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Best Websites: Women's & Gender Studies

Links to government, educational, and organizational websites that provide quality women's & gender studies-related information and resources.

Politics & Policy Sites

Center for the American Woman and Politics (CAWP)
This site is sponsored by the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) which is a university-based research, education and public service center with a mission to promote greater understanding and knowledge about women's participation in politics and government and to enhance women's influence and leadership in public life. The site includes information on women appointed and elected officials, women candidates for public office and women's voting trends and hotlinks to related sites.

Institute for Women's Policy Research
Contains information relating to the institute’s own research and public policy work in a wide range of social and economic areas. Various publications (fact sheets, news stories, reports, briefs, tools, conference proceedings) can be viewed and printed (PDF format) free or ordered as hard copies at reasonable prices. Features a “Status of Women in the States” report series (including Wisconsin).

USAID Office of Gender Equality & Women's Empowerment
The USAID Office of Gender Equality & Women's Empowerment was established as a part of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in 1974 to help ensure that women participate fully and benefit equally from the U.S. development assistance programs. It provides assistance with the integration of gender considerations throughout USAID programs and it also supports activities in the following areas: women's economic growth, gender equity in education, women's legal rights, and human trafficking.

Founded in 1997 to monitor the results of the Fourth World Conference on Women, Beijing, 1995, and to continue the momentum and visibility of the issues brought about by the conference, WomenWatch brings together Web sites containing important United Nations (UN) documents and publications, country reports, statistics, and news on global women's issues. The site also provides access to international information on women's rights, current news articles, and UN radio programs on topics such as violence against women and HIV/AIDS and gender.


Last Updated 7/26/2017