Resources: National and International Organizations

National Organizations


International Organizations

  • Amnesty International: Women's Human Rights  Includes programs, actions, links for human rights for women. Also includes most of their publications with full-text. In English. http://www.amnestyusa.org/women/index.do
  • APC Women's Networking Support Program A global organization dedicated to promoting gender equity in information and communication technology. In English. http://www.apcwomen.org/eng_index.shtml
  • CEDPA: Centre for Development and Population Activities This non-profit organization with offices in Washington, D.C., Egypt, India, Nepal, Nigeria, and South Africa, provides grants to local women organizations working to improve educational opportunities for women and girls and ensure access to reproductive health care. http://www.cedpa.org/
  • Center for Reproductive Rights The Center for Reproductive Law and Policy (CRLP) is a non-profit legal advocacy group defending women's reproductive rights internationally. In English, Spanish, and French.  http://www.reproductiverights.org/
  • Equality Now, founded in 1992 to work for the protection and promotion of the human rights of women around the world.
    http://www.equalitynow.org/english/index.html
  • Gather the Women Global Matrix http://www.gatherthewomen.org/
  • Global Fund for Women From Palo Alto, California, USA. Funds international women's grassroots organizations. Includes newsletter and links to organizations that have received funding. http://www.globalfundforwomen.org/
  • Global List of Women's Organisations A list of women's organizations worldwide arranged alphabetically by country or territory.  http://www.distel.ca/womlist/womlist.html
  • ICRW, International Center for Research on Women  Based in Washington, DC, USA, it promotes "social and economic development with women's full participation." Includes information about projects, seminars, grants, publications, activism in developing countries.  http://www.icrw.org/
  • International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission Includes "World Watch" which contains information and news stories from different countries. Also "Allies" which contains other links under such topics as immigration, religion, human rights. In English, French, and Spanish.  http://www.iglhrc.org
  • International Labour Organization: ILO's Gender Equality page Includes links to various briefs on gender issues and gender equity projects. In English, Spanish and French.  http://www.ilo.org/public/english/gender.htm
  • International Women's Media Foundation A worldwide organization advocating for the strengthening of women's voices in all media. In English. http://www.iwmf.org
  • IWTC, International Women's Tribune Center A major information, education, communication, networking, technical assistance and training resource for women worldwide Also a publisher/distributor of books, reports, pamphlets, UN documents, postcards, and posters through Women, INK. Based in New York, USA.  http://www.iwtc.org/
  • MADRE An international women's human rights organization originating in the United States which works with sister organizations in Central America, Cuba, Haiti, Mexico, and the former Yugoslavia. Includes information on those projects and organizations.  http://www.madre.org
  • NIKK: Nordic Institute for Women's Studies and Gender Research NIKK organizes seminars, conducts research projects, and publishes a magazine and journal dealing with gender and sexuality. Also provides access to bibliographic databases of women's studies monographs, periodicals, and PhD theses produced by various Nordic entities.  http://www.nikk.uio.no/index_e.html
  • UNIFEM (United Nations Development Fund for Women) http://www.unifem.org/
  • UN Instraw, United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women
    http://www.un-instraw.org/en/7.html
  • U.N. Women’s Watch Division for the Advancement of Women, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations
    http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/Review/
  • WEDO, Women's Environment and Development Organization A women's advocacy organization for environmental issues worldwide. Contains reports, action items, United Nations information and more. http://www.wedo.org
  •  WILPF, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom International  Includes information, political actions, messages, and resources. In English.  http://www.wilpf.org/
  • Women without Borders Vienna based organization that does advocacy for women around the world.  Site provides news of the organization's activities, various reports, and articles from their newsletter. http://www.women-without-borders.org
  • Women's Global Network for Reproductive Rights Network of groups and individuals from around the world who are working for women's reproductive rights. http://www.wgnrr.org/home.php
  • Women's Human Rights Net Includes information about women's human rights issues, announcements, and bulletin boards. In English, French, and Spanish.  http://www.whrnet.org
  • World Bank: Gender and Development Includes country gender profiles, statistics, and links to World Bank projects for women.  http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/TOPICS/EXTGENDER/0,,menuPK:336874~pagePK:149018~piPK:149093~theSitePK:336868,00.html