AI/WHRP -Amnesty International/Womens Human Rights Program focuses on promoting womens human rights within Amnesty's mandate. It seeks to stop the particular violations of civil and political rights that women and girls experience. This website focuses on goals for stopping womens human rights violations, actions to be taken, campaigns, news, publications, and links to Amnesty International. Available in English and Spanish.

APC/WNSP -Womens Networking Support Programme
, a co-coordinator with IWTC of WomenAction 2000, is a pioneer in bringing womens networks together over the internet. It focuses on the use of Information Technology as a powerful tool to help build social networks and contribute towards progressive and social change for women. This web-site provides information in research and evaluation, policy and advocacy, training, and online experiences of women accessible in English, French, and Spanish.

Aviva. This is a free "Webzine" being run by an international group of feminists based in London. An international womens magazine, it enables women all over the world to make contact with each other, and acts as a "host" site to womens groups and services globally. Other services include news, and tutorials.

AWID -Association for Women in Development
, is an international membership organization that connects, informs and mobilizes people and organizations committed to achieving gender equality, sustainable development and human rights for everyone. AWID works across disciplines, regions and sectors to cause policy, institutional and individual change that will improve the lives of women and girls around the world.

BBC/WIWP - British Broadcasting Corporation/Women in World Politics World service web-site features "Getting More women in Power: What It Will Take." This web-site details an eleven point analysis formed through interviews with women in the political arena, and provides information through links to the Beijing Platform for Action, and other womens organizations focused on Women in Power & Decision-Making. In addition to a glossary of words related to political issues.

Boston Women's Health Book Collective is a non-profit, public interest women's health education, advocacy, and consulting organization. Beginning with a publication of "Our Bodies, Ourselves" in 1970, the organization has inspired the women's health movement. This website is an invaluable resource for links alphabetized according to illnesses as well links to other women and health websites.

BRIDGE is a gender development organisation that supports gender mainstreaming efforts by bridging the gaps between theory, policy and practice with accessible gender information. Based out of the United Kingdom, this website provides online gender and economic reports, free paper copies of bulletins, subscription information, glossaries, internet materials, and reviews with information about the Beijing Plus Five process.

Captive Daughters is dedicated to ending the sex trafficking of children with special emphasis on the girl child. Based in California, US, their site is rich in resources, offering research reports and media articles of current interest, actions and initiatives, relevant publications and materials, background information about sex trafficking and other related issues such as child prostitution and pornography and exploitation of immigrant women. The site also lists links and contact information for other organizations who work on these issues.

CAVNET -Communities Against Violence Network is a diverse network of professionals and advocates working in the areas of domestic violence, stalking, sexual assault, and rape. This information sharing network has collected numerous resources at national and international levels. This information is available in a searchable format at this site.

CEDPA -Centre for Development and Population Activities is a women-focused nonprofit international organization founded in1975. CEDPA's web-site provides information on training programs, workshops, and publications linking reproductive health services and women's empowerment. This web-site focuses on youth as an integral part of the development agenda set by the organization.

Children's House is a network of organizations working for childrens human rights that facilitates the translation of the benefits of research and programming into policy and practice. Each topic, such as Child Health or Childrens Rights has a dedicated web page that is moderated by a member organization. The vast Information Resources section, maintained by the Australian Institute of Family Studies, provides extensive links under the following headings: General, Advocacy and Policy, Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention, Child Health and Child Poverty, Children and Cities, Children and War, Childrens Rights, Early Childhood, Homeless Children and Street Kids, Youth and Adolescents, Journals with Relevance to Children, and Internet Resources for Children.

CIPE -Center for International Private Enterprise provides an online information service designed to serve as a primary source of information on efforts to promote economic reform, private enterprise, and democratic institutions. An affiliate of USAID and the US Chamber of Commerce, CIPE has a gender focus providing features such as "E-dialogue for women entrepreneurs"; a Conference on "Africa and America: A Gateway for Women in Business"; "Supporting Women Entrepreneurs" and more. Check out their latest collaborative initiatives with national banks, institutes and governments all over the world! In English, Spanish and Arabic.

CONGO - Conference of Non-governmental Organizations in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations Economic and Social Council assists the great variety of non-governmental organizations in consultative status to promote their common aim of supporting the United Nations Charter; works on behalf of non-governmental organizations in consultative status to develop that status and improve their relationship and cooperation with the United Nations and its various organs; and provides a forum for non-governmental organizations with common interests to come together to study, plan, support, and act in relation to the principles and programmes of the United Nations .

