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This section contains online resources arranged into the categories found below. Websites featured in this section are updated as of April 17, 2009

grants and funding | news sources | search engines | training institutions
virtual libraries | online learning modules | women and gender-related sites

governance, leadership and citizenship

gender in disaster risk reduction, & climate change

gender & health | gender & ICT | gender budgeting |

gender mainstreaming | gender analysis | CAPWIP Reading Room

 

 
 
GRANTS AND FUNDING INSTITUTIONS

Asia Foundation
Drawing on more than four decades of experience in Asia, the Foundation collaborates with partners from the public and private sectors in the region to support, through grants and other programs, the development of institutions, leadership, and policy in four broad program areas: governance, law, and civil society; economic reform and development; women’s political participation; and international relations.
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Asian Development Bank (ADB)                                                                  ADB is an international development finance institution whose mission is to help its developing member countries reduce poverty and improve the quality of life of their people. Headquartered in Manila, Philippines and established in 1966, ADB is owned and financed by its 67 members, of which 48 are from the region and 19 are from other parts of the globe. TOP | HOME

Australian Agency for International  Development (AusAid)                          AusAID is the Australian Government agency responsible for managing Australia's overseas aid program. The objective of the aid program is to assist developing countries reduce poverty and achieve sustainable development, in line with Australia's national interest. TOP | HOME

Canadian International Development Agency
Equality between women and men, boys and girls, is integral to all CIDA initiatives. The Agency will build on its experience and comparative advantage in this area as it strengthens its programming in the Social Development Priorities of health and nutrition, basic education, HIV/AIDS and child protection. CIDA will ensure that all of these initiatives are planned using sound gender analysis, building on opportunities for the empowerment of women and men, respecting human rights, and working to help close gender gaps that stand in the way of social development.
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Global Fund for Women

It support women’s human rights organization around the world working to address critical issues such as gaining economic independence, increasing girls’ access to education, and stopping violence against women. TOP | HOME

Mama Cash                                                                                                 Mama Cash is the oldest international women's fund---established in the Netherlands in 1983. She supports pioneering and innovative women's initiatives around the world, because she believes that social change starts with women and girls.Since 1983 Mama Cash has subsidized more than 6.000 women's projects and has invested more than 30 million euros. She is active in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Commonwealth of Independent States. TOP | HOME

Noel Foundation
The foundation encourages and supports the advancement of women around the world through entrepreneurial and educational programs. In Asia, it provides technical training and job skills to women in Thailand, the Philippines and Cambodia to produce goods for sale on the global market. TOP | HOME

Open Meadows Foundation  
Open Meadows Foundation is a grant-making organization for projects that are led by and benefit women and girls. Open Meadows Foundation funds projects that do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age or ability.TOP | HOME

The World Bank  
The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. They are made up of two unique development institutions owned by 185 member countries—the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA).  TOP | HOME

Third Wave Foundation
A US-based activist philanthropic organization of women between the ages of 15 and 30. As a grant-making organization, it strives to connect young women to the resources needed to counter any assault on their personal freedoms. TOP | HOME

United Nations Development Fund for Women
UNIFEM promotes women's empowerment and gender equality and works to ensure the participation of women in all levels of development planning and practice, supporting efforts that link the needs and concerns of women to all critical issues on the national, regional and global agendas. TOP | HOME

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)  
UNDP is the UN's global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. They are on the ground in 166 countries, working for  solutions to global and national development challenges. TOP | HOME

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
U.S. foreign assistance has always had the two-fold purpose of furthering America's foreign policy interests in expanding democracy and free markets while improving the lives of the citizens of the developing world. Spending less than one-half of 1 percent of the federal budget, USAID works around the world to achieve these goals. USAID is an independent federal government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the US Secretary of State. TOP | HOME

Womankind World Wide
It is dedicated to aiding women in developing countries in their efforts to overcome poverty and ill health, to gain access to education and training, and to gain greater control of their lives. Womankind, a nonprofit organization, provides funding and information to developing communities worldwide.
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Women’s Grants and Resources
Comprehensive listing of links to grant-making institutions assisting women’s organizations, mostly in the United States.

