Gender Links

African Gender Institute
The African Gender Institute (AGI) mission is to further gender equity in Africa. Its website provides information on AGI's programs, papers and reports published by AGI, including a link to the Strengthening Gender and Women’s Studies for African’s Transformation (CWS Africa) Project.


Provides technical assistance resources to programs to increase their capacity to integrate gender strategies into their activities and disseminates evidence on how gender strategies are being implemented and replicated by programs around the world.

African Regional Sexuality Resource Center
This website is a clearinghouse for news, events, research and jobs relating to African sexual health. Part of the International Working Group on Sexuality and Social Policy.

Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID)
AWID's mission is to connect, inform, and mobilize people and organizations committed to achieving gender equality, sustainable development and women's human rights.

Asian Women Resource Exchange
The Asian Women's Resource Exchange or AWORC is an Internet-based women's information service and network in Asia. In addition to connecting with other Asian NGO's which focus on women, AWORC also provides a multilingual search for documents pertaining to women.

BRIDGE (Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex)

BRIDGE supports gender advocacy and mainstreaming efforts by bridging the gaps between theory, policy and practice with accessible and diverse gender information in print and online.

Bangladesh Women’s Health Coalition
An NGO actively involved in reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, adolescent programs, and women’s development.

The Centre for Development and Population Activities

The Centre for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA) has provided services to millions of women through partnerships with 138 organizations in 40 countries. The website has a comprehensive list of trainings and capacity building exercises and useful publications on topics related to women in development.

DAWN (Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era)
DAWN is a network of women scholars and activists from the economic South who engage in feminist research and analysis of the global environment and are committed to economic justice, gender justice and democracy.

World Bank GenderStats Database
This database aggregates gender statistics from several sources, including national statistics, UN databases, and World Bank-funded studies.

Eldis is a gateway to information on development issues, providing summaries and links to online documents. It also contains a directory of websites, databases, library catalogues and email discussion lists. Additionally, Eldis offers country profiles, news and events, and numerous pre-defined document searches. The Eldis Gender Resource Guide provides this information on gender related topics.

EngenderHealth works worldwide to improve the lives of individuals by making reproductive health services safe, available, and sustainable. The website provides relevant publications, news releases, and program descriptions about areas which empower and improve reproductive health for women and men.

Managing Reproductive Health Services with a Gender Perspective
This resource is available on the Managing Community Health Services website and is produced by Management Sciences for Health with support from USAID. This resource provides useful information such as "Developing a Gender-Sensitive Approach to Improving Reproductive Health Services," "Gender Terms and Concepts," etc.

African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET)
FEMNET is a forum for NGOs involved in African women’s development, equality, and human rights issues.

Family Health International

Family Health International (FHI) works to improve the health of women and children, especially those who live in resource-constrained settings. The website has gender resources focusing on reproductive health and youth.

Futures Group International
Specializing in the design and implementation of public health and social programs for developing countries, the company has implemented projects in more than 100 countries. Futures Group International works with government agencies, foundations, corporations, and nongovernmental organizations to address conditions that compromise the well-being of people around the world.

IGWG Gender and Health eToolkit
This is an electronic collection of expert-vetted resources that provide practical “how-to” methodologies and tools on gender. A toolkit widget or “window” can be installed on any website to give users a quick view of the resources:

Inter-American Parliamentary Group on Population and Development

Inter-American Parliamentary Group on Population and Development (IAPG) is focused on lobbying parlamentarians in the Americas region to advance and ensure the development of laws and policies that further the equitable development of women, men, and children, with a particular focus on women's empowerment.

Alan Guttmacher Institute
Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI) focuses on sexual and reproductive health research, policy analysis and public education. AGI's website includes useful publications, statistics as well as information on abortion, law and public policy, pregnancy and birth, prevention and contraception, sexual behavior, STIs and HIV, and youth.

The Health Policy Initiative
Funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Health Policy Initiative (HPI) will continue and expand the work begun under the POLICY I and II projects, with an emphasis on family planning and reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, and maternal health policies.

International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)

ICRW's work has three distinct dimensions—research, technical support for capacity building, and advocacy. ICRW's work promotes sustainable development focused on women, human rights, reproductive health and nutrition. The website has links and information on various gender related topics.

Global Program on Gender

This website, sponsored by Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication Programs, provides online resources including documents, reports, journal articles, policy documentation, training materials, posters, radio programs, novelty items, and other important information.

Ipas works globally to improve women's lives through a focus on reproductive health. The website contains useful publications, and information on the organization’s areas of work: rights and policy; abortion; and postabortion care, reproductive health technology, and manual vacuum aspiration.

International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF)
IPPF and its member associations are committed to promoting the right of women and men to decide freely the number and spacing of their children and the right to the highest possible level of sexual and reproductive health. This website provides interesting gender links, resources, and current gender-related news and articles.

Isis—Women's International Cross Cultural Exchange
Isis's mission is to instill fairness, equality and justice into all human relationships for the empowerment of women. The website offers information about cross cultural exchanges, advocacy and information and publications centered-around gender equality.

International Women's Health Coalition
International Women's Health Coalition works to generate health and population policies, programs, and funding that promote and protect the rights and health of girls and women worldwide, particularly in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and countries in postsocialist transition. The website provides links to other gender and women's health organizations, reports and resources and international policy updates.

International Women’s Rights Action Watch (IWRAW)
IWRAW is a non-profit organization that promotes and facilitates human rights for women and families using international human rights treaties.

International Women’s Tribune Center (IWTC)
IWTC provides communication, information, education, and organizing support services to women's organizations and community groups working to improve the lives of women, particularly low-income women, in developing countries.

