Selected List of Women's Studies Resources on the Internet

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Resources for Women's Studies on the Internet are increasing steadily. Both mailing lists (listservs or discussion groups) and websites can provide valuable information and support on almost any topic. The following list is far from exhaustive, but it will provide a starting point for exploring Women's Studies resources (and other things of interest) on the Internet. Most sites contain links to other related web pages, but many also include articles and documents, in full or excerpted. Some site titles are self-explanatory, hence little or no annotation is provided. Most of these sites are American, but I have tried to include as many Canadian ones as I could find. At the time of writing, these sites were all active; however, websites often disappear without notice.

WOMEN'S STUDIES

Women's Studies at the University of Toronto

Canadian Women's Studies On-Line

Information about Women's Studies Programs, resources, and organizations in Canada.

Women's Human Rights Resources (Diana)

Includes documents, links to related sites, and a bibliography.

Centre for Women's Studies in Education (OISE/UT)

Resources for Feminist Research/Documentation sur la recherche f ministe

Website for the journal of the same name.

Battered Women's Support Services, Vancouver, B.C.

Information about their services.

B.C. Ministry of Women's Equality

Lesbian Mothers Support Society

Website for the Calgary non-profit organization which provides peer support for lesbian parents, their children and lesbians considering parenthood.

Fabrications: Stitching Ourselves Together

Exhibit of 23 wedding gowns sewn by Lorraine Church between 1950 and 1995. Narrated by Kathryn Church.

PAR-L: The bilingual Policy, Action, Research List

To subscribe and receive messages and documents by e-mail, send the following message to: listproc@cacsw.ca

SUBSCRIBE PAR-L Your first name Your last name

IMPORTANT: Leave the subject heading in the memo blank and do not use a signature file because the messages are processed automatically by software.

SAWNET: South Asian Women's Net is a discussion group for women from the South Asian countries and women from other parts of the world interested in the concerns of South Asian women. Open only to women.

Send message: SUBSCRIBE to SAWNET@cs.concordia.ca

United Nations Platform for Action Committee, Manitoba

Includes the 1997 Conference Report, International Women's Tribune Centre Newsletter. Updated every two weeks.

Amazon City

Extensive site, "virtual city", intended to empower women. An on-line community for women; original content, discussion forums, chat rooms, and more.

Women's Wire

Information, discussion groups, and chat rooms on a number of issues relevant for women.

United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women

Information on the 1995 Beijing World Conference on women, with links to related sites.

Women's Studies/Women's Issues Resource Sites

Perhaps one of the most well known and comprehensive women's studies sites; maintained by Joan Korenman. …