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Associations and Organizations
American Association of University Women
"Advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research."
Feminist Majority Foundation
"A cutting edge organization dedicated to women's equality, reproductive health, and non-violence. "
Ms. Foundation for Women
"Helps organizations fight for good paying jobs, reproductive health, ending violence against women and girls and the inclusion of women at decision-making tables."
National Organization for Women
"Since its founding in 1966, NOW's goal has been to take action to bring about equality for all women. "
National Women's History Project
"Has developed a nationwide constituency who understands the critical link between knowing about historical women and making a positive difference in today’s world."
National Women's Studies Association
"NWSA is a professional organization dedicated to leading the field of women's studies and gender studies, as well as its teaching, learning, research, and service wherever they be found."
Wellesley Centers for Women
"The largest social science organization in the U.S. dedicated to gender research."
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
The Mission of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) is to organize for collective power by advancing transformative work, thinking and leadership of communities and individuals working to end the violence in our lives.
National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
Since 1993 the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV) has been a comprehensive source of information for those wanting to educate themselves and help others on the many issues related to domestic violence.
Today, through its many key initiatives such as VAWnet, Women of Color Network, the Domestic Violence Awareness Project, and Building Comprehensive Solutions to Domestic Violence, NRCDV works tirelessly to improve community response to domestic violence and, ultimately, prevent its occurrence. Our comprehensive technical assistance, training and resource development are just a few examples of the many ways in which NRCDV broadly serves those dedicated to ending domestic violence in relationships and communities.
Say No Unite
Launched in 2008, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s UNITE to End Violence against Women campaign is a multi-year effort aimed at preventing and eliminating violence against women and girls around the world.
National Network to End Domestic Violence
NNEDV is the leading voice for domestic violence victims and their advocates. As a membership and advocacy organization of state domestic violence coalitions, allied organizations and supportive individuals, NNEDV works closely with its members to understand the ongoing and emerging needs of domestic violence victims and advocacy programs.
ABA Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence
The mission of this legal wing of the American Bar Association is "to increase access to justice for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking by mobilizing the legal profession."
Domestic Violence Resource Center
“The Domestic Violence Resource Center of South County offers safety, support, advocacy, proactive community education and a network of services to all persons who are victims of domestic violence.”
The Hotline The National Domestic Violence Hotline was established in 1996 as a component of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) passed by Congress. The Hotline is a nonprofit organization that provides crisis intervention, information and referral to victims of domestic violence, perpetrators, friends and families. The Hotline answers a variety of calls and is a resource for domestic violence advocates government officials, law enforcement agencies and the general public.
The Hotline serves as the only domestic violence hotline in the nation with access to more than 4,000 shelters and domestic violence programs across the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Advocates receive approximately 23,500 calls each month. The Hotline is toll-free, confidential and anonymous. It operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, in more than 170 different languages through interpreter services, with a TTY line available for the Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing. T
Women in Computer Science
National Center for Women & Information Technology
From the Website: The National Center for Women & Information Technology is a non-profit community of more than 300 prominent corporations, academic institutions, government agencies, and non-profits working to increase women's participation in technology and computing. NCWIT helps organizations recruit, retain, and advance women from K-12 and higher education through industry and entrepreneurial careers by providing community, evidence, and action.
The Ada Project
he Ada Project (TAP) is a "clearinghouse for information and resources related to women in computing. TAP serves primarily as a collection of links to other online resources, rather than as an archive. TAP includes information on conferences, projects, disucssion groups and organizations, fellowships and grants, notable women in Computer Science, and other electronically accessible sites."
The Center for Women in Technology
Established at the University of Maryland Baltimore, the vision of the Center for Women In Technology (CWIT) is to "increase the representation of women in the creation of technology in the engineering and information technology fields. CWIT efforts begin with nurturing a strong group of Scholars, grow to building community resources for other women in these majors, extend to fostering a healthy gender climate and ITE pedagogy in College of Engineering and Information Technology (COEIT) departments, and finally expand into outreach efforts to increase interest in technical careers."
Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession
The CSWEP is "a subcommittee of the American Economics Association charged with addressing the status of women in the economics profession. It publishes a three-times-a-year newsletter, organizes sessions at the annual meetings of the AEA and the regional economics associations, runs mentoring workshops, and publishes an annual report on the status of women in the economics profession."
