, and Diversity".
Flame: African Sisters Online
was a project that ran from July 1999 - June 2000 and provided
women and women's NGOs in Africa with information about the Dakar and Beijing
Platforms for Action assessment process in Africa, information about the UN
and regional process, NGOs input, and linkages with other regional review
processes. The Flame Project was a joint initiative of APC-Africa-Women and
FEMNET. This Website is now a valuable archive but is no longer updated. There
are also links to information on the Beijing+10 process and to the debates.
Forum for African Women Educationalists
aims at ensuring that girls have access to school, complete school, and perform
The Gender Advocacy Programme (GAP)
is an independent, non-governmental advocacy and lobbying organization based
in Cape Town, South Africa, that aims to bridge the "gap" between
government and civil society, especially for poor black women. GAP focuses
on its work in seven areas: Domestic Violence, Social Policy and Gender, Gender
Advocacy and Lobbying Training, Reproductive Health, Women and Governance,
Local Government and Gender, and Women and the Media.
Gender and Economic Reforms in
is a pan-African research and advocacy program
established in 1996 by women from across Africa in order to influence economic
policies and decision-making processes in Africa from a gender perspective.
Committed to gender equality and economic justice, the programme supports
African women to undertake a variety of African-designed policy research and
advocacy projects that meet country and region-specific needs. Since 1996,
GERA has supported 16 action-research projects in 11 sub-Saharan African countries.
Gender and Women's Studies for
is creating a network of scholars working
on gender issues in order to work locally on gender justice with analytical
and policy advocacy skills.
Gender, Biodiversity, and Local
Knowledge Systems to Strengthen Agricultural and Rural Development in Southern
is an FAO project that works with a diverse range of
organizations in four countries of Southern Africa - Mozambique, Swaziland,
Tanzania, and Zimbabwe - to explore the linkages between gender, biodiversity,
and local knowledge systems.
Gender Education and Training
is an independent organisation committed to
working for the establishment of a non-racist, non-sexist and democratic South
African society through education and training on gender issues. It is an
active, dynamic networking organisation. It is linked to a broad South African
and Southern African network of individuals, organisations institutions and
agencies who are practitioners in the field of gender and organisational change.
Gender in Africa Information Network
aims to facilitate communication, discussion, and information
sharing between organizations and people interested in gender and women's
issues in Africa. As a network, GAIN is committed to making indigenous information
on women and gender valued, visible, and accessible globally and participate
in the global information socity in order to promote gender justice and women's
rights in Africa.
is an electronic
discussion list intended as an open forum for the discussion of gender-related
topics, primarily (although not exclusively) in Southern Africa.
Growth Through Learning
seeks to provide and enhance educational opportunities by offering scholarship aid to deserving East African girls and young women. In addition, the organization encourages a cross-cultural exchange of information and ideas between countries.
Institute for Gender Studies at
the University of South Africa
includes a focus on Women's Studies,
Men's Studies, and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered Studies. In addition
to offering courses and programs to students, the Institute is involved in
community services and projects, as well as research into gender-related issues.
Isis - Women's International Cross-Cultural
carries out the vision of its founders - communicating
ideas, creating solidarity networks, and sharing information to overcome gender
inequalities. Isis-WICCE is located in Uganda, with the objective of tapping
African women's ideas, views, and problems and sharing the information with
women at the international level.
Journalists Environment Association of Tanzania (JET)
works in the fields of environment, women's affairs, and sustainable development, both nationally and internationally.
Niger Delta Women for Justice
works in close collaboration with other grassroots organizations and women's groups in all of the 15 ethnic nationalities in the Niger Delta. It is committed to improving the personal, economic, and educational status of women and to ensuring that their environmental and human rights are upheld.
