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Abantu for Development
ABANTU, founded in 1991, is "a human resource network promoting a gender and African perspective."  Projects include an internet training workshop, its magazine, GAP Matters, programs on poverty, governance, conflict, etc. Has offices in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya. http://www.abantu-rowa.org/

Adjahi, Christine - "Femmes africaines en immigration : quels parcours et quelles pratiques ? L'exemple de Christine Adjahi"
On the author's immigration to France from Benin for university education, African communal life vs. the West's individualism, the importance of oral transmission of culture and education. From the e-journal, Mots Pluriels 23 http://www.arts.uwa.edu.au/MotsPluriels/MP2303ca.html

Africa Files
Reprints articles (on AIDS, ecology, gender, NEPAD, youth, human rights, etc.) from the web such as Inter Press Service and AllAfrica.com stories plus original in-depth articles by its editors and others. . "a network of people committed to Africa through its promotion of human rights, economic justice, African perspectives and alternative analyses." The volunteer network included members of the former "Toronto Committee for the Liberation of Southern Africa (TCLSAC) which,... published the Southern Africa Report (SAR)." Based in Toronto, Canada. [KF] http://www.africafiles.org/

Africa Leadership Forum
The Africa Leadership Forum was set up in 1988 at the initiative of General Olusegun Obasanjo,.... with the support of other individuals. Sponsors conferences, publications. Its Digital Library has full text books online such as "Empowering Women for the 21st Century," "Leadership Challenge in African Agricultural Production," "Police and Society," "The Settler Question in Nigeria: the Case of Jos-Plateau," "Africa's Agenda and the Role of the USA" (1993), "The Challenge of Education in Africa" (1988), "Ethics and professionalism in Nigerian Banking Industry," "Ethics and professionalism in Medical practice," "Population, Environment and Climatic change: Their impact on Development in Africa" (1990), "Local Government in Nigeria," "Corruption, Democracy and Human rights," "The Media in Democracy." Also reports from the Africa Women's Forums, the National Women Peace Group, and an online newsletter, Akuko. Based in Ota, Nigeria. [KF] http://www.africaleadership.org

Africa Policy Information Center - African Women's Rights
Carries policy oriented reports on African women's health, political, human rights, and links to related sites. APIC is based in Washington, D.C. http://www.africapolicy.org/action/women.htm

Africa Regional Sexuality Resource Centre, ARSRC
Funded by the Ford Foundation. Has full text Seminar Papers, full text newsletter, Sexuality in Africa magazine with topics on sexuality and health, religion, violence against women and girls, adolescent education, HIV / AIDS, re-thinking masculinities. Countries of focus are Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa. Lists conferences, events. Is compiling a database of Social Scientists, Anthropologists, Researchers. Based in Lagos, Nigeria. [KF] http://www.arsrc.org/

Africa Update, Vol VII, no. 3 (Summer 2000): Nigerian Culture and Society
Has an article by Dr.Olayemi Akinwumi on "Women Entrepreneurs in Nigeria: Notes on the Yoruba 'Alajapa' and 'Alarobo'." Africa Update is the newsletter of Central Connecticut State's African Studies Program. [KF] http://www.ccsu.edu/afstudy/upd7-3.htm

Africa: Women in Post-War Reconstruction
Report of a Johannesburg conference July 1999 on "Women in the Aftermath of War and Armed Conflict." Mentions Eritrea, South Africa, other African countries. On the site of the Africa Policy Information Center, Washington, D.C. http://www.africapolicy.org/docs99/aft9909.htm

Has the African Women's Bibliographic Database and Women Travelers, Explorers and Missionaries to Africa: 1763-1999: a Comprehensive English Language Bibliography. Maintained by Davis Bullwinkle. http://WWW.AfricaBib.Org
The African Women's Database provides citations to English language articles, books, govt. documents, theses, etc. from 1986 to date.

African Academy of Sciences, AAS
"...started in 1985 as a continent-wide, professional, non-political and non-profit scientists organisation." Describes programs, their publishing arm, Academy Science Publishers, the Africa Journals Support and Development Centre, Capacity Building in Science and Technology projects, etc. Based in Nairobi, Kenya. http://www.aasciences.org/

 African Federation of Women Entrepreneurs (AFWE)
"...a Federation of National Associations of Women Entrepreneurs operating in 45 Sub-Saharan African countries. Founded in Accra June 3rd 1993 and registered in Addis Ababa April 4th 1994, it was through the initiative of the Africa Centre for Women (ACW) of the UN Economic Commission for Africa." Members are self-employed women manufacturers and exporters of goods and services. Sponsored the 3rd Global Women Entrepreneurs' Trade Fair and Investment Forum and the People's Assembly, May 2000, Miami, Florida. [Their web site domain name was taken over by a religious group.]

African Journal of Reproductive Health (Benin City, Nigeria)
Published by the Women's Health and Action Research Centre, Benin City, Nigeria. Full text free online from Bioline International. Older issues also in JSTOR for subscribers. [KF] http://www.bioline.org.br/rh

African Lives -_Washington Post
Stories of everyday life in Africa, by Stephen Buckley, for the Washington Post newspaper.Topics include urban young people in Kenya, an Ethiopian midwife, wife inheritance and AIDS in Kenya, urban family obligations in Cote d'Ivoire, child brides in Cote d'Ivoire, effects of civil war on the Dinka in the Sudan, funeral practices in Ghana. Includes photos.[KF] http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/inatl/longterm/africanlives/front.htm/

African Traditional Religion - Chidi Denis Isizoh
Isizoh's site has full-text articles such as "The Role of  Women in African Traditional Religion" by John Mbiti, "Crime & African Traditional Religion" by S.A. Adewale, articles on Christianity, Islam and African religions and a 49 page bibliography of books and articles. http://afrikaworld.net/afrel/

African Women in Cinema Project - Beti Ellerson
"...guide for researching and teaching African Women Cinema Studies, with a guide to the film and book, Sisters of the Screen as well as a timeline. Includes bibliographies, filmography, suggested films, excerpts from comments by women directors, web sites. Dr. Ellerson is a Lecturer in Art History, Howard University, Washington, D.C. [KF] http://www.africanwomenincinema.org/

African Women's Cancer Awareness Association, AWCAA
"...established in 2004, committed to improving healthcare delivery and services to African women and their families" aimed at African immigrants in the U.S. Offers a scholarship for a U.S. based student (deadline Oct. 20, 2005). Based in Lanham, Maryland, U.S. http://www.awcaa.org/awcaa_site/activities.html

African Women's Media Center (Dakar, Senegal)
The Center's goal is to provide "African women journalists the training, resources and tools they need to compete equally with their male colleagues." The Center is a project of the International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF). Their Resource Directory provides a directory of African women's media associations, national & regional media associations, press freedom resources, fellowship sources, etc. Their Courage in Journalism award honors notable African women journalists; past winners are described. Has full text articles from their quarterly, On the Wire, and a leadership handbook. http://www.awmc.com

Afrol.com - Women
Articles on African women from various sources (UNICEF, World Bank, IPS, etc.). Based in Oslo, Norway. http://www.afrol.com/Categories/Women/msindex.htm

A discussion group open to anyone who is interested in African women's issues. Sponsored by the Association of African Women Scholars (AAWS), based at Indiana University, Indianapolis campus. http://www.iupui.edu/~aaws/afwosreg.htm To subscribe, send email to: listserv@listserv.iupui.edu
Leave the Subject area blank. In the Message area, put: subscribe afwoscho Your Name

Agenda (Durban, South Africa)
Quarterly South African feminist journal. Has the table of contents, selected full text articles, and a history of the magazine. Had an e-mail factsheet. http://www.agenda.org.za

Aguilar, Mario I. & Laurel Birch de Aguilar - Women's Organizing Abilities: Two Case Studies of Kenya and Malawi
"...research project for Organizing for Development, an International Institute [Washington, D.C.],... to compare two cases studies in women's organizing abilities... The purpose of this comparative study is to examine how two separate societies express women's roles in decision-making." http://www.odii.com/Papers/Malawi1.htm

Ahfad Journal (Omdurman, Sudan)
Published by the Ahfad University for Women. Has the table of contents of recent issues. http://www.ahfad.org/journal/

Ahfad University for Women
A private university in Omdurman, Sudan dedicated to educating women. Describes academic program, history, library, etc. They publish the Ahfad Journal and are partners with the Sudan-American Foundation for Education. [KF] http://www.ahfad.org/

All Africa.com - Women's News
Very current news from a variety of African news sources. From the long established Africa News Service, founded by Reed Kramer. http://www.allafrica.com/women/

Amina, le magazine de la femme
In French. The table of contents of the latest issue and selected full text articles from the print magazine. Has short profiles of "Les cinquante femmes les plus en vue au Senegal" http://www.senegal-online.com/media/amina/amina.htm

Site for Somali women maintained by a Somali woman living in the U.S. Includes a discussion forum, issues concerning the Somali diaspora, Somali marriage (colonial times and present day), Raising Children In the Diaspora, links to related web sites such as the Somaliland Women's Organization of Toronto. The site title is based on Queen Araweilo (account in Blackwood's Magazine Vol. 238, October 1938). http://www.angelfire.com/ar/arawelo/index.html

Art Room (San Francisco) - Women Emerging: A Tribute to Uganda
"East African fine artists present works having significance to the topic of Women's Empowerment,..." "Over a dozen new original artworks were created specifically for this event by such artists as Lilian Nabulime (Uganda), Yvonne Muinde (Kenya), David Kibuuka (Uganda), and Stella Atai (Uganda)." Includes "Women Emerging: A Tribute to Uganda" - Exhibition review and analysis by Dr. Aili Mari Tripp. http://www.theartroom-sf.com/WomenEmerging.htm

Discussion list for members of the African Studies Association (U.S.) Women's Caucus. The list owner is Kathleen Sheldon. To subscribe, send a message to: LISTSERV@listserv.ucla.edu
In the Message area put: SUBscribe ASAWOMEN
For problems write: ASAWOMEN-request@LISTSERV.UCLA.EDU

Associates for Change (Kampala, Uganda)
"...a private consultancy firm which aims to contribute to efforts designed to build peoples' capacities to bring the process of change firmly within their influence and control." Has full text papers in Adobe PDF - Building Women's Capacity to Participate in Governance (July 1999), Putting Gender on the Agenda of Economic Reforms in Uganda: The Invisibility of Women in Formulation and Implementation of Policies for Private Sector Development (July 2000), Globalization and Its Impact on Economic and Social Rights in Africa". (September 1998). http://www.associatesforchange.com/

Association des Femmes Africaines pour la Recherche et le Développement, AFARD / Association of African Women for Research and Development, AAWORD
In French and English. "a pan-African non-governmental organization based in Dakar, Senegal. AAWORD undertakes and supports research and training and advocacy with the intention of promoting the economic, political and social rights of African women. "Residents and resident nationals of Ghana, Nigeria and Senegal are invited to apply for IFP fellowships for graduate study at accredited institutions anywhere in the world including Africa. IFP provides support for up to three years of formal graduate-level study leading to a Master's or a doctoral degree." http://www.afard.org/

Association for the Advancement of Liberian Girls
A non-profit assisting girls through education, Adopt-a-Liberia-School program, social activities. Has a list of scholarships for women. Based in Gaithersburg, Maryland, U.S. http://www.liberiangirls.org

Association of African Women Scholars
AAWS is a "worldwide organization dedicated to promoting and encouraging scholarship on African women in African Studies..."Extensive site, includes their newsletter, conference information, links to women-related sites, information on their discussion list, AFWOSCHO. Their October 2001 conference is in Madagascar. http://www.iupui.edu/~aaws/

Australian Digital Theses Program
"...a national collaborative distributed database of digitised theses produced at Australian Universities....provides access to PhD and Masters by Research theses only." Databases of full text theses. Includes - An examination of the impact of colonialism on cultural identity by Denise Morden. http://adt.caul.edu.au/ "This paper is an examination of colonialism, its effects on cultural identity, and its impact on the lives of women in South Africa, both black and white. The theoretical work relates to both personal issues of displacement and alienation, caused by the politics of Apartheid."

AWOGNet, African Women Global Network
Ohio State University (Columbus) is the national headquarters for AWOGNet, a global organization to improve the lives of women and children in Africa.

