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    WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE

  • The Gender and Urban Agriculture link provides information on various issues such as Approach to gender, Methodology, Annotated bibliography, Directory of resource persons, Links to related websites, Publications.
    Visit - http://www.idrc.ca/cfp/gender.html

  • The Women, Food and Agriculture Working Group is a broad-based group of nearly 100 women and men knowledgeable and active in food, agriculture and rural development issues.
    Visit - http://www.igc.org/beijing/ngo/wfa.html

  • The Women in Agriculture (WIA) website to follow-up on the First and Second International Conferences for Women in Agriculture (ICWA), and to prepare for the Third International Conference that will be held in Spain in 2002.
    Visit - http://www.wia.usda.gov/

  • A report that presents an overview of programmes undertaken by the FAO Regional Office for Africa which specifically focus on assistance to rural women
    Visit -http://www.fao.org/waicent/faoinfo/sustdev/WPdirect/WPre0014.htm

  • A bibliographical database on gender, agriculture and rural development
    Visit - http://www.sls.wau.nl/crds/bdp_gs.htm

    PAPERS

  • Women's Role in Rice Farming
    Visit -http://www.fao.org/WAICENT/FAOINFO/SUSTDEV/Wpdirect/Wpan0027.htm

  • Gender, Land and Fertility - Women's Access to Land and Security of Tenure
    Visit -http://www.fao.org/WAICENT/FAOINFO/SUSTDEV/Wpdirect/Wpan0001.htm

  • Women, Agriculture and Rural Development in the Near East
    Visit -http://www.fao.org/WAICENT/FAOINFO/SUSTDEV/Wpdirect/Wpan0010.htm

  • Women, Agriculture and Rural Development: Findings of an FAO Study in Africa
    Visit - http://www.fao.org/WAICENT/FAOINFO/SUSTDEV/Wpdirect/Wpan0002.htm

  • Equity and Gender Consequences of Policy for Distribution of Irrigation Technology in Nigeria by B.O. Oramah and Osita M. Ogbu
    Visit - HTTP://WWW.IDRC.CA/BOOKS/FOCUS/790/CHAP23.HTML

    REPORTS

  • CFP REPORT SERIES, Report 21: NGO Gender Capacity in Urban Agriculture: Case Studies from Harare (Zimbabwe), Kampala (Uganda) and Accra (Ghana) -- A research report
    Visit - HTTP://WWW.IDRC.CA/CFP/REP21_E.HTML

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    WOMEN AND BIODIVERSITY

  • Women: Users, Preservers and Managers of Agro-Biodiversity
    Visit - http://www.fao.org/WAICENT/FAOINFO/SUSTDEV/Wpdirect/Wpan0025.htm
    Or http://www.fao.org/focus/e/women/Biodiv-e.htm#top

    WOMEN IN BIOTECHNOLOGY

  • Farmers Rights in the Conservation and Use of Plant Genetic Resources: Who are the Farmers?
    Visit - http://www.fao.org/WAICENT/FAOINFO/SUSTDEV/Wpdirect/Wpan0006.htm

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    WOMEN IN COMPUTING

  • Bibliography on Women in Computing
    Visit - http://www.inform.umd.edu:8080/EdRes/Topic/WomensStudies/ Computing/gender-issues-bibliography
    gopher://silo.adp.wisc.edu:70/11/.uwlibs/.womenstudies/.infotech
    http://gertrude.art.uiuc.edu/wits/publications/bibliography.html

  • ACM's Committee on Women in Computing: The mission of ACM-W is to engage in activities and projects that aim to improve the working and learning environments for women in computing. This includes promoting activities that result in more equal representation of women in CS such as mentoring or role modeling, monitoring the status of women in industrial and academic computing through the gathering of statistics, providing historical information about women's accomplishments and roles in CS, and serving as a repository of information about programs, documents and policies of concern to women in CS.
    Visit - http://www.acm.org/women/

    REPORTS

  • Supporting Women's Use of Information Technologies for Sustainable Development - prepared by Sophia Huyer
    Visit - http://www.idrc.ca/acacia/outputs/womenindex.html

    PAPERS

  • 'Logged On or Left Out?' by Chun, Laura
    Visit - http://www.sacbee.com/news/projects/women/index.html

  • 'I'm a Stranger Here Myself: A Consideration of Women in Computing' by Janet Cottrell
    Visit - http://www.inform.umd.edu:8080/EdRes/Topic/WomensStudies/ Computing/Articles+ResearchPapers/ consideration-women-in-computing

  • 'Women & Computing' by Frenkel, Karen A.
    Visit - http://www.inform.umd.edu:8080/EdRes/Topic/WomensStudies/ Computing/Articles+ResearchPapers/ women+computing

  • 'Computers and the Communication of Gender' by Elizabeth Lane Lawley
    Visit - http://www.itcs.com/elawley/gender.html

