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Women's Rights Links

Attending to Early Modern Women
"This gateway provides links to World Wide Web resources useful for the study of women in early modern Europe and the Americas. It focuses on the period ca. 1500 to ca. 1800 but also includes some medieval and nineteenth-century resources...Materials range from bibliographic databases to full-text resources, images, and sound recordings."
Arts and Humanities Team, University of Maryland Libraries

CDC - Division of Reproduction Health
Reproductive Health Information Source

Cornell University Library - Windows on the Past
"...is a grouping of selected historical materials which have been digitally scanned and are available for on-line browsing and searching."
Sections include: Historic Monographs Collection ; Historic Math Book Collection ; New York State Historical Literature ; International Women's Periodicals [restricted to Cornell University community] ; Ezra Cornell Papers ; Witchcraft Collection ; NEH Agriculture Collection ; Other Digital Collections.

FemBio - Notable Women International (English or German)
"Luise F. Pusch's Biographical Database contains information on more than 30,000 notable women worldwide. 600 of them are searchable online under "First Name," "Last Name," "Date of Birth," "Birthplace," "Date of Death," "Place of Death," "Nationality", "Profession" and fifteen more biographically relevant attributes like "was only child," "wrote autobiography," "loved a woman," "emigrated", etc.
The unique strength of this database is the information obtainable by connecting several attributes, for example, "Which singers / journalists born in Paris in the 1890's never married / wrote an autobiography / died in the 1940s?"
By Luise F. Push

I To Eye: Portraits of Female Empowerment in Bangladesh
By Fariba Alam
"Mainstream media images of women in Bangladesh generally fall into two categories: the oppressed and the starving. The photographs in this online exhibition challenge these stereotypes by documenting the lives of active, independent, economically self-sufficient Bangladeshi women."

Internet Women's History Sourcebook
"In addition to direct links to documents, links are made to a number of other web resources...Link to a secondary article, review or discussion on a given topic...Link to one of the megasites which track web resources...Link to a website focused on a specific issue.. These are not links to every site on a given topic, but to sites of serious educational value."
By Paul Halsall

National Women's Studies Association (NWSA)

Toolkit To End Violence Against Women
"To provide concrete guidance to communities, policy leaders, and individuals engaged in activities to end violence against women, the National Advisory Council on Violence Against Women developed the Toolkit To End Violence Against Women. The recommendations contained in the Toolkit were reviewed by numerous experts in the fields of sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking ... Each Toolkit chapter focuses on a particular audience or environment and includes recommendations for strengthening prevention efforts and improving services and advocacy for victims."

Victorian Women Writers Project
"The works, selected with the assistance of the Advisory Board, will include anthologies, novels, political pamphlets, religious tracts, children's books, and volumes of poetry and verse drama. Considerable attention will be given to the accuracy and completeness of the texts, and to accurate bibliographical descriptions of them."
Perry Willett, General Editor, Indiana University

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