Organization of Women Writers of Africa
is a nonprofit organization formed for the purpose of establishing links between
professional women writers from Africa and its Diaspora.
is a non-profit, non-governmental
development project that works with women's groups in the rural, underdeveloped
areas of Namibia. In the Oshiwambo and Herero language the word PENDUKA means
'Wake Up' but to us it means: "Women should wake up and become aware
of themselves." The aim of PENDUKA is to help rural women from all over
Namibia to create their own jobs by becoming aware of, and building on, skills
and resources they already have.
Reading Women Writers and African Literatures
provides an overview of African women writers writing in French (with Website
and many materials available in English). 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.
Reproductive Health Research in South Africa - Directory of Health System Research
links to research on eight 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.
Research Action and Information
Network for the Bodily Integrity of Women (Rainbo)
is an international not-for-profit organization working on issues within the intersection between health and human rights of women. Starting with the issues of Female Circumcision/Female Genital Mutilation, Rainbo explores means of preventing this and other forms of gender-based violence, with the ultimate goal of promoting and protecting African women's and girls' full sexual and reproductive health and rights.
is a facilitator
in the effective and empowering use of information communication technology
(ICT) tools by development and social justice actors in Africa.
offer an introduction to the many online resources
related to Women's and Gender Studies.
South African Women for Women
is a diverse organization committed to supporting South African
women, contributing to the empowerment of the women of South Africa, honoring
those who have struggled, and celebrating those who have achieved.
Tanzania Gender Networking Program
is committed to facilitating social transformation leading to the creation
of a vibrant Tanzanian society. It seeks to promote gender equality and social
equity through the empowerment of women and other marginalized groups of the
is an international NGO based in Senegal. Dedicated to women's health and human rights, Tostan (Wolof translation: breakthrough) developed an innovative basic education program that emphasizes literacy, numeracy, improving life skills and family income, and encourages women to participate in village decision making.
UNESCO - Girls' and Women's Education in Africa
offers online information on educating women and girls in Africa.
Women in Development: Southern
provides access to information, working closely
with the Southern African Development Community and national partners in 14
member countries. Regional in focus and action-oriented, WIDSAA aims to act
as a catalyst and a service for governments, NGOs, and agencies in the region,
as well as for the media and the public at large, in the formulation of policy
Women of Uganda Network
NGO coalition of women's organizations in Uganda that encourages use of information
and communication technologies by women in order to work on sustainable development
Women's Action for Development
is a self-help organization that aims at uplifing the
socio-economic and socio-political situation of primarily Namibian rural women.
innovative networking support program designed to enable South African women
to use the Internet to find the people, issues, resources, and tools needed
for women's social activism.
is a site
maintained by the African National Congress which contains documents concerning
women in the liberation struggle.
World Bank Group - Gender in Sub-Saharan Africa
offers related documents of Sub-Saharan gender projects and issues.
Zimbabwe Women's Resource Center
is a gender and development organization involved
in gathering, analyzing, repackaging, and disseminating information on gender
and development issues, especially those on gender, HIV/AIDS, and the economy.
Asian, Middle Eastern, and Pacific Resources
Arab Women Connect
an Arabic and English language site run by UNIFEM. The site contains
studies, reports, and statistics about Arab women.
Asia-Japan Women's Resource Center
strives for a society that is based on gender justice, ecological sustainability,
as well as local and global democracy.
Asian Development Bank: Gender and Development
focuses on gender mainstreaming as a key strategy for promoting gender equity
and engendering development.
Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population
is a coordinating body
working to generate support and perpetuate cooperation among Asian parliamentarians
in the area of population and development.
Asian Pacific Women's Information
aims at promoting women's
informatization and women-related communication technologies in the
Asian Pacific region, focusing on South Korea and North Korea.
Asian Women in Business
contains entrepreneurial information, a directory of Asian American business
is a non-profit,
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, in a fairly
inexpensive form, electronic and hard copy journals, monographs, translations,
new editions, reports, conference volumes, collection of papers, catalogs,
and whatever serves their purpose.
Association for Middle East Women's
is an international organization of scholars and academics
whose objective is to further the study of women in the Middle East.
