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WOMEN's STUDIES RESOURCES ON THE INTERNET

This list of sites relating to women is taken from a document sent to delegates to the U.N. 4th World Conference on Women (FWCW). Many of these sites should have information pertaining to grants and programs for women. If you find a site on the Internet which isn't mentioned here that you've found helpful, please mail us and we'll add it here.

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General Resources

WomensNet http://www.igc.apc.org/womensnet
At the NGO Forum in Hauairou, APC (Association for Progressive Communications) had organized women from 24 countries speaking 18 languages using 80 computers to train women from around the world around the clock on how to use the Internet. Igc.apc is the access provider for WomensNet, PeaceNet, LaborNet, EcoNet, etc.
InterAction http://www.interaction.org/
American Council for Voluntary International Action website. U.S.-based organization of 150+ NGOs involved in international development. Links to members, related U.S. and U.N. agencies.
Linkages FWCW http://www.iisd.ca/linkages/
Global environment and development information/monitoring site. Covers U.N. and other world conferences. Publishes Earth Negotiations Bulletin. Find vol. 14, no. 21 for best reportage of conference and summary of PFA's disputed and final language. For 11-page hard copy contact me at above email address or telephone number.
Feminist Majority Foundation http://www.feminist.org/
Useful descriptive list of best picks in categories such as Women and Health, Women and Work, Global Feminism, Women in Politics, and Violence Against women. There is a master list of sites by issue area.
Feminist.Com http://feminist.com/home.htm
Good site to branch out from (logo is tree) but colorful packaging that comes with its engaging personality takes long time to download to screen. Topical lists/links, choice of high-interest highlights excellent. Related to Cybergirls.
Feminist Activist Resources on the Net http://www.igc.apc.org/women/feminist.html
National Organization of Women (NOW) http://www.now.org/
For legislative alerts, go right to the Action page.
American Association of University Women (AAUW) http://www.aauw.org/
Spearheading Women's Network for Change fax network, initiatives in educational equity. Local and state NOW and AAUW chapters also getting online.
Ms. Foundation for Women http://www.ms.foundation.org/
Women's Studies Resources http://www.inform.umd.edu/
Click onto the Women's Studies database, a comprehensive guide to how to connect with libraries, WS departments, conferences, etc.
ISIS http://www.netdiva.com/isis.html
Art and culture of women of the African diaspora, its other resources list has links to a broad range of African-American professional, political, and educational organizations.
Virtual Sisterhood http://www.igc.apc.org/vsister/
Dedicated to getting more women online, site for swapping information on how to expand access, design sites and provide training to more women to us the net.
LibertyNet http://www.libertynet.org/
Philadelphia-based online resource and address for community, government, and business organizations in the Philadelphia region. Excellent support for non-profits going online, future home of the Philadelphia Beijing Delegation's statewide Beijpage.
Search Engine for women's issues/interest sites on the Internet http://www.femina.com/
Type in descriptive words of what you're looking for, get matches back.
Institute for Global Communications gopher://gopher.igc.apc.org/11/igc/
List of women's and other progressive organizations on the internet around the globe.
Center for Women's Global Leadership gopher://gopher.igc.apc.org/11/orgs/cwgli
Strong presence at U.N. conferences. Links to implementation worldwide, especially active in human rights. Located at Rutgers.
Women's Environment and Development Organization (WEDO) gopher://gopher.igc.apc.org/11/women/wedo
Bella Abzug's international organization. Moving force in "Linkage Caucus" before, at, and after Beijing. Good summary/analyses of PFA, is organizing PFA-based Contract with U.S. Women campaign at national and state levels, mobilizing internationally with other organizations to monitor performance of government commitments. Also contact through email wedo@igc.apc.org or telephone 212.759.7982.

United Nations Sites

Division on the Advancement of Women http://www.undp.org/fwcw/daw.htm
Commission on the Status of Women http://www.undp.org/fwcw/csw.htm
U.N. agency responsible for implementation/monitoring progress under PFA.
Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women http://www.un.org/DPCSD/cedaw.htm
Download the legally-binding international treaty Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) here. The U.S. has not ratified.
U.N. home page http://www.un.org/
UNDP home page http://www.undp.org/

U.S. Sites

President's Interagency Council on Women http://women.usia.gov/usia
Charged with implementation of U.S. Beijing commitments.
Department of Labor Women's Bureau http://www.dol.gov/dol/wb/welcome.html
Agency for International Development (AID) http://www.info.usaid.gov/
U.S. Department of State http://dosfan.lib.uic.edu/dosfan.html
THOMAS: Legislative Information on the Internet http://thomas.loc.gov/
Federal Web Locator http://www.law.vill.edu/federalagency/fedwebloc.html
Vote Smart http://www.vote-smart.org/
Non-partisan government and politics resource.