CRIN -Child Rights Information Network
is based in London, UK and works to improve the lives of children through the exchange of information about child rights. The site contains a vast childrens rights publications database, a calendar of events, and CRIN newsletters. Their featured "Theme Desk" provides current news, policy and briefing papers, publications and links to organisations working within the field of that issue, such as HIV/AIDS or Child Labour.

CRLP -Center for Reproductive Law and Policy
is a non-profit legal and policy advocacy organization dedicated to promoting women's reproductive rights. This website provides information on CRLP 's programmes, policy analysis, legal research, and public education seeking to achieve women's equality in society, and ensure that all women have access to appropriate and freely chosen reproductive health services.

CWC -Concerned for Working Children empowers working children by employing strategies that preserve their rights and dignity. With offices in India, their site provides extensive information about CWCs projects and initiatives, and the section on "Lessons Learnt" features an interesting list of new insights gained from their work.

CWGL -Center for Women's Global Leadership. The Center's programs promote the leadership of women and advance feminist perspectives in policy-making processes in the local, national and international arenas. Since 1990, the Global Center has fostered women's leadership in the area of human rights through women's global leadership institutes, strategic planning activities, international mobilization campaigns, UN monitoring, global education endeavors, publications, and a resource center.

CWS -Church World Service comprises of 35 American religious institutions partnered with indigenous churches and organizations in more than 80 countries worldwide to assist in disaster and emergency relief to refugees. This site is a resource gold-mine, containing reliable information about emergency situations, childrens games, organizational links, field reports, and free services/tools for you or your organization. http://www.churchworldservice. org

Cyber-grrl.Inc. provides women with a comprehensive, searchable directory of links to female friendly sites and information on the World Wide Web, with links to nine different regions, and many other womens sites.

ECPAT -End Child Prostitution, Pornography, and Trafficking is a global network of organisations and individuals working together for the elimination of these practices and the protection of childrens rights. While this site focuses on the activities of ECPAT Australia, it contains valuable links to more information on these issues.

Equality Now acts to end human rights violations against women. Currently is undertaking a campaign to support organizations and individual activists working to stop female genital mutilation. Available in English, French, Spanish and Arabic.

FCI -Family Care International is a non-profit organization established to improve women's sexual and reproductive health and rights in developing countries with a special emphasis on making pregnancy and childbirth safer. This website provides an invaluable, alphabetized set of links to relevant sites relating to motherhood, and women-centered approach to reproductive health.

FIRE -Feminist International Radio Endeavour, a ground-breaking womens media network that began short-wave radio broadcasts from their base in Costa Rica on May 1, 1991 and web-based radio broadcasts on the Internet in May 1998. The site contains both written and broadcast interviews from women worldwide, and is available in Spanish and English. The Real Player programme needed to hear the broadcasts can be downloaded from the site. Definitely worth a visit! Covers Beijing plus Five and all the critical areas of concern from the Beijing Platform for Action as well as other activities of feminists in the region.

GAATW -Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women aims to ensure that the human rights of trafficked women are respected and protected by authorities and agencies. This site contains general background information as well as urgent action to allow organizations and individuals to get involved.

Gender, Science and Technology Gateway collaborates with the United Nations on how women can participate in science and technology for development worldwide. You will find out from the gender advisory working groups their recommendation for a global action plan and analysis on gender and formal education, gender and nonformal education/training, and gender and distance learning. E-resources, expert database, and links to relevant UN sites.

Global March Against Child Labour began with a worldwide march in 1998 to build awareness and participation against this issue, and the Global March International Secretariat is located in New Delhi, India. Global Marchs website contains extensive resources including status reports on child labour in different regions of the world and ideas to take action. Also featured is an outgrowth of the Global March, their new crusade, The Global Campaign for Education, which aims to "mobilise public pressure on governments to fulfil their promises to provide free, quality education for all people, in particular for our children and women."

HRW -Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world, standing with victims and activists against discrimination, investigating and exposing human rights violations, challenging governments to end abusive practices, and enlisting support for the cause of human rights for all. This Womens Rights Division web-site provides information dealing with Womens Human Rights, breaking news from around the world, campaigns including Beijing Plus Five, publications, research and advocacy, international film festival, and additional resources with links to other human rights web-sites.