Association of Women for Action
, based in Singapore, is a social service organization
and an activist empowerment group. AWARE's mission is to achieve total gender
equality so that women can develop their full potential, participate fully
in both public and private life, and face challenges with both courage and
feminist peace organization of Israeli women. We work toward a just peace
between Israel and its Arab neighbors that includes recognition of a Palestinian
state side-by-side with Israel, with Jerusalem as the capital of both. Within
Israel, Bat Shalom works toward a more just and democratic society shaped
equally by men and women. Bat Shalom and the Jerusalem Center for Women comprise
the Jerusalem Link, working not only toward a treaty of mutual deterrence,
but a culture of peace and cooperation between our peoples.
Bhutan Women and Children Organisation
is an international human rights organization that promotes democratic values,
women's rights, and the rule of law through peaceful and non-violent means.
is a project in Bangladesh
committed to pursuing women's issues in some of the country's poorest districts.
Center for Asia-Pacific Women
is a non-governmental, non-partisan, and nonprofit
organization that promotes political participation and inclusion in decision
making for women of Asia.
Columbia University - Area Studies:
Middle East Studies
contains an extensive set of links about
women in the Middle East.
is a Fiji-based
organization and networking resource which promotes equal access to
science and technology and celebrates women's knowledge of the environment.
Feminist Majority Foundation's Campaign for Afghan Women and Girls
works to restore women's rights in post-Taliban Afghanistan.
Friends of Tibetan Women's Association
is a nonprofit educational organization committed to aiding Tibetans living
in exile and expanding worldwide awareness of the refugee experience.
Gender Center for Sustainable Development
is a Mongolian organization that researches and raises public awareness about gender issues, serves as a network and database, and promotes women's empowerment through education and training.
Human Rights in China
is an international non-governmental organization founded by Chinese scientists
and scholars. HRIC believes human rights are universal and indivisible. This
includes all rights recognized by international human rights instruments,
including political and civil rights, and economic, social, and cultural rights.
International Federation of Iranian
is committed to organizing the protests of Iranian refugees
and asylum seekers in support of political and social campaigns.
International Organization of
Pakistani Women Engineers
aims to change the perception of Pakistani
women by promoting education among future generations.
homepage of the supporters of National Council of Resistance of Iran, contains
sections on repression of women and human rights violations.
is an independent media company focused on Iranian women providing information,
service, and support within the global community.
ISIS International Manila
features newsletters, articles, stories, organizations, and an excellent list
of Asian and Pacific women's Websites.
Japan International Cooperation Agency
is responsible for the technical cooperation aspect of Japan's Official Development Assistance programs. JICA's basic policy and gender/WID 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
works in population, reproductive health/family planning, women's empowerment, and related fields in collaboration with international agencies and organizations, the Japanese government, and governments and local organizations of developing countries.
Jerusalem Center for Women
a Palestinian women's peace organization, aims to advance Palestinian women's
rights - and the status and involvement of women within Palestinian society.
JCW is also committed to the protection of human rights, and the realization
of a Middle East peace based on Justice. JCW and Bat Shalom comprise the Jerusalem
Link, working not only toward a treaty of mutual deterrence, but a culture
of peace and cooperation between our peoples.
Jordanian National Commission for Women
is a semi-governmental commission that acts as Jordan's authority on
women's issues and activities in the public sector. The Commission works
with NGOs and public institutions to evaluate and formulate policies
and legislation that would improve the legal, political, and economic
status of women in Jordan.
Kurdistan Democratic Party - Iraq
is the senior coalition political partner in the Kurdish Regional Government
and Kurdish National Assembly, working for human rights for their people throughout the area, and especially in the
nascent government of Iraq. Multilingual.
Lebanese Women's Awakening
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.
Muslim Women's Homepage
presents information about the stance Islam takes on gender issues and the
role of women.
National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women
focuses on mainstreaming gender and development concerns in the bureaucracy, partnerships with women NGOs, civil society, and advocating for women's advancement and gender equality, both nationally and globally.