  • 'Becoming a computer scientist: a report by the ACM committee on the status of women in computing science.'
    Visit - http://cpsr.org/cpsr/gender/becoming.comp.sci

  • 'Gender Issues in Computer Networking' by Leslie Regan Shade
    Visit - http://www.mit.edu:8001/people/sorokin/women/lrs.html

  • 'Why are There so Few Female Computer Scientists?' by Ellen Spertus
    Visit - http://www.ai.mit.edu/people/ellens/Gender/pap/pap.html

  • 'Women in AI' by Dale Strok
    Visit - http://www.ai.mit.edu/people/ellens/Gender/ieee/ieee.html

    TEACHING COMPUTER SCIENCE

  • 'Educational Pipeline Issues for Women' for Nancy G. Leveson
    Visit - http://www.ai.mit.edu/people/ellens/Gender/pipeline.html

    WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION

  • The National Association for Women in Construction (NAWIC) is an international association that promotes and supports the advancement and employment of women in the construction industry -
    Visit - http://www.nawic.org/index.htm

  • A high school program, CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY FOR WOMEN (CTW) includes two credit courses, introductory and advanced, each followed by a summer internship. The program will be offered at eight sites across Canada (click on site links to e-mail the CTW teacher) including Vancouver, British Columbia; Balgonie, Saskatchewan; Winnipeg, Manitoba; Cornwall, Ontario; Scarborough, Ontario; and Foxtrap, Newfoundland -
    Visit - http://www.contech.wittnn.com/educators.html

    WOMEN'S CREATIVITY

  • Words, art, images and music from creative women. Check out the site called, 'A Celebration of Women Writers'...
    Visit - http://www.euronet.nl/~fullmoon/w-create.html

  • What's Cool: Recommended Sites from The ElectraPages Directory
    Visit - http://electrapages.com/cool.htm

  • Links to the best women's writings sites. Whether you are looking for a favorite author, a particular genre, book reviews, print and online books, poetry sites, bibliographies, authors' resources, publishers' sites and much, much more -- stop by and visit a while.
    Visit - http://www.womenbooks.com/

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    WOMEN AND DEVELOPMENT

  • The World Bank site, GenderNet, describes how the Bank promotes gender equality, summarizes knowledge and experience, provides gender country profiles, and contains a section to facilitate discussion on gender. The Bank seeks to improve gender equality through its programs and projects, to enhance the efficiency and sustainability of its operation by considering gender aspects --
    Visit - http://www.worldbank.org/gender/

  • BRIDGE is an innovative information and analysis service specialising in gender and development issues. BRIDGE's objective is to assist development professionals and organisations to integrate gender concerns into their work.
    Visit - http://www.ids.ac.uk/bridge/index.html

  • DAC Guidelines on Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment in Development Co-operation
    Visit - http://www.oecd.org/dac/htm/pubs/p-gender.htm

  • DAC Source Book on Concepts and Approaches Linked to Gender Equality
    Visit - http://www.oecd.org/dac/htm/pubs/p-gendsr.htm

  • The UNDP page on gender and development:
    Visit - http://www.undp.org/toppages/gender/genframe.htm

  • The Centre for Development and Population (CEDPA) is a women-focused non-profit organization founded in 1975. CEDPA's mission is to empower women at all levels society to be full partners in development -
    Visit - http://www.cedpa.org/

  • DevMedia helps people exchange information and news about how communication tools can promote development and democracy. DevMedia's focus is on media that are in the hands of people and communities. It draws attention to ways of improving peoples' access to media to encourage the sharing of ideas, voices and knowledge: locally and globally.
    Visit - http://www.devmedia.org/

  • Women's Environment and Development Organization (WEDO) is an international advocacy network working to transform society to achieve a healthy and peaceful planet, with social, political, economic and environmental justice for all through the empowerment of women, in all their diversity, and their equal participation with men in decision-making from grassroots to global arenas.
    Visit - http://www.wedo.org/

    JOURNALS/NEWSLETTERS

  • Women in Development News, FAO Regional Office for Europe -
    Visit - http://www.fao.org/Regional/Europe/WID_RD12.htm

    PAPERS

  • An Overview of Gender-in-Development (GID) and Socio-Economic Relations in Sikkim, India by Karlyn Eckman, FAO consultant
    Visit - http://www.fao.org/WAICENT/FAOINFO/SUSTDEV/Wpdirect/Wpan0012.htm

  • Social Relations in CBNRM: Taking Stock of Gender and Class Differentials in Community Research by Josefa Francisco
    Visit - http://www.idrc.ca/cbnrm/documents/publications/francisco.html

  • 'Gender and Social Security Reform in Africa' by Dr. Deborah Kasente, Makerere University --
    Visit - http://www.idrc.ca/socdev/pub/documents/gender2.html

