links on the following...
on the Advancement of Women (1997) Gender Equity and the World Bank
Group. Report by Women’s Eyes on the World Bank October 1997 http://www.interaction.org/caw/wewb4.htm
Development Through Equality Rights, Voice and Resources. The
World Bank. Forthcoming
(2001) Policy Research Report on Gender and
Development. Washington, D.C.: The World Bank. Draft and background
Reduction Strategies: a part for the poor? Report from the Institute
for Development Studies (2001). http://www.ids.ac.uk/ids/publicat/briefs/brief13.html
Development / Copenhagen +5 http://www.earthsummit2002.org/wssd
SocialWatch is an NGO watchdog that monitors government commitments made at the World Summit for Social Development
(WSSD) and the Beijing World Conference on Women to erase poverty and achieve gender equity.
- Training courses for youth. Peace Child International Project http://www.peacechild.org/bethechange/projects/proj_display.asp?id=50
statistics from the World Bank http://www.worldbank.org/data/wdi2001/pdfs/tab2_14.pdf
girls: An Investment in the Future. Baha'i international Community http://www.bahai.org/article-1-7-6-9.html
ENERGIA is an international network on women and sustainable energy through information exchange, training, research, advocacy and action.
Perspectives For Earth Summit 2002 – Energy, Transport, Information
for Decision Making. Report on the International Conference, Berlin,
The Gender and Water Alliance. At the World Water Forum (The Hague, March 2000) many women’s organisations and gender experts agreed to continue working together to translate plans for gender mainstreaming in action.
Pesticides and Sustainable Agriculture Ransom,
P. (2000) Women’s Environment and Development Organization http://www.unfpa.org/swp/2000/english/ch01.html
and food security. Facts and figures.
Project, with 19 regional offices, the Hunger Project empowers women food farmers through local leadership, literacy, micro-business, credit and agro-training programmes.
Environment: Pesticides http://www.earthsummit2002.org/wcaucus/Caucus%20Position%20Papers/agriculture/pestices1.htm
and HIV: The facts about Women and HIV/AIDS published
by UNAIDS http://www.unaids.org/fact_sheets/files/GenderFS_en.pdf
info from UNIFEM http://www.unifem.undp.org/hiv_aids/ungass/
HIV/AIDS Epidemic -An Inherent Gender Issue:
ICW, International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS. Information on issues and needs facing all women living with HIV, support groups, and key contacts in five regions of the world.
IPPF, The International Planned Parenthood Federation links national autonomous Family Planning Associations (FPAs) in over 150 countries worldwide.
IWHC, International Women’s Health Coalition, is a nonprofit organisation working with individuals and groups in Africa, Asia, and Latin America to promote women’s reproductive and sexual health
and rights. http://www.iwhc.org/whm.html
rights and security
AI/WHRP, Amnesty International/Women’s Human Rights Program focuses on promoting women’s human rights within Amnesty’s mandate.
In English and Spanish. http://amnestyusa.org/women/index.html#program
Rights Initiative: A research project of the Carnegie Council on
Ethics and International Affairs. Aims to provide a critical
perspective of what happens when international human rights confront
realities on the ground.
Human Rights Internet (HRI) founded in 1976 and is a world leader in the exchange of information within the worldwide human rights
humanitarian Assistance Resource kit. UNICEF/WFP initiative. http://www.reliefweb.int/library/GHARkit/
Namibia Plan of Action On ‘Mainstreaming a Gender Perspective
Multidimensional Peace Support Operations’ http://www.reliefweb.int/library/GHARkit/FilesFeb2001/windhoek_declaration.htm
Women’s Human Rights
Net. (whrNET), in English, French and
Spanishresources section at http://www.whrnet.org/resources.html
for further information on: International Agreements. Rich text file
The Huairou Commission for grassroots women leaders and their organisations to participate in local, regional, and international
Multi-Stakeholder Processes for Governance and Sustainability.
