"promotes positive self-esteem in girls and women of all ages, sizes, races and backgrounds trhough a spirited approach to media education, outreach and activism."
American Civil Liberties Union - Women's Rights
Issues: Criminal Justice, Discrimination, Violence Against Women, Education, Employment, Poverty/Welfare, Pregnancy/Parenting, General.
Broadsheet - Salon.com
A feminist blog written by a variety of contributers. If you don't have a paid subscription to Salon.com you will have to wait and click through an advertising screen before viewing the blog. A good place to get news from all over the world with feminist commentary to put it in context.
Canadian Women's Health Network - Posters
downloadable posters on health activism
Emily's List
"EMILY's List, the nation's largest grassroots political network, is dedicated to taking back our country from the radical right wing by electing pro-choice Democratic women to federal, state, and local office."
Weekly activist news updates, articles and speeches, a page of links to resources on women's health issues, and other pages of links.
Feminist International Radio Endeavour (FIRE)
FIRE broadcasts a two-hour daily program (one hour each in Spanish and English) on the shortwave radio station Radio for Peace International (RFPI) in Costa Rica and is heard in over 100 countries around the world.
Feminist Majority Foundation
Lots of resources and texts available here covering (but not limited to) feminist news, health, global feminism, sports, politics, work, violence against women and many, many, links to other resources and sites.
Guerrila Girls
"re-inventing the "f" word -- feminism. Agitating artists who use satire and performance to fight stereotypes, discrimination and hypocrisy..
Hastings Women's Law Journal
"We offer and maintain an inclusive space for feminism, race theory, multi-culturalism, animal rights, disability rights, language rights, international human rights, criminal defendants' rights and prisoners' rights, among others. "
Holla Back NYC
"Next time a stranger comments on your breasts in public, just shoot him˜with a camera, such as the one built into your cell phone. This is the unorthodox advice of Holla Back NYC, a blog-cum-grass-roots movement that uses digital technology to combat street harassment." --Ms.com
Incite! Women of Color Against Violence
Newsletter, Activist Institutes, Conferences, Organizing materials & posters for their national campaign against the war. "By supporting grassroots organizing, we intend to advance a national movement to nurture the health and well-being of communities of color. "
Making Face, Making Soul … a Chicana Feminist Homepage
"a site by, for, and about Chicanas, meaning women of Mexican descent in the United States. This site contains a variety of resources ranging from short biographies of Chicanas, to Chicana poetry and literature, cultural resources, academic resources, otras chicanas on the 'net, and more... "
"A meeting place for military women to exchange information unique to their military experience and to offer firsthand information to women thinking about a military career." A large section devoted to Issues includes Harassment, Discrimination and Domestic Violence, women in combat, pregnancy in the military, wearing the abaya when stationed Saudi Arabia, and more.
NARAL Pro-Choice America
NARAL has a strong record of over thirty years of activism on behalf of women's reproductive freedom in the courts, on the streets and advocacy in national and state legislatures. This site offers news, facts and issue briefs and helps connect people to local and national opportunities to get involved in the struggle.
Native American Women's Health Education Resource Center
Located in South Dakota on the Yankton Sioux Reservation, this organization is engaged in community organizing and leadership development, domestic violence, AIDS education, Child development and adult learning projects and many health and nutrition issues. The center's Clearinghouse of Educational Materials prepares and develops health education materials for distribution to Native American audiences -- ordering information online.
National Organization for Women
Key Issues: * Abortion Rights / Reproductive Issues, Affirmative Action, Constitutional Equality, Disability Rights, Economic Equity, Family, Fighting the Right, Global Feminism, Health, Judicial Nominations. Legislation, Lesbian Rights, Media Activism, Working for Peace, Racial and Ethnic Diversity, Title IX, Violence Against Women, Welfare, Women-Friendly Workplace, Women in the Military, Young Feminism
Our Bodies Ourselves
"…also known as the Boston Women’s Health Book Collective, empowers women with information about health, sexuality, and reproduction. We work in and for the public interest, promote equality between women and men, and build bridges among social justice movements."
Our Bodies Our Blog
From the Our Bodies Ourslves people "your daily dose of women's health news and analysis."
Planned Parenthood
"Planned Parenthood believes in the fundamental right of each individual, throughout the world, to manage his or her fertility, regardless of the individual's income, marital status, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or residence." There are many ways to get involved and a weath of information can be found in the Research and Media section.
Point/Counterpoint: Gender-Based Criteria for Asylum
Two attorneys consider whether gender-based violence should be used as a grounds for granting asylum. Presented by the Center For Human Rights and Humanitarian Law Washington College of Law, American University in their online Journal: Human Rights Brief
Rosa Luxemburg Institute (RLI)
We seek the development of natural/ technological sciences and medicine conducive to the needs of children, women and nature (i. e. human) with a technology that is socially and ecologically viable.
SAWA - South Asian Women for Action
Boston-based, progressive, non-hierarchical collective of women of South Asian descent.
Third Wave Foundation
"Third Wave is a feminist, activist foundation that works nationally to support young women and transgender youth ages 15 to 30. Through strategic grantmaking, leadership development, and philanthropic advocacy, we support groups and individuals working towards gender, racial, economic, and social justice."
"V-Day is an organized response against violence toward women."
Women Leaders Online and Women Organizing for Change
"WLO is the first and largest women's advocacy group created on the Internet, seeking to build a network of one million women (and sympathetic men) to empower women in politics, society, the economy, the media, and cyberspace.…WOC is the political action arm of WLO, dedicated to changing government and politics and empowering women through grassroots lobbying, voter education, and the election of pro-woman candidates."
Women Living Under Muslim Laws
"is an international solidarity network that provides information, support and a collective space for women whose lives are shaped, conditioned or governed by laws and customs said to derive from Islam."
Women's Human Rights Resources
"The Women's Human Rights Resources web site is a project of the Bora Laskin Law Library at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law. The site is produced by the Women's Human Rights Resources group in consultation and collaboration with law librarians, lawyers, students, researchers, activists and human rights experts around the world."
"WomenWatch is a central gateway to information and resources on the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women throughout the United Nations system…"
Women'space e-zine (Canadian)
"A place where women activists share stories of our adventures in cyberspace and explore how the Internet is being used as a powerful tool for women."

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