  • The United Nations and the Status of Women - details of UN Actions for Women: UN actions for the advancement of women began with the signing of the UN's founding Charter. In its Preamble, the members of the UN declared their faith "in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small...." This happened 50 years ago, in October 1945, when the Charter entered into force and the UN was formally set up. Since then, the UN has been at the centre of a growing global movement for women's rights. By adopting international laws and treaties on women's rights, the UN has helped set a common standard for measuring how societies advance equality between men and women.
    Visit - http://www.un.org/Conferences/Women/PubInfo/Status/TextOnly.htm

  • Fourth World Conference on Women (Beijing, 1995): Current coverage: 43rd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women
    Visit - http://www.iisd.ca/linkages/women.html
    Other WWW sites related to the Fourth World Conference on Women and the NGO Forum:
    Visit - http://www.iisd.ca/linkages/4wcw/other.html

  • Science and technology for sustainable human development (Gender Working Group UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development -
    Visit - http://www.idrc.ca/sip/gender/scitech/index.html

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    ECOFEMINISM/ GENDER AND THE ENVIRONMENT

  • Different essays, covering many different facets of Ecofeminism, reviewing many different sites - containing an overview, Women's Spirituality, Conservation, Reproductive Technologies, Treepeople and Earthships, Abortion and Militarism and the Environment
    Visit - http://www-rcf.usc.edu/~orenstei/ecofem

  • Bibliography and review of literature on ecofeminism.
    Visit - gopher://silo.adp.wisc.edu:70/00/.uwlibs/.womenstudies/.bibs/.ecofem

  • Gender and Environment/ Gender and Globalisation: Women's ecology movements had shown how the dominant models of economic development and scientific progress were based on a particular construction of production and knowledge which excluded women and Third World communities as producers of economic value and as generators of intellectual value. Economic globalisation deepens this exclusion and hence becomes a threat to the survival and integrity of local communities.
    Visit - http://www.indiaserver.com/betas/vshiva/gender.htm

  • The goal of EVE Online is to be more than just a repository of information on the Internet. It is hoped this site will evolve into an important resource for the international ecofeminist community
    Visit - http://www.enviroweb.org/eve/

  • Ecofeminism on the Web:
    Visit - http://www.geocities.com/Wellesley/8385/ecofemlinks.html

    PAPERS

  • 'Mother/Earth: An Exploration of the Women Nature Connection' by Mariah Howe May 16, 1997
    Visit - http://www.macalester.edu/~phil29/motherearth.htm

    GENDER AND ENERGY PLANNING

  • Improved cookstoves - Woodfuel supply - Health - Data - Policies - RWEDP activities - Further reading - Other issues in wood energy. Most wood energy users in Asia are women. In household activities, they are often responsible for gathering fuelwood, and they do the cooking. Many of the people who are involved in the woodfuel trade or who work in rural industries or commercial enterprises that use woodfuels, are women. This means that in wood energy, gender aspects play an important role --
    Visit - http://www.rwedp.org/i_gender.html#stoves

  • UNIDO Symposium on Development and Utilization of Biomass Energy Resources in Developing Countries. Paper for UNIDO Symposium on Development and Utilization of Biomass Energy resources in Developing Countries Session #3 Technologies for Biomass Energy Resource --
    Visit - http://www.eren.doe.gov/biopower/pdfs/unpaper.pdf

  • The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), with its strong commitment towards Sustainable Human Development, regards energy as an instrument for socio-economic development. Energy is not explicit in any of UNDP's four priority areas: poverty elimination, job creation, the advancement of women and environmental protection and regeneration. It cuts across all these areas. Energy is not an end in itself, but rather the means to achieve the goals of Sustainable Human Development. Considering the above, UNDP has increased its attention to sustainable energy. The UNDP Energy and Atmosphere Programme (EAP), as one of the key UNDP initiatives in the Review of Rio process prepared the book entitled Energy after Rio: Prospects and Challenges to link energy with key development issues in this context.
    Visit - http://www.undp.org/seed/energy/contents.html

  • UNDP Initiative on Sustainable Energy: This document was prepared by the Energy and Atmosphere Programme (EAP) in the Sustainable Energy and Environment Division, BPPS at UNDP in cooperation with other UNDP units and individuals in, and outside of, UNDP. This document has emerged from a process, beginning with a memorandum by Amulya Reddy, and involving contributions from many experts.
    Visit - http://www.undp.orgseed/energy/unise/index.html

  • Energy as an Instrument for Socio-Economic Policy: Edited by José Goldemberg and Thomas B. Johansson; Executive Editor, Rosemarie Philips.
    Visit - http://www.undp.org/seed/energy/policy/index.html