Azur Développement
In French, English. "a non profit organisation founded by young women that works for the empowerment of women and children through the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs)." Programs on health, the environment, ICTs, etc.. Information on women pygmies, l’Association des Peuples autochtones du Congo (APAC). Based in Brazzaville, Congo. [KF] http://www.azurdev.org/

Barrera, Giulia - "Dangerous Liaisons: Colonial Concubinage in Eritrea, 1890-1941"
Full text in Adobe PDF. PAS Working Paper No. 1 (1996) from Northwestern University's Program of African Studies. http://nuinfo.nwu.edu/african-studies/Publications.htm

Behind the Mask
News re: gays and lesbians by country, achievements, activities, arts & culture, a library (books articles / websites), commentary (articles / letters), funding sources, legal issues (legal status of homosexuality), religion, workplace, women. Based in South Africa. http://www.mask.org.za/

Bibliography of Lusophone Women Writers - Univ. of Western Australia
Includes "Lusophone African Women's Writing: A Brief Introduction" by Tony Simoes da Silva. The bibliography is by author surname, with links to biographical information for some writers. From the Dept. of French Studies, University of Western Australia. http://www.arts.uwa.edu.au/AFLIT/FEMECalireLU.html

Bibliography of Research on Uganda Women 1986-2001
Prepared for a new book entitled The New Women's Movement' in Uganda to be launched at the Women's Worlds 2002 Congress, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. The book is edited by Joy Kwesiga and Aili Tripp, and the bibliography is prepared by Sheela Jhaveri and Margaret Snyder. The bibliography includes book chapters, journal articles and sections on dissertations that will not be included in the book. http://www.wougnet.org/documents.html#WomenBIB

Black Looks
Commentary on issues affecting Africa, especially social activist issues and women. Sokari Ekine and other bloggers produce Black Looks. Ms. Ekine writes - "I started writing Black Looks back in June 2004..." http://www.blacklooks.org

Bradley, Candice - Women's Page
Candice Bradley, Assistant Prof. of Anthropology, Lawrence Univ., has links to resources on African women. http://www.lawrence.edu/fac/bradleyc/war.html

Bridge, Briefings on Development & Gender, Institute of Development Studies (IDS), University of Sussex
Produces reports, country gender profiles, etc.  Has the full text of  their quarterly, Development and Gender in Brief.  Has some full text reports in Adobe PDF format such as "Country Gender Profile: South Africa (Report No. 45, BRIDGE On-Line Reports, 1998, 127 pp.)http://www.ids.ac.uk/bridge/

Bugaje, Usman Muhammad
Contains full text conference papers and other studies by Bugaje. Topics include Muslims and Islam in Nigeria, women and Islam, Islamic education in Katsina State, etc. [KF] http://www.webstar.co.uk/~ubugaje/

[Bush] George W. Bush Institute - African First Ladies Summit, July 2-3, 2013, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Program, video of panels. http://www.bushcenter.org/first-ladies-initiative/african-first-ladies-summit

California Newsreel, Library of African Cinema
149 Ninth Street, Suite 420, San Francisco, CA 94103
Extensive film catalog, descriptions and background on the films, lists their videos by topic (tradition and modernity, women and development, etc.). http://www.newsreel.org/

"CamFed is a non-governmental organisation working with rural communities in sub-Saharan Africa to enable more girls to go to school and secure a livelihood." Projects in Zimbabwe, Northern Ghana. Produced a documentary film, narrated by Morgan Freeman, Where the Water Meets the Sky. Based in Cambridge, U.K. http://www.camfed.org/

Cartmill, Randi S. "Occupational Sex Segregation in Global Perspective: Comparative Analyses of Developed and Developing Nations"
This is a draft version. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Center for Demography and Ecology, Working Paper 99-12, May 1999. Report in Adobe PDF format: http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/cde/cdewp/99-12.pdf

A Celebration of Women Writers
"Indexes" web sites on women writers by surname, country; includes birth/death dates where available. Search their database for women writers by country, name, ethnicity, date. .Maintained by Mary Mark Ockerbloom, Department of Computational Science, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh. [KF] http://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/

Center for International Private Enterprise (Washington, D.C.)
"...a nonprofit organization that works to build democracy and market economies globally." Sponsors the Sept. 27-29, 2000 "Africa and America - A Gateway for Women In Business" conference for women entrepreneurs. The Center is an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. [KF] http://www.cipe.org/

Center for Reproductive Law and Policy (CRLP)
Information on abortion rights (by country), types of abortion laws (by country), Legislation on Female Circumcision/ Female Genital Mutilation in the United States, international news, a World's Abortion Laws poster "detailing legality of abortion by nation, features information on over 190 countries around the globe." Based in New York city and Washington, D.C. [KF] http://www.crlp.org/
Has full text reports (in Adobe PDF in French and English) such as:

Centre d'Espoir pour Filles et Femmes (Lubumbashi, Congo)
In French, English, German. An NGO based in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (former Zaire) which seeks to improve the living conditions of young unmarried mothers (14-25 years). E-mail: ceffemmes-avenir@africamail.com http://pages.ivillage.com/ceffemmes/ or http://www.ceffemmes.fr.st

Centre International pour l'Education des Filles et des Femmes en Afrique, CIEFFA
In French. Regional organization under UNESCO auspices. "L'objectif g?n?ral du Centre est de promouvoir l'?ducation des filles et des femmes...." Has the full text of Etudes de cas détaillées de trois expériences novatrices en matière d’éducation des filles et des femmes en Afrique et leur mise en échelle dans cinq pays africains (12 p. in PDF). Publishes CIEFFA News. Based in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. http://www.cieffa.org/

Chanal Africa, Le Magazine de la Femme
French language radio program for women. Requires a sound card, speakers. http://www.radioafrica.com/radioafrica/programme.html#chanel

Chinkhumba, Jobiba - "Practical Problems in Estimating the Prevalence and Direct Medical Costs of Managing Complications of Abortions in Thyolo Distrsict"
Full text of a dissertation submitted for the Degree of M. Litt in Health Care Resource Management, University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Scotland. "we undertook this study to find the scope and magnitude of clandestine abortions in Thyolo, one of Malawi's 24 districts." Includes a chapter on "Abortion and the Law."http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Galaxy/2514/dissertation.html

Clark Atlanta University. Africana Women's Studies Program
"Founded in 1982, awards the Master of Arts and Doctorate of Arts. It is the only degree-granting women’s studies program in an historically black college or university and the only women’s studies program in the United States which offers the doctoral degree in the comparative study of Africana women. The Program is also the only Africana Women’s Studies program in the world." http://royalrandolph.home.mindspring.com/aws

Coalition on Violence Against Women (COVAW) - Kenya
"...non-partisan, secular, feminist network of individuals and organizations who are committed to eradicating violence against women." Based in Nairobi. http://www.nbnet.co.ke/covaw

CODESRIA Bulletin. N°. 1 & 2, 2006 - Special Issue on African Women
Full text articles on women and governance, politics, ageing, sexuality, religion, gender identities, violence against women, law, feminism, education, gender studies, etc. http://www.codesria.org/Links/Publications/contents_bulletin/current_issue.htm

Commission on Gender Equality (South Africa)
Based in Braamfontein.  It seeks to "promote gender equality and to advise and make recommendations to Parliament or any other legislature with regard to any laws or proposed legislation which affects gender equality and the status of women. http://www.cge.org.za/

Commission on Women in Mathematics in Africa
Part of the African Mathematical Union which also hosts a page on Black Women in Mathematics. Maintained by Scott W. Williams, Professor, Mathematics Dept., State Univ. of New York at Buffalo. [KF] http://www.math.buffalo.edu/mad/AMU/amucwma.html

Commonwealth of Learning. Report to the Sixth Meeting of Commonwealth Ministers Responsible for Women's Affairs New Delhi, April 2000


  • Horn of Africa Regional Conference on Women & ICT, 11th - 15th February 2002, Nairobi, Kenya - Sponsored by the African Centre for Women, Information & Communications Technology (ACWICT). "The aim of the conference is to raise awareness on ICTs amongst women in the Horn of Africa region and to explore opportunities for harnessing the technology to work as a tool for their development." E-mail: conference@acwict.or.ke The ACWICT is "a Non-Governmental Organisation in Kenya committed to promoting the use of ICTs amongst Women in the African Region." http://www.acwict.or.ke
  • Women of African Descent: Reaching Out Across the Diaspora, 10th Annual Women's Studies Conference, October 6 - October 7, 2000, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT. http://scsu.ctstateu.edu/~womenstudies/wsconf99.html

Council of Europe. North South Centre [Women and Democracy in Africa]
The North South Centre seeks to to strengthen Co-operation and contacts between NGOs from the North and the South. Held an Africa-Europe Civil Society Forum, Cairo, 2000; papers are available in Adobe PDF. Examples of the papers are - Africa's desire to be different and transcultural values, by Mamadou Diouf; In the Service of Democracy, by Michelles Ndiaye Ntab; Women and Democracy in Africa, by Satta Niang, etc. http://www.nscentre.org/

Crehan, Kate - Fractured Community: Landscapes of Power and Gender in Rural Zambia
Full text of the book. (Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, 1997. 258 p. Series: Perspectives on Southern Africa ; 54.) http://www-ucpress.berkeley.edu:3030/dynaweb/public/books/africa/crehan/@Generic__BookView

Critical Arts
The full text of selected articles is available. Topics include women's issues such as the 1990 special "Women Represented," popular culture, literature, etc. Published by the Graduate Program in Culture and Media Studies, University of Natal, Durban, South Africa. http://www.und.ac.za/und/ccms/index.htm and http://wwwmcc.murdoch.edu.au/ReadingRoom/CA/CA.html

Development Through Radio Project
On the Development Through Radio Project in Sierra Leone. "The project [of the Forum of Conscience, in Freetown which] gives 30 women’s groups access to policy makers and the wider development aid community through airing their concerns and aspirations on national radio." Has case studies from war victims, discussions on Reparations and Testimonials from the community on a variety of topics and issues. On Sierra Leone's Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the Forum Of Conscience (FOC), a Sierra Leone based human rights organization. Has a survey of women’s radio listening patterns in Sierra Leone. See also Mercy Wambui, 2003 Reuters Digital Visions Fellow at Stanford University. [KF] http://www.dtronline.org/index.html

Dotawo : a journal of Nubian studies
Open access journal. Examples of contents - Vol. 5, 2018 focuses on "Nubian women, both ancient and contemporary. Nubian women, whether they were queens or commoners." Vol. 3, 2016 covers Know-Hows and Techniques in Ancient Sudan. https://digitalcommons.fairfield.edu/djns/

Emotion. Magazine du Showbiz et de la Femme (Cotonou, Benin)
In French. http://www.multimania.com/savane99/

enda-synfev (Environnement et Developpement du Tiers-Monde, Synergie Genre et Developpement/Synergy, Gender, and Development) seeks to improve the lives of African women thru programs such as femmes-afrique, an electronic network concerning the rights and health of Francophone African women. Full text reports online. [An IDRC report by Sophia Huyer includes information on SYNFEV.] Based in Dakar, Senegal. http://synfev.enda.sn/

Eritrea Demographic and Health Survey
Full text on-line of the Eritrea 2002 DHS Final Report and Summary Reports and the Eritrea 1995 DHS Final and Summary reports. http://www.measuredhs.com/countries/country_main.cfm?ctry_id=12
Contents include:

  • Chapter 02 - Characteristics of Households and Household Members
  • Chapter 03 - Women's Characteristics and Status
  • Chapter 04 - Fertility
  • Chapter 05 - Fertility Regulation
  • Chapter 06 - Other Proximate Determinants of Fertility
  • Chapter 07 - Fertility Preferences and Unmet Need for Family Planning
  • Chapter 08 - Infant and Child Mortality
  • Chapter 09 - Maternal and Child Health
  • Chapter 10 - Infant Feeding and Nutritional Status of Children and Women
  • Chapter 11 - HIV/AIDS and Other Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • Chapter 12 - Female Circumcision

See Surveys for other African Countries. http://www.measuredhs.com/

An Eternity of Forest: Paintings by Mbuti Women
Exhibit at the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum. which presents the vibrant barkcloth art of the Mbuti women of the Ituri Forest of northeastern Zaire. Music of the Mbuti has inspired contemporary Western musicians. Includes musical slide show. "Once known as pygmies they inhabit one of the worlds oldest rain forests. [KF] http://www.bampfa.berkeley.edu/exhibits/mbuti/

Ethiopia (Government). Embassy (U.S.) - Women in Ethiopia
Summary only of the National Policy on Ethiopian Women. On the Ethiopian Embassy in Washington, D.C.'s web site. http://www.ethioembassy.org.uk/fact%20file/a-z/women-1.htm

Fair Lady
South African magazine, aimed at a white readership. Has the well-known cartoon, Madam and Eve, which features a madam and her maid, Eve. KF http://www.naspers.co.za/tydskrifte/fairlady/

Famafrique (Dakar, Senegal)
In French. "un espace de communication et d'information pour les femmes d'Afrique francophone qui agissent pour la promotion d'un d?veloppement durable." "d?velopp? par ENDA-SYNFEV (Synergie Genre et D?veloppement, Environnement et Developpement du Tiers-Monde, Dakar, S?negal)." They publish an e-journal, "La toile d'elles" whose issues include directories of women's organizations.  Has information on follow-up meetings to the Dakar (5?me Conf?rence R?gionale Africaine sur les Femmes, 1994) et de Beijing (Quatri?me Conf?rence Mondiale des Nations Unies sur les Femmes, 1995) and a section on Francophone African women's organizations. http://www.famafrique.org

