BEADS For Education
- Originally a project of IWDC , BEADS for Education has grown
tremendously and found its own footing. Designed to strengthen
womens leadership in Africa, BEADS for education provides
scholarships for African girls; promotes business development
for African women; and supports conservation through education.
United Nations Millenium Development Goals
United Nations Millenium Development Goals
- IWDC supports the UN's Millenium Development Goals, a series of eight goals to be achieved by 2015 that respond to the world's main development challenges.
Special on Women in Power-- Biographies and interviews with women political
leaders around the world.
for Women's Global Leadership -- Develops and facilitates
women's leadership for women's human rights and social justice
of Women World Leaders -- Network of 25 current and former
women heads of state and heads of government.
Women -- Biographies of women in government and politics
around the world and throughout history.
Union -- Great data on women's political participation
- Women's Global Political Participation
- The United Nations site for women.
Access and Leadership Initiative -- Description of their
voter and civic education campaigns, candidate training, and
Environment and Development Organization -- 50/50 by 2005
initiative. Fact sheets and links about women's political
in Politics: Beyond Numbers -- On International
IDEA's website; focus on the qualitative impact of women on
Leaders 1945 - 2001 -- List of rulers currently in office,
historical queens, presidents, prime ministers, governors
and other women leaders.
Guide to Women in Leadership -- Features frequently updated
listings of women in political positions throughout the world
and throughout history.
International -- A worldwide service
organization of executives in business and the professions
working together to advance the status of women.
-- Run by an international group of feminists
based in London. Aviva is a free webzine providing free
listings, news and information pertaining to women around
the World of Women's Information Services -- Online database
of women's information centers and libraries that are open
to the public.
-- Online media gateway to inform a global audience about
human rights and sustainable development.
Women's International News Gathering Service --
This site contains Real Audio recordings of women-focused
radio newscasts. Some examples are: "Hats Off to Bella"
a memorial to US Congresswoman Bella Abzug, "Women's
Liberty in Zimbabwe" a report on women's legal status
in Zimbabwe, and "Women in Symphony Orchestras"
a report on discrimination in symphony hiring practices.
Issues -- 3rd World -- Daily news about women in developing
countries with links to other women's issues.
Enews -- Provides a professional news service to the public
and the media, policy makers and opinion shapers, covering
the news about issues of importance to women; project of the
NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund.
-- News on women's rights and other global women's issues;
Part of the WorldNews
-- WomensNet is a news information source
with a focus on women. Their site contains articles, a database
on Women's Studies programs and thousands of links to related
-- Articles on women's rights activists around the world.
for Development and Population Activities -- Empowers
women at all levels of society to be full partners in development;
Main focus on reproductive health.
Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN) --
A network of women scholars and activists from the economic
South who engage in feminist research and analysis of the
global environment and are committed to working for economic
justice, gender justice and democracy.
Majority Global Feminism -- Global newswire, Beijing+5
information, and global links.
Gap -- Information on women in the military, women's participation
in national and local government and women's success in recent
Fund for Women -- Grantmaking foundation that provides
flexible, timely assistance to grassroots women's groups around
the world focusing on enabling women to participate fully
in all aspects of their societies.
Center for Research on Women (ICRW) -- Researches on and
advocates for international women's issues.
Women's Tribune Center -- Connecting women globally for
social change. Includes an online book store and a GlobalNet
Corps -- The Peace Corps web site has information
about joining the Peace Corps, about the countries where volunteers
serve and how to contribute time without actually going overseas.
-- United Nations Development Fund for Women.
-- British non-profit focusing on developing women's capacity
and the recognition of women's human rights.
-- Coalition of UN agencies that deal with the advancement
and empowerment of women.
EDGE -- Organizes economic, political and social change
by mobilizing Americans around international women's issues
and lobbying the US government on international trade and
in Informal Employment Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO)
-- Worldwide coalition of institutions and individuals concerned
with improving the status of women in the informal sector
of the economy.
International Center -- Gives Living Legacy Awards to
women leaders around the world; Biographies of
Law and Development International -- Empowering women
to fight for women's rights through research, training and
Leaders Online -- Great list of international women's
Online Worldwide -- Chatrooms, weekly webcasts,
links, message boards, rural women's discussion, online magazine.
Ink. -- Women, Ink. is a project of the International
Women's Tribune Center to market and distribute books on women
and development worldwide. You can order books from this site.
for American Women and Politics -- A university-based
research, education and public service center. Its mission
is to promote greater understanding and knowledge about women's
participation in politics and government and to enhance women's
influence and leadership in public life.
List -- Political network for pro-choice Democratic women.
of Women Voters -- Non-partisan political organization
that encourages the informed and active participation of citizens
in government, works to increase understanding of major public
policy issues, and influences public policy through education
Council of Women's Organizations -- Bipartisan network
of more than 100 women's organizations including grassroots,
service, research, media and legal advocacy groups.
