Resources in Philadelphia, PA:
Clothing & Events:
Rape Crisis Centers:
Domestic Violence Centers:
Women Against Abuse (866-723-3014)
Women In Transition (215-751-1111)
(Bookmark these and you should be good to go.)
Upworthy - Gender:
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Hollaback!: www.ihollaback.org: a movement to end street harassment powered by a network of local activists around the world.
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU): www.aclu.org/WomensRights/WomensRightsMain.cfm: the nation’s foremost advocate of individual rights—litigating, legislating, & educating the public on a broad array of issues affecting individual freedom in the United States.
Amnesty International: www.amnesty-usa.org/women: the Women’s Human Rights Program focuses on promoting women’s human rights within Amnesty International’s mandate. Specific goals include ending rape as a weapon of war & obtaining the U.S.’s ratification of the UN Women’s Conventions.
Human Rights Campaign (HRC): www.hrcusa.org: envisions an America where lesbian & gay people are guaranteed their basic, equal rights—& can be open, honest, & safe at home, at work, & in the community.
Human Rights Watch (HRW) Women’s Rights Division: www.hrw.org/women/index.php: dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world, with specific attention to women’s human rights.
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American Association of University Women (AAUW): www.aauw.org: a national organization that promotes education & equity for all women & girls, which lobbies & advocates for education & equity, funds research on girls & education & community action projects, & which provides a support system for women seeking judicial redress for sex discrimination in higher education.
Arming Women Against Rape & Endangerment (AWARE): www.aware.org: a source of training, information, & support for women learning how to cope with violence. AWARE training focuses on self-defense skills that enable women to avoid, resist, & survive situations ranging from low levels of aggression to extremely violent assault.
Association for Women in Development (AWID): www.awid.org: an international membership organization committed to gender equality & a just & sustainable development process.
Center for the American Woman & Politics (CAWP): www.rci.rutgers.edu/~cawp: a research, education, & public service center at Rutgers University whose mission is to enhance women’s influence & leadership in public life.
Center for Reproductive Law & Policy (CRLP): www.crlp.org: a nonprofit legal & policy advocacy organization dedicated to promoting women’s reproductive rights.
Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL): www.cwgl.rutgers.edu: CWGL seeks to develop an understanding of the ways in which gender affects the exercise of power & the conduct of public policy internationally.
Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR): www.fair.org: a national media watch group that offers well-documented criticism of media bias & censorship.
Feminist Majority & Feminist Majority Foundation: www.feminist.org: these groups work to raise consciousness about feminist issues & organize action supporting feminist concerns. This site gives headline news, updates on Feminist Majority action, & links to activist sites related to women & girls in areas such as women in politics, women’s organizations, violence against women, women & work, reproductive rights, & global feminism.
Girls Incorporated: www.girlsinc.org: advocates for girls’ needs nationally & locally & develops research-based informal education programs that encourage girls to take risks & master physical, intellectual, & emotional challenges.
Global Fund for Women: www.globalfundforwomen.org: makes grants to seed, support, & strengthen women’s rights groups outside the U.S.
Integrating Gender Equity & Reform (InGEAR): www.coe.uga.edu/ingear: a compilation of curriculum materials that promote excellence & equity in mathematics, science, & engineering instruction.
International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC): www.IGLHRC.org: mission is to protect & advance the human rights of all people & communities subject to discrimination or abuse on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or HIV status.
Laws.com: www.laws.com: Laws.com is aimed at stopping, reporting, and preventing all types of crime, while also providing information on both state and federal laws.
Lesbian.org: www.lesbian.org: promotes lesbian visibility on the internet. Also the oldest site that has its own search engine, hosts other organizations’ web pages, & has links to sites related to “politics & activism” & “arts & culture.”
MANA: www.hermana.org: dedicated to the empowerment of Latinas of all ages.
Ms. Foundation for Women: www.forwomen.org: supports & advocates for women & girls & offers numerous programs, including Take Our Daughters & Sons to Work Day & the Collaborative Fund for Women’s Economic Development.
National Abortion & Reproduction Rights Action League (NARAL): www.naral.org: mission is to preserve & improve women’s access to legal abortion, contraceptive choice, & quality reproductive care.
National Council of Negro Women (NCNW): www.ncnw.com: a multifaceted, nonprofit organization that works at the national, state, local, & international levels to unite women to secure justice.
National Gay & Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF): www.ngltf.org: a progressive civil rights organization that has supported grassroots organizing & advocacy since 1973.
National Organization for Women (NOW): www.now.org: involved in numerous political & social projects for women such as reproductive rights, affirmative action, electoral politics, lesbian rights, racial & ethnic diversity, women in the military, young feminism, & women-friendly workplaces.
National Women’s Political Caucus (NWPC): www.nwpc.org: the only multipartisan national grassroots organization dedicated to increasing the number of pro-choice women in elected & appointed offices at all levels of government.