HRW -Human Rights Watch provides Reports on Women's Rights. These include "Crime or Custom Violence Against Women in Pakistan", "Violence against Women in Peru's Armed Conflict", "Too Little, Too Late: State Response to Violence Against Women" and many others. women.html

HRWeb -Human Rights Web is a web-site dedicated to linking all those seeking to promote human rights to available resources. These include databases, UN sites and documents, email lists and newsgroups, and regional Human Rights organizations in Africa, Asia, Australia and Pacific Islands, Europe, the Middle East, and North and South America.

Human Rights Internet (HRI) was founded in 1976 and is a world leader in the exchange of information within the worldwide human rights community. HRI communicates by phone, fax, mail and the Internet with more than 5,000 organizations and individuals around the world working for the advancement of human rights. The organization supports the work of the global non-governmental community. The site's search engine pulls up information available on the site as well as other useful internet sites.

Hunger Project is a coalition of hundreds of NGOs and individuals organized to combat world hunger by using women as epicenters for mobilization. Since women bear the primary responsibility for family, health, education and nutrition, the Hunger Projects work is grassroots. With 19 regional offices, the Hunger Project empowers women food farmers through local leadership, literacy, micro-business, credit and agro-training programmes. You can find on their web-site their latest newsletter and links to their country programmes.

IANSA -International Action Network on Small Arms
facilitates NGO action aimed at preventing the proliferation and misuse of small arms. Using a holistic (economic, political, legal and cultural) approach, IANSAs website is a clearinghouse of news, alerts, resources, and government documents about small arms/light weapons issues.

ICBL -International Campaign to Ban Landmines accomplishes its mission by monitoring the mine ban treaty, through advocating local and international governments and organizations, acting as a resource center and distributor, and serving as a networking nexus between public and private organizations working on this issue. Invaluable links, cutting edge news articles, original reports and its resource/document centre will make this site one you will visit again and again.

ICHRDD -International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development has been involved in the defense and promotion of womens human rights since its inception in 1988. This web-site provides information about programmes in all parts of the world, publications, and links to Womens Rights web-sites.

IFOR- WPP -International Fellowship of Reconciliation-Women Peacemakers Program
, seeks to support and empower women peace activists locally and globally. This web-site describes the programme and provides information about nonviolence training for women. In addition, WPP publications are available on-line.

IFUW -The International Federation of University Women advocates to national governments and international organizations that education better girls and womens lives. Because IFUWs web of international affiliations is extensive, their web page is particularly useful for finding out about other organizations with common interests, international conferences and fellowships, IFUWs study and action programme, and the latest news in global advocacy for women and education.

IHRLG/WRAP - International Human Rights Law Group/Women's Rights Advocacy Program
works to strengthen the capacity of women's groups by disseminating information and providing training in using human rights language and international human rights standards to advocate effectively for women's human rights. WRAP collaborates with women's groups at local, national, regional and international levels and links them with groups working on similar issues, thereby ensuring the progressive strengthening of national mechanisms to hold governments accountable.

IIAV -International Information Service and Archives of the Womens Movement which includes international, national and local womens information, womens documentation and research centres connected to various universities, gender-specific information sections connected to governmental organizations, resource centres in which womens information is collected, and a wide range of womens magazines, radio or TV programmes, which function as a focal point for distributing information in countries where the womens movement is in its early stages. This web-site also includes links to other womens sites.

IISD-Linkages - International Institute for Sustainable Development, is an electronic clearinghouse for information invaluable to any policy maker or activist working in the field of environment and/or development. This website is an ocean of multimedia resources broken down into regional work and sectoral work in the sustainable development field. It contains archives of journals, an impressive directory of key organizations, subscriptions to e-zines, international documents, calendar of international conferences, video clips of ongoing negotiation processes and more. Add this to your favorites!

ICW -International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS, is a registered UK charity, established by a group on HIV positive women in 1992. This website provides information on issues and needs facing all women living with HIV, support groups, and key contacts in five regions of the world.

International IDEA, the Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, focuses on the quantitative and qualitative impact of women on political decision-making. This web-site provides an extensive array of links, news, and publications, including their book, "Women in Parliament: Beyond Numbers." IDEA provides a forum of interaction and exchange of experience among a variety of global actors involved in the promotion of democracy.

works globally to improve women's lives through a focus on reproductive health. The site includes notices about efforts to prevent unsafe abortion, improve treatment of its complications and reduce its consequences.

