Family, Marriage, Women
HQ 1075 Sex Role. General Works
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
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 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 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
The site is sponsored by the Gender Working Group; UN Commission on Science
and Technology for Development; Ottawa, Ontario; Canada.
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 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.
Scroll to view contents of site.
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
"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
The site is maintained by Sylvie Proulx and Gilbert Oloko; FOCUS
International; Ottawa, Ontario; Canada.
Select link of interest from site's main page; follow onscreen links to view
desired records or sites.
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
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,
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 is a directory to WWW resources on African women,
compiled by Candice Bradley of the Department of Anthropology of Lawrence
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.
Scroll to view listings. Within category, site titles are direct links to