Fayemi, A. Olusegun
Contemporary black and white photographs (women, children, elders) from Nigeria, Senegal, Mali, Ghana, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Zimbabwe, Nigeri and other countries. Dr. Fayemi is Clinical Associate Professor of Pathology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY. Site for Albofa Press, publisher of Dr. Fayemi's books, in White Plains, New York. [KF] http://www.fayemi.com/

Female Circumcision

Feminist Africa
Published by the Institute of African Studies and the University of Ghana.  https://feministafrica.net/

Feminist Africa
An e-journal "forum for progressive, cutting-edge gender research and feminist dialogue focused on the continent." Full text articles online. Produced by the African Gender Institute, University of Cape Town and its Strengthening Gender & Women's Studies for Africa's Transformation (GWS Africa) Project. http://www.agi.ac.za/agi/feminist-africa

Feministing While Malawian
Podcast. https://soundcloud.com/feministing

Femmes Africa Solidarit?
In English and French. "international women's NGO founded in 1996 by African women leaders in response to the explosion of violent conflicts tearing apart the fabric of society in Africa." Has a directory of African women leaders, a directory of women's orgaizations working for peace, full text press releases on activities, publishes FAS News. Promotes the role of women in the resolution of conflicts and peacebuilding. Works for institutional change in international (African Union, UN) regional & national bodies. Based in Geneva, Switzerland. [KF] http://www.fasngo.org/

An electronic discussion list, in French, sponsored by enda-synfev (Environnement et Developpement du Tiers-Monde, Synergie Genre et Developpement, Dakar, Senegal) concerning the rights and health of Francophone African women. http://www.enda.sn/synfev/fainfo.htm

FEMNET - African Women's Development and Communication Network /R?seau du developpement et de la communication des femmes africaines
An NGO based in Nairobi concerned with sharing information and ideas between African NGOs to produce a more effective NGO focus on women's development.http://www.femnet.or.ke/

FESPACO 97, Women of
One page on African women filmmakers, especially Valerie Kabore, at FESPACO 97 the famous Burkina Faso film festival. There is also a page on Senegalese filmmaker, Safi Faye and her film Mossane: http://www.fespaco.bf/mossane.htm
Women of FESPACO 97: http://www.fespaco.bf/women.htm

Flame, African Sisters Online
In English and French. "Flame is a network of African sisters online committed to strengthening the capacity of women through the use of ICTs [information, communication technology] to lobby, advocate and participate in the Beijing +5 process regionally and globally." Has full text documents, a discussion list on "how women in Africa are using Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) as communicative and information sharing mechanisms", http://flamme.org/

Forum for African Women Educationalists
Full text publications on-line. http://www.fawe.org/

Fórum Mulher
In Portuguese. "Coordenação para a Mulher no Desenvolvimento, foi criado em 1993..." Concerned with women's rights, violence against women, etc. Directory of NGO civil society members. Based in Maputo, Mozambique. [KF] http://www.forumulher.org.mz/

Francophone African and Antillean Women. Gender, Race, Geography.
One page of information, with the program, for an April 25-26, 1997 graduate student conference at Stanford University. http://www.stanford.edu/~briano/

Friedrich Ebert Foundation. Associations et ONG f?minines au S?n?gal
In French. Directory of women's NGOs in Senegal. Provides for each the address, date created, membership figures, the director, financial resources, activities, etc. [KF] http://www.fes.de/fulltext/bueros/senegal/00720toc.htm

Gender and Development Action, GADA (Lagos)
NGO "committed to gender equality and pursuit of sustainable development and social justice in Nigeria." Publishes a monthly newsletter, Women in Public Life. Issues - Women and the 2007 elections and the 1999 Constitution. Based in Lagos, Nigeria. http://www.gadanigeria.org/

Gender Issues and Activities in Malawi
Has the UN Gender Policy Statement - Malawi. Hosted by Malawi SDNP, a UNDP funded Malawi Government Programme. http://www.sdnp.org.mw/gender/index.html

Gender Learning Network (Kenya)
The Network "consists of 23 women led grassroots non-governmental organisations which are involved in promoting the social, economic and political rights of women in Kenya." Includes a directory of women's organizations in education, economic empowerment, legal rights. Has success stories about Kenyan women. [KF] http://www.arcc.or.ke/gln/gln13sec.html

Gender, Science and Technology Gateway
From the UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development, Gender Advisory Board. "resources, organizations and programming around the Gender dimensions of Science and Technology for social development and policy." Topics covered for Africa are: Education | Careers | Needs of society | Local knowledge systems | Ethics and biotechnology | S&T decision making | Sex-disaggregated data | Resources. Its Regional office for Africa is in Kampala. http://GSTGateway.wigsat.org

Discussion list to facilitate discussion on gender-relations issues primarily, but not exclusively, in South Africa. To subscribe, send email to: majordomo@und.ac.za
In the Message area put: subscribe gennet

George Mason University. Center for History and New Media - Women in World History
Primary sources about women and gender with guidelines to using primary sources. Sources include excerpts from the 17th c. Journal of Jan van Riebeeck, letters of the grand-daughter of Jan van Riebeeck, rock art of the San, drawings, narrative of the Cape (Southern Africa) 1705 to 1713, the situation of slaves in the Cape, letter of Mary Moffat, narrative by Mary Kingsley, autobiography of Buchi Emecheta, African novels, excerpt from Tsitsi Dangarembga's novel Nervous Conditions. http://chnm.gmu.edu/wwh/index.html
Has a case study by Beverly Mack on Nana Asma'u, Muslim Woman Scholar and one by Jeremy D. Popkin, The Calling of Katie Makanya (South Africa 1873-1956) and a classroom module on Cultural Contact in Southern Africa (17th century including slavery). Holds online forums for teachers; the forum beginning October 1, 2005 is Women in World History. Beginning November 2005 is a forum on Women in Africa.

Gifts of Speech - Women's speeches from around the world
Sweet Briar College (Virginia, USA) hosts a site with speeches by influential women including Kenyan environmentalist and activist, Wangari Maathai on "Bottle-necks of development in Africa", and Gill Marcus - Deputy Finance Minister, South Africa "On Women in South Africa". http://gos.sbc.edu/

Ginwala, Frene - "Women and the National African Congress: 1912-1943"
In Umrabulo, Issue No.13, 4th Quarter 2001, quarterly journal from the African National Congress (South Africa). http://www.anc.org.za/ancdocs/pubs/umrabulo/

Global Fund for Women
Provides grants to women's groups in developing countries. Grants range from $500 to $10,000. Targets groups working on female human rights, women's access to communications, and economic autonomy. Based in Palo Alto, California. http://www.globalfundforwomen.org/

Global Women Intact - SiaAmma
"Global Women Intact's founder, SiaAmma, raises awareness of the practice of Female Genital Mutilation, and proceeds for GWI, with her moving and hilarious one-woman show, "In Search of My Clitoris". Has a discussion forum. Based in San Francisco, CA. http://www.celebrateclitoris.com/index.html

Primary health programs, work with street children, "repair of home and infrastructure, clinics, schools etc., and water and sanitation" in Angola, Congo (DRC), Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Uganda, Zimbabwe. "GOAL has been awarded the UNESCO King Sejong International Literacy Prize for 2005 in recognition of its informal female education programme in Khartoum Sudan." Has a "primary health care programme and food and non -food distribution programme in..... Darfur," [Sudan]. GOAL is an NGO established in 1977, based in Dublin, Ireland. [KF] http://www.goal.ie/
See also GOAL USA. Describes health work in Angola, Congo (DRC), Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Uganda, Zimbabwe.

Goga, Farhana - "Towards Affirmative Action: Issues of Race and Gender in Media Organisations
A Study on South African Media Organisations (Print and Broadcasting). Full text of the study. (Durban: UNESCO / Graduate Programme in Cultural and Media Studies, University of Natal, 2001. 125pp.) The "study offers clear benefits to the industry on constructive ways of implementing the Equity Act, and in bringing about coherent and popularly supported affirmative action and gender sensitivity within media institutions." http://www.und.ac.za/und/ccms/unesco/

Hafkin, Nancy and Nancy Taggart - Gender, Information Technology, and Developing Countries: An Analytic Study"
Report on some of the "key barriers to women's access to information technology, as well as instances where women are participating in and benefiting from the use of information technology." http://www.usaid.gov/wid/pubs/it01.htm

Harvard Law School. Berkman Center for Internet & Society. Annual Review of Population Law
"...a database of summaries and excerpts of legislation, constitutions, court decisions, and other official government documents from every country in the world relating to population policies, reproductive rights and health, women's rights, HIV/AIDS and related topics." Covers from 1974 + For each country has links to abortion laws, female genital mutiliaton laws, domestic violence laws, HIV/AIDS laws. [KF] http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/population/

Heinrich Boll Foumdation. Regional Office for the East & Horn of Africa
Its main programs are on Gender, the Environment and Conflict and Dialogue. Its partners are in the Horn of Africa, Kenya, Uganda. Based in Nairobi, Kenya. [KF] http://www.hbfha.com/
Full text reports include:
A New Path? 2002. (359 pages in PDF) - covers historical background, democratic governance, economic governance, environment consequences, role of women, regional integration. Authors include Adebayo Adedeji, Archie Mafeje, Thandika Mkandawire, Yash Tandon, Horace Campbell, Peter Anyang' Nyong'o and others.
Sustainable Development, Governance, Globalisation: African Perspective. 2002 (188 p. in PDF) - women's issues, human settlements, Uganda, the Horn, Great Lakes, environment, peace & conflict. Authors include Anna Kajumulo Tibaijuka, and others.
Gender and Constitution-Making in Kenya. 2002 (71 p. in PDF).
Gender Gaps in Our Constitutions: Women's concerns in selected African Countries. 2002 (119 p. in PDF) - women in Kenya, Ethiopia, Somaliland, South Africa, Sudan, Uganda, Zimbabwe.

Human Rights Watch - "Scared at School: Sexual Violence Against Girls in South African Schools"
Full text report. "...sexual abuse and harassment of girls by both teachers and other students is widespread in South Africa. In each of the three provinces visited, we documented cases of rape, assault, and sexual harassment of girls committed by both teachers and male students." Pub. March 2001. http://www.hrw.org/reports/2001/safrica/

Human Rights Watch - "Seeking Protection: Addressing Sexual and Domestic Violence in Tanzania's Refugee Camps"
Full text report. "This report is based on research conducted in Tanzania in May and June 1998 and October and November 1999." Topics covered include: The Refugee Camps, Women's Unequal Status in Burundian Society, Domestic Violence in Tanzanian Camps, Status of Women and Other Social Problems, Tanzanian government response, etc. [KF] http://www.hrw.org/reports/2000/tanzania/

Human Rights Watch - "Struggling Through Peace: Return and Resettlement in Angola"
Full text report. 2003. 29 p. "Women in particular are vulnerable to sexual and other abuse by demobilized combatants during the return-resettlement process. The Angolan government has failed to take appropriate steps to protect vulnerable groups from such abuse."

