GLOBAL WOMEN'S ISSUES

Bad Jens is an an English-language Iranian feminist online magazine mainly addressing readers outside Iran.
http://www.badjens.com

Women's Issues - 3rd World is an extensive resource on women's issues, particularly on the developing world. Categories include: Afghanistan, Africa, Latin America, Asia, Middle East, Honor Killings, Child Marriages, Marriage Customs, Indigenous Women, Refugees, Religions, Organizations, Violence & Women, Health Issues, Women Entrepreneur, Statistics,  Environment, FGM, Mailing Lists, UN and Women, Rural Women, Human Rights, Women's Studies, Women & Power,  Development, and Education
http://www.women3rdworld.about.com/newsissues/women3rdworld/mbody.htm

The State of the World Population Report 2000, funded by the UN Population fund, addresses issues of gender and health, violence against women and girls, reporductive rights, gender inequality, and development.
http://www.unfpa.org/swp/swpmain.htm

Association for Women in Development (AWID) is a dynamic international membership organization committed to gender equality and a just and sustainable development process.  Through AWID membership, scholars, practitioners, policymakers, and students from around the world, as well as members of the donor community, can discuss and share ideas concerning how to advance women's rights within development.  AWID provides a space for open, contentious, positive, and diverse debate on current gender and development and women's human rights issues. The FSU Women's Studies Program is an AWID institutional member.
http://www.awid.org/

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Descrimination Against Women (CEDAW)
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/cedaw.htm

Women's International Net Magazine (WIN) is an electronic magazine devoted to three purposes: Furthering knowledge of women's issues worldwide;  Bringing together women from all over the world for dialogue and greater mutual understanding; Tapping new sources of talent in writing and enabling women from different countries to express their views and situations.  Subscribe to WIN on email each month at no cost: Write "subscribe" to winmagazine@oaknetpub.com or view the current and back issues on the WIN web site.
http://www.winmagazine.org

US Women Connect, linking US women and girls to the Global Women's Movement -  http://www.uswc.org/

UNIFEM, The United Nation's Development Fund for Women, Working for Women's Empowerment and Gender Equality
http://www.unifem.undp.org/

The UN Division on the Advancement of Women
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw

The Women's Environment & Development Organization (WEDO) is a global organization working to increase women's visibility, roles and leadership in public policy-making through peace, gender, human rights, environmental and economic justice campaigns; through advocacy nationally, regionally, at the United Nations and in international financial institutions; and through local actions.  http://www.wedo.org/

The Women's Intercultural Network, Inc. (WIN) is a non-profit organization based in San Francisco, California, U.S.A. that links women and girls across cultures globally and in U.S. communities. WIN creates opportunities for women and girls to come together to exchange skills in professional, economic and political leadership and to foster better understanding for cross-cultural activities.
http://www.win-cawa.org/

Stop Gender Apartheid in Afghanistan! This site offers information on the Taliban and links to opportunities to take action in support of women in Afghanistan.
www.feminist.org/afghan/facts.html

The Foundation for a Compassionate Society   supports such feminist projects worldwide as WINGS (Women's International News Gathering Service), Women's Peace Caravan , and FIRE (Feminist International Radio Endeavor).
http://www.compassionate.org

To read Joanna Kerr's lecture, Women's Rights in the Global Economy: Can Feminists Transform Development? , which was presented at the Sixth Annual Hopper Lecture, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, visit:
www.uoguelph.ca/CIP/jkerr.htm

Center for Women's Global Leadership at Rutgers University develops and facilitates women's leadership for women's human rights and social justice worldwide.  Visit the web site at:  http://www.cwgl.rutgers.edu/

Global Fund for Women - The GLOBAL FUND FOR WOMEN provides flexible, timely grants to women's groups around the world striving to improve women's human rights.
http://www.globalfundforwomen.org/

Women's Net is a vibrant and innovative networking support programme designed to enable South African women to use the Internet to find the people, issues, resources and tools needed for women's social action.
http://womensnet.org.za/

The World Bank provides Genderstats - A database of gender statistics-
http://genderstats.worldbank.org/  and Gendernet - http://www.worldbank.org/gender/

Progress of the World's Women 2000 A New Biennial Report
http://www.unifem.undp.org/progressww/2000/index.html

Gender Policy Review is a journal created to provide insight into current debates on the status of women and gender power relations. The magazine focuses on political, economic, and legal policies, in the areas of international affairs, environment, trade and development policy.
http://gender-policy.tripod.com/journal/

Dr. Nawal El Saadawi - this website has been created by supporters of human rights activist and Egyptian author, Nawal El Saadawi. For news, articles, NGO information and more, visit:
http://www.geocities.com/nawalsaadawi/

Women Making History Today is a web site that chronicles women's progress in the US and around the world. The site is comprised of more than 150 stories that document women's breakthroughs as well as obstacles to their progress. Presented by the Christian Science Monitor.
http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/1122/p01s04-woap.html

The Population Institute offers the online version of "Popline" magazine, as well as information on legislative issues, how to get involved, internships, facts, figures, and links.
http://www.populationinstitute.org/

Half The World focuses on news, issues, books and Web sites of interest to women, most of which aren't heavily publicized in the mainstream media.
http://www.newswecanuse.com/

Women's Human Rights Program of Amnesty International offers information and courses of action you can take on women's human rights. Amnesty International mobilizes AI activists, the public and US policymakers to promote and defend the human rights of women and girls around the world. In the United States, a major goal of the organization is to persuade the US government to ratify the UN Women’s Convention, the most basic and important human rights treaty protecting women against discrimination and the forms of violence it engenders.
 http://www.amnestyusa.org/women/index.html

Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children 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. Through a vigorous and comprehensive program of advocacy, supported by extensive research and technical expertise, the Women's Commission serves as an expert resource and works with governments, United Nations agencies, international and local nongovernmental organizations, and donors to improve the lives of displaced women and children. The Women's Commission was founded in 1989 under the auspices of the International Rescue Committee.
http://www.womenscommission.org
 
 

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