New Israel Fund
is a charitable organization working to strengthen Israel's democracy and to promote
freedom, justice and equality for all
of Israel's citizens. NIF particularly promotes
fighting for civil and human rights, promoting religious tolerance and pluralism, and closing the
social and economic gaps in Israeli society. Also available in Hebrew.
Nisan Young Women Leaders
is the only organization dedicated to the advancement of young women in Israel.
Nisan's innovative programs develop the leadership potential of Jewish and
Arab Israeli young women, support their initiatives, and foster communication
and cooperative partnerships among them.
Oxfam Community Aid Abroad
community based self-help development projects in over 30 countries around
the world, as well as responding to disasters and emergencies. The bulk of
their program work addresses seven themes: human rights, the environment,
sustainable agriculture, gender and development, community health, community
education, and indigenous peoples.
Revolutionary Association of the
Women of Afghanistan
is the oldest political/social organization
of Afghan women struggling for peace, freedom, democracy, and women's rights
in fundamentalism-blighted Afghanistan.
is an Indian group which
explores perceptions of sexualities and encourages tolerance.
SAFE - Help Educate Girl Children in
, a group of students at Duke and elsewhere, is working with
a nonprofit organization in India called Sri Ramakrishna Tapovanam to help
fund the education expenses of girls students. SAFE feels the sociological
benefit of assisting in the education for these girl children is more than
providing food for children regardless of sex.
official gender statistics and other information on women in Iran.
Self-Employed Women's Association
is a trade union of poor, self-employed women workers. SEWA's main goal is
to organize women workers for full emploreliance.
South Asian Women for Action
is a 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
is a forum for women's issues covering Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Mardives,
Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
Taliban's War on Women
a report and photo gallery on the situation of women in Afghanistan.
Tamilnadu Corporation for Development
of Women Ltd.
is concerned with building capacity of poor and disadvantaged women in order that they are enabled to cross all social and economic barriers, and thereby facilitate their full development into empowered citizens.
Tibet Justice Center
self-determination for the Tibetan people. Through legal action and education,
the Center promotes human rights, environmental protection, and peaceful resolution
of the situation in Tibet.
Tibetan Women's Association
is an international organization that seeks to raise public awareness of the human rights abuses committed against women in Chinese-occupied Tibet.
Torture of Women in Turkey
an Amnesty International site urging protest against the Turkish government's
abuses of women.
Turkish Republic State Ministry
for Women's Affairs and Social Services
focuses on education/training
of women, improving the health of women, eliminating violence, and integrating
women into policy-making and the economy. In Turkish and English.
United Nations Development Fund
for Women: East and South East Asia
works to promote gender
equality between women and men and to advance the status of women, focusing
in particular on implementing the Beijing Platform for Action and other UN
global commitments through political and economic empowerment of women, and
through the full realization of women's human rights.
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific: Gender and Development
is devoted to a broad range of women's issues in the Asian and Pacific region and is intended to provide a valuable source of information for all who are interested in the advancement and empowerment of women.
WAINIMATE - Women's Association
for Natural Medicinal Therapy
is a Fiji-based group which promotes
women's knowledge of traditional medicine.
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 Acting Together for Change
is a nonprofit, apolitical and secular NGO, founded with commitment to grassroots
level organizing and action research. The vision of this organization is to
attempt an alternate approach to self-reliant and sustainable development.
Women and Gender in the Middle
East - Cultural Studies/Islam/History
is an extensive bibliography
of articles and books compiled in December 1996.
Women for Israel's Tomorrow (Women
is a grassroots women's movement dedicated to the security and Jewish heritage of historic Israel.
