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A Window Between Worlds

a non-profit organization dedicated to using art to help end domestic violence. For twelve years, AWBW has provided art expression as a healing tool for battered women and their children. Again and again, we have seen how a simple art session can help to change a woman or child’s life.

The Clothesline Project

It is a vehicle for women affected by violence to express their emotions by decorating a shirt. They then hang the shirt on a clothesline to be viewed by others as testimony to the problem of violence against women.

Katherine Dunham Centers for Arts and Humanities

A non-profit, multi-disciplinary arts organization founded by, and currently operated under the artistic direction and leadership of dance legend Katherine Dunham. The organization, formerly known as the Dunham Fund for Research and Development of Cultural Arts, exists to promote and preserve Miss Dunham's legacy as embodied in her anthropological writings, films, and works of visual art.

Library of Congress: American Women

This guide is designed to introduce researchers to the enormous opportunities for discovering American women's history and culture at the Library of Congress.

National Association Of Women Artists

A not-for-profit,non-political, member supported organization of women in the fine arts, founded in 1889. N.A.W.A. seeks to foster artists who are women and offer exhibition
exposure and opportunities for sharing that special communication inherent in art.



We bring new technologies into people's lives through content development and interactive community building.

Cool Women

Women of Canada making history: stories, news, events, links and resources


...the home for individualist feminism on the net.


About six months into the wedding-planning process, when my office was strewn with wedding "To Do" lists, and our guest list had inexplicably ballooned to 204 people, my bridal magazine feeding frenzy came to a screeching halt. It was the day I saw the April/May 2001 issue of Modern Bride with a huge headline instructing brides to "Jump for Joy!" I realized then that if I was the editor of a bridal magazine, the cover line would have been "Jump off a Bridge!" And thus, Indiebride was born.

Making Face, Making Soul

A site by, for, and about Chicanas, meaning women of Mexican descent in the United States. This site contains a variety of resources ranging from short biographies of Chicanas, to Chicana poetry and literature, cultural resources, academic resources, otras chicanas on the 'net, and more.

Dr. Nawal El Saadawi and Dr. Sherif Hetata

[English and Arabic] Egypt's most noted feminist: Nawal El Saadawi is a novelist, a psychiatrist and a writer who is well known both in the Arab countries and in many other parts of the world. Her novels and her books on the situation of women in Egyptian and Arab society have had a deep effect on successive generations of young women over the last three decades.


Wings Trust Women of Discovery Award

All too often their stories and achievements have been obscured. Until now...



It started with a simple question: Why are there 'no' nationally-known Black movie reviewers...? ...and that "simple" question evolved - and still continues to evolve - into this form

African American Women in Cinema

A non-profit organization whose mission is to support minority women filmmakers by providing resources in the film industry. Incorporated by the organization's President, Terra Renee, in 2000, the objective of AAWIC is to improve cultural understanding and overall social welfare through the promotion of diversity in all filmed content in both dramatic and documentary formats.

CineWomen NY

We are a grassroots, volunteer-run, nonprofit organization that supports and encourages women in the film and entertainment industry. Our motto is: Help us to help you... make a movie, build a career, launch a dream. Why don't you stop by one of our NYtes (held the third Thursday of every month) and see what we're all about?

The Flick Filosopher

cinematic musings by MaryAnn Johanson

New York Women in Film and Television

The preeminent entertainment industry organization for women in New York City. Part of a network of 40 chapters representing 10,000 women and men around the world, NYWIFT is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to helping women reach the highest levels of achievement in film, television and other programming media.

Sisters in Cinema

A resource guide for and about African American women feature filmmakers.

The Education of Shelby Knox

is a 2005 Sundance winning film about a young girl's campaign for comprehensive sex education in the public schools of Texas.

Women in Film

WIF's purpose is to empower, promote, nurture, and mentor women in the industry through a network of valuable contacts, events, and programs including the Women In Film Mentor Program, the award- winning Public Service Announcement Production Program, and the Internship Program in association with the Fulfillment Fund.