Human Rights Watch - “Suffering in Silence: Human Rights Abuses and HIV Transmission to Girls in Zambia”
New York: Human Rights Watch, 2002. Full text of a 121 page report "which details sexual abuse and other human rights abuses of Zambian girls, especially girls orphaned by AIDS. The report documents many incidents of abuse of orphan girls at the hands of their guardians. Some of the girls are as young as 11 years old." http://www.hrw.org/press/2003/01/zambia012803.htm

Huyer, Sophia - Supporting Women's Use of Information Technologies for Sustainable Development
Full text of a Feb. 1997 study for the IDRC of "African women's use of information and communication technologies (ICTs). This includes issues of access, the benefits African women experience and can expect to experience from ICTs, and the role they can and do play in the production and dissemination of information." Includes case studies. http://www.idrc.ca/acacia/outputs/womenicts.html

Institute for Education of Women in Africa and the Diaspora - A Selected List of Fellowships, Scholarships, Grants and Other Training Opportunities for African Women Students and Scholars
139 pages, in Adobe pdf. and in MS World. Published Dec. 2002. http://www.kubatana.net/html/archive/women/021216iewad.asp?sector=RESOUR

Inter-Church Coalition on Africa, ICCAF (Toronto)
"...a coordinated response by Canadian Churches to promote social and economic justice in Sub-Saharan Africa.....Three over-arching themes permeate ICCAF's work: Human Rights, Economic Justice, and the Media Image of Africans." Has reports on Angola, Congo-Kinshasa, Kenya, Nigeria, Sudan, Economic Rights in Southern Africa, Women's Rights. Offers free e-mail reports Based in Toronto, Canada. http://www.web.net/~iccaf/

International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance - Women in Parliament
2002 edition. Full text. On obstacles for women, how to overcome barriers, how to make a greater impact in parliament. Case study on South Africa (4 p. in PDF). IDEA is an intergovernmental organization based in Stockhom, Sweden. [KF] http://www.idea.int/publications/wip/index.cfm

International Labor Rights Fund (Washington, D.C.)
A labor rights group working to ban cocoa imports from Cote d'Ivoire because of child labor / child slavery used in Cote d'Ivoire cocoa production. Has a May 2002 report on "Violence against women in the workplace in Kenya" concerning sexual harassment in the manufacturing sector. [KF] http://www.laborrights.org/

International Labour Organization - e.quality@work
An Information Base on Equal Employment Opportunities for Women and Men. For the African countries covered (Egypt, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia) provides information on all or some of the following - equal employment legislation; collective agreements; case law, customary law, labor courts, workers' and employers' organizations, national guidelines, government programs, links to related sites. http://www.ilo.org/genprom/eeo

International Legal Assistance Consortium, ILAC
Full text reports on the DRC (Congo, needs of the justice system 2009), South Sudan 2011, Liberia 2003, Rwanda 2007, Kenya 2010, Liberia gender 2006, South Africa gender 2007, Ghana gender 2008. Provides coordinated international assistance to rebuild justice systems. Based in Stockholm, Sweden. http://www.ilac.se/

International Women's Media Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Programs include the African Women's Media Center. The IWMF also honors women journalists who pursue their profession in the face of extraordinary threats. http://www.iwmf.org/

International Women’s Summit on HIV and AIDS, Nairobi, Kenya, July 4-7, 2007
Includes video, podcasts, transcripts of sessions. http://www.worldywca.info/index.php/ywca/world_council_iws/iws_women_s_summit

Inter-Parliamentary Union (Geneva)
The international organization of national parliaments, established in 1889. http://www.ipu.org/  Has:

  • Women's Suffrage - Provides the year for each country when women obtained voting rights (and the right to stand for election).
  • Women in national parliaments statistics, globally and by country.
  • The IPU's work on behalf of women in political life.
  • Parline Database - directory of national parliaments with addresses (includes email), the electoral system, results of the last election, seats held by party, web information if any, etc. One can search by country or region.
  • Parlit Database - citations to articles and books "on the role, structure and working methods of national parliaments, on electoral systems, constitutional law, history and political science...."

Iron Ladies of Liberia
Site for a film on Liberian women leaders - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Beatrice Munah Sieh, the national police chief, Dr. Antoinette Sayeh, the minister of finance, Minister of Justice Francis Johnson-Morris, Commerce Minister Olubanke King Akerele, and Minister of Gender Vabah Kazaku Gayflor. http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/ironladies/

ISIS-Women's International Cross Culture Exchange, ISIS-WICCE
"... an action oriented women's resource centre which was started in 1974 in Geneva, Switzerland. It relocated to Kampala, Uganda at the end of 1993 to try and tap information concerning African women and make it more accessible and available to women worldwide." They publish Communique- the bi-annual newsletter on developments in the African women's movements and Women's World. [KF] http://www.isis.or.ug/
Online reports
include: Situation analysis of the women survivors of the 1989 - 2003 armed conflict in Liberia.

ISIS- Women's International Cross Cultural Exchange, ISIS-WICCE
Has, in Adobe pdf, Women's Experiences of Armed Conflict in Uganda Gulu District, 1986-1999. 19 p. Pub. in Kampala, 2001. http://www.isis.or.ug/gulu-introduction.pdf

Jenda: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies
Full text articles from the e-journal, from Vol. 1, No. 1, 2001. Published by Africa Resource Center, Inc., Endicott, New York. Edited by Nkiru Nzegwu. Includes a Topical Issues section (ex. Female Genital Mutilation, other issues). http://www.jendajournal.com or http://www.africaresource.com/jenda/

Journal of International Women's Studies
Electronic journal from the Susan B. Anthony Women's Center, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, North Adams, MA. Indexed by AfricaBib. http://www.bridgew.edu/soas/jiws/

Kaberry, Phyllis M. - "Women of the Grassfields: a Study of the Economic Position of Women in Bamenda, British Cameroons"
Full text. (London: H.M.S.O., 1952. Colonial Research Publication No. 14, 1952.) Covers ecology, land tenure, labour and leisure, standards of living, budgets. Includes photographs. Prepared for use in teaching anthropology as part of the Experience Rich Anthropology Project, University of Kent at Canterbury. the ERA Project has other Cameroon studies online. http://www.era.anthropology.ac.uk/Kaberry/

[Kazibwe] - Dr. Speciosa Wandira Kazibwe
The former Vice President of Uganda. Dr. Kazibwe, a medical doctor, was the first woman Vice President in Africa and one of the 100 most powerful women in the world according to Australian Magazine. [KF] http://www.statehouse.go.ug/kazibwe.php

Kevane, Michael - Academic Papers
Prof. Kevane is on the faculty of the Department of Economics, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA. Has the full text of papers in Adobe pdf format or html on women's labor in Burkina Faso, households in Sudan and Burkina Faso, gendered land rights in Burkina, women's land tenure status, why wealthier farmers have higher yields in Western Sudan, identity economics in Northern Sudan, etc. http://lsb.scu.edu/~mkevane/mkpapers.htm

Kitu Kizuri - Voice of the African Woman
Online and print mgazine especially for African women in North America. Profiles of women. You must subscribe to read the articles on-line. Based in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. [KF] http://www.kitukizuri.com/

Korieh, Chima Jacob, "Widowhood Among the Igbo of Eastern Nigeria"
Mr. Korieh's history master's thesis from the Univ. of Bergen, Norway, 1996. http://www.uib.no/hi/korieh/chima.html

LAW Uganda - Law and Advocacy for Women in Uganda
An NGO founded in 1997 by women lawyers. Promotes women's rights. Works "for the reform of laws and practices that discriminate against women in Uganda." http://www.lawuganda.org/

Legal Assistance Centre, LAC (Windhoek)
"...a non-profit public interest law centre in Namibia, southern Africa. It litigates only in the public interest: where a case is likely to have an impact beyond the people directly involved." Its AIDS Law Unit addresses the issue of discrimination. Other units: constitutional rights, gender advocacy, juvenile justice, land / environment, legal education. Has many full text reports, some full text court cases. [KF] http://www.lac.org.na/

Lire les femmes écrivains et les littératures africaines / Francophone African Literature
From the Dept. of French Studies, University of Western Australia on Francophone African writers, esp. women writers. Includes interviews in French with the writers by the Dept. and from Amina magazine, information on the literature of Benin, Cameroun, Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Guinee, Mali, Senegal, Zaire, biographical information on the writers, bibliographies, and a directory of Francophone African book publishers, summaries of books by women authors during the colonial period. Includes an English version. Editor of the site is J. Volet. http://www.arts.uwa.edu.au/AFLIT/FEMEChome.html

Luckhardt, Ken and Brenda Wall - "Organize or Starve: the History of the South African Congress of Trade Unions"
Full text of the print publication, (London : Lawrence and Wishart, 1980. 520 pp.) Includes a trade union chronology 1919-1963, the 1957 Transvaal Bus Boycott, the Federation of South African Women, profiles of women union leaders, alliance with the African National Congress, international relations, 1960s bannings and detentions, the Soweto uprising, the Wiehahn and Riekert Commissions, the Federation of South African Trade Unions, FOSATU. http://www.anc.org.za/ancdocs/history/congress/sactu/organsta00.html

Lusotopie (Paris)
From the Association des chercheurs de la revue Lusotopie. Pub. by Editions Karthala, Paris. Abstracts in French, Portuguese, English. Full text articles on-line. Annual academic journal first published in 1994. Political analysis of Portuguese-speaking countries. Search by keyword across all issues in English, Portuguese, and French. http://www.cean.u-bordeaux.fr/lusotopie/
Some articles:
Pour un atlas social et culturel du Mozambique
Machambas in the City  : Urban Women and Agricultural Work in Mozambique

Maathai, Wangari
On October 8, 2004 it was announced that Dr. Maathai had won the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize for the Kenyan activist's contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace. She is the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize.
BBC Annoucement: includes a profile, text of the Nobel Committee announcement, commentary on the Peace Prize, etc. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/3726024.stm
Reuters Video Report
Green Belt Movement: Dr. Maathai's organization

Maendeleo Ya Wanawake Organization, MYWO
"(MYWO) started at the height of struggle for Kenya's independence in 1952, an idea conceived by a clique of white settler women in 1952. Today the Organization, older than independent Kenya, has grown to cover the entire country as the largest women NGO in the region." " a non-profit voluntary women's organization with a mission to improve the quality of life of the rural communities especially women and youth..." Based in Nairobi, Kenya. http://mywokenya.org/

Makerere University. Department of Women and Gender Studies (Kampala, Uganda)
A multidisciplinary academic unit. "The Department’s goal is to contribute to development in Uganda through ensuring gender is an integral part of the development process." Offers B.A. and M.A. degrees. Has abstracts and some full text papers of the 8th International Interdisplinary Congress on Women, July 21 - 26, 2002. [KF] http://www.womenstudies.mak.ac.ug/

Manuh, Takyiwaa - Women in Africa's Development: Overcoming Obstacles, Pushing for Progress
Africa Recovery Briefing Paper No. 11 (United Nations, April 1998.) 14 pp. http://www.un.org/ecosocdev/geninfo/afrec/bpaper/maineng.htm
Also available in French: http://www~}n.org/french/ecosocdev/geninfo/afrec/docinfo/mainfr.htm

Mapping the World of Women's Information Services
Has a database directory of African women's organizations with address, contact person, email, description of organization. Put in the Country name and a subject such as women, women's studies , women's rights, women's centre. From the International Information Centre and Archives for the Women's Movement, Amsterdam, Netherlands. [KF] http://www.iiav.nl:80/mapping/beginner/index_gb.html

Site of South African writer, Mark Mathabane, author of "Kaffir Boy," "Kaffir Boy in American," "African Women," and "Love in Black and White." Has the full text of the first chapters of his books, for example the first chapter of African Women. Describes life in Alexandra township under apartheid. His book, "Miriam's Song," is about his sister's coming of age in the days before Nelson Mandela's release. Mathabane lives in North Carolina and is available to speak on campuses, etc. http://mathabane.com/

McFarland, Tracy Ann - Constitutional promises meet political realities: a case study of South African women's groups and their influence on legislation
The full text is online. 275 pages in PDF. Austin, Tex. : University of Texas Libraries, 2006. Dissertation: Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Texas at Austin, 2006. http://www.lib.utexas.edu/etd/d/2006/mcfarlandt26179/mcfarlandt26179.pdf Ann.

The Meanings of Timbuktu - Edited by Shamil Jeppie and Souleymane Bachir Diagne
Full text of the book is online. 416 pages. HSRC Press, 2008. Topics include Arabic calligraphy, Arabic literature, Ajami, Muslim women scholars, Mali manuscripts, Arabic material in Zanzibar, etc. [KF] http://www.hsrcpress.ac.za/product.php?productid=2216

Memory and History, Cape Town, Aug. 9-11, 2000
Memory and History : Remembering, Forgetting and Forgiving in the life of the Nation and the Community, An International Conference. Has papers online (some are in French). Topics include African Modes of Self-Writing, a memory exhibit for the Lubumbashi Museum, les Luba, Rwanda, Burundi, urban women in Lubumbashi, etc. Writers wishing to cite the content of papers in their own work need to request permission from the paper authors. [KF] http://www.fl.ulaval.ca/celat/histoire.memoire/histoire/confcapethm.htm

Michigan State Univ. Program on the Lakes of East Africa
Abstracts of two papers on women and gender from Michigan State's Program on the Lakes of East Africa. http://www.isp.msu.edu/AfricanStudies/Plea/papwom.htm

Miller, Doug, "Women, Development, and Social Change: the Women of Rural Malawi - a Case Study"
Thesis in the Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology, presented for a Master of Arts degree, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, January 1998. Arranged in 5 parts. http://spicerack.sr.unh.edu/~llk/makani/combine1.html

Mimi Magazine
Online life style magazine for young African women. Advice for living, new books, music, relationships, discussion forums. Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. [KF] http://www.mimimagazine.com/

Mocambique Online -  Women
In Portuguese. Annotated directory of web sites about Mozambique, arranged by subjects including women. Maintained by Wim Neeleman. http://www.tropical.co.mz/~wim/mulheres/index.html

Monteiro, Natalina Teixeira - Mozambique, Women in the Informal Economy
This site has some copyright issues and has been removed as a result.