National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA): www.nwsa.org: supports & promotes feminist/womanist teaching, learning, research, & professional & community service at the pre-kindergarten through post-secondary levels & serves as a locus of information about the field of women’s studies for those outside the profession.
Native American Women’s Health Education Resource Center: www.nativeshop.org: a compendium of health programs benefiting indigenous people locally, nationally, & internationally.
Network of East-West Women (NEWW): www.neww.org: links women across national & regional boundaries to share resources, knowledge, & skills.
New York Women’s Foundation (NYWF): www.nywf.org: a cross-cultural alliance of women helping low-income girls & women in New York achieve sustained economic self-sufficiency & self-reliance.
NOW Legal Defense & Education Fund (NOWLDEF): www.nowldef.org: strives to achieve equality in & improve the lives of women & girls by transforming the institutions & values of our society through legal advocacy, public policy, communication, & strategic alliances.
Planned Parenthood Federation of America: www.plannedparenthood.org: mission is to provide comprehensive reproductive care, advocate public policies that guarantee the right to reproductive care, provide educational programs, & promote research & advancement in reproductive care.
Protest.net: www.protest.net: lists progressive & leftist protests, meetings, & conferences worldwide.
Ruckus Society: www.ruckus.org: dedicated to training & assisting environmental activists in the use of nonviolent civil disobedience.
Social Work Degree: www.socialworkdegree.net: dedicated to helping you learn about social work degree programs and social justice resources.
Sisterhood Is Global Institute (SIGI): www.sigi.org: an international women’s human rights organization working to empower women in the global South to define & achieve their human rights.
United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM): www.unifem.org: promotes women’s empowerment & gender equality & works to ensure the participation of women at all levels of development planning & practice on national, regional, & global agendas.
United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW): www.un.org/womenwatch/daw: works closely with governments, the UN, & civil society to promote women’s human rights, analyze gender issues, & coordinate programs & outreach.
U.S. Department of Justice’s Violence Against Women Office: www.ojp.usdoj.gov/vawo: provides information about the National Domestic Violence Hotline, the Violence Against Women Act of 1994, grant programs, research, & publications.
Visions in Action: www.visionsinaction.org: an international nonprofit organization committed to social change in Africa & Latin America through grassroots volunteer efforts.
Women in Community Service (WICS): www.wics.org: mission is to reduce the number of young women living in poverty by promoting self-reliance & economic independence.
Women in Development NETwork (WIDNET): www.focusintl.com/widnet.htm: supports women’s global networks by conducting research & translating gender & development materials into French, English, or html.
Women, Law & Development International (WLD): www.wld.org: committed to defend & promote women’s rights globally, WLD works to identify legal, cultural, & economic impediments to women’s enjoyment of human rights, to propose possible approaches, to develop activist strategies, & to train women’s groups to advocate before the UN & governmental bodies for policies that recognize women’s rights.
Women Leaders Online (WLO): www.wlo.org: the first & largest women’s activist group on the internet, WLO works to empower women in politics, media, society, the economy, & cyberspace.
Women's Action Network: www.womensactionnetwork.org: The mission of the Women's Action Network is to provide a collective voice to impact policies, laws, and practices affecting women's lives. The Women's Action Network is a Silicon Valley coalition of diverse individuals and groups (listed at the bottom of this message) providing a collective voice to impact policies, laws, and practices affecting women's lives. Read the WAN brochure!
Women’s Bean Project: www.womensbeanproject.com: functions as a stepping-stone to outside employment & personal & economic self-sufficiency for women who come from backgrounds of chronic unemployment, poverty, or displacement.
Women’s Bureau of the U.S. Department of Labor: www.dol.gov/wb: the only unit at the federal government level exclusively serving & promoting the interests of working women.
Women’s Environment & Development Organization (WEDO): www.wedo.org: an international advocacy network working for justice through the empowerment of women & their equal participation in local to global decision making.
Women’s Human Rights Resources: www.law-lib.utoronto.ca/Diana: the collaborative venture of consortium of law librarians, university-based human rights centers, & other nongovernmental human right organizations.
Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom (WILPF): www.wilpf.org: works to achieve world disarmament, full rights for women, racial & economic justice, & an end to all forms of violence.
WomensNet: www.igc.org/womensnet: supports women’s organizations locally, nationally, & internationally by providing & adapting telecommunications technology to enhance their work.
Women’s Rights at Work: www.citizenactionny.org: a sexual harassment outreach & education project sponsored by New York Citizen Action & the Long Island Progressive Coalition, with a toll-free help line, free monthly forums, & community outreach components.
Women’s Studies Programs, Departments, & Centers: www.research.umbc.edu/~korenman/wmst/programs: has links to more than 450 women’s studies (including “gender studies”) programs, departments, & research centers around the world that have websites, as well as links to other program lists.