  • Summary Report 1/ 31/ 99 Barbara C. Farhar, Ph. D. Workshop Organizer National Renewable Energy Laboratory An Informal Workshop in Connection with Village Power '98 Sustainable Energy and Gender
    Visit - http://www.rsvp.nrel.gov/tour/VPConference/Workshop/Mgender/gender.pdf

    PAPERS

  • 'Gender and Poverty Challenges in Scaling up Rural Electricity Access' by Elizabeth Cecelski* Paper Presented at VILLAGE POWER '98 Scaling Up Electricity Access for Sustainable Rural Development 6- 8 October, 1998 World
    Visit - http://www.rsvp.nrel.gov/tour/VPConference/Wpromote/cecelsk2.pdf

  • Gender and Energy Planning by Margaret Skutsch, FAO Consultant from "Report - Sub-Regional Training Course on Women in Wood Energy Development" (FAO, 1996)
    Visit - http://www.fao.org/WAICENT/FAOINFO/SUSTDEV/EGdirect/EGan0004.htm

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    FEMINIST THEORY

  • An On-line Archival Collection, Special Collections Library, Duke University: Documents on Women's Liberation Movement: The materials in this on-line archival collection document various aspects of the Women's Liberation Movement in the United States, and focus specifically on the radical origins of this movement during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Items range from radical theoretical writings to humorous plays to the minutes of an actual grassroots group --
    Visit - http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/wlm/

  • Research feminism in the United States and in countries around the world, and also find here reading lists for each aspect and nuance of feminism.
    Visit - http://www.utc.edu/~kswitala/Feminism/

    JOURNALS/NEWSLETTERS

  • Resources on Feminism from theglassceiling.com
    Visit - http://www.theglassceiling.com/resources/feminism.htm

    WOMEN AND FOOD SECURITY

  • Search the International Food Policy Research Institute for gender-related papers and data bases --
    Visit - http://www.cgiar.org:80/ifpri/

  • GENDEV is an e-mail network on intrahousehold and gender aspects of food and agricultural research --
    Visit - http://www.cgiar.org:80/ifpri/themes/mp17/gender/gender.htm

    PAPERS

  • Rural women make a tremendous contribution to food and agricultural production. They also play a crucial role in determining and guaranteeing food security and well-being for the entire household. Equitable, effective and sustainable agriculture and rural development cannot be pursued without an explicit recognition of these realities.
    Visit - http://www.fao.org/focus/e/women/woHm-e.htm

  • Women and Food Security: Overview and Situation in China
    Visit - http://www.fao.org/WAICENT/FAOINFO/SUSTDEV/Wpdirect/Wpan0022.htm

  • Women and the Green Revolution --
    Visit - http://www.fao.org/focus/e/women/green-e.htm

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    GENDER AND HEALTH

  • Reproductive Technologies: Concepts, Keywords, & Knowledge | Globalism & Development | Race & Reproductive Technologies Procreative & Contraceptive Technologies | Medicalization of Birth | Teaching Science, Technology, & the Body Global Reproductive Health Forum (GRHF)
    Visit - HTTP://WWW.HSPH.HARVARD.EDU/RT21/

  • Family Health International: AIDS/HIV/STD, family planning, reproductive health and women's studies: FHI provides the highest quality research, education and services in family planning, STDs/HIV and family health to improve the health and well-being of populations worldwide
    Visit - HTTP://WWW.FHI.ORG/

  • The Body: An AIDS and HIV Information Resource · General Issues and Demographics · Prevention Issues for Women · Having a Baby When You're HIV Positive · Views and Opinions See also: · Women-Specific Treatment Issues · Women-Specific Opportunistic Infections · Treatment Issues for Pregnancy and Newborns · Meet Other Women with HIV/AIDS
    Visit - http://www.thebody.com/whatis/women.shtml

  • Population Project for Small-Scale Fishermen in the Philippines
    Visit - http://www.fao.org/WAICENT/FAOINFO/SUSTDEV/Wpdirect/Wpan0013.htm

  • Women's Health Issues
    Visit - http://womenshealth.miningco.com?pid=2771&cob=home/

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    WOMEN IN INDUSTRY

  • Women Working Worldwide is a UK based organisation which supports the struggles of women workers in the global economy through information exchange and international networking --
    Visit - http://www.poptel.org.uk/women-ww/

  • The Clean Clothes Campaigns aim at improving working conditions in the garment industry, world-wide. The campaigns are coalitions of consumer organisations, trade unions, researchers, solidarity groups, world shops and other activists. The campaigns inform consumers about the conditions in which their garments and sportswear are produced and pressure retailers to take responsibility for these conditions.
    Visit - HTTP://WWW.CLEANCLOTHES.ORG/

  • The Multinational Monitor tracks corporate activity in :developing countries, worker health and safety, labour union issues, environment, export of hazardous substances --
    Visit - HTTP://WWW.ESSENTIAL.ORG/