IPPF -The International Planned Parenthood Federation is a registered UK charity founded in Bombay in 1952. IPPF links national autonomous Family Planning Associations (FPAs) in over 150 countries worldwide. This web-site provides links to web-sites in different regions, press releases, and resources that include documents and reports.

IPU -Inter-Parliamentary Union is the world organization of parliaments of sovereign states, established in 1889. This web-site contains updated, and detailed analysis of women in politics. It provides a bibliographic database about women in politics, women parliamentarians, and follow-ups to the Beijing Conference, in addition to invaluable links, publications, which include their most recent book, "Politics: Womens Insight," press releases, and monthly journals available in English and French.

IRC -International Rescue Committee is a leading non-sectarian, voluntary organization providing relief, protection and resettlement services for refugees and victims of violent conflict. IRC accomplishes its mission through national and international advocacy and by providing hands on assistance in resettlement, health and training services. Their web site gives easy access to IRCs programs all over the world as well as particular regional/country information. Highlights include a newsroom and an online refugee reference library.

Isis Internacional/Santiago, Chile, is an international information and communications service for women. The site contains information on their documentation centre, publications, networks and other cativities, with a focus on issues such as violence against women and follow-up to the Beijing plus Five Special Session in new York. Isis Internacional is a partner with ALAI in Latin American WomenAction 2000 activities.

Isis International/Manila, Philippines, is an international feminist NGO dedicated to womens information and communication needs, focusing on advancing womens rights, leadership and empowerment in Asia and the Pacific. This website is an invaluable resource for women on the net, advocacy, and publications. It also includes a resource center, archive, and links to sister organizations.

Isis-WICCE -Isis Women's International Cross Cultural Exchange is an action oriented exchange programme and women's resource centre based in Kampala, Uganda. Currently, the focus of activities is on Womens Voices in War and the web-site has a special section dedicated to this important issue. Also included ar sections on the Exchange Programme, the Publications Programme and the Information and Documentation programme.

IWHC -International Women's Health Coalition is a nonprofit organization that works with individuals and groups in Africa, Asia, and Latin America to promote women's reproductive and sexual health and rights. IWHC supports 50 projects in six countries: Bangladesh, Brazil, Cameroon, Chile, Nigeria, and Peru. IWHC also supports NGOs in Chile and Brazil that provide women-centered health care. This web-site provides information on country programs, U.S. Activities, Beyond Cairo & Beijing, Global Activism, as well as publications, reports, and links to relevant web-sites.

IWRAW -International Womens Rights Action Watch was organized in 1985 at the world conference of women in Nairobi, Kenya to monitor the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). This web-site provides information concerning womens human rights, publications, NGO Shadow Reports, and Beijing Plus Five.

IWTC -International Womens Tribune Centre, an international, non-governmental organization, supports the initiatives of women in the Global South (i.e. Africa, Asia/Pacific, Latin America/Caribbean, Middle East, Eastern Europe and Central Asia) who are working to promote the more equitable and active participation of women in the development plans and policies of their countries. This web-site, officialy launched on November 20, 2000, features information resources ranging from materials and resources for the monitoring of the Beijing Platform of Action to the most recent issues of the IWTC Womens GlobalNet, Preview 2000, and IWTC manuals and community action guides on women and development issues. These include "Rights of Women" and "Women! Policy! Action!" Also included are lists of UN, global and regional web-sites of relevance to women and development issues.

MADRE is an international womens human rights organisation that works in partnership with womens community-based groups to address issues of health, economic development and other human rights. MADRE provides resources, training and support to sister organizations. This website contains information on MADRE ís worldwide programs, mission, human rights laws, and campaigns. Available in English and Spanish.

MRI -Migrants Rights International is the independent global monitoring body focusing on human rights of migrants founded in Cairo in 1994. Its purposes are to promote recognition and respect for the rights of all migrants. This website provides information about campaigns, world conferences, bulletins, articles, and other resources dealing with the human rights of migrants.

MSI -Marie Stopes International
is a leading international advocate for family planning services and reproductive health care. The web site contains detailed information about MSI's global clinic services, including where to find the nearest MSI clinic, and information about MSI's activities and advocacy projects around the world. Also in French.

