The intent of this media alert is to gather, catalogue and make accessible primary resources related to violence against women and gender issues in general.
Below are some informative research links for journalists:
- Part of the United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women, this site provides information about CEDAW, the U.N. convention that "is often described as an international bill of rights for women. Consisting of a preamble and 30 articles, it defines what constitutes discrimination against women and sets up an agenda for national action to end such discrimination." Available here are not just the text of the convention but also its history, country reports, meeting information, and other documentation, some of which is available in several languages.
- Eldis Gender Resource Guide describes itself as a "gateway to information on development issues." Its Gender Resource Guide offers reports, news, and other material that focus on gender issues internationally.
- Vedams Books International has created this website to highlight published works on women’s studies published in India, Bangladesh, and Nepal. The listings include not just publication information but also [by clicking on "details"] tables of contents and excerpts from the book jacket or preface.
- This is a website of Engender Health, a nonprofit organization that aims to improve women’s health worldwide. The site offers information about women’s health issues, with an international focus.
- A World Bank site set up to further its goals of promoting gender equality and empowering women. The site’s resources are news, a gender mainstreaming strategy paper, a report on engendering development [available in several languages], tools for specific sectors, an electronic database of gender statistics and indicators, and information about gender and ICT.
- Another World Bank site is GenderStats, an electronic database of gender statistics and indicators designed with user-friendly, menu-driven features. It offers statistical and other data in modules on several subjects. The data in each module is presented in ready-to-use format. Users have the option of saving the country views in Excel (or another spreadsheet software) to customize them for their own reports.
- A site of Global Fund for Women that provides grants for women’s rights groups outside the United States to improve women’s human rights in such areas as health, reproductive rights, economic independence, access to education, conflict resolution, peace-building, and political participation. The website offers publications and resources and useful links to related sites.
- The website of International Center of Research on Women aims to promote "social and economic development with women’s full participation." The site has information about international research projects, seminars, social policy issues, grants, advocacy efforts, and publications.
- This site by the Berkeley’s Institute for International Studies features research and teaching materials meant to facilitate the integration of women’s and gender studies into international and area studies philosophy and curricula. This site offers general and specific bibliographies and filmographies on issues pertaining to women and gender in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Arab World, and among minority cultures in North America and Europe. It also offers specific information on courses and resources offered at the University of California at Berkeley as well as links to other interesting resources available on the web.
- This is a website against the women and children repression and trafficking in Bangladesh.
- Isis International is a non-governmental organisation dedicated to women’s information and communication needs. It focuses on issues advancing women’s rights, leadership, and empowerment in Asia and the Pacific. The site provides reports, news and announcements, information about online and offline resources, and links to relevant sites. It is also the home of the online publication Women in Action.
- Journal of South Asia Women Studies
- Manushi, a woman’s journal in India that also provides links to other sites focusing on Indian women.
- RAWA, the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan is an independent political/social organisation of Afghan women fighting for human rights and for social justice in Afghanistan.
- Sawnet, is a forum for and about women from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka.
- This site, sponsored by the human rights organisation Amnesty International, provides news, action alerts, reports, and other resources for stopping violence against women around the world.
- Website of the United Nations Development Fund for Women offers information on women’s empowerment and gender equity, including such issues as economic capacity/opportunity, violence against women, women’s human rights, and more.
- Website of an "international solidarity network" for "women whose lives are shaped, conditioned, or governed by laws and customs said to derive from Islam." The network links individual women and organisations in more than 70 countries and provides news, calls for action, publications, and extensive annotated links to related sites.