Women's Political Caucus -- American multi-partisan national
grassroots membership organization dedicated to identifying,
recruiting, training and supporting pro-choice women for elected
and appointed office at all levels of government.
Women Connect -- Connecting women and girls working for
rights and empowerment and linking them with other activists
and advocates around the globe.
White House Project -- This organization is working to
change the US political climate so that women from all walks
of life can launch successful campaigns for the US presidency
and other key positions.
List -- Largest fundraising group for pro-choice Republican
women candidates at all levels of government.
& Politics Institute at American University -- Dedicated
to the advancement of the study and discussion of women and
politics, the promotion of opportunities for women in politics,
and the involvement of students, faculty and current political
leaders in issues of concern to women.
Action for New Directions (WAND) -- Working to establish
a network of elected women leaders to affect federal budget
policies; has a women legislators' lobby.
Policy, Inc. -- The unique source of information on women's
issues in Congress, "The Source" newsletter, and
The Women's Caucus.
-- NGO founded by women in Africa; working for a world
in which women and men are equal partners at all levels in
decision-making and in creating sustainable development
(Kudirat Initiative for Democracy) -- Works to empower and
enable the development of Africa by strengthening organizations
and initiatives dedicated to the advancement of women and
for Democracy in Vietnam -- Posts the activities of its
members who are fighters for democracy in Vietnam and abroad;
Includes press releases.
-- Platform for news and features on Asian women globally
including a discussion of family lives, political participation,
economic well-being, health and rights.
Intra Network -- This Australian women's organization
posts monthly calendars of events pertaining to women around
for Legislative Development -- Philippine-based organization
that promotes an interaction between an efficient, effective
legislature and a dynamic, vibrant civil society. Fact
sheets on women's political participation.
Vietnam Alliance -- A coalition of 35 Vietnamese democracy
movements; Publishes "Vietnam Democracy",
an online monthly newsletter to inform the international community
of news and political developments in Vietnam.
Kong Voice of Democracy -- Tracks the activities of grassroots
democracy movements in Hong Kong and works to protect freedom
of the press.
Women's Association (SEWA) -- Trade union based in India;
Organization of poor, self-employed women workers that mobilizes
women around issues like food security, minimum wage, child
care and home-based work.
Database of Women in Decision-Making -- Fact Sheets, Searchable
Database, Interviews, Country Reports and EU Data on women
in government in Europe.
Mujer -- provides training and small business loans so
women can initiate or improve small businesses and increase
-- Administered by UNIFEM, this site contains weekly news,
an organization database and can be read in English or Arabic.
Democracy Institute -- Independent and non-partisan research
center based in Jerusalem; Working to strengthen democracy
by promoting political and economic reforms and serving as
a source of information for civic leaders and the general
Election Watch -- Resources and information on past and
upcoming elections around the world.
Democracy Center -- Provides advocacy, training, counseling,
strategy planning and other assistance to people working on
social and economic justice issues on three continents.
Net (DNet) -- An interactive online voter guide with nonpartisan,
state-specific election information where you can compare
candidate statements, suggest issues you care about and learn
about the election process in your community. DNet provides
a free online forum for candidates at all levels to debate
the issues of importance in communities.
Resources -- Complete and detailed international election
Foundation for Election Systems -- This site has
election information including a calendar of elections around
IDEA (Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance)
-- Intergovernmental organization with mandate to support
the growth of genuine, sustainable democracy.
Union -- Focal point for world-wide parliamentary dialogue
and works for peace and cooperation among peoples and for
the firm establishment of representative democracy.
Republican Institute -- Non-partisan US-based organization
that conducts programs outside the US to promote democracy
and strengthen free markets and rule of law.
Democratic Institute for International Affairs -- Provides
practical assistance to civic and political leaders advancing
democratic values, practices and institutions.
Endowment for Democracy -- Private, U.S.-based organization
that provides grants to help strengthen democracy around the
-- Provides resources, inspiring ideas and opportunities for
social entrepreneurs and those interested in learning more
about social change.
-- Website for civil education practitioners, scholars, policymakers,
civic-minded journalists and NGOs promoting civic education.
-- Strengthens citizen action and promotes civil society throughout
-- Webgrrls is a network of women interested in the
internet that meets both in cyberspace and the real world.
Webgrrl chapters all over the United States meet regularly
in the name of "networking". On-line features include
financial tips and profiles of women in business.
Magazine Women in Tech -- News on women leading the way
in the tech field.
in Technology International (WITI) -- WITI's
mission is to enhance the status of women in science and technology.
Their web site is fittingly high-tech and more-or-less easy
to navigate. Features include profiles of women in technology,
training resources and information on upcoming conferences.
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