Women Make Movies, Inc.

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.


Adirondack Museum - Women's Work in the Adirondacks

The text of Women's Work in the Adirondacks: 1850 - 1920 is based on that of an exhibit, " Never Done: Women's Work in the Adirondacks, 1850 -1920," researched and developed by Adirondack Museum Curator Hallie E. Bond.

Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum

Both Amelia's birthplace and early childhood home, the house was built by her grandfather, Judge Alfred G. Otis in the early 1860s. Now owned by the Ninety-Nines, the Birthplace has been returned to its turn-of-the-century

American Rosie the Riveter Association (ARRA)

The American Rosie the Riveter Association is an organization established to preserve the history and legacy of the working women, volunteers included, on the homefront during the war years, and to promote patriotism and responsibility among all Americans.

condition, and features an abundance of personal and family memorabilia.

Annie Londonderry

... that the first woman to cycle around the world was a Jewish mother from Boston?

Association of Black Women Historians

Through the various awards and activities, emphasizing excellence in scholarship and leadership, the ABWH remains committed to strengthening networks among historians and to its founders' goals as set forth in its constitution.

Carrie Lane Chapman Catt Girlhood Home Restoration Project

The National 19th Amendment Society

Carrie Chapman Catt Girlhood Home

The Celebration of Women Writers-University of Pennsylvania-

Recognizes the contributions of women writers throughout history. Women have written almost every imaginable type of work: novels, poems, letters, biographies, travel books, religious commentaries, histories, economic and scientific works. Our goal is to promote awareness of the breadth and variety of women's writing.

Distinguished Women of Past and Present

"But history, real solemn history, I cannot be interested in... I read it a little as a duty, but it tells me nothing that does not either vex or weary me. The quarrels of popes and kings, with wars or pestilences, in every page; the men all so good for nothing, and hardly any women at all -- it is very tiresome" -- Catherine Morland in Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey (1817)

Gertrude Ederle

A famous American swimmer, she became the first woman to swim the English Channel. "People said women couldn't swim the Channel but I proved they could" --Ederle

Harriet Beecher Stowe Center

Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) is best known today as the author of Uncle Tom's Cabin, which helped galvanize the abolitionist cause and contributed to the outbreak of the Civil War. Uncle Tom's Cabin sold over 10,000 copies in the first week and was a best seller of its day. After the publication of Uncle Tom's Cabin, Stowe became an internationally acclaimed celebrity and an extremely popular author. In addition to novels, she wrote non-fiction books on a wide range of subjects including homemaking and the raising of children, and religion. She wrote in an informal conversational style, and presented herself as an average wife and mother.

Helen Thayer: Explorer, Author, Keynote Speaker, International Athlete

Helen Thayer the author of the best selling book "Polar Dream," is the first woman to travel alone to the magnetic North Pole. In 1988 at the age of 50 she walked, pulling her own sled, without resupply or support of dog teams or snowmobiles.

International Archives of the Second Wave of Feminism

The Second Wave Archives is an effort to conserve and communicate the original spirit of the Second Wave of Feminism, also known as the women's liberation movement. The time period of focus in 1966-79 in the U.S. and any time frame of original energy and importance in other nations. We are most interested in publishing original radical feminist articles on the internet.

International Museum of Women

The International Museum of Women explores the history of women and contemporary gender issues, and, through education, serves as a catalyst for continued social, cultural, economic and political change.

Jane Addams Hull-House Museum

From Hull-House, where she lived and worked until her death in 1935, Jane Addams built her reputation as the country's most prominent woman through her writing, settlement work, and international efforts for peace.

Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation

Matilda Joslyn Gage was an early leader of the Woman's Rights movement. The triumvirate of Gage, Susan B. Anthony, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton was the team that brought about woman's suffrage. Matilda lived in Fayetteville, NY, where her house is preserved as an historical site by the Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation. The mission of the Foundation is to promote an increased understanding of the importance of Matilda's life, work, times, and colleagues.

