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Global Development

Women and Children

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    • UNICEF
      The UNICEF web site offers links to a large variety of information and resources concerning children worldwide. Access current and past issues of The Progress of Nations, The State of the World's Children, as well as information specifically for teachers and students.
    • http://www.peacecorps.gov/wws/educators/lessonplans/lesson.cfm?lpid=2521
      A lesson plan on the importance of girls' education from Coverdell World Wise Schools
    • Association for Womens Rights in Development
      The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) is an international, multi-generational, feminist, creative, future-orientated membership organization committed to achieving gender equality, sustainable development and women's human rights. A dynamic network of women and men around the world, AWID members are researchers, academics, students, educators, activists, business people, policy-makers, development practitioners, funders, and more.
    • 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.
    • United Nations Development Fund for Women
      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.
    • http://www.globalfundforwomen.org/
      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.
    • 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.
    • UN Concention 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.
    • UN Population Fund (UNFPA)
      Its stated mission is to promote the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of "health and equal opportunity." UNFPA supports countries in using population data for policies and programs to "reduce poverty and to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, every young person is free of HIV/AIDS, and every girl and woman is treated with dignity and respect."
    • International Program on the Elmination of Child Labor (ILO)
      Produced by the International Labor Organization. The kit describes child labor problems and solutions to them. It illustrates various techniques, media and modes, which can be used to trigger action and stimulate new ideas. These tools are not new. They have been used and tested over time and proven to be effective in various fora in a variety of programs against child labor.
    • Free the Children
      Founded in 1995 by Craig Kielburger, a young Canadian, Free the Children is an international network of children helping children through representation, leadership and action. Free the Children is dedicated to eliminating the exploitation of children ar ound the world, by encouraging youth to volunteer in, as well as to create programs and activities that relieve the plight of underprivileged children.
    • Childrens Rights Information Network
      The Child Rights Information Network (CRIN) is a global network of organizations sharing their experiences and information concerning children's rights. This site is a great resource for information concerning children's human rights.
    • Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers
      In the words of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, "It is immoral that adults should want children to fight their wars for them... There is simply no excuse, no acceptable argument for arming children." Current estimates report that at least 300,000 children under the age of 18 are currently taking part in hostilities around the world. This web site offers important information about the issue, as well as suggested solutions for this worldwide problem.
    • Restoring Women to World Studies
      Curricular unit highlighting women's roles in society, drawing on current and historical examples from around the world
    • A Woman's World
      New York Times readers submitted photos to support women's literacy and empowerment
    • Frontline/World Educators Site
      Frontline/World offers several lesson ideas on the role of women in China, Kenya and elsewhere
    • Women in the Developing World
      A special edition of Worldfocus
    • Women Watch
      WomenWatch is the UN Internet Gateway on the Advancement and Empowerment of Women. The WomenWatch web site offers information about the status of women worldwide. A good resource for learning more about women and development