E-Sources on Women & Gender
Lehman, JoAnne, Feminist Collections: A Quarterly of Women's Studies Resources
Our website (www.library.wisc.edu/libraries/WomensStudies/) includes all recent issues of this column, plus many bibliographies, a database of core women's studies books, and links to hundreds of other websites by topic.
Information about electronic journals and magazines, particularly those with numbered or dated issues posted on a regular schedule, can be found in our "Periodical Notes" column.
APA ONLINE, the website for the American Psychological Association, offers a WOMEN & MEN topic page (http://www.apa.org/topics/topicwomenmen.html), with links to news features, press releases, journals, books, and articles in APA's periodical Monitor on Psychology.
The mandate of the COALITION FOR WOMEN'S HUMAN RIGHTS IN CONFLICT SITUATIONS (http://www.womensrightscoalition.org) is "to ensure that crimes committed against women in conflict situations are adequately examined and prosecuted." A current major focus is on the failures of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in dealing with the widespread crimes of sexual violence against women that were committed during the 1994 genocide.
GENDER AT WORK is "a new knowledge and capacity building network focused on gender and institutional change ... created ... by AWID (Association for Women's Rights in Development), WLP (Women's Learning Partnership), CIVICUS (World Alliance for Citizen Participation), and UNIFEM (United Nations Fund for Women) ... We aim to develop new theory and practice on how organizations can change gender-biased institutional rules (the distribution of power, privileges and rights), values (norms and attitudes), and practices. We also aim to change the political, accountability, cultural and knowledge systems of organizations to challenge social norms and gender inequity." Visit the network's website and read its e-zine at http://www.genderatwork.org
GENDERIT is a new Internet portal for monitoring the gender aspects and implications of policies about information and communication technologies: http://www.genderit.org. If that sentence makes you yawn, take a look at the stories here about poor Brazilian women farmers learning to navigate the Internet; the use of "tele-medicine" to get health information and care to pregnant women in remote locations in Africa; and women in Nigeria using radio to inform each other about their reproductive rights under Islamic law.
The GIRLS, MATH AND SCIENCE PARTNERSHIP of Family Communications, Inc. (think Mister Rogers' Neighborhood) "helps individuals in the community think differently about what science is and who can do it." One project sponsored by GMSP is CLICK! 2005, an overnight "urban adventure" at the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh, during which girls aged 11-14 will use science knowledge to solve a crime. Find out more at http://www.fci.org/corporate_information/gmsp.asp and http://www.click2005.org/main.php
The NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund has a new name--LEGAL MOMENTUM--and a website at http://www.legalmomentum.org that offers everything from the text of amicus curiae briefs filed by the organization in current court cases (see, e.g., http://www.legalmomentum.org/courts/CastlerockVGonzales.pdf) to position statements on bills currently before Congress (see the material on the federal marriage amendment at http://www.legalmomentum.org/congress/fma.shtml), to numerous publications that can be ordered online.
The brand-new edition of OUR BODIES, OURSELVES is now in bookstores (and will be reviewed in an upcoming issue of Feminist Collections). The BOSTON WOMEN'S HEALTH BOOK COLLECTIVE, which originated this women's health publication phenomenon more than thirty years ago, has also developed a fabulous new companion website, at http://www.ourbodiesourselves.org, which includes extensive excerpts from the book and lots of great supplemental content about women's health.
P.M.S. MEDIA exists to meet "the dire need for feminist independent media. …