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  • Women's Human Rights

      1. Feminist Majority Foundation
        The Feminist Majority Foundation provides an extensive collection of links and resources related to all aspects of women's human rights. Includes a specific section highlighting international women's issues.
      2. Global Fund for Women
        The Global Fund for Women is a granting agency that provides funds to groups outside United States who are working for human rights and equality. This site offers an interesting collection of links to GFW grantees, as well as links to other women's human rights sites.
      3. Human Rights Watch Women's Rights Division
        The Women's Rights Division section of the Human Rights Watch (HRW) web site provides links to information about current international women's human rights issues. Follow links to learn more about breaking news, ongoing HRW campaigns, and current HRW publications.
      4. International Center for Research on Women
        The International Center for Research on Women provides access to reports and publications related to international women's issues. This site offers an extensive collection of links related to international development and human rights.
      5. Stop Gender Apartheid in Afghanistan
        On September 27, 1996, the Taliban, an extremist militia, seized control of the capital of Afghanistan, Kabul, and violently plunged the occupied territories of Afghanistan into a brutal state of gender apartheid in which women and girls have been stripped of their basic human rights. This site offers information about the ongoing human rights abuses perpetrated by the Taliban government in Afghanistan.
      6. The United Nations and the Status of Women
        The United Nations and the Status of Women Web site outlines the UN's actions on behalf of women worldwide, and describes the United Nations agenda for gender equality.
      7. UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)
        The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), adopted in 1979 by the UN General Assembly, is often described as an international bill of rights for women. Consisting of a preamble and 30 articles, it defines what constitutes discrimination against women and sets up an agenda for national action to end such discrimination.
      8. United Nations Bibliography on Women
        This bibliography features a selection of publication available from the United Nations Libraries in Geneva and New York. It covers the period from 1988 to 1999, and most documents are available in Adobe Acrobat .pdf format.
      9. United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM)
        The UNIFEM seeks women's empowerment and gender equality through the promotion of women's human rights and the strengthening of economic and political power. This site offers information on women's issues as well as resources for women.
      10. United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women
        The DAW advocates the improvement of the status of women around the world. This web site offers details concerning the Beijing Conference as well as news and information regarding the struggle for the equal participation of women in all sectors of national and global systems.
      11. Women and International Development Resource Guide
        Developed by the Women and International Development Program at Michigan State University, this guide includes sites that relate to the field of women and international development. These sites were collected and organized through an extensive search and from suggestions by individuals in the field. The sites have been categorized by region and/or topic and include a wide variety of resources.
      12. Women's Human Rights Net
        WHRnet is a collaborative Information & Communication Technology (ICT) project developed by an international coalition of women's organizations. WHRnet aims to strengthen advocacy for women's human rights through the effective utilization of information and communication technologies. This site features an extensive collection of links and resources related to women's international human rights issues. This is a great place to start.

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