    WOMEN AND THE INTERNET

  • Gender & Race in Media: Cyberspace - a collection of pointers to websites addressing the interface of technology, culture, gender and race. Includes some cutting edge material. Maintained by the University of Iowa Department of Communication Studies --
    Visit - HTTP://WWW.UIOWA.EDU/~COMMSTUD/RESOURCES/GENDERMEDIA/CYBER.HTML

    PAPERS

  • 'Cyberfeminism with a difference' by Rosi Braidotti --
    Visit - http://www.let.ruu.nl/womens_studies/rosi/cyberfem.htm

  • 'Gender Swapping on the Internet' by Amy S. Bruckman --
    Visit - http://www.inform.umd.edu:8080/EdRes/Topic/WomensStudies/ Computing/Articles+ResearchPapers/ gender-swapping

  • 'Gender Differences in Computer-Mediated Communication: Bringing Familiar Baggage to the New Frontier' by Susan Herring
    Visit - http://www.inform.umd.edu:8080/EdRes/Topic/WomensStudies/ Computing/Articles+ResearchPapers/ gender-differences-communication

  • 'Social and Technical Means for Fighting On-Line Harassment' by Ellen Spertus
    Visit - http://www.ai.mit.edu/people/ellens/ Gender/glc/

  • 'Gender Issues in Online Communications' by Hoai-An Truong
    Visit - http://www.inform.umd.edu:8080/EdRes/Topic/WomensStudies/ Computing/Articles+ResearchPapers/ gender-issues-online

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    GENDER-RELATED JOURNAL RESOURCES/ NEWSLETTERS/PUBLICATIONS

  • Women, Ink. is a project of the International Women's Tribune Centre to market and distribute books on women and development worldwide. It includes 250+ titles from publishers all over the world, and is the exclusive distributor of publications from the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM).
    Visit - http://www.womenink.org/

  • Studies on Women Abstracts - an international abstracting service designed to meet the information needs of busy librarians and all those working, teaching, studying or researching into any of the main areas of women's studies --
    Visit - http://www/carfax.co.uk/swa-ad.htm

  • Australian Feminist Studies -- an international peer reviewed journal which publishes academic articles from throughout the world contributing to current developments in the new and burgeoning fields of women's studies and feminist research -
    Visit - http://www.carfax.co.uk/afs-ad.htm

  • Gender, Place and Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography (available online) - provides a focal point for contributions to knowledge in geography and related disciplines concerned with gender issues -
    Visit - http://www.carfax.co.uk/gpcad.htm

  • Journal of Gender Studies - an interdisciplinary journal which publishes articles relating to gender from a feminist perspective covering a wide range of subject areas including the social and natural sciences, arts and popular culture -
    Visit - http://www.carfax.co.uk/jgs-ad.htm

  • WE International (formerly Women and Environments Magazine) is a unique international magazine, based in Toronto, Canada, which examines women's multiple relations to their many environments -- natural,physical, built, and social -- from a feminist perspective. It provides a forum for academic research and theory, professional practice, and community experience --
    Visit - http://www.web.apc.org/~weed/

  • Development and Gender in Brief: The BRIDGE bulletin, development and gender in brief, aims to raise gender awareness among policy makers and practitioners. Drawing on the body of BRIDGE reports, and other current literature, the bulletin provides succinct, state-of-the-art updates on specific themes. Previous issues covered environmental projects, poverty reduction strategies, conflict, emergency responses, and institutionalising gender. The bulletin is mailed to 2,500 interested individuals and organisations mainly in developing countries.
    Visit - http://www.ids.ac.uk/bridge/bri_bull.html

  • The ID21 Development Research reporting service is a selection of the latest and best UK-based development research. This new online service offers hundreds of summaries of problem-solving work on critical development dilemmas around the world. This Information for Development in the 21st Century is drawn from: · over 40 top UK research centres · conference papers, unpublished reports · research by aid and development agencies and pressure groups · research consultants
    Visit - http://www.id21.org/

  • Newsletter on feminism and philosophy
    Visit - http://www.udel.edu/apa/publications/texts/newsletters/feminism/

  • WomenConnect - the source for women in business
    Visit - http://www.womenconnect.com/layout/NoFrame/ home/home_frame.htm? NavTo=/&_PB=1290047826

  • Gender and Equity FOCUS: The articles in this issue s theme section provide a small window onto IDRC activities that address gender and development, and should serve to stimulate thought in the lead-up to the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing this September.
    Visit - http://www.idrc.ca/books/reports/rep232.html

  • Electronic resources and software maintained and/or distributed by Wageningen Agricultural University Library/Pudoc-DLO
    Visit - HTTP://WWW.BIB.WAU.NL/AGRALIN/F2EPUBS.HTML