Women in Islam
was written with the objective of briefing individuals on Islamic teaching
regarding women laid down by the Quran and prophet Mohammed.http://www.usc.edu/dept/MSA/humanrelations/womeninislam
to educate and change society's views on Taiwanese women. Contains news
endeavors, despite the odds, to provide training and employment
opportunities to needy and unskilled women of all communities in and around
Women's Organization for Political
advocates and supports female political prisoners
Women's Society of the Islamic
Republic of Iran
was formed in order to achieve religious, socio-cultural, and political objectives in national and international fields.
is a nonpolitical,
non-religious, interactive Directory/Anthology of the arts and ideas of Iranian
women, which serves as a networking channel as well as a means to destroy
Canadian and US Resources
Canadian International Development Agency
is a Canadian government aid organization
supporting social and economic development programs with its partner countries around the world. Pledging to help eradicate poverty, hunger, and AIDS, CIDA is dedicated to many diverse issues of social justice.
In English and French.
Canadian Research Institute
for the Advancement
is a national, not-for-profit organization committed
to advancing women’s equality through research. Founded in 1976,
CRIAW is a bilingual, membership-based organization which bridges the
gap between the community and academe, and between research and action.
Canadian Women's Studies On-Line
is sponsored by the Graduate Collaborative Program in Women's Studies at the
University of Toronto. It provides information about women's studies, programs,
resources and organizations in Canada.
Center of Concern
justice and peace. It provides leadership and moral vision to advocacy networks
working for more just institutions and policies in the US and in the international
arena, including women and gender specific projects and publications.
Council on American Islamic Relations
is a non-profit, grassroots membership organization established to promote
a positive image of Islam and Muslims in America.
Institute for Teaching and Research
at Towson University promotes the creation of research on
women and the integration of scholarship on women into the curriculum. While
the major purpose of the Institute is creating research on women, it also
brings the results of that research to the public through various forums.
Johns Hopkins POPLINE
world's largest bibliographic reproductive health database. The site provides
citations with abstracts of the worldwide literature in the field of population,
family planning, and related health issues.
Mobility International USA
a US-based national non-profit 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.
Muslim Women's League
is a nonprofit American Muslim organization working to implement the values of Islam and bolster women's status
as free, equal and vital contributors to society. The Muslim Women's League's goal is to strengthen the role of Muslim women through increased awareness of their rights guaranteed by Islam.
is a a Canada-based
site for emerging feminist scholars. It is home to both a peer-reviewed, feminist
journal and an online community.
Women and Sustainable Development: Canadian
is a resource guide to people, ideas, and information
compiled by the International Institute for Sustainable Development, Winnipeg,
in partnership with the Sustainable Development Research Institute, Vancouver.
Armenian International Women's Association
seeks to unite Armenian women worldwide and to address the critical issues
facing them everywhere.
The Balkans Pages
is an index of resources addressing issues
surrounding the war in the former Yugoslavia. Written by men and women of all ethnicities, this website promotes
ending war and ethnic divisions in the Balkans and works for human rights.
Be Active, Be Emancipated
a strategic lobbying and advocacy group located in Zagreb, Croatia, working
for the affirmation and implementation of women's human rights. In English
Czech Feminist Trailblazers
new page containing biographies of important Czech women.
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 Centre
Czech Republic contains lecture notes on gender from a variety of universities,
as well as recently published resources, projects and news.
Khujand Women Center
program for economically deprived women in Tajikstan.
Network of East-West Women
the capacity of women activists and women's NGOs in Central and Eastern Europe,
the Newly Independent States, and the Russian Federation (CEE/NIS) to raise
awareness of gender issues and influence public policy affecting women's lives.
is home to
women's writing and painting from Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia expressing
the perspective of women in war.
ONA: Society of Independent Women Activists
, a non-profit NGO located in Tver, Russia, aims to bring together women who are capable of contributing to the development of civil society and participating in the independent women's movement.
In Russian and English.
Open Women Line
develops information resources for women's organizations and provides them
with access to information technologies. In English and Russian.
Russian Feminism Resources
a directory of resources about Russian women, women's studies, and the women's movement in Russia.
is the European network of NGOs working to combat
violence against women and children.
