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Gender Studies

A selective guide to resources in Gender Studies at Queen's University Library

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This sourcebook attempts to present online documents and secondary discussions which reflect the various ways of looking at the history of women within broadly defined historical periods and areas. 

 
The Victorian Women Writers Project (VWWP) began in 1995 at Indiana University and is primarily concerned with the exposure of lesser-known British women writers of the 19th century. The collection represents an array of genres - poetry, novels, children's books, political pamphlets, religious tracts, histories, and more. VWWP contains scores of authors, both prolific and rare.
 
The Victorian Women Writers Project (VWWP) began in 1995 at Indiana University and is primarily concerned with the exposure of lesser-known British women writers of the 19th century. The collection represents an array of genres - poetry, novels, children's books, political pamphlets, religious tracts, histories, and more. VWWP contains scores of authors, both prolific and rare.
 
A large, internationl compilation of data, statistics, and maps on the status of women worldwide. Organized by country, there are over 350 variables for 176 countries (as of February 2019).
 
Women Watch from United Nations
 
 

Women's Organizations

International
"The Coalition Against Trafficking in Women-International (CATW) is a non-governmental organization that promotes women's human rights by working internationally to combat sexual exploitation in all its forms."
 
"Equality Now works to end violence and discrimination against women and girls around the world through the mobilization of public pressure."
 
A "network of indigenous women leaders that is joined to local, national and regional organizations in Asia, Africa and America."
 
"UN-INSTRAW is the only United Nations entity mandated to develop research and training programmes that contribute to the empowerment of women and the achievement of gender equality worldwide."
 
"WomenWatch is the central gateway to information and resources on the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women throughout the United Nations system, including the United Nations Secretariat, regional commissions, funds, programmes, specialized agencies and academic and research institutions." The topics section: http://www.un.org/womenwatch/topics/ lists a wide range of contemporary women's issues.
 
Canadian Canadian resource
"The Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action (FAFIA) is a dynamic coalition of over 75 Canadian women's equality-seeking and related organizations. FAFIA's mandate is to further women's equality in Canada through domestic implementation of its' international human rights commitments." The Resource Database on Women's Economic Security will be of particular interest.
 
Works locally, nationally and internationally on "issues related to peace, social justice, human rights and development, always seeking to promote a woman's and a feminist's perspective."
 
"If you're looking to get involved with current issues facing Canadian women, if you're looking to learn more about the history of how Canadian women have molded the fabric of our Country, if you're looking to educate yourself about some of the many challenges facing our society at the local, provincial and national level - then you've come to the right place."
 
"A division of the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration, the OWD has two key areas of activity: preventing violence against women and promoting women's economic independence."
 
Formerly UNIFEM Canada, UN Women "was founded in 1993 with a vision to promote Equality for all Women. The committee works to enhance the work of UN Women in advising countries to implement the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDG's) so as to achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment...." The United Nations General Assembly created UN Women in July 2010.
 
American
The National Organization for Women is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States.