Beyond Deadlock and Conflict. Hemmati,
M. (with Felix Dodds, Jasmin Enayati, and Jan McHarry) 2001 [in press]
.London: Earthscan http://www.earthsummit2002.org/msp
International Women’s Tribune Centre (IWTC) supports the initiatives of women in the Global South (i.e. Africa, Asia/Pacific, Latin America/Caribbean, Middle East, Eastern Europe and Central Asia) to promote equitable and active participation of women in the development. Website:
21 Ch. 24 Global Action for Women Towards Sustainable and equitable
IISD Key Resources on Women and Sustainable
Development at http://www.iised1.iisd.ca/women/read4.htm
Stakeholder Toolkit for Women http://www.earthsummit2002.org/toolkits/women/index.htm
ILO global programme on " More and Better Jobs for Women", in response to
the successful implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform
of Action of the Fourth World Conference on Women. http://www.ilo.org/public/english/employment/gems/eeo/index.htm
sweet home? Codes for home workers Tate, J (2001) http://www.id21.org/society/Insights36art9.html
Employment Sector dialogues http://www.ilo.org/public/english/dialogue/sector/sectors.htm
and promotion: Human Resources Development Convention, 1975 (No.
and Recommendation No. 150 http://ilolex.ilo.ch:1567/scripts/convde.pl?R150.
Equal Remuneration Convention, 1951 (No. 100) http://ilolex.ilo.ch:1567/scripts/convde.pl?C100;
Rights: Workers with Family Responsibilities Convention, 1981 (No.
rights: Maternity Protection Convention (Revised), 1952 (No. 103) http://ilolex.ilo.ch:1567/scripts/convde.pl?C103;
discrimination in the work place: The Discrimination
(Employment and Occupation) Convention, 1958 (No. 111) http://ilolex.ilo.ch:1567/scripts/convde.pl?C111;
Review of Gender budget activities –
Debbie Budlender, Community agency for Social Enquiry. International
Budget Project http://www.internationalbudget.org/resources/library/GenderBudget.pdf
WICEJ, Women’s International Coalition for Economic Justice, is an international coalition representing 32 organisations from all regions of the globe.
WWB, Women’s World Banking, is a women-led global network with the vision of providing economic access through credit to poor women.
WWB network members currently provide micro-finance to over 10 million poor women. A network of over 50 affiliate organisations spreading over 40 countries provides women access to financing, information and markets. In English and Spanish.
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Institutes and information resources
BRIDGE is a gender development organisation that supports gender mainstreaming efforts
from the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex (UK). http://www.ids.ac.uk/bridge/index.html
François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights: The
first academic center to focus exclusively on health and human rights,
the FXB Center combines the academic strengths of research and
teaching with a strong commitment to service and advocacy.
IFUW, The International Federation of University Women, advocates to national governments and international organisations that education improves girls and women’s lives.
Services, an online database of more than 325 women’s information centres and libraries that are open to the public.
Gender Studies Resources: This site offers general and specific
bibliographies and filmographies on issues pertaining to women and
gender in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Arab World,
and among minority cultures in North America and Europe. Connected to
the University of Berkeley.
Library of Women’s Issues Oriented Web Links
WLP, Women’s Learning Partnership for Rights, Development, and Peace, is dedicated to empowering women to restructure their roles and to improve their status in their families, communities and societies.
for a Free Choice (CFFC): Working in the Catholic social justice
tradition, CFFC engages in research, policy analysis, education, and
advocacy on issues of gender equality and reproductive health. http://www.cath4choice.org
International Community. "The role of religion in promoting
the advancement of women" http://www.bahai.org/article-1-9-2-10.html
and "Toward the Goal of Full partnership: 150 years of the
advancement of Women" http://www.bahai.org/article-1-7-6-2.html
Vision International. Christian Emergency Relief and Long Term
Development Charity. USA "Women of Vision" programme http://www.worldvision.org/worldvision/wvususfo.nsf/wov?OpenFrameset
The Joint UN Program on HIV/AIDS (UNICEF; UNDP; UNFPA, UNDCP, UNESCO, WHO, World Bank), www.unaids.org
Habitats. Gender Policy http://www.unchs.org/documents/default.asp?documentid=5&articleid=144
and the Women and Habitat Programme http://www.unchs.org/unchs/english/women/womenbody.htm
UN Development Programme. Gender in Development http://www.undp.org/gender/
including a "Men's group for Gender Equality" http://www.undp.org/gender/programmes/men/men_ge.html
UN Children's Fund. "Human Rights for Children and Women: How
UNICEF helps make them a reality" http://www.unicef.org/pubsgen/humanrights-children/humanrightseng.pdf
The United Nations Development Fund for Women, www.unifem.undp.org
World Bank http://www.worldbank.org
The United Nations Internet Gateway to the Advancement of Women, www.un.org/womenwatch
Statistics from the World Bank: This site enables searching for
general or specific information about indicators of health and
economic well-being using gender-related factors.