PDHRE - Peoples Decade of Human Rights Education has dedicated this web-site to human rights learning for social and economic change. Human rights of women are organized into the Beijing Platform for Actions Critical Areas of concern. This web-site provides information including CEDAW, the Beijing Platform for Action, publications, conventions, and small grants for Human Rights Seminars. women.html

PGA -Parliamentarians for Global Actions web-site promotes womens full participation in political decision-making spheres by providing information on women Legislators in Action, workshops, and an Internet project titled, Women In Legislation League (WILL). WILL is an online legislative information resource center to disseminate and monitor country commitments to the twelve critical areas of concern identified in the Beijing Platform for Action.

PopNet is a resource for population information where you can search a comprehensive directory of population-related Web sites --by topic or keyword, by organization, or through PopNet's world regions map. PopNet presents information on population topics such as Demographic Statistics, Economics, Education, Environment, Gender, Policy and Reproductive Health. Its resources include Web sites produced by Government and International Organizations, Non-Governmental Org-anizations, University Centers, and Associations and Listserves.

Population Council is an international, nonprofit institution that conducts research in biomedical, social science, and public health. This website provides information about the council, available research, award, fellowships, and training available in English, Spanish, French, and Arabic.

, launched by the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), in 1995, focuses on building women leaders in Latin America and the Caribbean. This website provides information available both in English and Spanish linking grants and training programs, publications, online resources, and other linkages promoting womens participation and leadership worldwide.

Rainbo -Research, Action and Information Network for the Bodily Integrity of Women starts with the issue of female circumcision/female genital mutilation (FC/FGM), exploring means of preventing this and other forms of gender-based violence and violations. Their ultimate goal is to promote and protect the reproductive and sexual health and rights of women and girls. International in scope with a particular focus on Africa.

RefugeeNet is a resource of information and ideas related to the integration of refugees in Europe. Sponsored by European Union networks, Refugeenet develops issue-oriented networks on refugee integration themes such as education, employment, vocational training, health, housing and community integration. Links to organizations who provide services to refugees. In English, French and German.

Reproductive Health Online, affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, provides comprehensive information about family planning, training, contraception, and mastery learning for reproductive health trainers. In addition to tools and information for direct training, the site keeps abreast of changes in training philosophies and technologies, and, through its e-mail discussion group, serves as a network for sharing information with other trainers around the world. In English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Russian. /index.htm

SERRV -Sales Exchange for Refugee Rehabilitation Vocation International
markets on line, in stores, and by catalogue crafts by low-income artisans in 35 developing countries. SERRV advances as much as 50% of the final price to artisans to purchase raw materials while paying partners fair prices within the context of the local economy. This service provides tens of thousands of artisans with supplemental or total income. For any occasion or gift, we invite you to visit SERRV s website to find hand-made crafts from all corners of the world while making a contribution to artisans livelihoods.

SIGI -Sisterhood Is Global Institute is an international non-governmental, non-profit organization that works toward empowering women and developing leadership through human rights education. SIGIs network of more than 1300 individuals in 70 countries, supports and promotes womens rights at the local, national, regional, and global levels. SIGIs web-site provides specific resources for human rights education, including manuals, training guides, publications, newsletters, events, and action alerts.

Social Watch is an NGO watchdog that monitors government commitments made at the World Summit for Social Development (WSSD) and the Beijing World Conference on Women to erase poverty and achieve gender equity. A facilitator of NGO networking, Social Watch publishes and disseminates NGOs reports on poverty, employment, social integration, gender equity, structural adjustment and more. An information well, use this website to find practically anything pertaining to the WSSD and Beijing conference and review, relevant UN news, current trends and assessments on social policy issues, and NGO initiatives and findings worldwide. This website is indispensable for anyone using the WSSD and Beijing Platforms in their work!

The Women Waging Peace website provides information about the essential role and contribution of women in preventing violent conflict, stopping war, reconstructing ravaged societies, and sustaining peace in fragile areas around the world.

WCRWC -Womens Commission for Refugee Women and Children
is one of the leading advocacy and expert resource organizations speaking out on behalf of refugee and displaced women, children and adolescents around the world. Find out more about their advocacy campaigns, country and regional facts and figures, their refugee reports of countries in crisis, and the latest breaking refugee news!