JHPIEGO, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University, works to improve the health of women and families throughout Asia, Near East and Europe, Africa, and Latin America and the Caribbean. The website provides information on various health topics, related website links, and gender-relevant publications.

Johns Hopkins University Center for Communications Programs
This site is a resource for publications and information on a variety of topics among them gender and women's health.

K.U.L.U.—Women and Development

This Danish website contains news, information and more, including contests, relating to gender issues and topics.

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine’s Center on Gender Violence
This multi-disciplinary research group works with partners around the world to conduct action-oriented, intervention-based research on gender-based violence and health.

The Gender Corner

This website features a Gender Corner, where issues such as domestic violence and women’s status and empowerment are profiled. In addition, users can find relevant links to gender information in the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) and to DHS gender-related publications.

Demographic and Health Surveys
MEASURE DHS+ seeks to increase the utilization of population, health, and nutrition data for the monitoring and evaluation of programs.

Gender Equity Group, OECD, Development Assistance Committee
This website for the Working Party on Gender Equality within the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) contains helpful links to other gender sources, guidelines for gender equality, publications, and a link to a Source Book on Concepts and Approaches Linked to Gender Equality.

Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
The Gender and Health section of the PAHO website contains publication information on: gender and health, prevention and care of gender-based violence, gender equity, gender equity in health sector reform, and PAHO's sub-committee on women, health, and development.

PATH is an international, nonprofit organization that creates sustainable, culturally relevant solutions, enabling communities worldwide to break longstanding cycles of poor health. This website has numerous gender resources, especially on gender-based violence.

Population Council
The Population Council is an international, nonprofit institution that conducts research on three fronts: biomedical, social science, and public health. Population Council's website has links to their current papers, reports, and new releases about gender inequality issues.

Population Action International
Population Action International (PAI) is an independent policy advocacy group working to strengthen public awareness and political and financial support worldwide for population programs grounded in individual rights. This websites includes news releases and information on "gender and society."

Population Reference Bureau
The Population Reference Bureau provides timely and objective information on U.S. and international population trends and their implications. This site is available in English, French, and Spanish.

Raising Voices
This non-profit organization, based in Uganda, is committed to promoting the status of women and children. They work in partnership with organizations in developing countries to prevent violence against women and children.

Center for Reproductive Rights
The Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) is a non-profit legal advocacy organization dedicated to promoting and defending women's reproductive rights worldwide.

Reproline, a site produced by Johns Hopkins University, offers publications and research on a variety of different topics including gender and women's health.

Social Watch
Social Watch is an international NGO dedicated to monitoring poverty eradication and gender equity. The website features downloadable reports and news related to gender equity progess worldwide.

Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI)
The SVRI aims to build an experienced and committed network of researchers, policy makers, activists and donors to ensure that the many aspects of sexual violence are addressed from the perspective of different disciplines and cultures. The SVRI web site provides information about the SVRI and contains links to documents and other resources on sexual violence and sexual violence research.

Futures Without Violence (formerly Family Violence Prevention Fund Toolkit)

This toolkit for Working With Men and Boys to Prevent Gender-Based Violence was produced by the Family Violence Prevention Fund and is an excellent training tool for addressing men, masculinity and violence.

The Inter-Agency Network on Women and Gender Equality (IANWGE)
IANWGE is a network of Gender Focal Points in United Nations offices, specialized agencies, funds and programmes. This website provides information on the membership organization, its annual meetings and activities, and its collaboration within the UN and outside the UN.

WomenWatch is a gateway to the information and resources on the promotion of gender equality throughout the United Nations system. The website provides access to online forums, documents and databases, statistics and contact information for other gender promoting groups worldwide and a calendar of gender conferences and events.

United Nations Development Program's Gender in Development Programme
Set up in 1987, the Gender in Development Programme (GIDP) advises, supports and facilitates UNDP gender equality policy, dialogue and practice, and promotes the empowerment of women.

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Gender Statistics
This is a gender statistics site that aims to bring together both gender statistics and policies. The main focus is on data, but it also focuses on data production and dissemination. Regarding policies, this site provides examples of initiatives that can be linked to statistical indicators developed by the UNECE/UNDP gender statistics Task Force.

UN Women (formerly United Nations Development Fund for Women)

UN Women is the women's fund at the United Nations. It provides financial and technical assistance to innovative programmes and strategies that promote women's human rights, political participation and economic security. The website provides news, internships, resources, event information, and funding requests all pertaining to women and women's issues.

USAID Office of Gender Equity and Development

The Office of Gender Equity and Development has information on issues like gender-based violence and child marriage, as well as resources regarding the role of gender in USAID programming.

WHO Department of Gender, Women and Health (GWH)
This site contains information from WHO regarding gender topics such as gender-based violence and gender aspects of HIV/AIDS.

Association for Women's Rights in Development

AWID contains information on current women’s human rights issues, with news updates, analysis, and other references.

WIDE, a European network of gender specialists active in Non-Governmental Development Organizations (NGDOs), and human rights activists, was formed in 1985. Through research, documentation, information dissemination, economic empowerment, capacity building and advocacy, networking, and the organization of conferences, WIDE articulates the relevance of the principles of gender equality and justice to the development process.

WomenAction—Beijing+5 Review Process
WomenAction is a global information, communication, and media network that enables NGOs to actively engage in the Beijing+5 review process with the long-term goal of women's empowerment with a special focus on women and media. The website provides useful links to organizations in various regions of the world and has a section focused on work with women and media work.

Gender: World Bank

This landing site for gender at the World Bank has resources ranging from data to videos to current news about gender from around the world.

Development Gateway
The Development Gateway offers users access to development information, resources, and tools, providing a space to contribute knowledge and share experiences and to help navigate the growing amount of information available online. Cite includes an extensive calendar, news postings, and resources related to the topic of gender and development.

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