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Education for Peace in Iraq Center (EPIC)
"The Education for Peace in Iraq Center promotes freedom, security, and genuine democracy for the people of Iraq."

"The site consists of two bibliographic databases covering Africana periodical literature (Bibliography of Africana Periodical Literature Database) and African Women's literature (African Women's Database). You will also find a comprehensive bibliography on women travelers and explorers to Africa (Women Travelers, Explorers and Missionaries to Africa: 1763-1999: A Comprehensive English Language Bibliography)."
Created and are maintained by Davis Bullwinkle, Director of the IEA Research Library

Center for Reproductive Law and Policy (English, Spanish or French)
"Priority Issues" include: Human Rights ; World Laws ; Abortion ; Contraception ; Adolescents ; FC/FGM.

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."
From Asia Source

(Inter)disciplining Chinese Women:
An Introduction to the English Language Literature on Women's Studies in China
By Patricia Arend, Ph.D. student, Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology, Northeastern University, 2000.
From Wisconsin Bibliographies in Women's Studies

[Iraq] Education for Peace in Iraq Center (EPIC)
"The Education for Peace in Iraq Center promotes freedom, security, and genuine democracy for the people of Iraq."

Ling Lung Women's Magazine
Published in Shanghai, China, 1931-1937
"...published in the 1930s in Shanghai, China at a time when womenís role in society, at least in that sophisticated and foreign-influenced metropolis, was in rapid transition...They were hungry for gossip about the glamorous movie stars they saw in the cinema, and eager for advice about social situations which their mothers could not have dreamt of...Ling Lung, a pocket-sized, slender, and inexpensive weekly, boldly ventured to meet these new needs by encouraging women to advance toward the good life through socially high-minded entertainment."
Digitization project of the East Asian Library, Columbia University

An International Women's Rights Organization
"As a human rights organization, MADRE does much more than document and condemn abuses. We work with women who are affected by violations to help them win justice and, ultimately, change the conditions that give rise to human rights abuses. And we challenge US policies that undermine human rights."

Microcredit Summit Campaign
"Working to ensure that 100 million of the world's poorest families, especially the women of those families, are receiving credit for self-employment and other financial and business services by the year 2005."

Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation (PKSF)
"...as the leading autonomous microcredit fund in Bangladesh has lent about US$ 300 million to 210 microfinance institutions (MFIs) covering more than 3.8 million borrowers. More than 90% of the borrowers are women.

PBS - American Experience - Daughter from Danang (April 2003)
Web companion to the TV broadcast.
American Award Nominee - Best Documentary.
"A Vietnamese mother and her Amerasian daughter are reunited after years apart...cuts between mother and daughter as the two recall the pain of their separation, and retraces Hiep's journey from Vietnam to Pulaski, Tennessee, where she is adopted by a single woman and renamed Heidi."
Sections include: Transcript ; Primary Sources ; Further Readings

Tibetan Women's Association
A non-governmental organization based in Dharamsala, India with 37 branches in India and abroad.
Includes the National Report on Tibetan Women, and Tibetan Women's Delegation Final Report on UN Fourth World Conference on Women, and other documents

United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM)

U.N. University - World Institute for Development Economic Research

Women in Chinese History
By Marilyn Shea, Dept. of Psychology, University of Maine

Women's Alliance for Democratic Iraq
"...is an international non-partisan and not-for-profit women rights organization. WAFDI dedicated to a free and democratic with full and equal individual rights for women. "

"The UN Internet Gateway on the Advancement and Empowerment of Women."

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