  • WIN (Women's International Net) -- a magazine about women, by women, for women, from all over the world. Women's International Net (WIN) is an electronic magazine devoted to three purposes: (1) Furthering knowledge of women's issues worldwide; (2) Bringing together women from all over the world for dialogue and greater mutual understanding; (3) Tapping new sources of talent in writing and enabling women from different countries to express their views and situations.
    Visit - http://welcome.to/winmagazine

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    GENDER METHODOLOGY

  • Gender Methodology for Urban Agriculture Research: This methodology has been developed to assist Cities Feeding People (CFP) team members, at the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada, and research partners in undertaking gender analysis so that research on urban agriculture (UA) may be strengthened and enhanced. By considering, understanding and documenting gender dynamics within UA systems, more appropriate and equitable technology and policy interventions can be applied in local contexts.
    Visit - http://www.idrc.ca/cfp/genmethod.html
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    WOMEN AND NATURAL RESOURCES

  • Population Change - Natural Resources - Environmental Linkages in East and Central Africa
    Visit - http://www.fao.org/WAICENT/FAOINFO/SUSTDEV/Wpdirect/Wpan0021.htm

  • Population Change - Natural Resources - Environmental Linkages in Central and South Asia
    Visit - http://www.fao.org/WAICENT/FAOINFO/SUSTDEV/Wpdirect/Wpan0011.htm

  • Linkages between Population, Natural Resources and Environment in China, Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam
    Visit - http://www.fao.org/WAICENT/FAOINFO/SUSTDEV/Wpdirect/Wpan0004.htm

  • 'Women, Men, and Water-Resource Management in Africa' by Eva Rathgeber
    Visit - HTTP://WWW.IDRC.CA/BOOKS/FOCUS/804/CHAP3.HTML

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    GENDER POLICY

  • Gender Impacts on Policy
    Visit - http://www.fao.org/WAICENT/FAOINFO/SUSTDEV/Wpdirect/Wpan0021.htm

    WOMEN AND POVERTY

  • The Feminization of Poverty: Facts, Hypotheses and the Art of Advocacy
    Visit - http://www.fao.org/WAICENT/FAOINFO/SUSTDEV/Wpdirect/Wpan0007.htm

  • See analysis and country reports on the feminization of poverty in
    Visit - http://www.socwatch.org.uy/analysis.htm

  • Resources to combat poverty among women --
    Visit - http://www.usia.gov/topical/global/women/povert.htm

    WOMEN AND POLITICS

  • Center for Asia Pacific Women in Politics (CAPWIP). Also see CAPWIP's Onlinewomen Bulletin

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    WOMEN AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT

  • The Global Network for Rural Women is an on-line and personal network established by agricultural and rural women from around the world. It aims to build on the knowledge and strength they gained from attending the first International Conference for Women in Agriculture held in Australia, 1994
    Visit - HTTP://WERPLE.NET.AU/~FAAWAGRI/GLOBAL/

    PAPERS

  • Rural Dimensions of Gender - Population Concerns
    Visit - http://www.fao.org/WAICENT/FAOINFO/SUSTDEV/Wpdirect/Wpan0014.htm

  • Women, Agriculture and Rural Development in the Near East
    Visit - http://www.fao.org/WAICENT/FAOINFO/SUSTDEV/Wpdirect/Wpan0010.htm

  • Gender and Sustainability: Reassessing Linkages
    Visit - http://www.fao.org/WAICENT/FAOINFO/SUSTDEV/Wpdirect/Wpan0020.htm

  • Integrating Gender into Extension Services: Rural Women in the Sahel
    Visit - http://www.worldbank.org/aftdr/findings/english/find51.htm
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    WOMEN'S STUDIES PROGRAMS

  • Here is a site from where you can link to most women's studies programs with websites in the U.S. The current listing includes 231 such programs.
    Visit - http://www.users.interport.net/~kater/

  • At Massey University Women's Studies we have a commitment to excellence in teaching, flexible courses and a friendly environment. The Women's Studies Programme at Massey University offers 24 courses at undergraduate level, a BA major and entry to the Graduate Diploma, M.A, M.Phil and Ph.D study. Courses are available in both internal and extramural modes. In any year we have about 400 undergraduate students and about 25 graduate students.
    Visit - http://www.massey.ac.nz/%7Ewwwms/

    WOMEN IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

  • The gateway contains global Internet resources for women in science (with a European focus). It is provided through Euroscience as a resource for both women in science and anyone with an interest. It contains resources by subject and nation, on-line publications, reports & reading and profiles & biographies.
    Visit - http://www.southern.com/natasha/women/gateway/gateway.htm

  • The Society of Women Engineers' mission aims to stimulates women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders; expands the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and demonstrates the value of diversity.
    Visit - http://www.swe.org/SWE.html