WEDO -Womens Environment and Development Organization is an international advocacy network actively working to transform society to achieve a healthy and peaceful planet with social, political, economic and environmental justice for all through the empowerment of women, in all their diversity, and their equal participation with men in decision-making from grassroots to global arenas.

WEED -Women, Environment, Education and Development Foundation, with WNHE - Womens Network on Health and the Environment, WE -Women and Environments, has developed this International Magazine as a one-of-a-kind journal that examines womens relationships to their environments social, natural, physical--from a woman-centered perspective. Past issues have covered: ecology, environmental activism, child-care, recreation, community development and planning, urban and rural agriculture etc. Archives are accessible.

WFS -Womens Feature Service is a news-feature service that reports from 40 countries in all regions of the world. WFS's network of women journalists produces approximately 400 articles a year, written from a women's perspective, with a special focus on developing countries. This website contains recent articles and news from different parts of the world.

WICEJ - Women's International Coalition for Economic Justice, is an
international coalition representing 32 organizations from all regions of the globe. WICEJ works to link gender and macro-economic policy in international inter-governmental policy-making arenas. They utilize an integrated feminist analysis which links the multiplicity of systems that oppress women and recognizes the diversity of womens experience by race, ethnicity, class, national origin, citizenship status and other factors. The website features WICEJ's Declaration for Economic Justice and Women's Empowerment and activities related to Beijing+5. Updates will include links to WICEJ organizations and WICEJ contributions to the World Conference Against Racism, Financing for Development, and the Commission on the Status of Women 2001.

WIEGO -Women in Informal Employment Globalizing and Organizing is a worldwide coalition of institutions and individuals concerned with improving the status of women in the informal sector of the economy through better statistics, research, programmes and policies. The site has the Programme of Action as well as a list of publications.

WILPF -Women's International League for Peace and Freedom was established in 1915 to eradicate the economic, political, social and psychological causes of war and to work for the elimination of the root causes of war and conflict. Having a long history of working on total and universal disarmament WILPF's UN Office launched the Reaching Critical Will project.

WILPF/UN - Reaching Critical Will was set up to foster international NGO preparation for and participation in the 2000 Review of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. The web-site also provides organizing tools such as a message board and chat rink, an events calendar, NGO contacts, governmental
disarmament contacts, factsheets and outreach materials.

WINGS -Womens International News Gathering Service is an independent radio production company that produces and distributes news and current affairs programs by and about women around the world. Activities include conference recording, audio productions, consulting and training, and womens news hour.

WLDI -Women, Law and Development International works with its global partners to identify legal, cultural and economic impediments to women's enjoyment of human rights, to propose targeted approaches, to develop activist strategies, and to train women's groups to advocate before UN and governmental bodies for policies that recognize women's rights. The site includes online programme and manual descriptions.

WLP -Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development, and Peace, is an international, publicly supported, non-profit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to empowering women through dialogue, choice, and participation to restructure their roles and to improve their status in their families, communities and societies. WLP creates culture-specific educational publications, and multi-media programs for radio, video/television, CD-ROM and the Internet.

WLUML -Women Living Under Muslim Law , addresses itself to women living where Islam is the religion of the State, as well as to women who belong to Muslim communities ruled by minority religious laws; to women, in secular states where Islam is expanding and where fundamentalists demand a minority religious law, and also to women from immigrant Muslim communities in Europe and the Americas.

WOCCU -World Council of Credit Union, Inc. operates a worldwide representative organization of credit unions and similar financial institutions. WOCCUs mission is to expand, promote, strengthen and unite the worldwide credit union movement for the economic and social development of all people. This web-site will network you and/or your organization to each countrys credit union, and it will keep you posted on WOCCUs latest news, publications, and meetings.

WOF -Womens Opportunity Fund provides loans and training to poor women in developing countries designed to aid them in starting micro-businesses. The website shares client stories as well as information on how to apply.

Women, Ink. is a project of IWTC that markets and disseminates women and development publications by, for and about women. The site highlights the Women, Ink. catalogue of over 250 titles from 70+ publishers, several of which are published in the Global South.

Womens Action for New Directions (WAND) is a grassroots, US organization with members in all fifty states which seeks to empower women to act politically, to reduce militarism and violence and to redirect excessive military resources toward human and environmental needs. The website offers women a number of opportunities to take action in the fields of disarmament and women's empowerment.

