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International Gender and Trade Network

IGTN is a network of feminist gender specialists who provide technical information on gender and trade issues to women’s groups, NGOs, social movements and governments. IGTN acts as a political catalyst to enlarge the space for a critical feminist perspective and global action on trade and globalization issues. It is a Southern-led network that builds South/North cooperation in the work of developing more just and democratic policy from a critical feminist perspective.
The IGTN’s economic literacy work is situated within a broad political and educational framework. It is made available trough its website.

United Nations Development Fund for Women

UNIFEM is the women’s fund at the United Nations. It provides financial and technical assistance to innovative programmes and strategies to foster women’s empowerment and gender equality.
It publishes four web portals:


Founded in 1999, WomenWatch is a central gateway to information and resources on the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women throughout the United Nations system.

Women’s Institute for Freedom of the Press

WIFP is a nonprofit, tax-exempt research, education, and publishing organization. Our organization was founded in 1972 to increase communication among women and reach the public with their experience, perspectives, and opinions. They publish the Directory of Women’s Media, a booklet series on media democracy, a print newsletter and a monthly online newsletter, Voices for Media Democracy.
This website provides a means of communicating about media democracy issues. It proposes articles and links regarding Women’s Rights & Feminist Activism; Media and Issues of Peace & Justice; Media and Worker/Labor Issues; UN and Media Issues; Pornography and the First Amendment; Violence Against Women; Female Journalism; Radical Feminist Analysis of Mass Media.

América Latina en Movimiento

ALAI is a communications organization committed to the full respect of human rights, gender equality and people’s participation in development and policy making in Latin America and views the struggle for the democratisation of communication as a basic prerequisite for democratic society and social justice. The agency offers resources and information services, produces publications, including the monthly magazine America Latina en movimiento, and helps to coordinate and network groups.
Its website, also available in Portuguese and Spanish, has news updates, a FTAA Watch, articles on the WSF and details of the women’s programme. See also the site, a web community of social movements in Latin America that it has contributed to.

Social Watch

Social Watch is an international watchdog citizens’ network on poverty eradication and gender equality. It coordinates the reporting by national citizens’ groups on the current social progress in that country with the aim of following up the fulfilment of internationally agreed commitments. In addition to its Annual Report, Social Watch produces reports based on the commitments enshrined in the World Summit for Social Development and the critical areas of concern of the Bejing Platform for Action.
In addition to the group’s Annual Report (supported by world trend statistics, presented in a number of forms), the website holds annual reports on some 60 individual country’s social progress and setbacks, produced with the help of Citizen’s Groups in the country. Reports and publications can also be searched by “commitment”. Website also available in Spanish.

Women’s Human Rights Net

Founded in 1997, WHRnet aims to provide reliable, comprehensive, and timely information and analyses on women’s human rights in English, Spanish and French. WHRnet updates readers on women’s human rights issues and policy developments globally and provides information and analyses that support advocacy actions. A team of regionally based content specialists provides regular News, Interviews, Perspectives, Alert and Campaign information, and Web Highlights.
The site provides an introduction to women’s human rights issues worldwide; an overview of UN/Regional Human Rights Systems; a Research Tool that serves as gateway to the best available online resources relevant to Women’s human rights advocacy; and a comprehensive collection of related Links.


The site, online from 1999, consists of two bibliographic databases covering African periodical literature (Bibliography of Africana Periodical Literature Database) and African Women’s literature (African Women’s Database). There is also a comprehensive bibliography on women travelers and explorers to Africa (Women Travelers, Explorers and Missionaries to Africa: 1763-2004: A Comprehensive English Language Bibliography).

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