Books, publications, journals, and websites on Global Women’s Issues
- Kashf Foundation (www.kashf.org)
- Quisumbing, Agnes R., et al. “Are Women Over-Represented Among the Poor? An Analysis of Poverty in Ten Developing Countries.” Journal of Development Economics, Vol. 66, No. 1 (August 2001): pp. 225-269.
- Women Thrive Worldwide (www.womenthrive.org)
- Women Thrive Worldwide is a nonprofit organization which advocates for policies that foster economic opportunity for women living in poverty.
- Bahia Street, Equality Through Education (http://www.bahiastreet.org/)
- Bahia Street is a nonprofit organization that works to break cycles of poverty and violence through quality education for impoverished girls and young women in Salvador, Brazil
- The Millenium Development Goals Report 2011 [PDF] (http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/pdf/(2011_E)%20MDG%20Report%202011_Book%20LR.pdf)
- Tostan Jokko Initiative (http://www.tostan.org/web/page/824/sectionid/547/pagelevel/2/interior.asp)
- Tostan is a nongovernmental organization whose mission is to empower African communities through sustainable development and positive social transformation based on respect for human rights. Tostan provides education to adults and adolescents who have not had access to formal schooling.
- AVERT (www.avert.org)
- AVERT is a U.K.-based international HIV and AIDS charity that works to prevent HIV and AIDS worldwide through education, treatment and care.
- mothers2mothers (www.m2m.org)
- mothers2mothers is an nongovernmental organization that helps to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
- UNAIDS Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic, 2010 (http://www.unaids.org/globalreport/global_report.htm)
- Based on the latest data from 182 countries, this global reference book provides comprehensive analysis on the AIDS epidemic and response.
- UNAIDS Strategy Goals by 2015 (http://www.unaids.org/en/strategygoalsby2015/verticaltransmissionandmaternalmortality/)
- UNAIDS website which focuses on prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
- U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, PEPFAR (www.pepfar.gov)
- PEPFAR is a U.S. government initiative to help save lives of HIV/AIDS sufferers worldwide.
- WHO World Health Statistics, 2011 (http://www.who.int/whosis/whostat/2011/en/index.html)
- World Health Organization. Towards Universal Access: Scaling up Priority HIV/AIDS Interventions in the Health Sector. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization, 2010. (http://www.who.int/hiv/pub/2010progressreport/en/)
Violence Against Women
- Baker, Nancy V., et al. “Family Killing Fields: Honor Rationales in the Murder of Women.” Violence Against Women, Vol. 5, No. 2 (February 1999): pp. 164-184.
- Garcia-Moreno, Claudia, et al. WHO Multi-Country Study on Women’s Health and Domestic Violence Against Women. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization, 2005.
- Heise, Lori, et al. “Ending Violence Against Women.” Population Reports, Series L, No. 11. Baltimore, MD: John Hopkins University School of Public Health, 1999.
- Krug, Etienne, et al. World Report on Violence and Health. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization, 2002. (http://www.who.int/violence_injury_prevention/violence/world_report/en/)
- South Kivu Women’s Media Association (AFEM) (www.englishafemsk.blogspot.com)
- A blog from the South Kivu Women’s Media Association (AFEM-SK), Congo, a nonprofit organization campaigning for women’s rights.
- Tjaden, Patricia, et al. Full Report of the Prevalence, Incidence, and Consequences of Violence Against Women. Washington, DC: National Institute of Justice and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2000.
- United Nations General Assembly. Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women (Resolution document A/REX/48/104). New York, NY: United Nations, 1993.
- Watts, Charlotte, et al. “Violence Against Women: Global Scope and Magnitude.” The Lancet, Vol. 359, No. 9313 (April 6, 2002): pp. 1232-1237. (http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(02)08221-1/abstract)
- Cockburn, Cynthia, “The Continuum of Violence: A Gender Perspective on War and Peace.” Sites of Violence: Gender and Conflict Zones. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2004.
- United Nations Peacekeeping/Women in Peacekeeping (www.un.org/en/peacekeeping/issues/womeninpk.shtml)
- The U.N. has increasingly given women roles in peacekeeping forces.
- Women for Women International (www.womenforwomen.org)
- Women for Women International gives hope to women survivors of war and conflict and helps them move toward economic self-sufficiency with programs of direct aid, rights education, job skills training, and small business development.
- The 100 Most Powerful Women, 2010. Forbes. (http://www.forbes.com/wealth/power-women)
- Council of Women World Leaders, Aspen Institute (http://www.aspeninstitute.org/policy-work/women-world-leaders)
- The Council is a network of former women presidents, prime ministers and cabinet ministers.
- Fortune/U.S. State Department Global Mentoring Partnership (http://exchanges.state.gov/citizens/professionals/fortunepartnership.html)
- The Fortune/U.S. State Department Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership connects talented, emerging women leaders from all over the world with members of Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Leaders.
