The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance is an intergovernmental organization. This link leads to one free downloadable PDF: other free publications are available through this site.
Selected Online Resources
"The most comprehensive compilation of information on the status of women in the world"
Transnational Archves, Resources and Communities
Grassroots Feminism: Building a transnational community towards participatory culture and civic engagement
"The preconception of youth, and in particular of girls and young women, as culturally unproductive and as passive consumers of mass culture and media is still very much ingrained today. However, girls and young women are capable cultural producers who create a wide variety of their own films, music, media, and festivals. To gain insight into and to document the cultural spaces girls and young women create and the meaning they have, it is vital to look closely at their own cultural spaces - and not only at media produced for them (which is done more frequently)."
[National] Archives Library Information Center
Resources on Women
"The struggle for women to gain acceptance, recognition and equal rights in society has been a long process. In recognition of the contributions of American women, ALIC presents a listing of historical websites relevant to women in the United States."
- African-American Women
- Politics and Women
- Women’s Suffrage
- Women in the Military
- Other Resources
This guide provides you with an introduction to resources available for researching Gender Studies and corresponding, interdisciplinary courses at MSU.
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In the news...
Women's portrayal in the media is a powerful tool that perpetuates sexism, and Miss Representation explores this concept through discussions with young women, powerful females, and celebrities. It provokes critical thinking about the images we are bombarded with and offers solutions to breaking this cultural habit of focusing on women's bodies instead of their minds.
If you are interested in a screening of Miss Representation, please email Ula Gaha.
Please be aware that the following video contains some graphic images and language.
Film: Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines
Sneak preview screenings in 100 cities nationwide in March. From the birth of the comic book superheroine in the 1940s to the blockbusters of today, Wonder Women! looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society’s anxieties about women’s liberation. See the link for information about hosting a film screening.