Resources on International Women's Issues



Resources on International Women's Issues

MADRE is an international women's human rights organization that uses human rights to advance social justice.

Human Rights Watch
Human Rights Watch is one of the world's leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights.

UN Women
The United Nations created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system, focusing exclusively on gender equality and women's empowerment.

Amnesty International USA
Amnesty International is a global movement of people fighting injustice and promoting human rights.

Advancing Women Professionals and the Jewish Community is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to advance women into leadership positions in the Jewish Community.

Sisters Online
Sisters online is a collaborative ministry focusing on spirituality and justice, seeking to be voices for right relationships and agents of change. They are Sisters committed to global kinship.

Oxfam International
Oxfam International is a confederation of 17 organizations working together to find lasting solutions to poverty and injustice. They work directly with communities, seeking to influence the powerful to ensure that poor people can improve their lives and livelihoods and have a say in decisions that affect them.

Tibetan Women's Association
The one of the aims of the Tibetan Women's Association is to raise global awareness of the critical situation inside Tibet, and to exert international pressure for the improvement of human rights for Tibetans living in occupied Tibet.

Women's Environment & Development Organization (WEDO)
WEDO allies with women's organizations; environmental, development and human rights organizations; governments, and intergovernmental organizations, including the United Nations, to ensure that women's rights; social, economic and environmental justice; and sustainable development principles are at the heart of global and national policies, programs and practices.

The National Organization for Women (NOW)
Taking action for women's equality. NOW features stories about women and feminism, action alerts and other resources.

Feminist Majority Foundation
The Feminist Majority Foundation works for social and political and economic equality for women by using research and education to reduce violence against women, promote abortion rights and birth control access, global women's rights. The Feminist Majority Foundation online features daily feminist news, issues of sex discrimination, abortion and birth control, domestic violence, sexual assault, pay equity, women's equality in jobs, womens' and girls' equality education and sports, and a feminist career center.

Women's Studies Resources through St. Catherine University's Library
Research on numerous topics, including feminism, GLBT, women's health, and violence against women among other topics, can be found online through St. Catherine University's library.