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NEWS SOURCES

ABC News International Section
News from a major American TV network. TOP | HOME

Abyz News Links
A site with links to thousands of newspapers and other news sources from around the world. TOP | HOME

Asia Society
The site offers educational and cultural programs, an events calendar, information and news plus a gateway to Asia. Walk through the Gateway to Live From Asia; clicking on the bicycle starts you on a trek across Asia. Jump to "For Educators" for professional development as well as grant and funding information. TOP | HOME


Asia Today
Latest news stories from all over Asia. TOP | HOME

Bangkok Post
The site features the full text of major stories, an archive of past stories, travel information and more. TOP | HOME

BBC News: Asia-Pacific
This regularly-updated site from the BBC features the latest news and analysis, as well as special feature stories and foreign-language broadcasts in Arabic, Russian, Spanish, and Chinese. TOP | HOME

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
News from a prestigious source, with much audio and video available. TOP | HOME

China Vista Newswire
Check this site to find the latest headlines from more than thirty major domestic and international news sources including China Daily, the Hong Kong Standard, the Shanghai Daily News and Guangzhou Daily. TOP | HOME

Cable News Network (CNN)                                                                            This site delivers breaking news and information on the latest top stories, weather, business, entertainment, politics, and more. TOP | HOME

Christian Science Monitor
Excellent online content from an award-winning U.S. daily with an international perspective. TOP | HOME

 

Choike

A portal on Southern civil societies. TOP | HOME

Economist
The outstanding global news weekly from London, with library and searchable archives. Their Global Agenda feature is a concise analysis of major international issues and events.  TOP | HOME

Environmental News Network
The Environmental News Network (ENN) is one of the oldest, and most unbiased source of online environmental news on the web. ENN has consistently earned the loyalty of the most respected insiders like the heads of sustainability at Fortune 500 companies, government leaders or leaders of the largest non-profits. TOP | HOME

Euro News
European public TV network. News are available in several languages.  TOP | HOME


Far Eastern Economic Review
The purpose of this weekly economic publication is to analyze and interpret financial, commercial and industrial developments; to collect economic news; and to present views and opinions with the intent to improve existing conditions. Politics and economics being connatural, it will be inevitable that this publication may at times appear to transgress its primary objective by reporting on, and dealing with, political affairs. TOP | HOME

Google News                                                                                                     Google News is a computer-generated news site that aggregates headlines from more than 4,500 English-language news sources worldwide, groups similar stories together and displays them according to each reader's personalized interests. TOP | HOME  

International Herald Tribune                                                                         The Global edition of the New York Times. TOP | HOME  

Japan Times
                                                                                         English-language daily from Japan. TOP | HOME

Kathmandu Post
An English language news site dedicated to bring news, events, polls, discussions, forums about and from Nepal. TOP | HOME

Kiosken
Complete links to news media worldwide. Over 15,559 links to 213 countries.
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Lankapage
This site offers news and news links for Sri Lanka, plus basic weather information, exchange rates, and share price indices. TOP | HOME

Media Links
Contains link of online newspapers, magazines, news services, radio and television stations, association listings, and city guides. TOP | HOME

NewsDirectory.com
A guide to English-language media online, worldwide--newspapers, magazines, TV, others. TOP | HOME

Newspapers Online 
Worldwide listings of newspapers by type and country. 
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Oneworld Online
Based in London, Oneworld is an excellent resource center for international news, media, guides, education, partners, a gallery of artwork and a take-action bulletin. Oneworld is a recipient of the best non-commercial site award.
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Philippine Daily Inquirer                                                                              The Philippines' No. 1 newspaper known for its balance news and fearless views. TOP | HOME

Reuters 
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world's largest international multimedia news agency, providing investing news, world news, business news, technology news, headline news, small business news, news alerts, personal finance, stock market, and mutual funds information video, mobile, and interactive television platforms. TOP | HOME

South China Morning Post Interactive
Check this site for the latest news in Hong Kong, China and the world. TOP | HOME

Voice of America News
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multimedia international broadcasting service funded by the U.S. Government through the Broadcasting Board of Governors. VOA broadcasts approximately 1,500 hours of news, information, educational, and cultural programming every week to an estimated worldwide audience of 134 million people. TOP | HOME

Washington Post World Section
It has regional news pages that are searchable by countries,  topics, or keywords. TOP | HOME

