The State of World Population 2000 WWW Sites on Related Topics

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United Nations System Sites
Reproductive Health and Family Planning
Human Rights
Journals and News
Miscellaneous Resources

United Nations System Sites

WomenWatch. The UN Internet Gateway on the Advancement and Empowerment of Women.

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM). Working for Women's Empowerment and Gender Equality.

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Gender in Development Programme.

United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW), Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations Secretariat.

Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Priority women and gender equality site.

International Labour Organization, Gender web site.

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCR).

United Nations International Research and Training Institute for Advancement of Women (INSTRAW), Gender Awareness Information and Networking System.

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). UNFPA's Gender Homepage

The World Bank, gender home page.

World Health Organization. Women’s health page.

Reproductive Health and Family Planning

Alan Guttmacher Institute. Information on sexual activity, contraception, abortion and childbearing.

AVSC International. Improving reproductive health services worldwide.

Boston Women's Health Book Collective. Authors of Our Bodies Ourselves for the New Century.

Center for Reproductive Law and Policy (CRLP). Legal and policy advocacy organization.

Family Care International (FCI). Improving women's sexual and reproductive health and rights, with an emphasis on making pregnancy and childbirth safer.

Family Health International (FHI). Research, education and services in family health.

Female Genital Mutilation Education and Networking Project.

FemiWeb. L'information santé rédigée par des praticiens.

Global Reproductive Health Forum @ Harvard (GRHF). An Internet networking project.

International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF).

International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC).

JHPIEGO Corporation. International education and training in reproductive health.

Management Sciences for Health. Strengthening health programmes worldwide.

Marie Stopes International (MSI). Provider of reproductive health care worldwide.

National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers (NOCIRC).

Pathfinder International. Pathways in family planning.

PLANet. Advocacy for international family planning assistance.

Population Action International (PAI). Advocacy for voluntary family planning and other reproductive health services.

Population Council. Biomedical, social science, and public health research.

Population Services International.

Profamilia. Programas de Planificación familiar, Salud Sexual y Reproductiva.

Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH). Working to improve the health of women and children.

Reproductive Health Online (ReproLine). In English, French, Portuguese and Russian. A service of JHPIEGO.

Reproductive Health Outlook, Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH).

Research, Action and Information Network for the Bodily Integrity of Women. International NGO working on female genital mutilation and other women’s health and human rights issues.

Safe Motherhood Initiative. Partnership to increase maternal safety and reduce deaths and illnesses associated with pregnancy and childbirth.

Save the Children, Save the Mothers Campaign.

Tostan. International women’s health and rights NGO based in Senegal.

World Population Foundation (WPF). Dutch organization working to improve reproductive and sexual health in developing countries.


Association for Women in Development (AWID).

Association of African Women Scholars.

Centre for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA). Working to empower women at all levels of society.

Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN). Women scholars and activists from the economic South.

Network of East-West Women. Linking women across national and regional boundaries to share resources, knowledge and skills.

Q Web Sweden. Worldwide network for exchange of knowledge, experience and ideas on women’s health and gender issues.

Women Action. Global information, communication and media network for NGOs.

Women in Development Europe (WIDE).

Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO). International
advocacy network.

Women’s Net, Institute for Global Communications (IGC).

Women’s Net. South African network in support of women's social action.

Zonta International. Service organization of business and professional executives dedicated to advancing women’s status.


Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

Feminist Majority Foundation.

Ford Foundation.

Forward. Foundation for Women's Health, Research and Development (UK).

Global Development Fund for Women.

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

Rockefeller Foundation.

Summit Foundation.

United Nations Foundation.

Wallace Global Fund. For a sustainable future.

William and Flora Hewlitt Foundation.

Human Rights

Amnesty International.

Centres d'Information sur les Droits des Femmes.

Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking.

Equality Now. International organization promoting the civil, political, economic and social rights of girls and women.

Gendercide Watch. Devoted to confronting gender-selective mass killings around the world.

Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW).

Human Rights Internet.

Human Rights Resource Center, University of Minnesota.

Human Rights Watch.

International Federation of Human Rights Leagues.

International Women's Rights Action Watch (IWRAW).

International Women's Rights Project (IWRP), York University Centre for Feminist Research.

Women's Human Rights Resources, Bora Laskin Law Library, University of Toronto, Faculty of Law.

Women's Human Rights Network (whrNET).

Journals and News

African Journal of Reproductive Health.

Feminista! Online journal of feminist construction.

Fempress. Red de comunicación alternativa de la mujer.

Worldwoman News. Virtual newspaper linking women across the globe.

Miscellaneous Resources

Africa Online. African Women Resources.

Aviva. Monthly listings of women's groups and events worldwide.

Captive Daughters. Organization dedicated to ending the sex trafficking of children.

Center for Women's Global Leadership (Global Center). Develops and facilitates women's leadership for women's human rights and social justice worldwide.

Contemporary Women's Issues. Journals, newsletters, and research reports (paid subscription required).

Famafrique. L’information et les ressources sur le développement durable pour les
femmes d’Afrique francophone.

FeMiNa. Directory of female-friendly sites and information on the World Wide Web.

Finnish Maiden.

International Center for Research on Women (ICRW).

International Network for the Rights of Female Victims of Violence in Pakistan.

Isis International-Manila. Feminist NGO dedicated to women’s information and
communication needs.

Les Pénélopes. Femmes informations.

Russian Feminism Resources.

Women, Ink. Distributor of books on women and development.

Women's International League for Peace and Freedom.

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