Aviva, An international women’s magazine, enabling women all over the world to network, and acting as a “host” site to women’s groups and services globally.
International Information Centre and Archives for the Women’s Movement.
Mapping the World of Women’s Information Services, an online database of more than 325 women’s information centres and libraries
that are open to the public. www.iiav.nl/eng/databases/mapping/index.html
WomenAction, a global information, communication and media network on the Beijing+5 review process at
WFS, Women’s Feature Service, is a news-feature service that reports from 40 countries in all regions of the world.
WINGS, Women’s International News Gathering Service is an independent radio production company producing and distributing news and current affairs programs by and about women around the world.
Confederation of Free Trade U - Equality programme http://www.icftu.org/focus.asp?Issue=equality&Language=EN
IPU, Inter-Parliamentary Union, is the world organisation of parliaments of sovereign states, established in 1889. IPU’s website contains updated, and detailed analysis of women in politics.
groups and NGOs
Years is Enough: A coalition of 205 grassroots, faith-based,
policy, women's, social and economic justice, youth, solidarity,
labor, and development organizations dedicated to the profound
transformation of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Women in Development/NY (AltWID/NY): A working group who are
seeking to incorporate gender, race and class to economic and social
issues affecting women in the global North and South.
APC/WNSP, Women’s Networking Support
Programme, provides information in research and evaluation, policy and advocacy,
training, and online experiences of women. In English, French, and Spanish.
AWID, Association for Women in Development, is an international
organisation committed to achieving gender equality, sustainable development and human rights for everyone.
CEDPA, Centre for Development and Population Activities. The website provides information on training programs, workshops, and and women’s empowerment.
for Reproductive Law & Policy (CRLP): A legal organization
dedicated to defending women’s rights to reproductive freedom around
the world. http://www.crlp.org
for Women’s Global Leadership: Develops and facilitates
women’s leadership initiatives worldwide. http://www.cwgl.rutgers.edu
CWGL, Center for Women’s Global Leadership, promoting the leadership of women and advance feminist perspectives.
Group for Alternative Policies (Development GAP): Through its
collaboration with citizens' organizations overseas, it works to
ensure that the knowledge, priorities and efforts of the women and men
of the South inform decisions made in the North about their economies
and the environments in which they live. http://www.igc.apc.org/dgap/
ECPAT, End Child Prostitution, Pornography, and Trafficking, is a global network for the elimination of these practices and the protection of children’s rights.
Now: An international human rights organization dedicated to
action for the civil, political, economic and social rights of girls
and women. http://www.equalitynow.org
International: Provides financial and material support for
community-led development in Brazil, Eritrea, Haiti, Mexico, and
IGC Womensnet, providing information on women’s
political activities. http://www.igc.org/igc/womensnet/
Madre - International
Women's Human rights network http://www.madre.org/resources/wtc1.html
Caucus to the UN Commission on Sustainable Development, www.earthsummit2002.org/wcaucus/csdngo.htm
Caucus for Gender Justice : The Caucus is a network of individuals
and groups committed to strengthening advocacy for women's human
rights and helping to develop greater capacity among women in the use
of International Criminal Court, the Optional Protocol to CEDAW and
other mechanisms that provide women access to different systems of
Environment and Development Organization (WEDO): An international
organization working to increase women's visibility, roles and
leadership nationally, regionally, and internationally. http://www.wedo.org
Human Rights Net: A partnership of women’s human rights
organizations around the world; provides links to organizations and
explanations of systems and strategies for women’s human rights
Net: Links to women’s organizations and posts regularly updated
news announcements about women from the Institute for Global
Communications, which links the on-line progressive community. http://www.whrnet.org/
Worldwide network http://www.poptel.org.uk/women-ww/the_www_network.htm
WIDE - Network of
Women's Development organisations in Europe http://www.iepala.es/wide/home.htm
child International. "Be the Change" projects http://www.peacechild.org/bethechange/
e.g. "Tapping of drinking water in rural Nepal" http://www.peacechild.org/bethechange/projects/proj_display.asp?id=39
World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts enables girls and young women to develop their fullest potential as responsible citizens of the world.
