Selected Women's Organizations on Various Issues
- About-Face combats negative
and distorted images of women.
- American Association of University
Descriptions of AAUW projects, issues, fellowships and grants.
the Asian Women's Resource Exchange, is an Internet-based women's information
service and network in Asia.
- AWARE is a non-profit organization
that teaches women about effective self-protection options.
- Canadian Council of Muslim Women
assists Muslim women in Canada. Site includes several issues of a newsletter.
- Catalyst works to advance
women in business and related professions. Site includes descriptions of research
reports conducted by Catalyst.
- Center for Reproductive Rights
(formerly Center for Reproductive Law & Policy) has numerous publications
concerning the U.S. and other countries.
- Disabled Peoples International
has a Women's Committee. Search the site for "women's committee."
- EMILY's List
Information on pro-choice Democratic women candidates.
- European Profeminist Men's Network
site has a bibliography, glossary of equality words, newsletter, and more.
- FeministCampus.org is a project of the Feminist Majority Foundation.
- Feminists for Animal Rights
Includes a description of a book by Sudie Rakusin featuring women and animals;
description of the FAR newsletter; and programs.
- Feminists for Free Expression
promote free speech in all areas (arts, Internet, responses to pornography
and sexual harassment, etc.)
- The Feminist Majority Online
Includes reports from The Feminist Majority, daily feminist newsbytes, media
watch, and other information about the organization.
- Flora Tristan is the site
of the Centro de la Mujer Peruana (in Spanish)
- Gender and
Social Policy Organizations in the Washington DC area, compiled by Jennifer
Sleboda, on the website of the Women's Studies Program, George Washington
University, provides information on numerous national organizations with headquarters
- Global Fund for Women
International grantmaking organization.
- Guerrilla Girls are
a group of women artists and arts professionals who make posters about discrimination.
- International Federation of University
Women in Geneva links over 180,000 women university graduates who are
members of 67 national federations and associations.
- International Indigenous Women's Forum
coordinates activities of indigenous women activists throughout the world.
- Isis International in Manila
site includes articles from its periodical Women in Action.
- League of Women Voters is a U.S.-based
membership organization that "encourages the informed and active participation
of citizens in government." There are state and local chapters including
- Ma'yan acts as a catalyst for change
in the Jewish community in ways to make it more inclusive and responsive to
- Ms. Foundation for Women has projects
on health and safety, economic development, and girls' issues.
- NARAL Pro-Choice America
(formerly National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League)
Factsheets, publications, and other NARAL resources, plus links to pending
legislation, family planning information, reproductive health news, stories
from women and more.
- National Organization for
Press releases and other information about N.O.W. concerns and links to other
- National Partnership
for Women & Families, formerly the Women's Legal Defense Fund, advocates
on behalf of "fairness in the workplace, quality health care, and policies
that help women and men meet the dual demands of work and family."
- National Women's History Project
disseminates materials on women's history.
- National Women's Political Caucus
is "dedicated to increasing the number of women in elected and appointed office
at all levels of government, regardless of party affiliation."
- Network of East and West Women
has projects in Central and Eastern Europe
- Next GENDEReration Network is a European network of students and graduates working in various fields
of women's, feminist and gender studies.
- Radical Women is a socialist feminist organization.
- Third Wave is
devoted to young feminist activism for social change. Site includes articles,
speeches, and resource information.
- Veteran Feminists of America is for and about veterans of Second Wave feminism.
- WHOA: Women Halting Online Abuse
educates the online community about harassment, helps formulate voluntary
policies to discourage harassment, and empowers victims.
- WIDNET: Women in
Development NETwork contains statistics
on women. (Site appears to be no longer active for women-in-development purposes, Jan. 2009.)
- Wisconsin Women of
Color Network sponsors a statewide conference, confers awards, provides
leadership development, and more.
- Wisconsin Women's Network
advocates on behalf of women and families.
- Women for Women, an
inter-faith, non-profit, humanitarian organization, helps women regardless
of their nationality or religion. It originally started with a focus on helping
women in Bosnia, but has now expanded to other troubled areas.
- Women in Decision-Making
is a network of experts working for gender balance in decision making within
the European Commission. Site is a database.
- Women's Environment and Development
- Women's International Center
San Diego, CA-based educational organization.
- Women's International League for
Peace and Freedom (WILPF) is the oldest and largest women's peace and
justice organization in the world.
- Women's National Book Association
supports women in publishing.
Women's Resources at the Institute for Global Communications (IGC).