Women in Judaism:
A Multidisciplinary Journal
aims 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.
Women, State, Culture...
resources and research relevant to women in the Balkan region.
Latin American and Caribbean Resources
Caribbean Association for Feminist Research
is a regional network of feminists, individual researchers,
activists, and women's organizations that define feminist politics as a matter
of both consciousness and action. Committed to understanding the relationship
between the oppression of women and other forms of oppression in the society,
the group is working actively for change.
Centro de Estudios de la Mujer (Center
for Women's Studies)
is dedicated to the study of gender focusing
on the areas of work and employment, citizenship, political participation,
and public politics. Based in Chile, in Spanish.
Chiapas, And the Women?
is a collection of documents concerning the condition and presence of women
in the Mexican state of Chiapas during the conflict of 1994.
Ciudadanas en Movimiento por la Democracia
(Women Citizens' Movement for Democracy)
is an organization of nonpartisan,
civil, pacifist women, united by the conviction to impel a visible and protagonist
feminist citizenship as a fundamental part in the construction of a true democracy.
Based in Mexico, in Spanish.
Comunicación e Información
de la Mujer (Women's Communication and Information)
is a civil association
that began in 1988 with the objective of maintaining a bond between communicators,
groups, institutions, and proposals which favor the discussion, analysis,
and information sharing regarding gender conflict. Based in Mexico, in Spanish.
Comunicación, Intercambio y Desarollo
Humano en America Latina A.C.
provides assistance through services,
education and research. CIDHAL A.C.'s mission is to contribute to the development
of human beings through a gender perspective. The programs are aimed towards
women in general, and in particular towards women of scarce resources in urban
and rural sectors. Based in Mexico, in Spanish.
is a feminist
magazine in Uruguay with many interests, including the situation of women.
In Spanish, with "About" section also in English.
Discriminación de la Mujer (Discrimination
examines the discrimination against women in the workforce
as well as the impact and social consequences this has on women. Based in
Argentina, in Spanish.
Grupo de Educación Popular con
Mujeres (Group of Popular Education for Women)
is a Mexican non-governmental
organization that works with organized women from popular sectors in an effort
to contribute to the transformation and betterment of women's life conditions.
is a Hispanic
Magazine that speaks to Latina working women.
Instituto Social y Politico de la Mujer
works to change women's position in Argentina. In Spanish, with an English
Inventando Ciencia y Tecnología
is a Mexican non-governmental organization that dedicates
its educational actions towards the prevention of disease, self maintenance,
and women's health. In Spanish.
contains information about notable Latin American women writers, painters,
singers, and leaders.
Latin American and Caribbean Committee
for the Defense of Women's Rights
is a collection of women and women's
organizations which united in order to protect women's rights in Latin American
and the Caribbean.
is an international feminist journal based out of Uruguay. In Spanish and
MANA: A National Latina Organization
is an organization advocating for Hispanic women on the local and national
levels. MANA is a national community of informed Latin activists working to
create a better quality of life for all Hispanics. In English.
is the home page for a listserve dealing with Latina and Chicana issues.
Mujeres Latinoamericanas en Cifras (Latin
American Women in Number)
is a study of women's situations in Latin
America focusing on urban and rural sectors, socio-economic levels, and ethnicity.
de la Mujer Trabajadora (Puerto Rican Organization of Working Women)
was founded with the premise of defending the rights of Puerto Rican women
at work, and developing an organized project oriented in defense of Puerto
Rican women workers. In Spanish.
Program for the Support of Women's Leadership
works to increase the women's citizen participation
and their access to leadership positions in public and civic life in Latin
America and the Caribbean. In Spanish and English.
Servicio Nacional de la Mujer - Gobierno
is an organization that is concerned
with public policy and the discrimination of women.
Zapatista Women *Mujeres Zapatistas
is a ZapNet project consisting of a group of artists, activists, writers,
historians, economists, performance artists and others who are exploring and
participating in the Zapatista Revolution.