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Networking in the United States

In this section, we provide names of organizations who work and/or conduct research in order to facilitate the well-being of women and girls in the United States.

See also Illinois Networks and Chicago Networks.


Contents

National Non-Profit Organizations
National Women's Organizations
National Scholarly and Research Societies
National Sources for Funding


National Non-Profit Organizations

Women of Color Web
http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/grhf/WoC/
From the Harvard School of Public Health Global Reproductive Health Forum. This site is "dedicated to providing access to writings by and about women of color in the U.S. We focus specifically on issues related to feminisms, sexualities, and reproductive health and rights." Includes links to teaching tools, discussions, and organizations.

Women's Enews
http://www.womensenews.org/
A project of the Women, Policy and Media Program of the NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund. "The goal of Women's Enews is to provide a professional news service to the public and the media, policy makers and opinion shapers, covering the news about issues of importance to women." Features include "Our Daily Lives," excerpts from women's autobiographies, essays, diaries, letters, and oral histories; and "WE-Sources," a database of experts on subjects that directly concern women.

National Foundation for Women Business Owners (NFWBO)
http://www.nfwbo.org/
NFWBO is "the premier source of information on women business owners and their firms worldwide. Its mission is to support the growth of women business owners and their enterprises by conducting research, sharing information and increasing knowledge."

National Women's Organizations

National Council for Research on Women
http://www.ncrw.org/
"NCRW's mission is to enhance the connections among research, policy analysis, advocacy, and innovative programming on behalf of women and girls."

The Feminist Majority Foundation
http://www.feminist.org
"The Feminist Majority and The Feminist Majority Foundation are committed to empowering women and winning equality through research, the sharing of information of value to feminists everywhere, and effective action."

U.S. Department of Labor - Women's Bureau
http://www.dol.gov/dol/wb/
"The only federal agency mandated to represent the needs of wage-earning women in the public policy process. [Since 1920, the WB] has been meeting that mandate -- identifying the issues working women care about most and vigorously pioneering research and remedies to address them."

Women's College Librarians Mailing List
This list (womcollib) deals with topics of how women access information, scholarly resources for women's education, and reference skills for women.


National Scholarly and Research Societies

Resources of Scholarly Societies - Women's Issues
http://www.scholarly-societies.org/women_soc.html
From the Scholarly Societies Project, sponsored by the University of Waterloo Library, "facilitating access to information about scholarly societies across the world."

National Sources for Funding

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
http://www.macfdn.org/index.html
"The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is a private, independent grantmaking institution dedicated to helping groups and individuals foster lasting improvement in the human condition. The Foundation seeks the development of healthy individuals and effective communities; peace within and among nations; responsible choices about human reproduction; and a global ecosystem capable of supporting healthy human societies."

Date Last Updated: 8/21/00


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