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Women's Organisations (in alphabetical order)

Abantu at is a non-governmental development organisation founded in 1991 by African women for the purpose of harnessing resources to benefit of African people. The main focus of the work is on training, providing information and advice on mobilising resources towards sustainable development in Africa. The webpage includes a programme introduction, publications, GAP matters etc.

The African Gender Institute (AGI), South Africa, he African Gender Institute (AGI), South Africa, at The AGI's Mission is to build 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. The website provides information about programmes and projects, newsletters, papers and reports and current AGI events.

African Women Global Network (AWOGNet), USA, at is concerned with networking of women’s organisations in Africa concerned with the improvement of living conditions of women and children. African Women Global Network (AWOGNet) is a global organization that networks all men and women, organizations, institutions and indigenous national organizations within Africa, whose activities are targeted towards the improvement of the living conditions of women and children in Africa.

ALAI (Agencia Latinoamericana de Información), Ecuador, is a communication initiative for feminist movements in Latin America and the Caribbean ALAI (Agencia Latinoamericana de Información), Ecuador, is a communication initiative for feminist movements in Latin America and the Caribbean. Their women's program actively promotes the right to communicate, and a gender focus in communication. ALAI drew up proposals on communications for the 4th World Conference on Women and, in concertation with other organizations, contributed to the chapter on Women and the Media of the Beijing Platform for Action. The website gathers documentary material on these issues, in Spanish, English and French.

Association for Progressive Communications (APC), UK, Women’s Networking Support Programme, is a global computer network for social change. It facilitates training and information and hosts a list of around 150 women’s initiatives working with the Net. The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) is the world’s most extensive network of Internet providers dedicated to serving non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and citizen activists. APC member networks offer a wide range of services and support to link people, issues, resources and tools for action.

FREE Political ‘Web-zine’, which comes out monthly, covering women’s news globally, including action campaigns. It offers listings of 1000s of Women’s: Groups/ Courses/ Resources/ Events and more.

Beijing '95

Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies (CAEFS), Canada, works with women who are in conflict with the law, offering legal advice and support Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies (CAEFS), Canada, works with women who are in conflict with the law, offering legal advice and support

Canadian Women’s Health Network,
Practical information about women’s health and advocacy for discriminated women through race, age, religion, language etc. The CWHN is committed to building regional and national links among organizations and individuals who care about women's health by, for example, providing easier access to health information, resources and research, promoting and developing links to information and action Networks and providing forums for critical debate.

Connected, Switzerland, General development page with a section on women and the Internet. The page offers a mailing list, press relations, various articles about topics and the Dialogue Handbook which provide logistical support to groups of citizens who wish to use the Internet.

The European Women's Lobby (EWL) at is the largest co-ordinating body of national and European non-governmental women's organisations in the European Union, with over 2,700 member associations in the 15 Member States. The EWL's goal is to eliminate all forms of discrimination against women and to serve as a link between political decision-makers and women's organisations, who represent the majority in civil society. The website is to providing news, information about projects and useful links to other webpages.

Feminist Majority Foundation (U.S.), USA, Feminist Majority Foundation (U.S.), USA, Fosters world-wide political campaigns, for instance about the situation in Afghanistan or ‘women’s budgets’. Provides valuable links to other organisations, feminist news, a feminist online store, a feminist research center events and more.

FEMNET, Kenya,
Networking of African women’s organisation to monitor Beijing follow-up in development practice -
to strengthen the role and contribution of African NGOs concerned with women's development, to create a channel through which these NGOs can reach each other and share ideas, knowledge and experiences, to maintain close working relationships and foster partnership directly or indirectly with governments, UN agencies, the OAU and other bodies and to publicize the Network's activities and services through publications, awards, exhibitions and the mass media.

Geekgirl, Australia,
‘Cyberfeminist zine’, concerned with social change in Australia. Provides, for example, URLs of connected sites.