Mountain Voices
A rich resource. "interviews with over 300 people who live in mountain and highland regions round the world. Their testimonies offer a personal perspective on change and development." To access the interviews, one needs to register and fill out a questionnaire. Interviews from Lesotho, Kenya, Ethiopia, gathered by the Oral Testimony Programme of the Panos Institute. Topics discussed include agriculture, community, conflict, culture, development, economics, education, employment, environment, family life, festivals, food security, forestry, gender, health, history, identity, industry, crime, land, migration, politics, spiritual beliefs, tourism, etc. [KF] http://www.mountainvoices.org/

Mozambique. Ministerio da Mulher et da Coordenacao da Accao Social
In Portuguese. http://www.mimucas.org.mz/

Musow, le magazine (Bamako)
In French. Magazine for Malian women. Interviews with prominent women, the law and women in Mali, health, recipes, fashion, photographs, letters, personals and penpals section. Part of Afribone Mali. [KF] http://www.musow.com/

Namibia. Permanent Mission to the United Nations
Has press releases, official statements / papers by the Ambassador, government ministers, President San Nujoma. Includes "Safeguarding Women's Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights" by Namibia's Director General of Women Affairs. http://www.un.int/namibia/

National Centre for Women Development, Abuja, Nigeria
"...a non-political, not for profit public organisation established by [Nigerian] Federal law,..." Has their programs, the staff list, photographs, information on the Nigerian Association of Women Entrepreneurs, on the women's group NAWENO, etc. http://www.uiowa.edu/intlinet/ncwd/index.html

National Council of Negro Women. West Africa Regional Office, Camp Jamono
Sponsors a summer camp in Dakar, Senegal, "established to provide meaningful recreational activity that is based on communicating basic moral values and inter-personal skills to youth between the ages of 13 and 20. This is achieved through round table discussions on African history and American history..." The cost is $2,500 per person. "NCNW/WARO is working in partnership with the Federation of Senegalese Women's Association,..." Has scenes of Dakar. [KF] http://www1.telecomplus.sn/ncnw/

National Union of Eritrean Women
"established in 1979 as one of the mass organizations of the Eritrean People’s Liberation Front" Based in Asmara, Eritrea. https://www.nuew.org/

Net Africa - Eritrea Science Project

The Natural Order of Things
Site designed by Colette Gaiter (Associate Professor of design, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN.) requires Flash and Shockwave to view. Dr. Gaiter compares life in post apartheid South Africa and for African Americans in the U.S. Features the Masimanyane Women's Center in East London, an ANC Women's League rally, a women's farming project near Umtata, etc. [KF] http://facstaff.mcad.edu/faculty/cgaiter/open/contents.html

New Field Foundation
"New Field Foundation contributes to the creation of a safe and sustainable world by supporting women and their families to overcome poverty, violence, and injustice in their communities." In 2005 are funding 15-20 grants (in French) for initiatives by rural women's nonprofits in Casamance and the Mano River region in West Africa. Based in San Francisco, California. [KF] http://www.newfieldfound.org

New Narratives - Women Reporting Africa
Liberian women journalist training program, "works with Liberia's best reporters at the biggest media houses" Reports on political, human rights issues in Liberia, Cote d'Ivoire, etc. http://www.newnarratives.org

NGO Networks for Health (Washington, D.C.)
Has the full text of "Women's NGO Networks in Nigeria: Providing Reproductive Health Information and Services; Promoting Reproductive Rights." 46 page document in Adobe PDF. http://www.ngonetworks.org/pubs/pdf/Nigeria_Womens_NGO_Networks_L.pdf

NGO Networks for Health (Washington, D.C.)
Has the full text of "Women's NGO Networks in Nigeria: Providing Reproductive Health Information and Services; Promoting Reproductive Rights." 46 page document in Adobe PDF. http://www.ngonetworks.org/pubs/pdf/Nigeria_Womens_NGO_Networks_L.pdf

Niger Delta Women for Justice (Port Harcourt)
The [civil society] organisation is a child of circumstance born out of 40 years of economic and environmental neglect of the Niger Delta region of southern Nigeria, culminating in the militarisation of the region over the past 10 years and increased human rights violations." Has articles - "Women in the Niger Delta - Violence and Struggle," "The Pain of Female Genitle Mutilation: The Myths The Cast Out," "Blood and Oil: Testimonies of Violence from Women of the Niger Delta," "The Idenity of a People - With special focus on globalisation and its impact in the Niger Delta." Publishes a newsletter, DeltaWOMENAlert. http://www.kabissa.org/ndwj

Nigeria Democracy and Governance Program
Johns Hopkins University Population Communication Services (JHU/PCS) in collaboration with the Center for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA) works with 16 Nigerian non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to promote women’s empowerment and participation in politics. http://www.jhuccp.org/demogov/index.stm

Nigerian Center for Gender, Health and Human Rights, NCGHHR
An NGO focusing on gender, health and human rights. It "combines strong commitment to service and advocacy with Human rights education in Nigeria and the sub-Saharan region of Africa." Founded in 1999, based in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. http://ncghhr.tripod.com/humanrights/

Northwestern University. Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought in Africa
Has the Report from the Fourth Annual International Colloquium, "Gender and Islam in Africa: Discourses, Practices, and Empowerment of Women," held May 20-22, 2004 (4 p.) http://www.northwestern.edu/african-studies/programs_isia.html

Ochieng, Ruth - Rural Women and Information in Uganda
"...highlights approaches used by Isis-WICCE to generate and disseminate information for rural women, policy makers and opinion leaders." Presented at FAO High Level Consultation on Rural Women and Information, Rome, 4 - 6th October, 1999. http://www.nic.ug/urgent/beijing/

Ogundipe, Molara
Dr. Ogundipe is Professor of English, Africana, Cultural and Gender Studies, Dept. of English, Theatre and Mass Communications, Albany State University (Albany, Georgia). She is a feminist, essayist, poet. http://www.geocities.com/molarao/

Onwueme, Tess
A page on an African dramatist, currently the first Distinguished Professor of Cultural Diversity, and Professor of English, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, Wisconsin. http://www.uwec.edu/Academic/English/Faculty/Onwueme.htm

Oprah Magazine - Postcards from the Edge
"For nearly a decade, women in the eastern Congo have endured unimaginable acts of sexual cruelty, ...." Accounts by Congolese women. From the February 2005 issue. Oprah Winfrey is a " television pioneer, producer, magazine founder, educator and philanthropist." http://www.oprah.com/omagazine/200502/omag_200502_congo.jhtml

Organization of Women Writers of Africa (OWWA)
Based in New York OWWA was formed in 1991 by Jayne Cortez of the USA and Ama Ata Aidoo of Ghana. "OWWA is a nonprofit organization formed for the purpose of establishing links between professional women writers from Africa and its Diaspora." Information on it's October 1997 conference with New York University’s Africana Studies Program which brings together women writers and storytellers from Africa and the African Diaspora. http://www.owwa.org/

Ortiz de Zarate's (Roberto) Contemporary Women World Leaders
This list of Contemporary Women World Leaders since 1945 includes two queen-regents of Swaziland, past prime ministers of Burundi, the Central African Republic, and Rwanda, and Ruth Perry of Liberia, Africa's first woman president. Other lists are Political Leaders 1945 + and a list of the world's present leaders, Africa's first independence leaders, and current rulers longest in office and rulers who died violently.
Women Leaders: http://personales.jet.es/ziaorarr/00women.htm
Ortiz de Zarate's main page: http://personales.jet.es/ziaorarr/

Our Lady of Lourdes Ex-Students Association
Website for the Lourdes Ex-Students Association (LESA) national office and chapters. LESA's membership resides in Africa, the United States, and Europe. LESA serves current students and graduates of Our Lady of Lourdes Secondary School, Bamenda, Cameroon which was established in 1963 as a secondary school for girls, one of only 3 secondary schools for girls in Cameroon at the time. http://www.lesans.org/

The Paideia Project On-line
Proceedings of the 20th World Congress of Philosophy, Boston, Massachusetts, 1998. Includes full text papers on Philosophy in Africa (Polygyny in Africa: A Male's Post-Original Sin or Rejection of the Primeval Monogyny and Affirmation of Sexual Inequality, by Zekeh S. Gbotokuma) http://www.bu.edu/wcp/

Panos Institute (London)
Full text report - "Birth Rights: New Approaches to Safe Motherhood" "The greatest risk of maternal death is faced by women in sub-Saharan Africa. The tragedy is that almost every one of these deaths is avoidable." http://www.panos.org.uk/briefing/birth_rights_files/birth_rights_cover.htm

Peace Corps. Côte d'Ivoire. Women In Development (WID)
Promotes girls and women's education. Their bike-a-thon across Cote d'Ivoire, starting Feb. 2001, is "designed to encourage the improvement of health and education for women in both rural and urban areas of Côte d'Ivoire." Works with the NGO, Association de Soutien à l'Autopromotion Sanitaire Urbaine (ASAPSU), or the Urban Health Self-HelpSupport Organisation in Abidjan. Offers scholarships to Ivoirian girls; has profiles of the girls, information on donating. Organized a Take Our Daughters to Work Day. http://www.icbrightfutures.org/

Population Council
Extensive program in Africa. Use their Search to locate topics. Has a database of full text reports (in Adobe PDF) on reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, female genital cutting. The Council was established in 1952 by John D. Rockefeller 3rd and is based in New York city. http://www.popcouncil.org/

Population Index on the Web
Retrieve citations to articles, book chapters, books, government documents, dissertations through a keyword search.  The online database covers all issues of Population Index from 1986-1997 (Vols. 52-63) and a broad range of subjects: women's issues, fertility, migration, child mortality,   health, etc.  The Index is published by Princeton University's Office of Population Research. http://opr.princeton.edu/popindex/

RAWFFFOL, Rural African Women's Food Fuel and Feed On Line Network
Internet newsletter on providing support and information technology to African village rural women. The first issue appears October 1996. It will have "practical suggestions for rural African women to improve their lives. Written for rural women and those who support them such as Peace Corp workers, missionaries, NGOs, women in development groups, etc. Editor and Publisher, Dr. Carol Cross. To receive the newsletter, send an email to: eaftdc@seark.net write: Subscribe RAWFFFOL
*SPECIAL REQUEST - African women are needed as country coordinators for this newsletter. If you are originally from an African country, please contact Dr. Carol Cross at eaftdc@seark.net for more information. Write to her also for the free Kenaf Newsletter - Just Say SUBSCRIBE KENAFOL.

Refugees International - Must Boys Be Boys? Ending Sexual Exploitation & Abuse in UN Peacekeeping Missions
Full text on-line. 44 p. in PDF. "argues that a hyper-masculine culture has evolved within UN peacekeeping missions that breeds a tolerance for such extreme behaviors. The report calls on the UN to insure that the necessary funding and resources are made available to fully address the problem." Based in Washington, D.C. http://www.refugeesinternational.org/content/publication/detail/6976/

Reynolds, Jonathan T. - "Islam, Politics and Women's Rights"
Full text article in Adobe pdf. 9 p. "From 1950 to 1966, politics in Nigeria’s predominantly Muslim Northern Region were dominated by the conflict between the conservative Northern People’s Congress (NPC) and the progressive Northern Elements Progressive Union (NEPU)." "What roles did women play in each of the political parties? What was each party’s stand on women’s suffrage and on such topics as women holding office? How was each stand justified in terms of Islamic ideology?" In Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East, Vol. 18, No. 1, 1998. [KF] http://www.cssaame.ilstu.edu/issues/V18-1/REYNOLDS.pdf

Rowing Upstream: Snapshots of Pioneers of the Information Age in Africa
Edited by Lisbeth A. Levey and Stacey Young. Developed by the Project for Information Access and Connectivity (PIAC). (Johannesburg, South Africa: Zann Hoad Sharp Sharp Media (Pty) Ltd., 2002.). Full text of a book on the history of the internet in Africa, with a timeline (and maps). Covers the role of African NGOs, especially SANGONET, a photo essay (includes community radio in Mozambique, women's enterprises), African content on the web including from the Diaspora, ICT in African universities, ICT funding in Africa, accounts of the beginnings of the internet in Africa by some of its pioneers. [KF] http://www.piac.org/rowing_upstream/

Roy, Christopher - Videos
Thirteen videos (in Quicktime) of women in the market place, pounding millet, braiding hair, getting water from a town well, Mopti blacksmiths, boys playing with an innertube, Bobo and Bwa mask dances (Burkina Faso), etc. To hear the audio, requires a sound card and speakers / or headset. Christopher Roy is Professor of Art & Art History, University of Iowa. [KF] http://www.uiowa.edu/%7Eafricart/streamingmovies/index.html

