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Media and Communication
Violence against women
Women and War


African Centre for Women

Africa Online - Women
Free monthly listings of women's groups & events worldwide. All contributions & enquiries to: mail: 41 Royal Crescent, London W11 4SN UK fax : +44(0)171 371 6315 

AWOGNet, African Women Global Network
An organisation at Ohio State University, working to improve the lives of women and children in Africa.

Beijing Declaration and platform for action

Forum for Women and Development (Norway)
FOKUS coordinates Norwegian women's organisations' support to and collaboration with women in the South. FOKUS has nearly 50 affiliated women's organisations. including women's committees.

Global Fund for Women
Provides grants to women's groups in developing countries.


WIDNET ­ Africa

Online Resources for African American Women and Womanist Studies

Bradley, Candice - Women's Page
Links to resources on African women.

UCLA. Institute for the Study of Gender in Africa

United Nations African Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders (UNAFRI). Training Workshop on Law, Women and Crime in Africa

UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM)
UNIFEM promotes women's empowerment and gender equality. It works to ensure the participation of women in all levels of development planning and practice, and acts as a catalyst within the UN system, supporting efforts that link the needs and concerns of women to all critical issues on the national, regional and global agendas.

Select bibliography on refugee women.

US-based (New York) organization promoting economic empowerment for women through small business development.

UNICEF - Progress of Nations 1997
Includes comparisons of women in government, statistical tables comparing population, births, mortality, GNP, primary school enrolment.

U.N. WomenWatch

Virtual Sisterhood
A global women's electronic support network, dedicated to strengthening and magnifying the impact of feminist organizing through promotion of electronic communications use within the global women's movement.

Women in national parliaments
Statistics, globally and
by country the IPU's work on behalf of women in political life.


Women's Issues in 3rd World Countries
The development processes in Third World countries, especially the Middle East and Latin American regions, and how economic growth and development affect women's position in society.

Women in decision-making

E-mail lists

An e-mail list to "support the struggle of African women for social progress in Africa and in the world at large". The list owner is Haines Brown, at
To subscribe, send email to:
skip the subject line and as the first line of your message, type: SUBSCRIBE AFRICAW

The AfricaW archives can be reached through:

E-mail list for African women's issues at Indiana University, USA. To subscribe, send email to:
Leave the Subject area blank. In the Message area, put:
subscribe afwoscho Your Name.

Gender related electronic forums
Gender-Related Electronic Forums is an annotated, frequently-updated, alphabetical listing of publicly-accessible electronic forums (also known as "e-mail lists") related to women or to gender issues.

Discussion list to facilitate discussion on gender-relations issues primarily, but not exclusively, across tertiary institutions in KwaZulu-Natal. To subscribe, send email
In the Message area put: subscribe gennet Your Firstname Lastname


South African feminist journal.

California Newsreel, Library of African Cinema
Descriptions and background on African films, and women and development among the different topics.

Female Circumcision
Africa Update (!), newsletter of Central Connecticut State's African Studies Program has four articles on female circumcision in the Vol. 3, No. 2, Spring 1996 issue.

Environnement et Developpement du Tiers-Monde, Synergie Genre et Developpement
ENDA-SYNFEV in Dakar, Senegal seeks to improve the lives of African women.

Francophone African Literature
From the Dept. of French Studies, University of Western Australia on Francophone African writers, esp. women writers.

Huyer, Sophia - Supporting Women's Use of Information Technologies for Sustainable Development
Full text of a Feb. 1997 study for the IDRC of "African women's use of information and communication technologies (ICTs).

International Writing Program, University of Iowa
Has biographies of African writers participating in the Univ. of Iowa program along with samples of their writing.

Organization of Women Writers of Africa (OWWA)


Agenda is a feminist project in South Africa started in 1987. It promotes gender equity, is published four times a year and is available through subscription.

Ethiopia (Government). Embassy (U.S.) - Women in Ethiopia

Ethiopia - Rahel Fikre Selassie

South African Women - Historical Documents (ANC)

South African Women in Science and Engineering

Korieh, Chima Jacob, "Widowhood Among the Igbo of Eastern Nigeria"

Michigan State Univ. Program on the Lakes of East Africa

Rural South African Women Learn Online

SANGONET Women's Page
Keeps you informed about the status of women in South Africa. Networks women and to share information and resources.