Wings: Women’s International News Gathering Service
The site features real-time broadcast from WINGS, an all-women independent radio production company that produces and distributes news and current affairs programs by and about women around the world. It also offers online consultations and training for women in community radio production and updates on stories about women’s media. TOP | HOME

 

Women Daily

News on women's health, women's rights, feminism, mothering, education, and female sexuality. TOP | HOME

 

Womens Globe

Latest news on women from the World News Network. TOP | HOME

 

Women's eNews

Women's eNews is the definitive source of substantive news--unavailable anywhere else--covering issues of particular concern to women and providing women's perspectives on public policy. It enhances women's ability to define their own lives and to participate fully in every sector of human endeavor. TOP | HOME

Yahoo News                                                                                                   The top news headlines on current events. TOP | HOME


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TRAINING INSTITUTIONS

Center for Development and Population Activities
The Centre for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA) is a women-focused nonprofit international organization founded in 1975. CEDPA's mission is to empower women at all levels of society to be full partners in development. It offers the following training courses for women: Masters Trainer Certification and Women in Management. TOP | HOME

Center for the Education of Women
Originally called the Center for Continuing Education of Women, it was the nation's first comprehensive, university-based women's center of its kind, and from the beginning had a commitment to helping women further their educational and employment goals, as well as focusing on research and advocacy for women.
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Centre for Social Research                                                                           The Centre's vision is to strive for peaceful and equitable society in which Gender Justice is realized. It seeks to build capacities of women and men restructuring relationships towards achieving gender equality through training, consultation, research and information. TOP | HOME

International Center for Research on Women
ICRW's Fellows Program gives development researchers and practitioners from developing countries the opportunity to spend time in Washington, DC, at ICRW, where they gain policy and project perspectives on the gender dimensions of development. TOP | HOME

Institute of International Studies
Contains a list of research and training programs from Institute of International Studies, University of California, Berkeley. TOP | HOME

Leadership Training Courses UK
It provides advice and recommend sites where you can find: General advice on becoming a better leader; Online tutorials on improving leadership skills; and Training courses that help you to become a better leader.
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Women and Gender Institute (WAGI)      The WOMEN AND GENDER INSTITUTE WAGÎ) is Miriam College’s center for research, training and advocacy on women’s rights, gender equality and non-sexist learning in support of the leadership of young women and students. It offers a cross-disciplinal perspective on women’s empowerment that is interlinked with democracy, human rights, social justice and value formation. WAGÎ forges links with other sectors, organizations and institutions at the national, regional and international levels. TOP | HOME

Women's Studies Programs, Departments, & Research Centers
Links to more than 600 women's studies (including "gender studies") programs, departments, and research centers around the world that have web sites. 

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VIRTUAL LIBRARIES

International Information Centre and Archives for the Women's Movement
The IIAV is the source, the intermediary and the supplier of information and documentation for all those who occupy themselves with the position of women, whether it concerns books, periodicals, data, addresses, archives, visual materials, current or historical, national or international. TOP | HOME

Gender Studies of South Asia
The topics covered in the following bibliographies are somewhat specific, and not necessarily comprehensive. These include bibliographies on history and culture of South Asia, on women development studies and political economy. TOP | HOME

South Asian Women’s Library
Comprehensive listing of bibliographies. 
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The Women's Presses Library Project
It is a coalition of women-owned independent presses. These presses produce books that address a range of subjects and concerns for women and girls not regularly dealt with by the mainstream houses. TOP | HOME

The Schlesinger Library
The Schlesinger Library draws thousands of researchers each year to study the history of women in the United States. The library holds letters and diaries, photographs, books and periodicals, ephemera, oral histories, and audiovisual materials that document the history of women, families, and organizations, primarily in the 19th and 20th centuries. TOP | HOME

WikiGender                                                                                                  This is a project initiated by the OECD Development Centre to facilitate the exchange and improve the knowledge on gender-related issues around the world. A particular focus lies on gathering empirical evidence and identifying adequate statistics to measure gender equality. In this respect, Wikigender serves as a pilot project for the OECD Global Project on Measuring the Progress of Societies. Based on the work of the OECD Gender, Institutions and Development Data Base, Wikigender aims to highlight the importance of social institutions such as norms, traditions and cultural practices that impact on women's empowerment.

