The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is the nation’s leading voice promoting equity and education for women and girls. Since our founding in 1881, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political.
Established in 1977, the National Women's Studies Association has as one of its primary objectives promoting and supporting the production and dissemination of knowledge about women and gender through teaching, learning, research and service in academic and other settings.
The Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP), a unit of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is nationally recognized as the leading source of scholarly research and current data about American women’s political participation.
Minnesota organization that promotes equality for girls and women. Resources include reports on the status of women and grant information. See the new report Status of Women in Minnesota Counties. Includes information of reproductive rights, economic and employment status of women, health, and political participation of women in Minnesota counties.
Research in the following areas: welfare reform, low-wage workers, social security reform, paid and unpaid family leave, child care, flexible work arrangements, changing family and work structures, pay equity, affirmative action, the wage gap, part-time and contingent work, women and unions, women in management, unemployment insurance, access to health insurance, costs and benefits of preventative health services for women, costs of domestic violence, women's political participation.
Founded in 1971, the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) is the largest multi-disciplinary organization for women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). We are dedicated to driving excellence in STEM by achieving equity and full participation of women in all disciplines and across all employment sectors. AWIS reaches more than 20,000 professionals in STEM with members, chapters, and affiliates worldwide. Membership is open to any individual who supports the vision and mission of AWIS.
Lists women's history institutions and organizations, provides locations for archival and library collections, provides links to Internet resources on women's history, and lists women's studies journals and a few comprehensive link collections useful as a starting point for searching the Internet for women's studies in general.
Advocacy organization that promotes "accurate and inclusive representation of people and events in the media as a means of eliminating homophobia and discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation." Provides national and local organization information, a news center with many articles and notices organized by geographical region, descriptions of GLAAD projects, media releases, and more.
The Women’s Bureau was created by law in 1920 to formulate standards and policies to promote the welfare of wage-earning women, improve their working conditions, increase their efficiency, and advance their opportunities for profitable employment.
The National Women's Business Council is a bi-partisan federal advisory council created to serve as an independent source of advice and policy recommendations to the President, Congress, and the U.S. Small Business Administration on economic issues of importance to women business owners.
The International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE) is a continually expanding group of scholars, policy professionals, students, advocates and activists interested in empowering and improving the well-being of women and other under-represented groups around the world. IAFFE is a non-profit organization that seeks to advance feminist inquiry of economic issues and to educate economists and others on feminist points of view on economic issues.
Organization whose agenda is: Pro-feminist, gay-affirmative, anti-racist, enhancing men's lives. Check out the "Task Groups" for information on a variety of topics including: Child Custody, Classism, Eliminating Racism, Ending Men's Violence, Fathering, Homophobia & Heterosexism, Men's Health & Mental Health, Men & Prisons, Men & Spirituality, Pornography & Prostitution, Reproductive Rights, Sexual Harassment.