Gender, Science and Development Program (GSD), International Federation of Institutes for Advanced Study, Engages in research and facilitates networking around selected international gender, science and technology issues. The site offers publications and an international Gender, Science and Technology Information Map.

GILC News Alert is the newsletter of the Global Internet Liberty Campaign, an international coalition of organizations working to protect and enhance online civil liberties and human rights. Organizations are invited to join GILC by contacting information about GILC members and news is available at You may re-print or redistribute the GILC NEWS ALERT freely. To subscribe to the alert, please send an mail to with the following message in the body: subscribe gilc-announce

The Global Fund for Women at is a non-endowed foundation and rely on the annual support of many generous individuals, foundations, and corporations. The fund makes grants to seed, support, and strengthen women's rights groups around the world. One can find network news, programs and links such as "Feminist Resources" on the webpage.

The GREAT Network Archives at The GREAT Network bridges the divides between Gender and Development researchers and development practitioners, and between individuals at dispersed institutions; disseminates research results to development agencies and academics; informs subscribers of relevant debates and information on the Web; manages topical debates; keeps members up-to-date with job advertisements, journal and conference calls and so on.

Huairou Commission at

Institute for Democracy in South Africa (Idasa), South Africa,
General public interest organisation, involved in democratisation process in SA, hosts information of the ‘Women’s Budget Initiative’ (WBI). It offers publications, a political quarterly magazine (Siyaya), Idasa books and events.

International Information Centre and Archives for the Women’s Movement (IIAV), Netherlands,
Women’s (not only!) academic resource centre, providing information on the position of women and women's studies. It offers a wide collection of books, periodicals, dossiers, archives and more.

International Center for Research on Women, USA,
is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting social and economic development, gender research and advocacy. It provides publications, development links, a grants progarm (PROWID) in partnership with CEDPA and more.

The Institute for Global Communications (IGC), USA, IGC and its APC members have been the primary information and communications service provider at UN world conferences. IGC Internet offers a unique starting point for politically progressive individuals/organizations to explore the Internet. Also features automated web tools for publicizing events and calendars, action alerts and information about volunteering and employment in the progressive nonprofit sector. Offers Peacenet, Econet, Labornet and Womensnet.

IGC Womensnet, IGC Womensnet, is IGC's newest network. Support of women’s organisations world-wide by providing and adapting telecommunications. Information on women’s political activities.

International Women's Tribune Centre (IWTC) at is an international non-governmental organization set up in response to demands for information and resources from many of the more than 8,000 women who participated in the United Nations International Women's Year (IWY) World Conference and the non-governmental IWY Tribune in Mexico City, 1975. They offer The Tribune, IWTC's newsletter on women and development issues, Global Faxnet/GlobalNet, Manuals and Community Action Guides, Occasional Bulletins, Conference Calendars and other Resources, Technical Assistance and Training and Posters, Postcards and Slide/Tape Sets.
WOMEN, INK. at is a project of the International Women's Tribune Centre to market and distribute books on women and development worldwide. It includes 250+ titles from publishers all over the world, and is the exclusive distributor of publications from the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM). The website features a catalogue of available books.

Latin American Network Information Center (LANIC), USA, is affiliated with the Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS) at the University of Texas at Austin. It facilitates access to Internet-based information on, from, or about Latin America and provides an academic database with section on women’s issues in Latin America Academic database with section on women’s issues in Latin America. LANIC's editorially reviewed directories contain over 12,000 unique URL's, one of the largest guides for Latin American content on the Internet.

LIFE - FrauenUmweltNetz (in German)

Network of East-West Women (NEWW), FSU area, Russia, Provision of Internet training, networking, human rights advocacy in the FSU-area. Network of East-West Women (NEWW), FSU area, Russia, Provision of Internet training, networking, human rights advocacy in the FSU-area.