  • Women in Technology International () founded in 1989, is a rapidly growing association of more than 6,000 members, 95% of whom are professional women working in technology organizations. WITI is dedicated to: increasing the number of women in executive roles; helping women become more financially independent and technology-literate; encouraging young women to choose careers in science and technology.
    Visit - http://www.witi.com/

  • Association for women in mathematics (AWM)
    Visit - http://www.awm-math.org/index.html

  • Association for Women in Science (AWIS) 'Dedicated to the achievement of equity and full participation of women in all areas of science and technology.'
    Visit - HTTP://WWW.SERVE.COM/AWIS/

  • The Institute for Women and Technology: 'At the Institute, we work towards these goals by creating opportunites for women to bring their needs to the table and to participate fully in the definition and creation of new technologies. By our example and our outreach programs, we work with communities, industry, academia, and governments to catalyze a network of development projects that meet women's needs and advance women's participation in the technical world.'
    Visit - HTTP://WWW.PARC.XEROX.COM/OCT/PROJECTS/IWT.ORG/IWT.HTML

  • A bibliography on women in science is available at
    Visit - http://www.library.wisc.edu/libraries/WomensStudies/core/crsci.htm
    Visit - gopher://silo.adp.wisc.edu:70/11/.uwlibs/.womenstudies/.wom_science

  • Women Physicians' Autobiographies:
    Visit - http://research.med.umkc.edu/teams/cml/WomenDrs.html

  • Committee on Women in Science and Engineering:
    Visit - HTTP://WWW4.NAS.EDU/OSEP/CWSE.NSF

    PAPERS

  • 'Women, Minorities, and Persons With Disabilities in Science and Engineering: 1996'
    Visit - HTTP://WWW.NSF.GOV/SBE/SRS/NSF96311/HTMPDF.HTM

  • Women and Underrepresented Minority Scientists and Engineers Have Lower Levels of Employment in Business and Industry
    Visit - HTTP://WWW.NSF.GOV/SBE/SRS/DATABRF/DB96331.HTM

  • 'Barriers to Women in Academic Science and Engineering'
    Visit - HTTP://WWW.AI.MIT.EDU/PEOPLE/ELLENS/GENDER/EKNU.HTML

  • 'Women In the Engineering Industry' by Kaitlin Duck Sherwood
    Visit - HTTP://WWW.WEBFOOT.COM/ADVICE/WOMEN.IN.ENG.HTML

  • Teaching Science and Technology to Girls/Women

  • Achieving Gender Equity in Science Classrooms: A Guide for Faculty
    Visit - http://www.brown.edu/Administration/Dean_of_the_College/ homepginfo/equity/Equity_handbook.html

  • 'How Negative Expectancies and Attitudes Undermine Females' Math Confidence and Performance: A Review of the Literature' by Jennifer Gutbezahl
    Visit - HTTP://CAMEL.MATH.CA/WOMEN/BOOK/GUTBEZAHL.TXT

  • 'Women Undergraduate Enrollment in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT'
    Visit - HTTP://WWW-EECS.MIT.EDU/ANNOUNCE/13.HTML

    GENDER AND STATISTICS/ USING STATISTICS TO STUDY GENDER/ ENGENDERING STATISTICS:

  • A bibliography on gender disaggregated data for different parts of the world…
    Visit - http://www.ids.ac.uk/eldis/stats/gen_stam.html

  • The World's Women 1995 includes a set of statistical tables, presented at the end of each chapter, containing data for up to 220 countries or areas. Updated excerpts from these tables are now available on Internet. The statistics and indicators on the Internet are those for the most recent period only and nearly all have been updated since the publication of the book. The material follows the organization of the printed book in the chapter titles, the concise summaries which began each chapter and the statistical tables containing country data
    Visit - http://www.un.org/Depts/unsd/gender/intro.htm

  • Social indicators covering a wide range of subject-matter fields are compiled by the Statistics Division, Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat, from many national and international sources in the global statistical system. These indicators are issued in general and special print or machine-readable publications of the Division.
    Visit - http://www.un.org/Depts/unsd/social/main.htm

  • Monthly Bulletin of Statistics:
    Visit - http://www.un.org/Depts/unsd/mbsview/mbsview.htm

  • Factsheet on Women in Decision-Making: http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/public/womingov.htm Gender statistics in BLDS -- a list of important cross-national studies. The library also has collection of statistics at the national and sub-national levels
    Visit - http://www.ids.ac.uk/eldis/gender/gen_sta.html

  • Gender Equality Statistics: UNESCO statistics; UNESCO databases; Training Workshops for women statisticians; Female staff in the Secretariat
    Visit - http://www.unesco.org/women/sta/index.html

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    GENDER AND TECHNOLOGY

  • Is there such a thing as culturally and socially neutral technology? Do men make and control technology and women only use it? Is gender-neutral technology possible, and if it is, what would it look like?… The Gender & Technology Study Group aims to provide a focus and a forum for research into all aspects of gender in respect of technology
    Visit - http://mcs.open.ac.uk/gentech.