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ONLINE LEARNING MODULES

Making Governance Gender Responsive
Learn more about governance which is based on people-centered development, and works towards addressing the needs of all citizens, regardless of gender. Click the title above to start learning. TOP | HOME

Online Training Module on Gender by the ILO                                              Learn the basic tools on gender planning, mainstreaming and analysis. TOP | HOME

ICT Policy for Civil Society: Training Curriculum
The ICT Policy for Civil Society training course builds the capacity of civil society organisations to understand policy and regulation related to information and communication technologies (ICT) so that they can begin to engage and influence policy processes affecting ICT adoption and implementation at national, regional and global levels.
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WOMEN AND GENDER-RELATED SITES

Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID)
The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) is an international membership organization connecting, informing and mobilizing people and organizations committed to achieving gender equality, sustainable development and women's human rights.
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Asia-Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD)
The online home of APWLD, an independent and non-profit organization committed to enabling women to use law as an instrument of social change for equality, justice and development. The site has sections on network news and publications. TOP | HOME

Asociacion de Comunicaciones Feminist Interactive Radio Endeavor (AC FIRE)
AC Fire was borne out of Feminist International Radio Endeavor or FIRE, originally a showrtwave radio program by and about women. The website features livebroadcast of the program plus nes and other information on women. TOP | HOME

BRIDGE
BRIDGE was set up in 1992 as a specialised gender and development research and information service within the Institute of Development Studies, UK. BRIDGE supports gender mainstreaming efforts of policymakers and practitioners by bridging the gaps between theory, policy and practice with accessible and diverse gender information.
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Coalition Against Trafficking In Women–Asia Pacific
The Coalition Against Trafficking in Women-Asia Pacific is an international network of feminist groups, organizations and individuals fighting the sexual exploitation of women globally. TOP | HOME

Center for Legislative Development (CLD)
CLD addresses the need for both capability-building of legislatures and strengthening participation of civil society in legislative decision-making to ensure the passage of responsive and gender-fair legislation.
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Centre For Women’s Research
The Centre has 15 years of research experience on women in Sri Lanka with a view to facilitating the realization of their full potential in achieving equality. One special section of the website is the Sri Lanka Women’s NGO Forum, which serves as a lobbying and advocacy body on women’s concerns. Its main focus is to popularize the Beijing Platform for Action. TOP | HOME

Center for Reproductive Rights
A non profit organisation dedicated to promoting women's equality worldwide by guaranteeing reproductive rights as human rights. Reproductive rights, the foundation of women's self determination over their bodies and sexual lives, are critical to all women's ability to achieve their full potential.
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Center for Women’s Global Leadership (Global Center)
The Center for Women's Global Leadership (Global Center) develops and facilitates women's leadership for women's human rights and social justice worldwide. TOP | HOME

Centre For Social Research
Online home of the Centre for Social Research, one of the leading women’s institutions in India devoted to the objective of restructuring the existing gender relations for the empowerment of women. TOP | HOME

Commonwealth Gender
This is the Commonwealth homepage on gender and development. You will find information on the Commonwealth's core activities defined by the 1995 Commonwealth Plan of Action on Gender and Development. You can also find out about programmes specifically designed to: Improve the relationships between the 1.7 billion women and men in the Commonwealth; Promote the sharing of best practices and partnerships; and Deal with issues of concern to men and women in the 21st century.
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Contemporary Women World Leaders
This site provides the visitors with short profiles of women leaders which have been in power from 1945 - 2007. The compilation includes queens, presidents, prime ministers, governor-generals, parliamentary chairwomen and party leaders.
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FemAid
FemAid aims at bringing women together across the world and involving them in ongoing projects in a practical way. Women’s rights, environment, poverty, war victims are all fields where your help and input will be valued. Because there are a lot of women fighting to get adequate medical care, school books, basic toiletries and just friends. TOP | HOME

FemiNet Korea
FemiNet Korea is an online space established in November 1996. Its goal is to develop the creative power of women through the "Movement for Women's Information Empowerment" and to contribute to the establishment of an electronic democracy through the spreading of an information culture.
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Feminist Majority
The Feminist Majority is committed to empowering women and winning equality through research, the sharing of information of value to feminists everywhere, and effective action. The site is a gateway to other Internet resources on feminism and gender equality. Mostly US-maintained websites.
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Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre (FWCC)
FWCC provides crisis counseling as well as legal, medical and other practical support services to women and children survivors of all forms of violenceTOP | HOME