Museum of Menstruation and Women's Health

Discover the rich history of menstruation and women's health on this Web site - MUM for short - devoted to menstruation and selected topics of women's health!

National Collaborative for Women's Historic Sites

Supports and promotes the preservation and interpretation of sites and locales that bear witness to women's participation in American life. The Collaborative makes women's contributions to history visible so that all women's experiences and potential are fully valued.

National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame

The only museum in the world dedicated to honoring women of the American West who have displayed extraordinary courage and pioneer spirit in their trail blazing efforts. Currently, the museum's archives house more than 2000 artifacts and information about more than 400 remarkable women.

National Museum of African Art

As a leading center for the visual arts of Africa, NMAfA fosters and sustains--through exhibitions, collections, research, and public programs--an interest in and an understanding of the diverse cultures in Africa as these are embodied in aesthetic achievements in the visual arts.

National Museum of Women in the Arts

The only museum in the world dedicated exclusively to recognizing the contributions of women artists.

National Women's History Museum

NWHM is a non-partisan, non-profit educational organization dedicated to restoring the historic contributions and the rich, diverse experiences of women to mainstream culture.

Office of History and Collections of the Women In Military Service For America Memorial Foundation, Inc.

Our offices serve as a repository for the memorabilia of women who have served in or with the US Armed Forces from the American Revolution to the present time. Our historians and curators conduct seminal research on the history of servicewomen, placing their experience within its historical context.

Rachel Carson.org

Life of Rachel Carson, founder of contemporary environmental movement, author of Silent Spring, advocate of nature and environmental ethics, against the misuse of chemical pesticides,breast cancer survivor and best selling nature writer, marine biologist and literary celebrity.

Resources on Women and Gender--Rutgers

Resources on women and gender are available throughout Rutgers University Libraries. However, Douglass Library, on the Douglass Campus is the best place to start your research.

Rosie the Riveter Trust

"Honoring Those Who Toiled in the Arsenal of Democracy"

Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front: National Historical Park

Located in Richmond , CA

Sewall-Belmont House and Museum

A living monument to Alice Paul, author of the Equal Rights Amendment. From this house she led the fight for its passage in Congress. It was her leadership in suffrage and equal rights activities that culminated in the designation of this house as a National Historic Landmark on December 5, 1972, as it was the only site in the United States dedicated to the contemporary women's movement. In commemoration of her activities, Alice Paul was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, New York, in October 1979.

Titanic's Molly Brown Birthplace & Museum

Learn about Molly's role in the world's greatest maritime disaster - the sinking of the Titanic, a tragedy in which her conduct earned her the admiration of the world and the title "The Unsinkable" Molly Brown.

The Women's Museum: An Institute for the Future

Museums are ritual places where societies make visible what they value.

Women's Rights: National Historical Park

Located in Seneca Falls, NY


FAIR: Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting

FAIR, the national media watch group, has been offering well-documented criticism of media bias and censorship since 1986. We work to invigorate the First Amendment by advocating for greater diversity in the press and by scrutinizing media practices that marginalize public interest, minority and dissenting viewpoints. As an anti-censorship organization, we expose neglected news stories and defend working journalists when they are muzzled. As a progressive group, FAIR believes that structural reform is ultimately needed to break up the dominant media conglomerates, establish independent public broadcasting and promote strong non-profit sources of information.

Gender Links

Committed to a Southern Africa in which women and men are able to realize their full potential and participate equally in all aspects of public and private life. GL's primary area of focus is the transformation of gender relations in and through the media.

International Women's Media Foundation

The only awards program exclusively for international women journalists, the IWMF's Courage in Journalism Awards honor women journalists who have shown extraordinary strength of character and integrity to report the news under dangerous or difficult circumstances.

