Advocates for Youth
“Advocates for Youth is dedicated to creating programs and advocating for policies that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. Advocates provides information, training, and strategic assistance to youth-serving organizations, policy makers, youth activists, and the media in the United States and the developing world.”
American Association of University Women - Since its first meeting in 1881, AAUW has been a catalyst for change. Today, with more than 100,000 members, 1,300 branches, and 500 college and university partners, AAUW contributes to a more promising future and provides a powerful voice for women and girls—a voice that cannot and will not be ignored. http://www.aauw.org/
Center for American Progress
"The Center for American Progress is a think tank dedicated to improving the lives of Americans through ideas and action. We combine bold policy ideas with a modern communications platform to help shape the national debate, expose the hollowness of conservative governing philosophy, and challenge the media to cover the issues that truly matter. Our work builds upon progressive ideals put forth by such leaders as Teddy Roosevelt, FDR, JFK, and Martin Luther King. We draw from the great social movements of the 20th century—from labor rights and worker safety, to civil rights and women's suffrage. We translate those values into new ideas and action firmly rooted in the economic and political realities of the 21st century."
Center for Women and Information Technology
"Internet Gender Gap Closing," a March 2000 headline proclaims. While the increase in female Internet users is certainly good news, the headline masks some troubling aspects of women's involvement with information technology (IT). Women are still seriously under-represented as developers of IT, and they are often not well served as IT users. The Center for Women and Information Technology, established at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) in July, 1998, seeks to address and rectify the above-mentioned problems and to enhance our understanding of the relationship between gender and IT.
Dads and Daughters
"Dads and Daughters is the national advocacy nonprofit group for fathers and daughters. DADs inspires fathers to actively and deeply engage in the lives of their daughters and galvanizes fathers and others to transform the pervasive cultural messages that devalue girls and women."
Discrimination enforced by law: women's struggle around the world
Countries around the world have a variety of laws discriminating against women, ranging from age of marriage, nationality, freedom of movement to the right to divorce, work and retire under the same conditions as men. Thanks to BethAnn, Mrs. Agatha Charles' 11th Grade History Class, Valley Charter School
"DrugWatch.com is a comprehensive Web site database featuring extensive information about thousands of different medications and drugs currently on the market or previously available worldwide. DrugWatch.com includes up-to-date information about prescription and over-the-counter medications and includes details about associated side effects to aid in the protection of patients and consumers. "
Economist - Women in the workforce The importance of sex
Forget China, India and the internet: economic growth is driven by women. Thanks to Jocelyn, Mrs. Agatha Charles' 11th Grade History Class, Valley Charter School
All the tools you need to start your own feminist group.
"The Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF), which was founded in 1987, is a cutting edge organization dedicated to women's equality, reproductive health, and non-violence. In all spheres, FMF utilizes research and action to empower women economically, socially, and politically. Our organization believes that feminists - both women and men, girls and boys - are the majority, but this majority must be empowered."
Feministing.com, the online forum for young women, has just added resource pages on seven issue areas: Education; Health; International Issues; Violence Against Women; Reproductive Rights and Health; Sex; and Work and the Economy. Links to all issue pages can be found at http://www.feministing.com.
Gender Public Advocacy Coalition
"The Gender Public Advocacy Coalition (GenderPAC) works to end discrimination and violence caused by gender stereotypes by changing public attitudes, educating elected officials and expanding legal rights. GenderPAC also promotes understanding of the connection between discrimination based on gender stereotypes and sex, sexual orientation, age, race, class."
"Inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold."
"We're a bunch of anonymous females who take the names of dead women artists as pseudonyms and appear in public wearing gorilla masks. In 18 years we have produced over 100 posters, stickers, books, printed projects, and actions that expose sexism and racism in politics, the art world, film and the culture at large. We use humor to convey information, provoke discussion, and show that feminists can be funny."
Guerilla Girls on Tour
Guerrilla Girls On Tour is an internationally acclaimed anonymous theatre collective founded by three former members of Guerrilla Girls. The group began in the mid 90’s when Aphra Behn, Lorraine Hansberry and Hallie Flanagan, then members of Guerrilla Girls, initiated a new focus for the anonymous feminist group that would address the lack of opportunities for women in theatre and explore a way to combine performance and visual art. GGOT creates original plays, street actions, visual work and residency programs that dramatize women’s history and advocate on behalf of women and artists of color in the performing arts. In order to put the focus of their work on the issues they address, each member works under the name of a dead woman artist and performs wearing a gorilla mask. For more details about Guerrilla Girls On Tour read the article that appeared
Hip Mama is a magazine bursting with political commentary and ribald tales from the front lines of motherhood.
Isis International Manila: “Linking Women. Sharing Knowledge. Engendering Change"
Isis International is a feminist NGO committed to creating spaces within information and communications structures and systems, that promote the many voices of women, particularly those from the South. Isis believes women’s access and capacity to participate in generating and disseminating their own knowledge and experiences through various mediums of communication can lead to transformation of society.Isis is likewise committed to challenge inequities, stereotypes and cultural and political homogenisation furthered by globalised media that hamper the realisation of a more just, sustainable and humane world.
Includes a dedicated women's rights section that features domestic violence resources such as hotlines, tiplines, news, and laws, as well as women's rights articles with a focus on the applicable laws.
