Women's Organisations (in alphabetical order)
Abantu at http://www.abantu.org 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 http://www.uct.ac.za/org/agi/.
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 http://www.osu.edu/org/awognet/main.html
is concerned with networking of womens 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, http://www.ecuanex.apc.org./alai/comgenen.html
is a communication initiative for feminist movements in Latin America and the Caribbean ALAI (Agencia Latinoamericana de Información), Ecuador, http://www.ecuanex.apc.org./alai/comgenen.html
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, Womens
Networking Support Programme, http://www.apc.org/apcwomen/ is a global computer network for social change. It facilitates training
and information and hosts a list of around 150 womens initiatives working with the
Net. The Association for Progressive
Communications (APC) is the worlds 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.
AVIVA, UK, http://www.aviva.org/
FREE Political Web-zine, which comes out monthly, covering womens news
globally, including action campaigns. It offers listings
of 1000s of Womens: Groups/ Courses/ Resources/ Events and more.
Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies (CAEFS), Canada, http://www.web.net/~kpate/ works with women who are
in conflict with the law, offering legal advice and support Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies (CAEFS), Canada, http://www.web.net/~kpate/ works with women who are
in conflict with the law, offering legal advice and support
Canadian Womens Health Network, http://www.cwhn.ca/
Practical information about womens 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
Connected, Switzerland, http://www.connected.org/index.html. 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 http://www.womenlobby.org 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, http://www.feminist.org/. Feminist Majority Foundation (U.S.), USA, http://www.feminist.org/. Fosters world-wide
political campaigns, for instance about the situation in Afghanistan or womens
budgets. Provides valuable links to other organisations, feminist news, a feminist
online store, a feminist research center events and more.
FEMNET, Kenya, http://www.africaonline.co.ke/femnet/index.html
Networking of African womens 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, http://www.geekgirl.com/
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, http://www.ifias.ca/gsd/gsdinfo.html.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.More information about GILC
members and news is available at http://www.gilc.org/.
You may re-print or redistribute the GILC NEWS ALERT freely. To subscribe to the alert,
please send an mail to email@example.com with the following message in the body:
The Global Fund for Women at http://www.igc.apc.org/gfw
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 http://www.uea.ac.uk/dev/greatnet/. 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 http://www.sustainabledevelopment.org/blp/huairou.html
Institute for Democracy in South Africa (Idasa), South Africa, http://www.idasa.org.za/bis/women.htm
General public interest organisation, involved in democratisation process in SA, hosts
information of the Womens Budget Initiative (WBI). It offers
publications, a political quarterly magazine (Siyaya), Idasa books and events.
International Information Centre and Archives for the Womens
Movement (IIAV), Netherlands, http://www.iiav.nl/
Womens (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, http://www.icrw.org/
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, http://www.igc.org 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
IGC Womensnet, http://www.igc.org/igc/womensnet/
IGC Womensnet, http://www.igc.org/igc/womensnet/
is IGC's newest network. Support of womens organisations world-wide by providing and
adapting telecommunications. Information on womens political activities.
International Women's Tribune Centre (IWTC) at http://www.womenink.org/iwtc.html 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 http://www.womenink.org
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 womens issues in
Latin America Academic database with section on womens 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, http://www.glasnet.ru/neww/. Provision of Internet
training, networking, human rights advocacy in the FSU-area. Network of East-West Women (NEWW), FSU area, Russia, http://www.glasnet.ru/neww/. Provision of Internet
training, networking, human rights advocacy in the FSU-area.
Once and Future Action Network (OFAN), based in Canada,
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 Womens NETwork (SAWNET), South Asian Womens NETwork (SAWNET), Canada, http://www.umiacs.umd.edu/users/sawweb/sawnet/
Network with associated mailing list, run by Asian women on a voluntary basis.
Synergy Gender and Development, Senegal, http://www.enda.sn/synfev/synfev.htm
African partner organisation to the APC Womens Network Support Programme. Senegal, http://www.enda.sn/synfev/synfev.htm
African partner organisation to the APC Womens Network Support Programme.
United Kingdom Women's National Commission, WNC UK, at http://www.thewnc.org.uk/ 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 http://www.igc.apc.org/vsister/vsister.html
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. Womens Internet Site Development and
On-line Mentoring, Australia, http://home.vicnet.net.au/~wisdom/
Skill enhancement for women in the use of Internet resources.
Women in the Middle East at http://women3rdworld.miningco.com/msub4.htm
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. http://iisdl.iisd.ca/women/action21.htm
Women-Connect-Asia Website at www.women-connect-asia.com: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women's Environment and Development Organisation (WEDO)
at http://www.wedo.org 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
Women's Human Rights Database Group:
DIANA at the University of Toronto
Womens National Commission in the UK at http://22.214.171.124/wnc/index.htm
Women's Feature Service, USA, at http://www.igc.org/wfs/
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 http://www.wigsat.org/index.html
supports global networking on critical issues in science and technology for development.
This includes womens 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), http://www.bellanet.org/partners/wln/
Promotion of gender perspectives into APEC (Asia Pacific Cooperation)
Womens Net, Womens Net, South Africa, http://www.womensnet.org.za 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
Women's Human Rights Database Group:
DIANA at the University of Toronto
Women of Africa Resources, USA, http://www.lawrence.edu/~bradleyc/war.html
Links to African womens literature available via the Internet USA, http://www.lawrence.edu/~bradleyc/war.html
Links to African womens 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.
Not really a women's organisation... but working towards gender
Profemenist Men Network at http://menprofeminist.org