Journalism & Women Symposium (JAWS)

We are Pulitzer Prize winners and toilers in the most obscure outposts of American journalism. We are just out of college and we are in our seventh decade and still working for truth and justice. We have been celebrated and dismissed, patronized and powerful, out of work and in the most wonderful job in the world.

Lifetime Television for Women

Dedicated to offering the highest quality entertainment and information programming and advocating a wide range of issues affecting women and their families.

Mind on the Media

Inspiring independent thinking and fostering critical analysis of media messages. We work to foster participation, discussion and awareness of images of girls and women in the media.

Network of Women in Media, India (NWMI)

An association which aims to provide a forum for women in media professions to share information and resources, exchange ideas, promote media awareness and ethics, and work for gender equality and justice within the media and society. Local groups linked to the NWMI are currently functioning in 16 centres across the country.

She Made It: Women Creating Television and Radio

(Museum) A celebration of great women writers, directors, producers, journalists, sportscasters, and executives.

Sisters in Crime

An international organization of writers, readers, booksellers, librarians, agents, editors, reviewers and teachers interested in promoting the work of women mystery writers.

Society for the Study of American Women Writers

Established to promote the study of American women writers through research, teaching and publication. It is the goal of the Society to strengthen relations among persons and institutions in this country and internationally who are devoted to such studies, and to broaden knowledge among the general public about American women writers.

Susan Brownmiller.com

If conditions are right, if the anger of enough people has reached the boiling point, the exploding passion can ignite a societal transformation. So it was with the Women's Liberation Movement in the latter half of the twentieth century. In Our Time: Memoir of a Revolution, 1999


Using Video and Technology to fight for HUMAN RIGHTS.

Women and Media Collective

[Sri Lanka] This is an organisation with a feminist perspective. It aims at working towards changes in the condition and status of women in Sri Lankan society so that women will enjoy their rights as equal human beings without discrimination. The work done by this organisation focuses on changing the attitudes of both women and men about the roots of women's oppression.

Women In Media & News (WIMN)

a media analysis, training and advocacy organization.


The International Alliance for Women in Music

is a global network of women and men working to increase and enhance musical activities, opportunities and promote all aspects of the music of women.

International Women in Jazz

International Women in Jazz, Inc. (IWJ) is a non-profit organization committed to supporting women jazz artists and related professionals, and to fostering a greater awareness of the diverse contributions women make to jazz, worldwide [501(c)3]. Through its programs, IWJ provides information and assistance to its members, thus standing dedicated to actively ensuring a place for women as a vital part of the past, present, and future of jazz.

Kapralova Society Resource List

women in music resources

Melodia Women's Choir of NYC

An ensemble of experienced women choral singers. Now starting its first season, Melodia will present two concerts each year at a New York City venue. The repertoire includes music for women's voices from the19th century to the present with a strong emphasis on secular works. Samples of the rep include Brahms, Britten, Debussy, Holst and rarely performed choral treasures.

MUSE Cincinnati's Women's Choir

A women's choir dedicated to musical excellence and social change. In keeping with our belief that diversity is strength, we are feminist women of varied ages, races, and ethnicities with a range of musical abilities, political interests, and life experiences. We are women loving women; we are heterosexual, lesbian and bisexual women united in song.

Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls

Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization in Portland, Oregon USA. Promoting independence and positive self-expression through music education.

Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls

will be a non-profit educational arts program serving girls ages 8-18 from a range of socio-economic, racial, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds in New York City. The program will offer girls the chance to learn how to play musical instruments, write songs, perform, and participate in team-building activities in a supportive environment that fosters self-esteem, self-confidence, creativity, tolerance, and collaboration.

The Women's Philharmonic Advocacy Project

Museums are ritual places where societies make visible what they value.


Women Center Stage, CultureProject SoHo

Blending prize-winning theatre with urgent moral drama, the Culture Project brings the national political converstaion to life on the New York Stage.

Women's Project and Productions

A premier New York Off-Broadway theatre dedicated to putting women playwrights center stage since 1978.