The League of Women Voters
"The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, 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 and advocacy."
MBA Online: Online Guide to Women in the Workforce: Past and Present
Women have gone through many hardships for centuries in order to be seen as equals among men. It was been a hard fight to find their way into the workforce, that for so long was dominated by men. They never stopped trying to get this injustice fixed and started to prevail when people realized that there was no reason why women shouldn't be able to have the same rights as men. The government passed laws allowing women to receive equal pay, get an education, and work in the same industries as men have for so long. Women still face the challenges of the glass ceiling and being discriminated against in the workplace, but it is only a matter of time before the world realizes how much of an "under-utilized" resource women really are and that the benefits would be hugely beneficial for the economy and world's future. Take a look at these resources for more information on women's rights, discrimination, the 19th Amendment, and women in the workforce. Thanks to Garret, Mrs. Agatha Charles' 11th Grade History Class, Valley Charter School
NARAL Pro-Choice America
NARAL Pro-Choice America is committed to protecting the right to choose and electing candidates who will promote policies to prevent unintended pregnancy. We are going on the offensive, reshaping the terms of the debate, and bridging the false divides that are meant to keep us from progress on reproductive health.
National Organization for Women
"NOW is dedicated to making legal, political, social and economic change in our society in order to achieve our goal, which is to eliminate sexism and end all oppression."
National Women’s Hall of Fame
The Hall is a shrine to some of the greatest women in the history of this country and a tribute that grows annually with each induction ceremony as we learn to appreciate more about the wonderful contributions that women make to our civilization.
National Women’s History Project
The National Women's History Project, founded in 1980, is an educational nonprofit organization. Our mission is to recognize and celebrate the diverse and historic accomplishments of women by providing information and educational materials and programs.
National Women's Political Caucus
"The National Women's Political Caucus is a multicultural, intergenerational, and multi-issue grassroots organization dedicated to increasing women’s participation in the political process and creating a true women’s political power base to achieve equality for all women. NWPC recruits, trains and supports pro-choice women candidates for elected and appointed offices at all levels of government regardless of party affiliation."
Stop the Violence
StopViolence collects resources about non-repressive responses to a variety of violence, including school shootings, sexual assault, and hate crimes. The underlying belief of StopViolence is that punishment after a crime is not effective crime prevention; a safe and peaceful society requires justice, not overdoses of prison, chain gangs and executions.
Third Wave Foundation
"We strive to combat inequalities that we face as a result of our age, gender, race, sexual orientation, economic status or level of education. By empowering young women, Third Wave is building a lasting foundation for social activism around the country."
The Transgender Resource Guide
The following resources are provided for transgender communities, families and friends of transgender individuals, and those wishing to learn more about the transgender community:
USA People Watch - Women's Rights: Then and now
"Women have been fighting for their rights for more than 200 years. Women have come a long way having achieved huge success in regards to rights to education, property, family planning, reproduction and voting. Many have accepted the ridicule given to them and have still continued to fight. The song 'Don't Rain on My Parade' sung by Barbra Streisand in the musical 'The Funny Girl' tries to mimic the spirit of the activists and the suffrage they fought for. It was certainly not easy for women to gain equality to men and have the same rights. Still, the struggle is not complete. Women still face the issue of glass ceiling. The glass ceiling is a form of discrimination which prevents educated, professional, well qualified, hardworking women from being promoted to higher levels in an organization. The issue of the glass ceiling is prevalent in many organizations across the US." Includes many helpful links. Thanks to Kira, Mrs. Agatha Charles' 11th Grade History Class, Valley Charter School
WAMM: Women Against Military Madness
"WAMM is a nonviolent feminist organization that works in solidarity with others to create a system of social equality, self-determination and justice through education and empowerment of women. WAMM's purpose is to dismantle systems of militarism and global oppression."
Woman's Rights Movement, University of Virginia
Historical data. Thanks to Jesse, Mrs. Agatha Charles' 11th Grade History Class, Valley Charter School
Women's Fight for the Vote, University of Missouri - Kansas City
Should the 14th Amendment be interpreted as guaranteeing to women the right to vote? How did women finally win the right to vote? Thanks to Christina, Mrs. Agatha Charles' 11th Grade History Class, Valley Charter School
Women of the World: Empowering Women to Leadership
Join the Women of the World (WOWNOW) initiative to raise women's role in societies around the world.
Women's Human Rights Resources, Center for Women's Global Leadership, Rutgers University
These sites represent entities devoted to worldwide women's activism. They include significant documents, UN affiliated NGOs, government agencies, academic institutions, research centers, as well as focus-specific organizations working on issues such as advocacy, empowerment, human rights, social justice, HIV/AIDS, prevention of violence against women, etc. Each site contains links to the organizations' publications and other online resources useful for investigations on women and gender. The list is arranged by continents and countries where the organizations are located and/or provide services. The category "Transnational" lists organizations and other entries with transnational and international scope. Relevant sites from different units at Rutgers University are also included. Thanks to Jake, Mrs. Agatha Charles' 11th Grade History Class, Valley Charter School
We Connect Now
We Connect is dedicated to uniting people interested in rights and issues affecting people with disabilities, with particular emphasis on college students and access to higher education and employment issues.