Fourth World Conference on Women
A link site that is becoming the one-stop center for information related to the UN conference. Major categories include late breaking news, background information, lists of other Beijing-realted web sites, and copies of Earth Negotiations Bulletin. Many of the documents are geared toward actual conference participants (subway maps, visa information).
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Gender and Political Participation: International and Regional Weblinks
This page from the International Insitute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) features 105 weblinks to non-profit organizations, academic institutions and online resource centers from all over the world.
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Great Women
Short biographies of notable women of the world. TOP | HOME

Global Center for Women's for Women's Studies and Politics (GLOW)
Glow , a subsection of the Feminist Institute in the Heinrich Böll Foundation, stands for global information, global discussion and learning for women worldwide. It is a virtual center for women's studies and women's politics, established by the Feminist Institute of the Heinrich Böll Foundation, Berlin, Germany.
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International Women's Democracy Center
The International Women's Democracy Center was established to strengthen women's global leadership through training, education, research and networking in all facets of democracy with a particular focus on increasing the participation of women in policy, politics and decision-making.
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International Women's Forum
Forum History The IWF is a global organization of preeminent women of significant and diverse achievement. Members come together across national and international boundaries to share knowledge and ideas, to enrich each other's lives, to provide a network of support and to exert influence. Through the Leadership Foundation, the International Women's Forum helps prepare future generations of women leaders. TOP | HOME


Isis International-Manila
A feminist NGO dedicated to women’s information and communication needs, documenting ideas and visions, creating channels to communicate, collecting and moving information, networking and building links. Isis focuses on those advancing women’s rights, leadership and empowerment in Asia and the Pacific and with connections in over 150 countries, keeps up with changing trends and analysis concerning women worldwide. TOP | HOME

Les Penelopes
Penelopes is a feminist organization that advocates the use of the Internet and other information and communications technologies in building bridges of solidarity and networking among women of different cultures. The site features Beijing + 5 documents. TOP | HOME

MahilaWeb: Sharing Resources About Women and Gender in Nepal
Mahilaweb is an electronic repository on women and gender issues in Nepal. It features information on the 12 Critical Areas of the Beijing Platform for Action as well as updates on post-Beijing activities in Nepal. TOP | HOME

Network of Women in Media, India
An association which aims to provide a forum for women in media professions to share information and resources, exchange ideas, promote media awareness and ethics, and work for gender equality and justice within the media and society.
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Said It: Feminist News, Culture and Politics
Self-described as pro-equality, pro-multiplicity, pro-abundance, pro-responsibility pro-animal, pro-justice, pro-love, pro-laughter feminist publication. It is an online newsletter that heightens the analysis and advocacy on globalisation, portrayal of women in media, pornography, prostitution, women's rights, reproductive health, women's bodies and the women's movement. TOP | HOME

Sisterhood in Global Institute (SIGI)
An international non-governmental, non-profit organization dedicated to the support and promotion of women's rights at the local, national, regional, and global levels. With members in 70 countries, and a network of more than 1300 individuals and organizations worldwide, SIGI works toward empowering women and developing leadership through human rights education.
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South Asian Women For Action (SAWA)
SAWA organizes and leads dialogues across lines of age, class, sexuality, race, religion and language to articulate the life of South Asian women. It is committed to the fight for social and economic justice. TOP | HOME

Taiwan Women
Taiwan Women is a network founded in 1995 to facilitate communication and co-operation among Taiwanese women studying or living in the U.S. who are interested in gender issues and current situation of Taiwanese women.
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The White House Project
The White House Project works to create a climate in America where it is normal for women to be governors, CEOs and president. It is a national non-partisan organization, is dedicated to advancing women's leadership across sectors, enhancing public perception's of women's ability to lead and fostering the entry of women into leadership positions, including the presidency.
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Wings: Women’s International News Gathering Service
The site features real-time broadcast from WINGS, an all-women independent radio production company that produces and distributes news and current affairs programs by and about women around the world. It also offers online consultations and training for women in community radio production and updates on stories about women’s media. TOP | HOME