Rural Women, Population & Development in Lusophone Africa: Annotated Bibliography of Selected Literature in Portuguese Language 1991 - 1996
Prepared by Zoran Roca. Covers Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau, Mozambique, São Tomé and Príncipe. From the Population Information Network (POPIN) of the United Nations Population Division (DESIPA), in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. http://www.fao.org/DOCREP/x0258e/x0258e00.htm and Older site: http://www.un.org/popin/fao/lusophone.html

Rwandan Women Community Development Network
A national NGO established in 1997. Its three core programs address health needs, human and legal rights education, and socio-economic empowerment and institutional capacity building. The Polyclinic of Hope is a centre for women survivors of gender-based violence during the genocide. Has produced, A Guide To A Holistic Approach In Trauma Counseling In Rwanda: The Polyclinic of Hope Experience, which assists individuals, organizations and institutions to better cater for women survivors of sexual and gender-based violence...." Based in Kigali, Rwanda. [KF] http://www.rwandawomennetwork.org

News articles about women and for women including health, relationships, services for women in South Africa. Has a daily e-newsletter, chat topics, a section on female genital mutilation, children, etc. Is part of the Woza news web sites from South Africa. http://www.saartjie.co.za

SAFERE: Southern African Feminist Review (Harare, Zimbabwe)
An academic journal which "provides women with a writing platform which is feminist in content and orientation..." Published bi-annually by the Southern African Institute for Policy Studies of the SAPES Trust, Harare, Zimbabwe. Has the table of contents. http://www.inasp.org.uk/ajol/journals/safere/index.html

SANGONET and Women's Net
Has a Lawyers for Human Rights May 1995 submission on the future of the Abortion and Sterilisation Act, a link to the South African NGO Secretariat for Beijing, information on the Women and Development Network/Angola and other links to resources on Southern African women and international women's sites. The South African NGO Secretariat for Beijing site has the South African Government's 1994 Country Report on the Status of South African Women. http://womensnet.org.za/

Senegal. Ministere de la Femme, de l'Enfant et de la Famille
Ministry's web site on the offical Senegal government web site. Has a list of their publications, a summary of the Plan d'Action de la femme, etc. http://www.primature.sn/mfef/home.htm

Shaan (E-zine on Gender and Human Rights)
Electronic magazine published by Inter Press Service (IPS), in cooperation with the United Nations Development Fund for Women. Personal accounts of how AIDS affects women, profiles of women activists. (UNIFEMhttp://www.ipsnews.net/hivaids/index.shtml

Sharp, Lesley A. - The Possessed and the Dispossessed: Spirits, Identity, and Power in a Madagascar Migrant Town 1993
Full text of the book published by the University of California Press (Berkeley). "...portrait of a complex, polycultural urban community in Madagascar emphasizes the role of spirit medium healers,...These women... are far from powerless among the peasants and migrant laborers who work the land in this plantation economy." http://ark.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/ft6t1nb4hz/

Simoes da Silva, Tony - Anglophone & Lusophone African Women's Writing
Illustrations by Malangatana. Bibliographies and biographies of the writers. Especially strong on Lusophone African women writers. Introduction to the Lusophone writers by Tony Simoes da Silva. Links to related sites such as literary journals. Based at the University of Exeter. [KF] http://www.ex.ac.uk/~ajsimoes/aflit/

Snyder, Margaret - "Women and African Development: A Partial Bibliography and Reviews of Books Published in the 1990s"
Lists books and some journal articles. Indicates where books were reviewed, by whom, and if favorably reviewed. This is an "unedited work in progress." Dr. Snyder is Co-founder, African Centre for Women, UNECA; First Director, UNIFEM; Fulbright scholar, Makerere University. http://www.uct.ac.za/org/agi/papers/psbibli.htm

South Africa. Department of Labour
Has Green and White Papers, Acts such as the Code of Sexual Harassment, and Ministerial speeches. http://www.gcis.gov.za/gov/labour/index.html

[South Africa] Statistics South Africa (formerly the South African Central Statistical Service)
Official site. Has the 1996 population census, gender statistics, etc. http://www.statssa.gov.za

South African Women for Women (Toronto, Canada)
"...dedicated to the empowerment of South African women -- those who live in South Afric and those who have settled in Canada..."Awards scholarships annually to qualified, financially disadvantaged students attending universities in South Africa, has a teacher mentoring program, sends teachers to South Africa, specialists on conflict resolution, has a program for women and children’s health care. Has biographies of South African women who have won its annual awards. http://www.interlog.com/~saww/

South African Women - Historical Documents
The site maintained by the African National Congress has documents concerning women in the liberation struggle. It also has biographies of some women liberation leaders.
Women: http://www.anc.org.za/ancdocs/history/women/index.html
Main ANC History Page: http://www.anc.org.za/ancdocs/history/

South African Women in Science and Engineering
Has issues of their newsletter, information on their branches and members, etc. They have an email discussion list. http://www.sawise.org.za/

South African Women's Charter for Effective Equity

South Omo Research Center and Museum
The Center originated out of the Addis Ababa University social anthropology programme. Full text accounts and reports by Jean Lydall and Ivo Strecker. Maps (Geographic map of South Omo Ethnographic map of South Omo). Work on wall paintings by women, the effects of interethnic marriage. Based in Jinka, Ethiopia. [KF] http://www.Southethiopiaresearch.org/
Full text Working Papers:

  1. Life in Gunne Social Relationships in a Village in Bashada, South Ethiopia
  2. Convergence and Divergence: The Diversity of Material Culture in South Omo.
  3. The Pride and Social Worthiness of Women in South Omo Ethiopia.
  4. Kürbisgefässe im Leben der Banna (vorläufig ohne Abbildungen).
  5. Maale Material Objects in Their Social and Ritual Context.

The Spread
Podcast by Karen Kaz Lucas. Sex positive podcast. https://soundcloud.com/karenkazlucas
Interview with Lucas. https://www.okayafrica.com/the-spread-is-the-sex-positive-kenyan-podcast-offering-a-safe-space-for-women-and-lgbtqia-issues/

Sudan-Reach Women's Foundation
Non-political non-proift created by Sudanese and American women to improve the lives of Sudanese women and their families worldwide. Programs on women's education and health. Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. [KF] http://www.sudanreach.org

Sudan Update
An independent non-profit based in England. "...an information and referral service for individuals and organisations seeking a politically non-aligned briefing on the situation in Sudan." Covers women's situation, refugees, slavery, a who's who (people, organizations) etc. Publishes a newsletter, Sudan Update. [KF] http://www.kimito.free-online.co.uk/suweb/about.htm

Sudanese Development Initiative Abroad, SUDIA
Founded in Cairo in 1995, a private, non-profit, provides information, development support programs for Sudanese in Egypt and worldwide. Has research reports such as a 7 page report on Women's Health & Economic Needs of the Displaced Sudanese Community in Egypt and a 76KB report in MS Word 6.0 in .zip form on Women's Role in Afro-forestry: The Sudan. http://www.sudia.org/

Sur les Routes du Monde
In French. The situation of women, street children, the Associations des Parents d'Enfants encéphalopathes, the problems of female circumcision. By Bila Yameogo and Sidbéwennë Dieudonné Ouédraogo Based in Ouagadogou, Burkina Faso. Site received honorable mention in UNESCO's 1998 web prize competition. http://www.delgi.gov.bf/routesdumonde/

Tam Tam Femme
An NGO open to all women, helps women going to Africa, and African women who move from one African country to another. Members provide practical information, support upon arrival, information about  women's associations in different African countries. Offers practical advice about Destinations: Accra, Conakry, Kinshasa, Nouakchott, Addis Abeba. Based in Milan, Italy. http://www.tamtamfemme.org

Tamarin - Art and Africa On Line
Site, in French and English, for Tamarin Art Inc. Long Beach, New York has a small exhibit of photographs, Feminine Africa, by Sophie Elbaz, a Reuters correspondent. The stories with the photos are about women but not related to the photos from Mali, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Senegal, Nigeria. http://www.tamarin.com/fem/femdire1.htm

Tanzania Gender Networking Progamme (Dar es Salaam)
In English and Kiswahili. NGO which promotes gender positive activism. Describes programs, publications. Publishes a newsletter, Ulingo Wa Jinsia. http://www.tgnp.co.tz/
Based in Dar es Salaam. http://www.tgnp.org/

Tee Talk
Kenyan Anastasia K. Mungai talks about life, love, relationships on her podcast from the Kenya news organization, Citizen, owned by owned by Royal Media Services, Nairobi. https://www.citizen.digital/podcasts/the-tee-talk-80

Through Her Eyes (Berkeley, CA)
The project will produce exhibits (in South Africa and the Bay Area) "to provide women in Guguletu and East Oakland with a.....creative means of exposing their struggles to the outside world and documenting the living conditions in their communities." The project is affiliated with The Amy Biehl Foundation and headed by Mimi Chakarova and Cassandra Herrman. http://www.throughhereyes.org/index.htm

Tietjen, Karen - "Educating Girls in Sub-Saharan Africa: USAID's Approach and Lessons from Donors" (1997)
In Adobe .pdf format. [c. 41 pages] Tietjen "summarizes the experience of USAID's Africa Bureau in supporting efforts to assure that girls enter and complete elementary school." http://www.info.usaid.gov/regions/afr/abic/tp54.pdf

International NGO based in Senegal. "run by local people and funded primarily by UNICEF." Tostan "developed an innovative basic education program that emphasizes literacy, numeracy, improving life skills and family income, and encourages women to participate in village decision making." The influence of Tostan brought over forty villages to abandon the practice of female genital cutting. Includes a meeting with President and Mrs. Clinton. Based in Thies, Senegal. http://townonline.koz.com/visit/Tostan
See also: International Literacy Explorer's report on Participatory Nonformal Education, The TOSTAN Basic Education Program, Senegal. This site lets you compare statistics on Senegal and other countries. http://www.literacyonline.org/explorer/index.html

Tripp, Ali - "New Trends in Women's Political Participation in Africa"
Paper, in Adobe PDF, presented at the Stanford University, Workshop on Democracy in Africa in Comparative Perspective, April 27, 2001. http://democracy.stanford.edu/index.html

Trust Africa
Foundation emphasizing African solutions to African problems, funds regional projects, works with African institutions in Resolving conflicts and securing peace; Promoting inclusive policies on citizenship and identity; and Advancing economic integration. Assisted women imprisoned in Cameroon. Includes grants to African Diaspora organizations. Funding from the Ford Foundation and International Development Research Centre (Canada). Based in Dakar, Senegal. http://www.trustafrica.org/

Turner, Terisa E. with Craig Benjamin, Leigh Brownhill and Wahu Kaara - Counterplanning From the Commons: African Women, Democracy and the Defence of the Life Ground
Contains nine full text articles including:

  • Social Reconstruction in Rural Africa: A Gendered Class Analysis of Women's Resistance to Cash Crop Production in Kenya
  • Rastafari and the New Society: Caribbean and East African Feminist Roots of a Popular Movement to Reclaim the Earthly Commons
  • Oil Workers and Oil Communities in Africa: Nigerian Women and Grassroots Environmentalism
  • Life In Hell (Comic Strip on colonialism, multinational oil companies, Nigerian women's struggles)
  • Women and the Multilateral Agreement on Investments," and "The Strange Fruit of Corporarate Concentration (includes the Ogoni struggle)
  • Stop Oil From Nigeria: Sanctions, Human Rights and Canada's Foreign Policy
  • Women's uprisings against the Nigerian oil industry in the 1980s


Uganda Participatory Poverty Assessment Process - Gender Issues
"...an initiative of the Government of Uganda that seeks to bring the perspectives of poor Ugandans, ....into the formulation and the implementation of policies and planning for poverty reduction at both district and national levels." Has the full text, in Adobe PDF format, of "Review of the Processes of Implementation (68 pages). Has full text (in Adobe PDF) of national and district reports, capacity needs assessment reports, policy briefing papers, advocacy-skills training programme reports, and more. The national and district reports cover gender issues.

