Women

 

Afghan Women's Stories -- Women in Afghanistan have suffered traumatic assaults on their human rights during more than 20 years of war and under the Taliban. Library of Congress webcasts. www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=4344

Awakened Woman -- Women's spirituality and a whole lot more. Check out the Links. www.awakenedwoman.com

Feminist Majority Foundation -- Created to develop bold new strategies and programs to advance women's equality, non-violence, economic development, and, most importantly, empowerment of women and girls in all sectors of society. All programs of the FMF endeavor to include a global perspective and activities to promote leadership development, especially among young women. Along with reproductive rights and access to reproductive technology, the FMF's programs have focused on the empowerment of women in law, business, medicine, academia, sports, and the Internet. www.feminist.org

Gather the Women -- Global network of women. www.gatherthewomen.org

Global Sisterhood Network -- Founded in 1996, the Global Sisterhood Network largely consists of feminists from around the world who work hand-in-hand, irrespective of class, colour or creed, in a collaborative effort to create improved lives for women. www.global-sisterhood-network.org/content/view/603/68/

Grandmothers for Peace International -- Non-profit organization formed in May of 1982 at the height of the Cold War. Concerned with the dangers of nuclear power plants; radioactive waste; nuclearization and weaponization of space; global militarism that continues to drain desperately needed resources from programs that enhance life; and other peace and justice issues that effect the human family. Work for the passage of a global Comprehensive Test Ban and the abolition of nuclear weapons is a top priority. www.grandmothersforpeace.org

Institute for Women's Policy Research -- The Institute for Women's Policy Research conducts rigorous research and disseminates its findings to address the needs of women, promote public dialogue, and strengthen families, communities, and societies. http://www.iwpr.org/index.cfm

Let the Women Speak -- Links to progressive women's words: articles and audio. www.adot.com/women.html

Madre -- International women's human rights organization demanding human rights for women and families. Women-led, women-run organization, dedicated to informing people in the US about the effects of US policies on communities around the world. MADRE resolved to build real alternatives to war and violence by supporting the priorities of our sister organizations and linking them to the needs of women and families in the US through a people-to-people exchange of direct relief and understanding. www.madre.org

National Women's Alliance -- Proactive, grassroots women of color organization devoted to addressing the intersections of race, class, gender, ethnicity, and sexual orientation through community organizing, training and advocacy. www.gaycenter.org/node/1237

New Profile -- We, Israeli women - Jewish and Palestinian - oppose the occupation of the Palestinian people and refuse to take part in any of its destructive aspects. We refuse to live as enemies. We refuse to fulfil the roles that women are expected to fulfil during wartime. We refuse to pay the economic and social price of the occupation. We refuse to be ignorant and to succumb to terrorizing and silencing. We refuse to raise children to war, poverty and opression. We refuse to remain silent. A collective refusal of women can change reality. A feminine refusal means an alternative voice and a language opposed to the language of power. www.newprofile.org/english/

On the Issues: the Progressive Women's Quarterly -- Online magazine in which progressive voices push the boundaries and break the rules ... a magazine that goes beyond the narrow confines of reflexive cliches, polemics, and stereotypical political correctness ... a magazine that plays to your strengths and assumes your critical intelligence. www.ontheissuesmagazine.com/2009winter/index.php

Peace Women -- Women's International League for Peace and Freedom -- Seeks to nurture communication among a diversity of women's organisations by providing an accessible and accurate information exchange between peace women around the world and the UN system. Extensive links under Contacts. www.peacewomen.org

RAWA -- Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan -- Political/social organization of Afghan women struggling for peace, freedom, democracy and women's rights in fundamentalism-blighted Afghanistan. www.rawa.org

Venus and Eve Forums -- Founded in order to make a space and time for men and women to gather together in discussion circles to express their unique ideas regarding working in corporate America and the uses of technology, especially the Internet. To allow the feminine to be heard and to provide a place where ideas from the feminine are taken seriously. The gathering of men and women in a place where they can speak freely is integral to the feminine influencing the future trends of work and the direction of technology. www.venusandeve.com

Vital Voices -- Vital Voices is a global partnership to support women's progress in building democracies, strong economies and peace. Our work focuses on three critical areas: expanding women's roles in politics and civil society; increasing successful women's entrepreneurship; and fighting trafficking in women and girls and other human rights abuses. http://www.vitalvoices.org/desktopdefault.aspx?page_id=734

Women Building Peace -- International campaign,with the support of over 200 women’s organisations, is working to place issues of women, peace and security firmly onto the international agenda. It was launched by International Alert in May 1999. http://www.womenaction.org/global/peacebuilding.html

Women in Black -- The Women in Black stand in silent vigil to protest war, rape as a tool of war, ethnic cleansing and human rights abuses all over the world. We are silent because mere words cannot express the tragedy that wars and hatred bring. www.womeninblack.org

Women for Peace -- We are women dedicated to the cause of international disarmament. We oppose our government's enormous military expenditures and urge that our country's wealth be devoted, instead, to meeting needs such as education, housing, health care, and protection of the environment. We first came together in 1961 to demand the banning of above-ground nuclear tests. www.womenforpeace.org

Women for Women International -- Provides women survivors of war, civil strife, and other conflicts with tools and resources to move from crisis and poverty into a civil society that promotes and protects peace, stability, and self-sufficiency. www.womenforwomen.org

Women's Action for New Directions -- WAND's mission is to empower women to act politically to reduce violence and militarism, and redirect excessive military resources toward unmet human and environmental needs. www.wand.org

Women's Alliance -- A national organization of independent community-based members who provide professional attire and career skills training to low-income women and families seeking self-sufficiency. www.thewomensalliance.org

Women's Justice Center -- Mission is to provide advocacy, free of charge, for victims of rape, domestic violence, and child abuse, particularly in the Latina and other under served communities of Sonoma County. To provide advocacy training and community education. To coordinate the Task Force on Women in Policing with the goal of increasing the number of women and minorities in our law enforcement agencies. To commit to equal justice for all women and girls. www.justicewomen.com

Women Waging Peace -- Collaborative venture of Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, connects women addressing conflicts worldwide. WWP brings together women from diverse areas of conflict around the world to share peace building strategies, sharpen skills, and shape public policy. www.womenwagingpeace.net