Women Against Fundamentalisms (WAF)
WAF was launched in 1989 to challenge the rise of fundamentalism in all religions. For them, fundamentalism does not mean religious observance, (which is a matter of individual choice) but as modern political movements which use religion as a basis for their attempt to win or consolidate power and extend social control.
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Women and Islam
The website has en extensive collection of materials on women and Islam, women in Qur'an and in the Sharia.
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Women in Environment and Development Organization (WEDO)
WEDO is an international advocacy organization that seeks to increase the power of women worldwide as policymakers at all levels in governments, institutions and forums to achieve economic and social justice, a healthy and peaceful planet, and human rights for all.
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Women in Politics
A section on the website of the Inter-Parliamentary Union that deals with Women in Politics. The site features various studies and documents dealing with the subject. It also includes a bibliographical database on WIP.
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Women Learning Partnership (WLP)
WLP is an international, non-governmental organization (NGO) that empowers women and girls in the Global South to re-imagine and re-structure their roles in their families, communities, and societies. The website is rich with online resources on women such as facts and figures on political participation and economic decision-making.
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Women Living Under Muslim Laws
An international Network that provides information, solidarity and support for all women whose lives are shaped, conditioned or governed by laws and customs said to derive from Islam. The Network aims to increase the autonomy of women by supporting the local struggles of women from within Muslim countries and communities and linking them with feminist and progressive groups at large; facilitating interaction, exchanges and contacts and providing information as well as a channel of communication.
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Women's Initiatives for Gender Justice
A network of individuals and groups committed to strengthening advocacy on 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 avenues of and access to different systems of justice.
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Women’s Aid Organization (WAO): Pertubuhan Pertolongan Wanita
WAO is a Malaysian-based institution which has been assisting women and children suffering from mental, physical and sexual abuse through its temporary refuge services. The site is dedicated for these women who are victims of violence and for all those who want to help stop the violence against women.  TOP | HOME

Women’s Edge
Women's EDGE is a dynamic coalition of individuals and respected organizations that is giving women and families around the world an economic edge. Women's EDGE organizes for economic, political and social change.  TOP | HOME

Women's Human Rights Network (WHRNet)
A collaborative Information & Communication Technology (ICT) project developed by an international coalition of women's organizations that aims to strengthen advocacy for women's human rights through the effective utilization of information and communication technologies.
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Women in Local Government - Asia and Pacific
The Regional Information Resource Facility – Women In Local Government (RIRF-WLG) is an internet-based resource facility which houses a compendium of research output, conference papers, gender statistics and articles on women in local governance across Asia and the Pacific.
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Women in Power
What does it take for a woman to succeed in world politics? Despite the progress made in the last century, there are still few women leaders. Hear these eleven women talk about how they achieved success. Find out what motivates them and how they overcame the barriers they faced. Can women have it all? Using exclusive material from recent interviews and the BBC archive, follow these profiles to discover what it takes.
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Women's International Center
Online home of the Center based in California, which was founded in 1982. WIC mission is celebrate women and their positive, enduring contributions to humanity through the Living Legacy Awards. It features biographies of its past awardees like Corazon Aquino, Benazir Bhutto and Hillary Rodham Clinton.
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Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
WILPF works to create an environment of political, economic, social and psychological freedom for all members of the human community, so that true peace can be enjoyed by all.
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Women's Voting Guide: Directory of Women in Politics in the US
A comprehensive list of links to web resources on women in politics in the US that includes statistics, documents and directories of women organizations.
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Women for Women International 
WWI defines justice as economic, political, and social justice that has gender equality at the core. It  provides women with  tools and resources needed to move out of crisis and poverty, and into stability and self-sufficiency through direct aid, skills training, rights awareness and leadership development. TOP | HOME

Women Watch
WomenWatch is a joint initiative of DAW, UNIFEM, & INSTRAW. The site serves as a gateway to UN information and data on women worldwide and an evolving forum on global women's issues in the follow-up to the FWCW and constitutes an electronic space for exchange of information and ideas on women's issues.
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WoMen's Statistics Watch
Serves as an international link collection of already accessible gender and women statistics pages selected by topics and of related general statistics sites and analysis pages. The W%W project was initiated to build by and by an international detailed gender/women statistics internet database easily accessible to the public and to researchers. The main aim is to combat discrimination against women.
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WorldWIT (Women in Technology)
WorldWIT.org is a global, online community for women in technology. That means technical women, and other women involved in the 'tech sector,' including entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, sales/marketing/bizdev folks, consultants, educators, journalists, freelancers and attorneys.
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GOVERNANCE, LEADERSHIP & CITIZENSHIP DOCUMENTS