Uganda Police. Training Planning Unit
Superintendent Jesca Saboni heads the Unit. She is a member of the International Association of Police Women. Account of their work combating domestic violence against women. http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Forum/7383/

Uganda Women's Network, UWONET
"...an advocacy and lobbying coalition of National Women’s NGOs, institutions and individuals in Uganda, founded in 1993." http://www.uwonet.org/

UNESCO. Section for Women and Gender Equality
Full text reports such as documents from the conference on African Women and the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD). http://www.unesco.org/women/

United Nations. Beijing + 5
"Beijing +5 will be a Special Session of the General Assembly entitled "Women: 2000: Gender Equality, Development and Peace for the Twenty-First Century." It will be held from 5-9 June 2000 at UN Headquarters in New York. Has the National Action Plans for some African countries. http://www.un.org/womenwatch/followup/beijing5/index.html

United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM)
Promotes women's empowerment and gender equality, funds projects, has African regional offices, annual reports online, supports the African Campaign to Eliminate Violence Against Women and other programs. [KF] http://www.unifem.org/
Full text publications online such as:

United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM). Gender and HIV / AIDS
Full text articles and reports, news (from the U.N., newspapers, etc.), descriptions of books, education & training resources (tool kits, fact sheets, films, posters), e-mail discussion list, conferences, and a special section on Africa. From UNIFEM, in collaboration with UNAIDS. Based in New York city. [KF] http://www.GenderandAIDS.org

United Nations Development Programme. Sustainable Development Networking Programme. African Development Issues
Has brief essays on development, women's issues, governance, peace and war, agriculture, sustainability, economy, environment, human rights, population, capacity building, with relevant web sites. http://www.sdnp.undp.org/sdncmr/adi/

United Nations Development Programme. Sustainable Developing Networking Programme. Cameroon
Has information on work with the Women's Programme, and more. http://www.sdnp.undp.org/sdncmr

[UNDP] Unveiling Women as Pillars of Peace. Peace Building in Communities Fractured by Conflict in Kenya.
Full text in Adobe PDF, 89 p. "An interim report May 2000." Prepared for the Beijing + 5 conference. On the site of the United Nations Development Programme. Management & Governance Network. http://magnet.undp.org/new/pdf/gender/km/kanya_public.pdf

United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
Based in Addis Ababa. Has the 1996/97 Report for the Women in Development Programme, and a search facility. Main site: http://www.un.org/Depts/eca/

United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa. Africa Index: selected articles on socio-economic development/Catalogue Afrique: articles choisis sur le developpment economique et social
The online (Nos. 75+, 1996+) versions of the long-published print bibliographies. Has citations to journal articles, chapters from books, occasional papers on a wide range of topics including child survival, women, etc. Each index is about 40 pages long. http://www.un.org/Depts/eca/info/africai/index.htm

United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa. African Centre for Gender and Development, ACGD
In English and French. Has full text publications (such as Compendium of Best Practices on Gender Mainstreaming - Engendering National Budgets: The Case of Tanzania; Accés des femmes à la terre et à la technologie en République de Guinée; Achieving Good Governance : The Essential Participation of Women), data on gender issues, a directory of African womens' organizations. http://www.uneca.org/acgd/

United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa. African Centre for Women
Established in 1975. Information on programs, publications including Gendernet, their newsletter. http://www.un.org/Depts/eca/divis/acw/index.htm
New ACW Site (has full text reports in Adobe PDF): http://www.uneca.org/eca_programmes/african_center_for_women/index.htm

United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa. African Training and Research Centre for Women Documents
Older documents (from the 1970s) of the ATRCW have been reproduced and are available on loan to Center for Research Libraries and CAMP members. The list includes Bibliographies, Country Reports, Research Reports.http://wwwcrl.uchicago.edu/info/camp/women.htm

United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA).  African Women and Economic Development: Investing In Our Future
International Conference on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the UECA in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 28 April - 1 May 1998. "The conference will seek ways to speed up the socio-economic development of Africa by integrating gender issues into development policies, plans and programmes. It will also address information and communication as a strategic tool to build effective partnerships around the priority concerns of men and women." Has papers on African Women and the Information Age.http://www.un.org/Depts/eca/eca40th/index.htm
AFR-FEM - This list ceased July 1, 1998. It was a virtual working group to support the UNECA conference, "African Women and Economic Development: Investing In Our Future". Archives of the working group are at: http://www.globalknowledge.org/english/archives/mailarchives/afr-fem/home.html

United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa. Commission on HIV/AIDS and Governance in Africa - Securing Our Future
The report, Securing our Future, notes "many cultural factors, including gender inequalities, wife inheritance and some sexual practices, that influence the AIDS epidemic and response are specific to the continent and must be better understood and changed" and "some traditional practices can have a positive impact as part of the response to AIDS”. http://www.uneca.org/chga/report_launch.htm

United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa. Status of Women in Africa
Contents are based on a cd-rom produced by the ECA’s African Centre for Women (ACW). Lastest sources are up to1998. Full text documents online such as Assessment Report: Political Empowerment Of Women. Latest documents are from 1999.Has Continent-wide comparison data ( Basic Data, Women in Power and Decision Making, Education, Percentage School Going Population Enrolled in School, Adult Literacy and Distribution of School Enrolment by Sex, Health, Economic Activity of Women, Rights of Women and the Girl-Child, Country Performance) and Country Data (which includes - Women in Decision Making, Percentage of School Going Population Enrolled in School, Percentage Distribution of School Enrolment by Sex, Health, Economic Activity, Rights of Women and the Girl-Child, Graphs, Adult Literacy Rate, Enrolment Rates - Primary Level, Mortality Rate - Under Five, Infant Mortality - Under One, Women in Parliament.) http://www.uneca.org/eca_resources/cdroms/status_of_african_women/default0.htm

U. N. High Commission for Refugees Bibliography
Has a select bibliography on refugee women (1995).

UNICEF - Progress of Nations 1997
Includes comparisons of women in government, statistical tables comparing population, births, mortality, GNP, primary school enrolment, and more.http://www.unicef.org/pon97/

U.N. WomenWatch
The U.N.'s work for women, information on women worldwide, a forum to exchange ideas, statistical data. http://www.un.org/womenwatch/

United States Agency for International Development - Gender Matters
Describes their programs, has some full text documents in Adobe .pdf format. http://www.genderreach.com/

United States. Department of State. Human Rights Reports. 1993 +
The reports include information on the situation of women and children. http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/hrrpt/

University of Cape Town. African Gender Institute
Established in 1996 to further gender equity in Africa. Publishes the e-journal, Feminist Africa. Home of the Gender and Women Studies for Africa's Transformation (GWS Africa) Project. Has the AGI Newsletter, courses, a book list, links to related web sites, etc. Will have a Gender Research/Contacts Database. http://www.uct.ac.za/org/agi

University of Dar es Salaam - UDSM Gender Centre
"The goal of the UDSM Gender Centre is to institute gender equality and equity at UDSM through a gender mainstreaming strategy." Its Newsletter is online. http://www.gdpc.udsm.ac.tz/

University of Malawi. Centre for Social Research
Conducts applied social and economic policy research. Has Gender and Women Studies in Malawi. A National Database, 1980-2000, by: Paul Kakhongwe, 2000. This is an annotated bibliography of research reports, books, dissertations, journal articles, seminar papers, conference and workshop proceedings etc.on Malawi held in the Centre's library and other Malawi libraries. Based in Zomba, Malawi. [KF] http://www.csr.org.mw/

University of Natal. Centre for Gender Studies
Information on courses in Gender Studies at the Durban and Pietermaritzburg campuses, the faculty's teaching and research interests, links to gender-related resources, and subscription details for the discussion list GENNET. http://www.unp.ac.za/UNPDepartments/politics/gender/gender.htm
The Centre has Women and Gender-Related Resources with links to many South African sites on women's issues, gay/lesbian issues, etc. including reports of the Convention for the Elimination of All forms of Discrimination Against Women, the BEIJING CONFERENCE REPORT:1994 Country Report on the Status of South African Women,etc. http://www.unp.ac.za/UNPDepartments/politics/gender/genlinks.htm

University of Toronto. Faculty of Law. Women's Human Rights Resources (Toronto, Canada)
Annotated bibliographies of print articles and books on women's human rights topics such as the girl child, religion and culture, property law & housing rights, plus links to full text documents (case law, international conventions, legal briefs and NGO reports). http://www.law-lib.utoronto.ca/diana/

Virtual Working Group <end-violence>
Created for a Nov. 24, 1998 global video conference on strategies at local and national levels to end violence against women. To join, send e-mail to:majordomo@edc-cit.org
Leave the Subject area blank. In the Message area put: subscribe end-violence
Do not put anything after end-violence.
Sponsored by the U.N. Development Fund for Women - UNIFEM, World Bank, and the Global Knowledge Partnership. Global Knowledge will house the archives of the End-violence Working Group as will WomenWatch.

Viva: a Bibliography of Women's History in Historical and Women's Studies Journals
From the International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Includes historical citations to articles from 1995 onwards on women in African history from AfricaBib, compiled by Davis Bullwinkle. http://www.iisg.nl/~womhist/vivahome.html

Wagadu: a Journal of Transnational Women's and Gender Studies (Cortland, New York)
Full text articles on-line. Began spring 2004. Based at SUNY Cortland, New York. http://wagadu.org/
Articles include:

  • En-gendering critical spatial literacy: Migrant Asante women and the politics of urban space, by Epifania Amoo-Adare
  • Mariama Bâ's Fictional World, by Siga Fatima Jagne
  • When Male Becomes Female and Female Becomes Male in the Mande, by Kassim Kone
  • Rethinking Gender within the Context of the Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic, By Gwen N. Lesetedi
  • Gender Issues in HIV/AIDS Epidemiology in Sub-Saharan Africa, by Ben E. Wodi
  • Environmental Justice and Women’s Rights: A Tribute to Wangari Maathai, by Mechthild Nagel
  • Can Women’s Voices be recovered from the Past? Grappling with the Absence of Women Voices in Pre-Colonial History of Zimbabwe, by Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni
  • A Gender Perspective on Water Resources and Sanitation [uses African examples], by Marcia M. Brewster, Thora Martina Herrmann, Barbara Bleisch and Rebecca Pearl
  • Gender Mainstreaming and Integration of Women in Decision-Making: The Case of Water Management in Samari-Nkwanta, Ghana, by Nana Ama Poku Sam
  • 'The Place of Cool Waters': Women and Water in the Slums of Nairobi, Kenya, by Chi-Chi Undie, Johannes John-Langba, and Elizabeth Kimani
  • The Ladies of the Water: Iemanjá, Oxum, Oiá and a Living Faith, by Cláudia Cerqueira do Rosario
  • Disability as Embodied Memory? A Question of Identity for the Amputees of Sierra Leone, by Maria Berghs
  • Colonial Discourses of b and Normalization in Contemporary Francophone Immigrant Narratives: Bessora’s 53 cm and Fatou Diome’s Le Ventre de l’Atlantique, by Julie Nack Ngue. [KF]

Wallace Global Fund
Has full text reports, in Adobe PDF format, for ex. "Eradicating Female Genital Mutiliation: A Donor's Guide" "This paper summarizes the lessons learned during early efforts to oppose FGM in Africa and provides guidelines to donors interested in supporting efforts to eradicate this intolerable practice." The Fund, based in Washington, D. C., is named for the late Henry A. Wallace, former Secretary of Agriculture and Vice-President under Franklin D. Roosevelt. http://www.wgf.org/reports.html

West Africa Review, Special issue on Gender
August 2000, Vol. 2, No. 1. The Review is a peer reviewed electronic journal published by the Africa Resource Centre founded by Dr. Nkiru Nzegwu. It is based in Endicott, NY. [KF] http://www.westafricareview.com/war/vol2.1/2.1war.htm

West African Workshop on Women in the Aftermath of Civil War, 11 to 13 December 1998, CESAG, Dakar, Senegal
Final report.  http://www.prairienet.org/acas/cesag.htm

Westley, David M. "Female Circumcision and Infibulation in Africa"
Citations to (over 500) journals articles, chapters from books, books, internet resources. Has an extensive Preface and a Country and Ethnic Group Index. Westley is Africana Bibliographer, Boston University. In the Electronic Journal of Africana Bibliography, No. 4 (University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, Iowa.) http://sdrc.lib.uiowa.edu/ejab/4/index.html

Women and Law in Southern Africa Research Trust
"...an action oriented research organization in seven countries of Southern Africa: Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe." Lists their publications. Based in Harare, Zimbabwe.  http://www.wlsa.org.zm/

Women and Law in Southern Africa - Mozambique Country Office
In Portuguese (mainly) and English. A Feminist NGO concerned with "equality of rights and opportunities between women and men in the country, promoting changes in the law and in public policies, in access to and the administration of justice, and in social practices." Full text documents. Issues of its bulletin, Outras Vozes, are online. [KF] http://www.wlsa.org.mz/index.php
Examples of articles:

  • Why Polygamy is Unacceptable in Family Law, in the Light of Human Rights.
  • Abortion Related Morbidity and Mortality.
  • The Significance of Widowhood for Women.

