Family, Marriage, Women

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HQ 1075 Sex Role. General Works

Gender Research Network

Summary:
The Gender Research Network is an electronic communications system under the sponsorship of IFPRI, the International Food Policy Research Institute. The IFPRI was established to "...identify and analyze alternative national and international strategies and policies for meeting food needs of the developing world on a sustainable basis, with particular emphasis on low-income countries and on the poorer groups in those countries." The Gender Research Network, in turn, links CGIAR (the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research) center researchers, national research institutes, and universities "..who are involved in gender and intrahousehold research."
The network is composed of three divisions: (1) Gender-CG; (2) The Gender CG Newsletter ; and (3) Gender-Prop. The first, Gender-CG is an "...e-mail network on intrahousehold and gender aspects of food and agricultural research. It is set up to provide mutual support and encouragement to researchers working [on these issues]." The network seeks: to establish a dialogue among gender social scientists; to keep researchers up to date with developments in the field; to connect researchers; to draw other interested social scientists into the network; and to inform donors of researchers' actions.
The Gender CG Newsletter is a publication of the network, accessible through the bottom of the main site page. Here, users will find a chronological listing of recent issues, dating from the first publication to the most recent. Selecting a title then opens that issue for viewing; by choosing an article of interest from the presented table of contents, the user will then be able to read the article. The final network division, Gender-Prop, is an e-mail conference on gender and property rights. Users who wish for more information on this subject should contact the network directly, via its e-mail address, given in the site's main listings.
The site is sponsored by the CGIAR Gender Program, a division of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI); Washington, D.C.
To Search:
To view newsletter texts, select issue from listings. Then select article title from table of contents.

Science and Technology for Sustainable Human Development: The Gender Dimension

Summary:
Science and Technology for Sustainable Human Development: The Gender Dimension is a report of the Gender Working Group of the United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development. The group's report, presented within this site, seeks to "...make recommendations to national governments for individual country actions, and recommendations to ECOSOC for reforms required in the UN system." Key findings of the Gender Working Group detail that gender inequity exists in education, as well as in careers in science and technology. They insist that technical change has become gender specific, that changes in rural areas of developing nations appear to have benefitted men's lives more than those of women.
Upon accessing the site, the user will find links to the IRDC (International Research Development Center) and CRDI homepages, with their applicable search links, maps, publications, general information areas, and programs links. Contact information for the Gender Working Group is also provided into this area. Scrolling past this information, the user encounters the table of contents for the report. Some of the noted contents are direct links to their respective areas; users can also simply move past the contents to view the report's complete text.
The report's table of contents consists of: (1) "Executive Summary"; (2) "Introduction"; (3) "The Diagnosis"; (4) "Transformative Actions"; (5) "Performance of the UN System"; (6) "Conclusion: A Declaration of Intent"; and (7) an appendix, glossary, bibliography, list of participants, and acknowledgements area.
The site is sponsored by the Gender Working Group; UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development; Ottawa, Ontario; Canada.
To Search:
Scroll past table of contents to view report's contents. Or select active title within contents to view respective text.

HQ 1240 Women in Development. General Works

Selected Sources - Women, Environment, and Development

Summary:
Selected Sources - Women, Environment, and Development is an annotated bibliography, compiled by Marlene Roy of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD). Within the site, users will find a listing of sources concerning women and sustainable development.
Upon accessing the site, the user will find links to the IISDnet contents area and the "Hot Topics" division of the IISDnet Information Center, of which this site is a part. To view the bibliography, users must scroll through the site; entries are alphabetized by the author's last name. Books, reports, and journal articles are represented within the entries.
For book entries, the following data is found: (1) author's name (last, first); (2) title; (3) publisher (location, name); (4) year of publication; (5) number of pages; (6) notes on the text (special features); (7) contents of text (major topics); and (8) abstract of text. For journal articles, the following is found in an entry: (1) author's name (last, first); (2) title of article; (3) journal title; (4) year of publication; (5) volume, issue, and page numbers; (6) publisher (location, name); (7) number of total pages; (8) notes on the text (special features); (9) contents of text (major topics); and (10) abstract of the text. Users should note that the notes, contents, and abstract sections of an entry do not appear for all cited texts; entries will vary in content.
The site is sponsored by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD); Winnipeg, Manitoba; Canada.
To Search:
Scroll to view contents of site.