 

Transparency International's Global Corruption Report 2008
The 2008 Global Corruption Report focuses on corruption in the political process, and on the insidious impact of corrupt politics on public life in societies across the globe. It addresses the following areas in the context of political corruption: the regulation of political finance; the disclosure of money flows in politics and the enforcement of political finance laws; elections – specifically vote buying; the private sector – with a focus on the arms and oil sectors; and tackling the abuse of office – including reducing conflicts of interest, limiting recourse to immunity, pursuing extradition and repatriating stolen wealth.
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Called to Speak: Six Strategies That Encourage Women’s Political Activism

This Research-in-Brief summarizes the findings of a larger report that analyzes the experiences of women working as social justice activists within nonprofit religious groups. The report is the second in a series on women, religion, and public life.

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Partnering to Strengthen Public Governance

This document builds on the "Global Corporate Citizenship: The Leadership Challenges for CEOs and Boards", a joint statement on global corporate citizenship signed by CEOs and Chairmen of over 40 companies under the auspices of the World Economic Forum Global Corporate Citizenship Initiative in January 2002. Both leadership statement recommend frameworks for action, that offer practical steps chief executives, board directors and executive teams can draw upon in developing their firms' corporate citizenship agenda. DOWNLOAD | TOP | HOME

 


GENDER IN DISASTER RISK REDUCTION & CLIMATE CHANGE

 

Gender Inequality in the Comprehensible Disaster Risk Management.

An Introduction by Cecilia Castro García

This article emphasizes the importance of one of the perspectives less considered in most of the studies and policies about risks and disasters, that is, the differentiated experiences lived by men and women during the occurrence of a disaster, as a result of their gender. DOWNLOAD | TOP | HOME

 

Livelihoods and Climate Change

Combining disaster risk reduction, natural resource management and climate change adaptation in a new approach to the reduction of vulnerability and poverty.

A conceptual framework paper prepared by the Task Force on Climate Change, Vulnerable Communities and Adaptation. DOWNLOAD | TOP | HOME  

 

Women, Disaster Reduction and Sustainable Development

This is not an article about how any one superwoman confronted, survived or managed to reduce the impact of a major flood or tropical storm. Nor is it the opposite story about the poor and defenceless woman who could, would or should do nothing than wait and see. This story conveys hope and the insight that both

women and men are part of the same society, which as we know, does not mean we have the same rights, education and options to manage, neither in “normal”

times, nor when a disaster strikes. DOWNLOAD | TOP | HOME  

 

Gender Perspective: Working Together for Disaster Risk Reduction

Good Practices and Lessons Learned

This publication is part of ongoing efforts facilitated by the UN/ISDR secretariat to build a global partnership for mainstreaming gender issues into the disaster risk reduction process. Such efforts have become urgent because disaster risk reduction has long remained a largely male dominated affair, yet it is clear that the full and balanced participation of women and men, and girls and boys make disaster risk reduction more effective. DOWNLOAD | TOP | HOME  

 

Gender Equality and Climate Change

Why consider gender equality when taking action on climate change?

Why consider how climate change will affect men and women differently? Understanding how the different social expectations, roles, status, and economic power of men and women affect, and are affected differently by, climate change will improve actions taken to reduce vulnerability and combat climate change in the developing world. DOWNLOAD | TOP | HOME  

 

Roundtable Final Report (How a Changing Climate Impacts on Women)

The Council of Women World Leaders (CWWL), the Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO) and the Heinrich Böll Foundation North America organized a high-level roundtable entitled “How a Changing Climate Impacts Women” on September 21, 2007 at the Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations. The roundtable was a landmark event, one of the first high-level sessions to focus on the linkages between gender equality and climate change.