Senegal. Ministere de la Femme, de l'Enfant et de la Famille

University of Cape Town. African Gender Institute

University of Natal. Centre for Gender Studies

Weekend Observer's Women's Page (Swaziland)

Zahir, Khalda - Sudanese woman doctor/activist

Communication & Media

African Women Development and Communication Network (FEMNET)

Association of African Professional Women in Communication

Federation of African Media Women

FESPACO 97, Women of
One page on African women filmmakers, especially Valerie Kabore, at FESPACO 97 the famous Burkina Faso film festival.

TAMWA (Tanzania Media Women's Association), e-mail:


Femmes Développement et Entreprise en Afrique (FDEA)

Espace Point de Départ (ESPOD)


UN Food and Agricultural Organisation page on women and food security

WEDO (Women's Environment & Development Organisation), e-mail:

WIDE (Network Women in Development Europe), e-mail:

ENGENDER (Centre for Environment, Gender and Development, Singapore), e-mail:

WECF (Women in Europe for a Common Future), Netherlands, email:


Organisation des Femmes pour la Sécurité Alimentaire et le Développement du Cameroun (OFSAD) ....French.

Africa Regional DHS Nutrition and Family Health Analytical Initiative

Comité Nigérien sur les Pratiques Traditionnelles ayant effet sur la santé des femmes et des enfants (CONIPRAT)....French.

Sub-Saharan Demographic & Health Survey

CHETNA, India, e-mail:

FHI (Family Health International)

HDPP, The Health & Development Policy Project, e-mail:

LIKHAAN, Phillipines, e-mail:

Multidisciplinary African Women's Health Network, Kenya, e-mail:

WGNRR (Women's Global Network for Reproductive Rights, Netherlands): e-mail,

HERA (Health, Empowerment, Rights Accountability), N.Y., email:

Latin American And Caribbean Women's Health Network, Chile, e-mail:

Institute for Women's Health Coalition, New York, e-mail:, fax:+1-212-979-9009

Centre for Population and Family Health, e-mail:

IRRRAG (International Reproductive Rights Research Action Group), e-mail:

Human Rights

CEDAW (UN committee, Division on the advancment of women)

IFEX (International Freedom of Expression Exchange), Canada

IGLHRC (International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Law Group), USA, email:

Internation Human Rights Law Group/ Women's Rights Advocacy Program, e-mail:

IWLD (Institute for Women Law and Development), USA, e-mail:

IWRAW (International Women's Rights Action Watch), USA, fax: (1-612) 624-0068

Women, Law & Development, International, email:

WLUML (Women Living under Muslim Laws), France, e-mail:

Women's Rights Project, Wash.DC, email:

WOMEN, UN Human Rights Section Bulletin,

Young Women and Democracy Programme, e-mail:

Réseau Sous-Régional Femmes Africaines et Droits Humains....French.


African Training and Research Center for Women (ATRCW)

African Women's Organization for Research on Development (AWORD / AFARD)

Council for the Development of Economic and Social Research in Africa (CODESRIA)

FGM Research Home Page.
Page dedicated to research pertaining to and related to Female Genital Mutilation. To subscribe to FGM-L, send email to: In the message area, put: subscribe FGM-L Your Email Address .

Groupe de Recherche d'Études et de Formation "Femmes-Action" (GREFFA)

Women in Development Research Unit - Centre for Inter-Racial Studies

Women's Research and Documentation Centre - lnstitute of African Studies (WRDC)

Women's Research and Documentation Project (WRDP)

lnternational Association for the Advancement of Women in Africa (ASAWA)

Violence Against Women

Association de Lutte contre les Violences faites aux Femmes (ALVF)

Coalition Against Trafficking in Women

Rainbo (Research, Action and Information for the Bodily Integrity of Women)

Women and war

International Fellowship of reconciliation

International Peace Bureau (Switzerland)

War Resisters' Int. Women's Working Group, e-mail:

Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, e-mail:

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