WIDNET: Women in Development

Summary:
WIDNET: Women in Development Network is a bilingual site on WWW resources for women, developed by FOCUS International, "...a consulting firm providing institutions and organizations with a varied set of services in the fields of International Development and Human Resource Development." Within the site's main page are thirteen major links, some of which are presently under construction. Users should consult the site for complete linkage information.
"Women organizations" reveals an alphabetical categories listing; selecting a topic then reveals a list of applicable organizations, each of which is noted (when selected) with its name, business address, and other contact information. "Reference documents" offers nine major reference texts; users can select a particular language version when viewing a document via its link. "WIDNET regional links" provide information on Africa, Asia, Oceania, the Americas, and Europe. After selecting a region and language version, the user should select a nation of interest to view statistics and to obtain search engine access. Currently, this area is under development. "WIDNET pool" offers links to professional services and products from women and women-related organizations. "WIDNET statistics" offers various language versions to view statistics; this area is also under construction.
"Women Studies" links the user to women's studies sites on the WWW; each title is a link to its respective site. "Women Resources" offers sites of interest on the WWW, accessible through their titles. "Beijing '95 Conference" details topics of the recent world women's conference; documents are accessed through their titles. "FOCUS International" provides information on the site's sponsor. "WIDNET thematic" lists 35 topics of interest; selecting a topic then links the user to a site on this topic. "WIDNET magazines" lists on-line magazines, each located through its title. Lastly, "WIDNET shopping mall" offers links to products of interest to women.
The site is maintained by Sylvie Proulx and Gilbert Oloko; FOCUS International; Ottawa, Ontario; Canada.
To Search:
Select link of interest from site's main page; follow onscreen links to view desired records or sites.

WIDNET Pool

Summary:
WIDNET Pool is a division of the WIDNET: Women in Development Network, a bilingual site on WWW resources for women, developed by FOCUS International, "...a consulting firm providing institutions and organizations with a varied set of services in the fields of International Development and Human Resource Development." This portion of the WIDNET site offers "...profile[s] of professional services and products available from individual women and women-related organizations in various fields."
Within the site's main page, the user has access to French and English versions of a professional women and businesswomen database, as well as versions of a women's organizations listing. Below this area are further links to indexes provided by WIDNET and its site divisions. Users should select a link of interest from the main page to begin a search.
The professional women and businesswomen databases offer several categories within the listings: (1) agriculture; (2) communications; (3) gender and development; (4) information management; (5) investment; (6) jewelry; (7) leadership training; (8) organizational development; and (9) real estate. In each category, entries are organized alphabetically by last name and also note the woman's city and country of residence. Selecting a name then reveals the full record, featuring provided services and contact information. Users who wish to search the organizations listing can select from the following categories: (1) development; (2) entrepreneurship; (3) media; (4) research; (5) science and technology; and (6) social development. Organizations are listed alphabetically within a category; selecting a title then opens the full record, to reveal: the organization's activities, programs, and contact information.
The site is maintained by Sylvie Proulx; FOCUS International; Ottawa, Ontario; Canada.
To Search:
Select link of choice from main page; select name or organization title to view complete record.

HQ 1787 Women. Feminism. By Region or Country. Africa

Women of Africa Resources

Summary:
Women of Africa Resources is a directory to WWW resources on African women, compiled by Candice Bradley of the Department of Anthropology of Lawrence University.
The site offers five major subject categories: (1) bibliographies on African women; (2) online articles by and/or about African women; (3) links to pages by and/or about African women; (4) link to pages on female circumcision; and (5) links to other women's web pages. Users should scroll to view the categories within the site; within a category, WWW sites are listed in alphabetical order, according to title. For each entry, the following is noted: the title of the site and a brief description of the site's contents and scope. Each site title is a direct link to the WWW.
At the bottom of the site is a keyword field search engine for the WWWomen's Online Search Engine, specifically designed to search sites designed by women or sites about women on the WWW. Below this search area are links for Lawrence University: Western Kenya and Maragoli; Buibui: Africa Links; the university homepage; campus information; Anthropology department; and the site's creator's homepage.
The site is maintained by Candice Bradley; Department of Anthropology; Lawrence University; Appleton, Wisconsin.
To Search:
Scroll to view listings. Within category, site titles are direct links to the WWW.
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