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GENDER AND HEALTH

 

Integrating Gender into HIV/AIDS Programmes

This review paper is published by the Department of Gender and Women's Health, Family and Community Health of the World Health Organization. It contains a suggested framework for considering the issues and challenges of integrating gender into programmatic and policy action.  DOWNLOAD | TOP | HOME  

 

Resource Pack on Gender and HIV/AIDS, A Rights-Based Approach

Developed by the UNAIDS Inter-Agency Task Team on Gender and HIV/AIDS, this Resource Pack aims to strengthen the impact of national HIV/AIDS programmes by tackling a key underlying factor that fuels the epidemic: gender inequality. The Resource Pack analyzes the impact of gender relations on the AIDS epidemic and provides guidance, including tools for effective advocacy and programming. DOWNLOAD | TOP | HOME  

 

Reproductive Health: A Measure of Equity

Reproductive health problems are the leading cause of women's ill health and death worldwide. When both women and men are taken into account, reproductive health conditions are the second-highest cause of ill health globally, after communicable diseases. These figures mask huge disparities, both among and within countries. Because reproductive health status depends so heavily on income and gender, addressing this issue becomes a matter of social justice, ethics and equity. DOWNLOAD | TOP | HOME  


GENDER AND ICT

 

Gender and ICTs: Overview Report

New technologies in the information and communications arena, especially in the internet, have been seen as ushering in a new age. There is mainstream view that such technologies have only technical rather then social implications. The dramatic positive changes brought in by these information and communication technologies (ICTs) however, have not touched all humanity. Existing power relations in society determine the enjoyment of benefits from ICTs, hence these technologies are  not gender neutral. The important questions are: who benefits from ICTs? Is it possible to  harness ICTs to serve larger goals of equality and justice? Central to this issue is the issue of gender and women's equal rights to access, use and shape ICTs. DOWNLOAD | TOP | HOME  

 

Gender and ICT Critical Issues

The article has enumerated the different gender and ICT issues and concerns as contributed by Dafne Plou of APC.

 

Gender, Information Technology and Developing Countries: An Analytic Study

This study, published by the USAID, has found out that although women in developing countries have had little contact with new information and communication technologies (ICTs), technology offers many opportunities to improve the lives of women and their families. For other gender and ICT materials from USAID, please click here. DOWNLOAD | TOP | HOME  

 

Engendering ICT Toolkits

The purpose of this toolkit is to identify opportunities, highlight innovative projects and activities, and suggest how the World Bank and other agencies can help realize the potential for gender equality.

 


GENDER BUDGETING

 

An Introduction to Gender Budget Initiatives

This paper has good discussions on what is gender budget, what are gender budget initiatives, the steps in participatory gender budget initiatives, traditional budgetary constraint, what is a gender-sensitive budget and country examples of gender budget initiatives outcomes. DOWNLOAD | TOP | HOME  

 

Gender Budgeting

This paper dealt on the basics of gender budgeting, why is it important and where it has been now. DOWNLOAD | TOP | HOME

 

Review of Gender Budget Initiatives

This report contains a review of existing gender budget initiatives so as to provide the basis for the redesign and development of an effective programme to support gender budget work at the Country level. DOWNLOAD | TOP | HOME

 


GENDER MAINSTREAMING

 

Gender Mainstreaming in Practice: A Handbook

This handbook was designed specifically for policy-makers who are not experts in gender issues, but who nonetheless are charged with the day to day responsibility of gender mainstreaming according to organizational mandates. DOWNLOAD | TOP | HOME

 

Important Concepts Underlying Gender Mainstreaming

This fact sheet explains that gender mainstreaming is not an end in itself but a means to an end. It requires that attention is given to gender perspectives as an integral part of all activities across all programmes. DOWNLOAD | TOP | HOME


GENDER ANALYSIS 

 

Concepts and Tools of Gender Analysis

A power point presentation detailing the importance of gender analysis and the tools available to accomplish it. TOP | HOME

 

Gender Analysis

Gender analysis focuses on understanding and documenting the differences in gender roles, activities, needs, and opportunities in a given context. Gender analysis involves the disaggregation of quantitative data by gender. It highlights the different roles and learned behavior of men and women based on gender attributes. These vary across cultures, class, ethnicity, income, education, and time; thus, gender analysis does not treat women as a homogeneous group or gender attributes as immutable. TOP | HOME