Once and Future Action Network (OFAN), based in Canada, at is an international consortium of gender, science and technology organisations which calls attention to women's contribution to people-centred and environmentally sustainable approaches to science and technology. The website provides the conference declaration, a framework for action and daily news reports and press releases.

OneWorld News Service - Gender

South Asian Women’s NETwork (SAWNET), South Asian Women’s NETwork (SAWNET), Canada, Network with associated mailing list, run by Asian women on a voluntary basis.

Synergy Gender and Development, Senegal, African partner organisation to the APC Women’s Network Support Programme. Senegal, African partner organisation to the APC Women’s Network Support Programme.

United Kingdom Women's National Commission, WNC UK, at is the official, independent, advisory body giving the views of women to the Government. It is the only organisation of this kind in the UK. It ensures that women's views are taken into account by the Government and are heard in public debate. On the website there is information on Beijing+5, UK links and world links to related websites and publications can be found.

Virtual Sisterhood at is a global women's electronic support network, is dedicated to strengthening and magnifying the impact of feminist organizing through promotion of electronic communications use within the global women's movement. The website provides an electronic conference and mailing list for women activists, a sampler of women's online resources, a global directory of women's organisations and electronic communication and more.

W.I.S.D.O.M. – Women’s Internet Site Development and On-line Mentoring, Australia, Skill enhancement for women in the use of Internet resources.

Women in the Middle East at is an index of useful Net resources about women's economic, social and political situation in the Middle East (over 150 web sites).

WOMEN'S ACTION AGENDA 21 This site features the text of the Action Agenda of the World Women's Congress, from the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), presenting for a Healthy Planet held in Miami, Florida, November 8-12, 1991. This conference was in preparation for the Rio Conference in 1992. Includes actions on land and food security, environment, biodiversity and biotechnology.

Women-Connect-Asia Website at a website for women in Asia that also provides a searchable database to help women in Asia and beyond to connect. The website offers women free registration and a listing for their company. Complete an online registration form, select the appropriate business category and provide a 40-word description of their company's products and services. If you have any questions, email Rosemary Brisco at

Women's Environment and Development Organisation (WEDO) at 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.The website offers, for example, information about women and environment, women and the global economy as well as job opportunities and newsletters.

Women's Human Rights Database Group: DIANA at the University of Toronto

Womens National Commission in the UK at

Women's Feature Service, USA, at is a news-feature service that reports from 40 countries in all regions of the world. WFS's network of women journalists produces approximately 400 articles a year, written from a women's perspective, with a special focus on developing countries. The entire WFS feed of six features per week is available through an E-mail subscription. Every week all the WFS articles are compiled into a Weekly Digest and sent via e-mail (not a free service) to your Internet address. One current WFS article and summaries of all other WFS features are posted weekly in the conference "wfs.english" on the APC networks.

Women in Global Science and Technology (WIGSAT), based in Canada, at supports global networking on critical issues in science and technology for development. This includes women’s formal and nonformal science and technology practices around the world, for policy advocacy and action which promotes their S&T contributions to sustainable development. The website provides an International Bibliography on Gender, Science and Technology, publications, the Once and Future Action Network (OFAN) and more.

The Women Leaders’ Network (WLN), The Women Leaders’ Network (WLN),
Promotion of gender perspectives into APEC (Asia Pacific Cooperation)

Women’s Net, Women’s Net, South Africa, Training programmes for South African women in the use of Internet resources, facilitation of access and practical information for women already using the Net. Also provides a large compilation of links.

Women's Human Rights Database Group: DIANA at the University of Toronto

Women of Africa Resources, USA,
Links to African women’s literature available via the Internet
Links to African women’s literature available via the Internet

Yokohama Women's Association for Communication & Networking, Japan,
Information for community practitioners in practical issues.
Yokohama Women's Association for Communication & Networking, Japan,
Information for community practitioners in practical issues.


WE International



Not really a women's organisation... but working towards gender equity:
Profemenist Men Network at


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