Subject: [fem-women2000 550] Women's Globalnet #161: Connecting Women Globally for Social Change!
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Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2000 12:59:27 -0800
IWTC WOMEN'S GLOBALNET #161 Initiatives and Activities of Women Worldwide by Anne S. Walker November 20, 2000 CONNECTING WOMEN GLOBALLY FOR SOCIAL CHANGE! LAUNCHING OF NEW IWTC WEB-SITE! Today, November 20, 2000, IWTC is launching it$BCT(B new web-site at: http://www.iwtc.org Designed as a women and development information and resources centre for women activists and advocates worldwide, the site will initially focus on the Beijing Platform for Action (PFA) and Beijing Plus Five follow-up plans and policies. Chapters from the soon-to-be-published IWTC manual "Women! Policy! Action! A Community Action Guide to the Platform for Action" are featured, with a summarized form of the PFA Strategic Objectives and Actions for each Critical Area of Concern plus obstacles and challenges added at the Beijing plus Five meetings in June 2000, and lists of web-sites and publications. BRIEF OUTLINE OF WEB-SITE: A. The front page features the following IWTC menu items: 1. About Us: -Mission -Programme Areas -Internships 2. Resources: -Women$BCT(B GlobalNet (last 20 issues available) -The Tribune (ordering information only) -Manuals ("Women! Policy! Action!" and "Rights of Women") -Advocacy Briefs (Women$BCT(B GlobalNets, Global Policy Alerts, "Preview 2000") -Platform for Action (with links to "Women! Policy! Action!", WomenAction, WomenWatch, Division for the Advancement of Women resources and more) -Other Resources (inc. listings of IWTC posters, postcards, slide/tape sets, with ordering information.) 3. Women, Ink. (IWTC$BCT(B women and development publications service) B. LINKS TO MAJOR "UMBRELLA" GROUPS: Colorful circles on the front page provide links to major "umbrella" groups, including: WomenAction: An NGO global information, communication and media network that enables NGOs to actively engage in the Beijing Plus Five review process with the long term goal of women$BCT(B empowerment. WomenWatch: The UN Internet Gateway for the Advancement and Empowerment of Women. Partners include: DAW; UNIFEM; ILO; INSTRAW; UNESCO; UNDP/GIDP; SNDP; World Bank; and Instituto de la Mujer WhrNET/Women$BCT(B Human Rights Network: A collaborative project developed by an international coalition of women's human rights organizations, with the primary aim of strengthening advocacy for women's human rights through the effective utilization of information and communication technologies. Women, Ink. IWTC$BCT(B women and development publications marketing and dissemination service INSTRAW/GAINS The Gender Awareness Information and Networking System (GAINS) of the UN International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women, a "one stop" web-based electronic system for producing, managing and disseminating gender related knowledge and information; conducting collaborative research on emerging gender issues; facilitating consultations and dialogue between different stakeholders on global critical issues using a gender perspective; and training and capacity building on women and gender issues. Mapping the World. A project of the International Information Centre and Archives of the Women's Movement (IIAV) Amsterdam, The Netherlands, this is a database of women's information services available throughout the world, and aims to increase the visibility of women's information services, and to facilitate access to gender-specific information. NGO Regional Groups One of 3 special green circle, this one links to groups in Africa, Asia/Pacific, Europe, Latin America/Caribbean. Middle East and North America NGO Global Groups The second of the green circles links to almost 100 major international groups that deal with women and development issues and concerns UN and International Agencies The final green circle links to governmental agencies from the European Union to the World Bank, including United Nations Departments and Specialized Agencies Please let us know your thoughts on this new web-site. In particular, we would like to hear if you found the site easy or difficult to navigate, i.e. if you were able to find what you were looking for without too much frustration! WE WELCOME YOUR COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS! THE IWTC WEB-SITE IS NOW LAUNCHED! IWTC Women's GlobalNet is a production of: International Women's Tribune Centre 777 United Nations Plaza 3rd Floor New York, NY 10017, USA Tel: (1-212) 687-8633 Fax: (1-212) 661-2704 Email: <firstname.lastname@example.org> You can subscribe to this list at any time by sending a blank message to email@example.com You can unsubscribe to this list at any time by sending a blank message to firstname.lastname@example.org WOMEN, INK. For quality, cutting-edge publications on women and development by, for and about women worldwide, see Women, Ink's catalogue at our web site: <http://www.womenink.org>. Or contact Women, Ink. at 777 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017, USA. Tel: Yasna Uberoi (1-212) 687-8633 ext 212 or Mary Wong (1-212) 687-8633 ext 204. Fax: (1-212) 661-2704. 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