Center for Women & Work

Virtual Library - Women and Work Outside the United States

Industrialized countries

Feminist Theory Website - (http://www.cddc.vt.edu/feminism
The Feminist Theory Website is hosted by the Center for Digital Discourse and Culture at Virginia Tech University. It provides research materials and information for students, activists, and scholars interested in women's conditions and struggles around the world. The website is divided into three sections: fields within feminist theory, different national and ethnic feminisms, and individual feminists. Each section is updated and expanded regularly. 

International Labour Organization - (http://www.ilo.org
This link takes you to the official website of the International Labour Organization. Their site serves mainly as a search engine for you to be led to specific topic area covered by the activities of the ILO. You can also view some pages in language other than English.

The European Commission, Information for Women - (http://europa.eu.int/comm/dg10/women/index_en.html
This site from the European Commission is home to the Information for Women department's webpage. The IFW department was set up in 1987 to/p provide information to trade unions, young people and women. Their website contains the online form of their "Women of Europe" newsletter (from issue No. 84 on), information on their calls for proposals, and subcategories of information indexed and searchable (ranging from Grants to Maps to Public Opinion). 

International Information Center and Archives for the womens Movement (Netherlands) - (http://www.iiav.nl
According to the website, the IICA contains a library, documentation center and archives on the position of women and women's studies. 


Developing countries

International Labour Organization - (http://www.ilo.org
This link takes you to the official website of the International Labour Organization. Their site serves mainly as a search engine for you to be led to specific topic area covered by the activities of the ILO. You can also view some pages in language other than English.

Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA) - (http://www.rawa.org
RAWA is a political/social organization of Afghan women struggling for peace, freedom, democracy and women's rights in fundamentalism-blighted Afghanistan. Its website provides rich information about the painstaking efforts many enlightened Afghan women are making to overcome tremendous barriers set against them.

Women'sNet (South Africa) - (http://womensnet.org.za
Women'sNet is a web site designed to enable South African women to use the Internet to find people, issues, resources and tools needed for women's social activism. Resources available on the site include sections devoted to job and study opportunities, human rights, preventing violence, women in parliament, women and enterprise, gender links, and directory of South African women organizations.

Coalition For Womens Economic Development And Global Equality - (http://www.womensedge.org
Women's EDGE works to give "Women And Families Around The World An Economic Edge". According to their website, Women's EDGE is "a dynamic coalition of individuals and respected organizations that is giving women and families around the world an economic edge". Their website includes membership information, EDGE events, publications, action alerts and ways to get involved. 

Society for International Development (SID) - (http://www.sidw.org/
SID is a "unique global network of individuals and institutions concerned with development which is participative, pluralistic and sustainable". Their site includes a listing of international SID programs, SID publications, women on the net links, information on SID membership and networking and a SID forum for online discussions. 

Third World Network - (http://www.twnside.org.sg
According to their website, the TWN is an "independent non-profit international network of organizations and indviduals involved in issues relating to development, the Third World and North-South issues". Click on Women's Rights and Gender Issues for articles on women-related topics such as globalization, economic crisis, poverty, global institutions (WTO, World Bank, etc.), media and culture. 

Women and International Development (WID) Program, Michigan State University - (http://www.isp.msu.edu/wid
According to their website, WID-MSU has been "recognized nationally and internationally for its unique program in publishing papers, sponsoring speaker series, and providing resources relating to women and international development". Their site includes information on their speaker series and a very comprehensive resource list, including updated links to over 200 sites (click on Internet Resource Guide) and a long list of films that pertain to issues of gender and international courses at MSU. 

Women's Issues - 3rd World - (http://women3rdworld.miningco.com
This site provides useful information on the economic, political, religious, and sociocultural issues facing women in the developing world. According to the developer of the site, you will find useful information about women's roles in Latin American, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa World Bank 

GenderNet - (http://www.worldbank.org/gender
The GenderNet houses a variety of gender-related information including sections with statistics information, projects and programs of policy documents, best practices examples, news and events, and a listing of related links. 

For further information, consult the Feminist Majority Foundation site, (http://www.feminist.org) Click on "Feminist Internet Gateway", then on "Global Feminism" for extensive list of organizations addressing issues of global feminism.