- The Global Gender Gap Report 2010, World Economic Forum (https://www.weforum.org/reports/global-gender-gap-report-2010)
- International Labour Organization (ILO) Gender Equality Between Men and Women (http://www.ilo.org/public/english/gender.htm)
- The International Labour Organization promotes equality between all women and men in the world of work.
- onlinewomeninpolitics.org explores creative ways in organizing a network of Asia-Pacific women involved in politics, governance, decisionmaking and transformative leadership.
Power and Decisionmaking
- Soroptimist International White Paper, Women at Work, 2010 (http://www.soroptimist.org/whitepapers/WhitePaperDocs/WPWomenatWork.pdf)
- Vital Voices, Mentoring (http://www.vitalvoices.org/node/124)
- Vital Voices Global Partnership is a nongovernmental organization that identifies, trains, and empowers emerging women leaders and social entrepreneurs around the globe.
- Women in National Parliaments (http://www.ipu.org/wmn-e/world.htm)
- The International Parliamentary Union tracks the number of women in parliaments.
- Women’s Leadership: The Next 100 Years (http://www.iie.org/en/Programs/Womens-Leadership-Next-100-Years)
- Women’s Leadership: The Next Hundred Years is an initiative of the International Visitor Leadership Program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State. It celebrates the historic accomplishments of women and provides opportunities for the participants to network with their U.S. counterparts and each other.
- Bunch, Charlotte and Samantha Frost. “Women’s Human Rights: An Introduction.” Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women: Global Women’s Issues and Knowledge. Newark, NJ: Routledge Press. (http://www.cwgl.rutgers.edu/globalcenter/whr.html)
- The Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) (http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/)
- UNIFEM. About the Convention (http://www.unifem.org/cedaw30/about_cedaw/)
- This website offers a detailed explanation of CEDAW.
- UNIFEM. About the Convention (http://www.unifem.org/cedaw30/about_cedaw/)
- Bradley, Patricia. Women and the Press: The Struggle for Equality. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2005.
- Epstein, Cynthia. “The Women’s Movement and the Women’s Pages.” Hearth & Home: Images of Women in the Mass Media (pp. 216-221). New York: Oxford University Press, 1978.
- Gender Links (http://www.genderlinks.org.za/page/publications)
- This South African organization works for gender equality in three core program areas: the media, governance, and gender justice.
- International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) (www.iwmf.org)
- The IWMF offers news and training designed to strengthen the role of women in the news media worldwide.
- Who Makes the News? Global Media Monitoring Project (http://www.whomakesthenews.org/gmmp-2009-2010.html)
- Who Makes the News? is the largest and longest longitudinal study on gender in the world’s news media.
- Women’s Edition – Population Reference Bureau (http://www.prb.org/About/InternationalPrograms/Projects-Programs/InternationalMedia/WomensEdition.aspx)
- Senior-level women editors, reporters, and producers from influential media organizations in developing countries examine and report on pressing issues affecting women’s health and status.
- Women’s Publishers/Women’s Institute for Freedom of the Press (http://www.wifp.org/DWM/publishers.html)
- Women’s publishers are listed here.
- Barefoot College (http://www.barefootcollege.org/)
- The Barefoot College is a nongovernmental organization that provides services and solutions to problems in rural communities, with the objective of making communities self-sufficient.
- Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) (www.fao.org)
- This is the home page for the FAO.
- Johnsson-Latham, Gerd. A Study on Gender Equality as a Prerequisite for Sustainable Development. Stockholm, Sweden: Ministry of the Environment, Sweden, 2007. (http://www.genderandenvironment.org/archangel2/documentos/447.pdf)
- Neumayer, Eric and Plümper, Thomas. “The Gendered Nature of Natural Disasters: The Impact of Catastrophic Events on the Gender Gap in Life Expectancy, 1981-2002.” London, England: London School of Economics, 2007. (http://www.gdnonline.org/resources/SSRN_Neumayer_Plumper_GenderedNature_NaturalDisasters.pdf)
The Girl Child
- UNICEF. Basic Education and Gender Equality (http://www.unicef.org/girlseducation/index_access.html)
- UNICEF. Child Protection from Violence, Exploitation and Abuse (http://www.unicef.org/protection/index_earlymarriage.html)
- UNICEF. The State of the World’s Children Report (http://www.unicef.org/publications/index.html)
- Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995) (http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/beijing/pdf/BDPfA%20E.pdf)
- U.N. Fourth World Conference on Women, Beijing, 1995 (http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/beijing/fwcwn.html)
- The home page of the landmark conference includes many resources.
- U.N. Population Fund: State of the World’s Population, 2010 (http://www.unfpa.org/swp/)
- U.N. Women (http://www.unwomen.org/)
- U.N. Women is the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women.
- U.S. Department of State — Office of Global Women’s Issues
- USAID: Gender Equality & Women’s Empowerment (http://www.usaid.gov/our_work/cross-cutting_programs/wid/)
- USAID promotes gender equality and women’s empowerment worldwide.
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