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East and South East Asia Web Site http://www.unifem-eseasia.org/Resources/GenderAids/genderaidstop.htm
The Women Leaders’ Network
(WLN), Promotion of gender perspectives into APEC (Asia Pacific Cooperation)
The African Gender Institute
(AGI), South Africa, Furthering institutional change and women’s leadership at
FEMNET, Kenya, a network of African women’s organisation to monitor Beijing follow-up in development practice, at
Regional Information Network (IRIN): A news source compiled by the
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs;
provides news briefs for every region and nation in Africa. http://www.reliefweb.int/IRIN
(UN Economic Commission for Africa) Strengthening African Networks on
Gender and Development http://www.uneca.org/aknf2001/strength.htm
and North America:
The European Women’s Lobby
the largest coordinating 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 link
political decision-makers and women's organisations at EU level.
for Peace: A politically independent, grassroots organization that
works to support peace, justice and sustainable economies in the
Americas by changing US policies and corporate practices which
contribute to poverty and oppression in Latin America and the
Latin America and the Caribbean:
ALAI, Agencia Latinoamericana de Información, Ecuador, Communication initiative for feminist movements in Latin America and the Caribbean
de Investigaciones Economicas y Politicas de Accion Comunitaria (CIEPAC):
Provides news updates and activist information about Chiapas.
for Cuban Studies: Dedicated to providing information and
activities relating to contemporary Cuba and contributing to a
normalization of relations between Cuba and the U.S.
Solidarity web links: An extensive list of sites dedicated to
partnerships with Cuba and anti-embargo work.
Civil: Provides news updates and activist information about
America Net: Links the on-line progressive community working on
issues related to Latin America and posts news updates and event
America Working Group (LAWG): A coalition of over 65 religious,
human-rights, grassroots, foreign-policy, research, peace and
development organizations committed to just and humane US policy
toward Latin America. LAWG maintains an email network of people
interested in promoting change in US/Cuba policy.
in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala (NISGUA): Works to
provide moral and material support to grassroots movements; reorient
US policy towards Guatemala; build support in the United States for
the ongoing peace negotiations to end Guatemala's civil war; and
educate the US public about the current situation in Guatemala.
Network of NGOs of
Trinidad & Tobago for the Advancement of Women (Commonwealth
Women's Network) http://www.community.wow.net/womenngo
in Health: A nonprofit corporation that works with community-based
organizations to improve the well-being of people struggling against
poverty; assists partner projects in Haiti, Peru, Mexico, and the
MADRE’s sister organization in Nicaragua
(UN Economic Commission for Latin America and Caribbean). Gender
indicators project http://www.eclac.cl/publicaciones/unidadmujer/6/lcl1186/lcl1186i.pdf
Washington Office on Haiti (WOH): Supports democracy, human rights
and self-determined development through public education, information
and analysis, particularly in terms of the effects of U.S. policy on
the Haitian poor.
Office on Latin America (WOLA): Facilitates dialogue between
governments and NGO’s, monitors the impact of policies and programs
of governments and international organizations, and promotes
alternatives through reporting, education, training, and
Resource Center: A Palestinian NGO that serves as a resource
center for Palestinian residency and refugee rights.
The Israeli Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories:
Endeavors to document and educate the Israeli public and policymakers
about human rights violations in the Occupied Territories.
MADRE's partner organization in Palestine.
and Water Establishment for Legal Studies and Services (LAWE): A
human rights and environmental law firm that provides free legal
services to those in need in the West Bank and Gaza
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