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Gender Studies: Websites


Collective Biographies of Women

Distinguished Women of Past and Present
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Gender Related Electronic Forums (listservs)

Internet Women’s History Sourcebook

Intute - Women's Studies

Lambda Foundation

Opengender

Opengender is a self-archiving open access project offering free access to research on the cultural politics of gender and sexuality in new forms of media and cyberspace.

PAR-L: A Canadian Electronic Feminist Network  

People with a History: an Online Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans* History

Siyanda - Mainstreaming Gender Equality

Siyanda is an on-line database of gender and development materials from around the world. It is also an interactive space where gender practitioners can share ideas, experiences and resources.

Victorian Women Writers Project

The Victorian Women Writers Project (VWWP) began in 1995 at Indiana University and is primarily concerned with the exposure of lesser-known British women writers of the 19th century. The collection represents an array of genres - poetry, novels, children's books, political pamphlets, religious tracts, histories, and more. VWWP contains scores of authors, both prolific and rare.

Voice of the Shuttle: Gender and Sexuality Studies

The Victorian Women Writers Project (VWWP) began in 1995 at Indiana University and is primarily concerned with the exposure of lesser-known British women writers of the 19th century. The collection represents an array of genres - poetry, novels, children's books, political pamphlets, religious tracts, histories, and more. VWWP contains scores of authors, both prolific and rare.

WomanStats Project

Claims to be the "most comprehensive compilation of information on the status of women in the world." Users must register to use the database, but there is no fee.

Women in Politics

Women Watch from United Nations

Women's History Sources (blog)

WSS Links: Women and Gender Studies Web Sites

Women's Organizations

International

Coalition Against Trafficking in Women-International (CATW)
"The Coalition Against Trafficking in Women-International (CATW) is a non-governmental organization that promotes women's human rights by working internationally to combat sexual exploitation in all its forms."
Equality Now
"Equality Now works to end violence and discrimination against women and girls around the world through the mobilization of public pressure."

FORO Internacional de Mujeres Indígenas (FIMI) / International Indigenous Women's Forum (IIWF)

A "network of indigenous women leaders that is joined to local, national and regional organizations in Asia, Africa and America."

UN-INSTRAW
"UN-INSTRAW is the only United Nations entity mandated to develop research and training programmes that contribute to the empowerment of women and the achievement of gender equality worldwide."
WomenWatch: UN Information and Resources on Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women
"WomenWatch is the central gateway to information and resources on the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women throughout the United Nations system, including the United Nations Secretariat, regional commissions, funds, programmes, specialized agencies and academic and research institutions." The topics section: http://www.un.org/womenwatch/topics/ lists a wide range of contemporary women's issues.

Canadian

Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action (FAFIA)
"The Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action (FAFIA) is a dynamic coalition of over 75 Canadian women's equality-seeking and related organizations. FAFIA's mandate is to further women's equality in Canada through domestic implementation of its' international human rights commitments." The Resource Database on Women's Economic Security will be of particular interest.
Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
Works locally, nationally and internationally on "issues related to peace, social justice, human rights and development, always seeking to promote a woman's and a feminist's perspective."
National Council of Women of Canada
"If you're looking to get involved with current issues facing Canadian women, if you're looking to learn more about the history of how Canadian women have molded the fabric of our Country, if you're looking to educate yourself about some of the many challenges facing our society at the local, provincial and national level - then you've come to the right place."
Ontario Women's Directorate
"A division of the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration, the OWD has two key areas of activity: preventing violence against women and promoting women's economic independence."
PAR-L (Policy, Action, Research List)
"A bilingual, electronic network of individuals and organizations interested in women-centred policy issues in Canada. It is a support for the community of feminist researchers and activists in Canada and Québec." See the Resources section for information on policy (including many links to national and international non governmental organizations), action, research, and more.
UN Women - Canada
Formerly UNIFEM Canada, UN Women "was founded in 1993 with a vision to promote Equality for all Women. The committee works to enhance the work of UN Women in advising countries to implement the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDG's) so as to achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment...." The United Nations General Assembly created UN Women in July 2010.

American

National Organization for Women (U.S.)
The National Organization for Women is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States.

Last Updated: 12 July 2013