Internationa Association for Feminist Economics
The International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE) was created to foster a community of economists and non-economists, of academics, practitioners, and activists from across the world who are interested in feminist viewpoints on questions of economic analysis, policy, and practice. Our goals are wide-ranging and include: creating collaborations to develop a feminist analysis of economic issues; educating economists, policy makers, and the general public on feminist points of view on economic matters; providing aid in expanding opportunities for women, and especially women from underrepresented groups within economics; and encouraging inclusion of feminist perspectives in the economics classroom. IAFFE was incorporated in 1992. Its journal, Feminist Economics, began accepting submissions in 1994. From the outset, in its vision and membership, IAFFE has sought to be inclusive and open.
Association for the Advancement of African Women Economists
According to the website, the AAAWE "builds the capacity and enhances the scholarship of African women economists." The AAAWE was founded in March of 2012, and it is the "first and only organization that focuses on building the capacity and skills of African women economists. AAAWE engages in several activities - it creates opportunities for networking and mentoring, assists members to obtain grants, fellowships and internships, and facilitates the creation and the sharing of knowledge among members."
Rutgers Center for American Women & Politics
The CAWP is "nationally recognized as the leading source of scholarly research and current data about American women’s political participation. Its mission is to promote greater knowledge and understanding about women's participation in politics and government and to enhance women's influence and leadership in public life."
International Women's Democracy Center
The International Women's Democracy Center was established to strengthen women's global leadership through training, education, networking and research in all facets of democracy with a particular focus on increasing the participation of women in policy, politics and decision-making within their own governments.
National Foundation for Women Legislators
The mission of the National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL) is to "provide strategic resources to women leaders for leadership development and effective governance through conferences, seminars, education materials, professional and personal relationships, and networking at both the state and federal levels. NFWL is a non-partisan 501c-3, educational foundation. Its membership consists of members of the National Order of Women Legislators (all current and former women elected officials), corporate leadership, and association members."
Emily’s List is dedicated to electing pro-choice Democratic women to office. This organization seeks to help elect more women into political positions to create progressive change that recognizes women's pro-choice rights.
Women & Politics Institute
The mission of the Women & Politics Institute is to close the gender gap in political leadership. We provide young women with academic and practical training that encourages them to become involved in the political process and facilitate research that enhances our understanding of the challenges women face in the political arena.
Apne Aap's mssion is to "increase choices for at-risk girls and women in order to ensure access to their rights, and to deter the purchase of sex through policy and social change."
Coalition Against Trafficking In Women
the CATW engages in "advocacy, education and prevention programs for victims of trafficking and prostitution in Asia, Africa, Latin America, Europe and North America, including the Untied States."
Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women
Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women's mission is to ensure that the human rights of all migrating women are respected and protected by authorities and agencies.
This organization "promotes rights of women migrant workers and trafficked persons and believes that ensuring safe migration and fair work places should be at the core of all anti-trafficking efforts."
International Justice Mission
International Justice Mission is a human rights agency that brings rescue to victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression.
Women in the Military
Service Women's Action Network
The Service Women's Action Network seeks to "transform military culture by securing equal opportunity and freedom to serve without discrimination, harassment or assault; and to reform veterans’ services to ensure high quality health care and benefits for women veterans and their families."
Women in the U.S. Army
This site offers helpful information regarding women in the military. The site includes profiles of women soldiers, history of early women soldiers, information about women serving in the military today, and a resources page for further information regarding women in the military.
U.S. Department Center for Women Veterans
The Center for Women Veterans serves as an advocate for a cultural transformation in recognizing the service and contributions of women Veterans and women in the military, and in raising awareness of the responsibility to treat women Veterans with dignity and respect.
Academy Women offers "programs to support and enable women from the nation's officer development programs to reach their full potential as leaders." This organization "provides supplemental sources of education, leadership development opportunities, and resources to achieve better personal and professional balance for military women and women veterans."
Women in the Workforce
National Association of Working Women
9to5 is a national organization dedicated to putting working women's issues on the public agenda. This organization focuses low-wage women, women in traditionally female jobs, and those who've experienced any form of discrimination.
Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing & Organizing
WIEGO is a global action-research-policy network that seeks to improve the status of the working poor in the informal economy, especially women.
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