Women Connect!
"...project working to strengthen the communication, technology, and advocacy skills of women's rights organizations around the world. The current focus is on women's health issues in Africa." Has directories of women's organizations in Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Works with women's reproductive and sexual health (including family planning and HIV/AIDS prevention and care), inheritance rights for women, adolescent health, and the reduction of all forms of violence. Helps connect groups to email and the Internet. Maintained by the Pacific Institute For Women's Health, Los Angeles. http://www.women-connect.org/

Women Farmers, the 'invisible' producers
Short article from the United Nations (New York) newsletter, Africa Recovery, Oct. 1997. http://www.un.org/ecosocdev/geninfo/afrec/vol11no2/women.htm

Women / Gender and Development: Southern African Perspectives
Annual spring semester program for undergraduate students from the US and Canada; it is based in Namibia and includes travel to South Africa. Operated by Augsburg College, Center for Global Education (Minneapolis, MN). http://www.augsburg.edu/global/safsem.html

Women in African Art - Jannea R. Prescott
A student exhibition prepared at the University of Virginia. http://cti.itc.virginia.edu/~jrp4e/shell.html

Women in Development Network, WIDNET
A extensive resource; most items in English and French. Has a directory of African women's organizations, statistics on women's education, health, labor, population/household, power (percent of women govt.ministers, managers, legislators, etc.)  Information mainly from the United Nations. Maintained by Sylvie Proulx & Gilbert Oloko of a Canadian consulting firm, Focus International. http://www.focusintl.com/widnet.htm

Women in Development, Southern African Awareness Programme (Harare, Zimbabwe)
Works with the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and national partners in formulating policies affecting women. Publishes a newsletter, The Gad Exchange, the annual SADC Gender Monitor, has a directory of Southern African partners, full text of the SADC Gender Declaration http://www.sardc.net/widsaa/index.html

Women in Film and Television South Africa, WIFTSA
"...the South African chapter of WIFT international" Members range "from the owners of production companies to directors, entertainment lawyers, actresses, camerawomen, make-up artists and students." Information on training, grants, organizations, events. http://www.wiftsa.org.za/

Women in Law & Development in Africa - Ghana, WILDAF - Ghana
"...a pan-African, non-governmental, non-profit organisation that brings together individuals and organisations to promote a culture for the exercise and respect for women’s rights in Africa..." Full text reports such as "Advocacy for Better Implementation of Women's Rights in Ghana" By Dorcas Coker-Appiah and Joana Foster (22 p. in Word); "Violence Against Women" (19 p. in Word). Based in Legon, Ghana. http://www.wildafghana.org/

Women in Progress
Volunteers assist small women-owned businesses in Ghana. Gives workshops such as - pricing basics, strategic planning (with graduates of Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University). Projects include creating purses, wallets, briefcases from used drink sachets. http://www.womeninprogress.org/
Sponsors an on-line shop, Global Mamas where one can purchase products created by Ghanaian women.

Women Living Under Muslim Laws
"...created to break women’s isolation and to provide linkages and support to all women whose lives may be affected by Muslim laws." Mainly on the Middle East, North Africa, includes the Sudan. Has full text documents, the table of contents of their journal, Dossier. Reports on Violence Against Women cover the Sudan, female genital mutilation. Based in Combaillaux (Montpellier), France. [KF] http://www.wluml.org/

Women Make Movies
Search the catalog by Subject to locate movies about African women. WMM is "a multicultural, multiracial, non-profit media arts organization which facilitates the production, promotion, distribution and exhibition of independent films and videotapes by and about women." Based in New York city. http://www.wmm.com

Women of Africa
In French. "une Association Loi 1901 crée le 08 Mars 2002 par un groupe de femmes d'horizons divers, ouverte à TOUTES et à TOUS." Projects include girls' education, assistance to those with AIDS/HIV. Based in Saint-Soupplets, France and Cameroun. http://www.womenofafrica.org/

Women of F.I.R.E, (Friends Integrated for Remarkable Excellence) Inc.
"...a humanitarian organization of young Liberian women, was founded in August of 2002 and is a registered non-profit corporation in the state of Georgia." Scholarships for students in Liberia, assists Liberian schools, Liberian refugees. http://www.thewomenoffire.org

Women of Uganda Network, WOUGNET
Promotes the use of information and communications technologies (ICTs) by Ugandan women's organisations. Has a directory of Ugandan women's organizations, a discussion list, a list of Uganda's women members of Parliament and women in the East African Legislative Assembly. [KF] http://www.wougnet.org

Women Refugees Community in Zambia (Lusaka, Zambia)
"...immigrant and refugees women are particularly vulnerable to domestic violence since language barriers and fear of immigration authorities often prevent these women from seeking assistance from police or victim advocates." Has an e-mail newsletter. Offers workshops on women's rights and violence against women, provides shelter for women asylum seekers, and vocational training. http://rwcz.tripod.com

Women Waging Peace (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
"Women Waging Peace advocates for the full participation of women in formal and informal peace processes around the world." See the Africa section with case studies: From Combat to Community: Women and Girls of Sierra Leone and Strengthening Governance: The Role of Women in Rwanda's Transition. Profiles of African Women Peace Builders. Other reports: Policy Commission Case Study—Negotiating the Transition to Democracy and Reforming the Security Sector: Vital Contributions of South African Women. Directory of African Women's peace building organizations. [KF] http://www.womenwagingpeace.net/content/regions/africa.asp

Women Warriors: Cultural Guardians of the Ndebele
Photographs of Ndebele women, their mural paintings, beadwork, etc. On the site of Home Girl, Inc. created by Adrienne Hoard. Based in Jefferson City, Missouri. http://www.homegirlinc.com/women-warriors.html

Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children (New York, NY)
Their Fall 2000 Newsletter has articles on the Lord Resistance Army (Uganda) and on Burundi. They issue press releases (Burundi, Uganda), have an online slideshow from a 2000 Rwanda Delegation Trip. http://www.womenscommission.org/
Has full text reports:

Women's Health and Action Research Centre, WHARC
A non-profit, founded 1995. Its "primary mission is to conduct multidisciplinary and collaborative research, advocacy and training on issues relating to the reproductive health of women." Publishes the African Journal of Reproductive Health. Based in Benin City, Nigeria. http://www.wharc.org

Women's Intercultural Network, Inc. (WIN)
A non-profit organization based in San Francisco, California. Brings women and girls together to exchange skills in professional, economic and political leadership. As part of a Uganda project, a group visited Kampala, Gulu and Mbarara Districts in 2001. http://www.win-cawa.org/

Full text documents such as the 1994 African Platform for Action, Dakar, information on South African organizations, submissions to South African parliamentary committees, a directory of South African women's networks. News, health, etc. Initiated by SANGONeT & the Commission on Gender Equality. Based in Johannesburg, South Africa. [KF] http://womensnet.org.za/

Women's Travel Writing, 1830-1930 - Africa
On the website of the University of Minnesota's Electronic Text Research Center which has closed. Part of the Women's Travel Writing project. http://etrc.lib.umn.edu/travtxts.htm#africa

  • Excerpts from Alone in West Africa. By Mary Gaunt (1912)
  • The Development of Dodos. By Mary Kingsley (originally from The National Review, 27, March 1896)
  • Some African Highways; a journey of two American women to Uganda and the Transvaal. By Caroline Kirkland. (1908)
  • Excerpts from Recollections of a Happy Life . By Marianne North (1893) - travels in South Africa
  • Tent and Harem: Notes of an Oriental Trip. By Caroline Paine (1859) - to Egypt
  • Memoirs of an Arabian princess. By Emilie Ruete (1907) - "a daughter of Seyyid Saïd, Sultan of Muscat and Zanzibar" who married a German trader
  • Customs among the Natives of East Africa, fromTeita to Kilimegalia, with Special Reference to their Women and Children . By Mary French-Sheldon . From the Journal of the Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 21, 1892.
  • Cairo in 1890. By Constance Woolson. From Harper's New Monthly Magazine, v.83 (1891)
  • Algerian Memories. By Fanny Bullock Workman and William Hunter Workman. (1895)

Women's University in Africa
Article from China Radio Interntional about WUA in Marondera, 80 kilometers east of Zimbabwe's capital Harare, "The university of this nature is the second one in Africa following the first one which was opened in the Sudan to cater for Islamic women.""The university will initially have its degree programs in affiliation with the University of Zimbabwe and the Zimbabwe Open University." http://english.cri.com.cn/english/2001/Jul/22579.htm

Has a directory of African women's organizations http://community.web.net/womensweb/index.html

Women's World. Organization for Rights, Literature and Development
Focuses on gender-based censorship and encourages the development of women's presses and journals. Board members include Ama Ata Aidoo (Ghana), and Micere Githae Mugo (Kenya). Has the full text of "The Power of the Word: Culture, Censorhip and Voice" by Meredith Tax with Marjorie Agosin, Ama Ata Aidoo, Ritu Menon, Ninotchka Rosca, and Mariella Sala. Has an Africa Program. Provides advice on contracts, copyright, speaking engagements. Has articles such as "Women writing for their rights" by Gertrude Fester, "Talking About Feminism in Africa" by Amina Mama, Political Power: the Challenges of Sexuality, Patriarchy and Globalization in Africa" and "Radically Speaking: The Significance of the Women's Movement for Southern Africa" by Patricia McFadden, plus poetry and short stories. [KF] http://www.wworld.org/

"The United Nations internet gateway on the advancement and empowerment of women." Includes an Africa section.   http://www.un.org/womenwatch/

Woodrow Wilson Center Africa Program
Promotes "dialogue between scholars and policymakers in Washington, DC and around the world. .....organizes public conferences and discussions in Washington, DC and offers fellowships and residencies to African and American scholars focusing on public policy in Africa wishing to study at the Wilson Center. The Africa Program has an Occasional Papers series. Papers include, Women, Muslim Laws and Human Rights in Nigeria. Based in Washington, D.C. http://www.wilsoncenter.org/africa

World Affairs Council of Northern California. [Reading Lists on African Women]
Short reading lists of books, chapters in books, a few articles on Women in East Africa, Women in Northeastern and Central Africa, Women in Southern and South Africa, Women in West Africa, and Building Government in Africa. http://www.wacsf.org/library/readings.htm

World Bank - Findings and Best Practices Infobriefs
The full text articles in Findings (No. 1, 1992 to date) describe work by the World Bank and member governments on Africa women's issues and other topics.  Published by the World Bank. One can also search the entire World Bank web site. http://www.worldbank.org/afr/findings/default.htm

World Bank Group. Sub-Saharan Africa - Gender
Has key documents, Bank projects, gender contact people in Africa and the World Bank. http://www.worldbank.org/afr/gender/default.htm

World Water Forum, Third, March 2003, Japan
Held a Day of Africa with online reports (in MS Word) such as Mainstreaming Gender and Mobilising a Peoples Movement for Water in Africa, Climate Change and Variability Impact on Water Resources in Africa, Role of NGOs and media in the Nile Basin Initiative, Lake Chad Region -Implementation Progress of LCBC vision 2025, Water and Sanitation Challenge in Africa, etc. The Forum was convened by the World Water Council, a non-profit NGO based in Marseilles, France. [KF] http://www.world.water-forum3.com

Young Professionals Forum
Site sponsored by Nigerian Professionals in the USA. Has a directory of government ministries and parastatals, directory of Nigerian chambers of commerce, directory of Nigerian higher education institutions, discussion forums and commentary on political and social topics, job center, a women's section with articles such as "Nigerian Native Law and Custom Of Marriage" by Marie Ubamadu, links to Nigeria-related sites. http://www.ypforum.org

Young Women Campaign Against AIDS, YWCAA
Founded by Kenyan Jane Kavene who saw fellow university students becoming HIV-infected. " with Young Women specifically Bar waitresses towards building a proper understanding about the devastation caused by AIDS is our Society. We strive to provide information on prevention, care and support and reduce STI, HIV/AIDS prevalence rate and MTCT amongst this group." http://ywcaids.org/
See also the print article - Kavene, Jane. “Jane Kavene. Reaching out to barmaids.” Interview by Mwaura Muigana. Parents (Nairobi, Kenya), no. 248 (February 2007): 28-29.

Zahir, Khalda - Sudanese woman doctor/activist
V. 17, No. 1, 1997 of the Sudan Studies Assoc. Newsletter contains a brief biography of a Sudanese doctor and activist. http://www.sas.upenn.edu/African_Studies/Newsletters/ssa171.html#Zahir

Zambia National Women's Lobby Group
"...a non partisan pressure group committed to the equal representation and participation of women in decision making at all levels and in all spheres of development." Click on the map for a directory of officials. Has the number of women in Parliament since the 1960s, press releases. http://www.womenslobby.org.zm

Zanzibar Film Festival
Has a page on the Womens Panorama to promote a film industry and a cinema culture relevant to women. http://www.zanzibar.org/ziff/womenspana.htm

Zimbabwe Women's Resource Centre and Network - ZWRCN
Site may be closed. See information from the Global Fund for Women. "a gender and development organisation involved in gathering, analysing, repackaging, and disseminating information on gender and development issues, especially those on gender, HIV/AIDs and the economy." Issues of their Women Plus newsletter and of their GAD Talk bulletins on HIV /AIDS are online. Based in Harare, Zimbabwe.[KF] http://www.zwrcn.org.zw/