WomenAction 2000 is a global information, communication, and media network that enables NGOs to actively engage in the Beijing Plus Five review process with a long term goal of womens empowerment, and a special focus on women and media. This web-site provides links to womens regional sites in Africa, Asia/Pacific, Europe/N. America, L. America/Caribbean, Arab Region, focusing on Beijing Plus Five. Available in English, French, and Spanish.

Women's Caucus for Gender Justice, formed in the spring of l997,built upon the recognition that women's human rights are human rights and the call for accountability for violations and integration of gender concerns throughout the UN human rights system. The Caucus was successful in incorporating a broad range of gender concerns in the statute of the ICC, which was adopted at the Rome Treaty Conference in July 1998. It also monitors the Optional Protocol to the Women's Convention, CEDAW, so that women around the world will have access to remedies to violations of women's human rights.

Women's Human Rights Net
offers a good general introduction to issues including: civil and political rights; economic, social and cultural rights; education; equality; economicand non-discrimination; environment; family; freedom of association and assembly; health; human rights defenders; rights of indigenous people; migrants; older women; poverty and the right to development; racism and minority rights; refugees and the internally displaced; religion and fundamentalism; reproductive rights; rights of girls; sexual rights; trafficking; violence against women; war and armed conflict; women with disabilities; work and employment; access to ICTs.

Women's Human Rights Resources/Bora Laskin Law Library/University of Toronto, has internet links on the topic of women's human rights to make it easier to locate substantive research on the Internet. The links are divided into categories and include annotated bibliographic references to scholarly articles, annotated references to conventions and UN Reports, NGO reports, case law and legislation (all with links to full text where available), and links to other web-sites with annotations.

Working Group on Girls of the NGO Committee on UNICEF is a coalition of over 80 International and national NGOs working in more than 100 countries at the grassroots level. Their website provides information about activities to promote girls rights, networking, and advocacy. Under the section "Working Groups on Girls" you can review the remarks of girls who attended the 1998 CSW, where girls testified before the United Nations for the first time.

World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts enables girls and young women to develop their fullest potential as responsible citizens of the world. The World Bureau is located in London, UK. This web-site features documents relevant to the Girl Child in English, Spanish, and French. You can also find information about world projects initiated by various chapters. Plans are underway to produce a "Young People" section containing forums and articles by and about youth intended to promote global interaction.

World Education
, with field offices in 15 countries, provides training and technical assistance in nonformal education (especially in literacy, health education, refugee orientation, and small enterprise development) to the poor. You will find on this web page descriptions and links to websites about their current innovative projects being implemented throughout five continents.

World YWCA -World Young Womens Christian Association promotes womens full and equal participation at all levels of society and unites 25 million women and girls in over 100 countries, with the world office located in Geneva, Switzerland. This web-site features an interactive Young Womens Web with opportunities to participate in an on-line forum, find news of young womens activities in YWCAs around the world, reviews of international events related to young people, and more.

WorldEnable is an international consortium of experts in various fields providing advocacy and training in Internet Accessibility. This web-site provides information, links, contacts, and addresses for regional associations for women with disabilities. These regions include Africa, Asia Pacific, Caribbean, Europe, North and South America. resources.htm

Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership. This page is dedicated to the women who have ruled the world since the beginning of times, and provides a timeline for the progress of women as leaders. The link to "What Is New," provides updates on women recently elected into positions as leaders.

WRI -World Resources Institute views and combats global environmental problems through a holistic lens. Their dynamic and innovative programs target governments and businesses, natural resource use and conservation, economic development and social equity, and capacity building and institutional change. A wide array of multimedia resources and original research reports are available, including their reputable annual World Resources Report, about each region of the world and each environmental sector. Great as a reference site to maps and indicators, international documents, and country by country initiatives. In English and Spanish.

WRI/WWG -War Resisters International Womens Working Group
, recognizing the connections between war and violence against women, has formed a womens working group that publishes a twice-yearly magazine, "WRI Women". Recent issues of this magazine are available at this site.

WWB -Womens World Banking is a women-led global network that was organized in 1975 with the vision of providing economic access through credit to poor women. WWB network members currently provide micro-finance to over 10 million poor women. A network of over 50 affiliate organizations spreading over 40 countries provides women access to financing, information and markets. WWB accomplishes this goal through education and training programmes, networking clients with available resources, and conducting research/publications of best practices. In English and Spanish.