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    GENDER AND URBAN PLANNING/ ARCHITECTURE/ HOUSING

  • The Women in Human Settlements Development Programme concentrates on ensuring that UNHCS (Habitat) fulfills its mandate to promote women's equal participation in the Global Strategy for Shelter (GSS) and all human settlements development, and to ensure that all of UNCHS (Habitat) programmes, projects and activities clearly contain a gender perspective
    Visit - http://www.unchs.unon.org/unon/unchs/indicat/indintro.htm
    and
    http://www.unep.no:80/unon/unchs/habrdd/capwomen.htm

  • An international archive of women in architecture
    Visit - http://scholar2.lib.vt.edu/spec/iawa/iawa.htm

  • The website of the Association for Women in Architecture
    Visit - http://members.aol.com/AWASea/index.html

  • The contributions that women have made throughout the history of architecture are generally not recognized in architectural history, curriculum, or society. These pages contain information about issues women face in school, issues women face in the workplace, statistics concerning women in architecture schools and the profession, profiles of six outstanding women architects, and links to various architecture and women's studies sites
    Visit - http://www4.ncsu.edu/unity/users/r/rlkeen/public/

  • This project presents an exploration into the lives of three women in the field of architecture today. Through interview, discussion, and the use of electronic, digital media a history of each individual's life unfolds. The hierarchy of information and design were linked from the early stages of the project and it is in the final form of the project that one can discover a format that is consistent in its presentation and navigational symbols. The goal was to enable the user to "walk through" the information and compare stories and experiences
    Visit - http://ic.www.media.mit.edu/woarch/moreinfo.html

  • Matrix, a non-profit women's architectural cooperative in London designed to help women's groups by finding and assessing potential building sites, aiding in obtaining funding for construction, and holding workshops to help women's groups understand and take part in the design process
    Visit - http://scholar2.lit.vt.edu/spec/iawaspec/iawaguid.htm#matrix

  • The Habitat BP searchable database contains over 650 proven solutions to the common social, economic and environmental problems of an urbanizing world. It demonstrates the practical ways in which communities, governments and the private sector are working together to eradicate poverty, provide shelter, protect the environment and support economic development. The database is a powerful tool for: Analyzing current trends: find information on current human settlements issues; networking: get in touch with the people directly involved in implementation; capacity-building: material for developing new learning tools and methods; policy: learning from experience and policies that make a difference.
    Visit - http://www.bestpractices.org/cgi-bin/bp98.cgi?cmd=initiative and look particularly under 'Gender Equity and Equality'

  • Women in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning and Design -- This bibliography is a selective list of materials on women in architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, and design in the Schlesinger Library
    Visit - HTTP://WWW.RADCLIFFE.EDU/SCHLES/LIBCOLLS/BKSPER/BIBS/ARCH.HTM

  • Directory of Internet Resources on the Intersection of Women, Gender and Feminism with Urban Planning
    Visit - http://www-rcf.usc.edu/~harwood/fem&plan.html

  • Using the concept of gender-sensitive approaches to human settlements development implies taking account of the different roles, access to and control over resources, of men and women in varying national and regional contexts
    Visit - HTTP://PAN.CEDAR.UNIVIE.AC.AT/HABITAT/GENDER/INTRO.HTML

  • Gender Equality in the Habitat Agenda
    Visit - HTTP://WWW.UNHABITAT.ORG/AGENDA/CH-3D.HTML

  • The Royal Town Planning Institute Research Agenda: Women and Planning
    Visit - http://www.rtpi.org.uk/pguide/resagwomen.htm

    RELATED COURSES

  • Undergraduate and graduate programs in Feminist Geography are available at the University of Waikato. Contact Department of Geography, Private Bag 3105, Hamilton, New Zealand. Visit website:
    Visit - http:/www2.waikato.ac.nz/geog/feminist/index.html

  • Master's and doctoral programs at the Human Settlements Division , Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
    Visit - http://www.hsd.ait.ac.th/agenda/chap3d.htm

  • The doctoral program at the University of Michigan, College of Architecture and Urban Planning --
    Visit - http://www.caup.umich.edu:80/doctoralprogram/areas.html

    RELATED JOURNALS

  • Take a look at Gender in Urban Research which applies gender as a category of analysis to urban institutions. Contributions cover gendered analysis in central city development policy, violence against women, affordable housing, political power and elections
    Visit - http://www.sageltd.co.uk/books/details/b003945.html


    The above internet resources database was prepared as a part of the "Gender and Technology Network" at the Asian Institute of Technology in Bangkok, Thailand. Do you have any suggestions or additions to make on the above information? Please send an email to Hari Srinivas at hsrinivas@gdrc.org
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