Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement
of Women (INSTRAW)
and Women's Political participation -The role of the United Nations
Office in Burundi
Group Meeting on "Democratic Governance in Africa:
Strategies for Greater Participation of Women", Arusha, Tanzania
from 6 to 8 December 2005: The
UN Office of the Special Adviser on Africa convened this Expert Group
Meeting. One of the key objectives of the Meeting was to analyze the
impediments to achieving gender equality in the political process in
selected African countries, including post-conflict countries.
WomenWatch (Women of the World: Africa): The UN Internet
Gateway on the Advancement and Empowerment of Women. Links to Beijing
Conference documents, statistics and Commission on the Status of Women
Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) Regional
Office for East, Central and the Horn of Africa: This site provides
a plentiful amount of information about a wide variety of topics and
issues affecting women in Africa. The site describes UNIFEM's regional
projects, offers on-line documents about women's human rights and highlights
ways to support their efforts to eradicate FGM in Mali.
Gender in Development: This guide offers a more structured
overview of the subject than is possible through the search option.
Organizational sources (which include descriptions of organizations,
databases and discussion lists) are arranged into useful groups. (See
new programme to help bridge the digital divide in Africa by providing
women with access to information communication technologies (ICTs);
Peace and Security)
Africa Centre for Women of
This site of the African Centre for Women (ACW) of the United Nations
Economic Comission of Africa in Ethiopia provides useful information
such as "News from around Africa" and "Meetings and Events
(Gender Issues): This site of the UN Office for the Coordination
of Humanitarian Affairs provides latest news on African gender issues
as well as interviews.
Net (World Bank Group): World Bank Group's resources, which
provides useful links to African women-related themes such as "Gender
and the Digital Divide" and "Gender Chapter of the Poverty
Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP)" (See Gender
- Sub-Saharan Africa for World Bank's resources, specifically
on gender in Sub-Saharan Africa).
Gender Mainstreaming (CivPol Unmik)
(Le site web des femmes d'Afrique francophone): This
is an information website for Francophone African women's development
(Le site web des femmes d'Afrique francophone: un espace d'information
et de resources sur le dZveloppement durable pour les femmes d'Afrique).
It monitors activities geared towards raising the status of African
women especially in the implementation of the Nairobi Forward Looking
Strategies, the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination
against Women, and the African and Global Platforms for Action.
Women's Access to Credit: This site provides a useful overview
of women's credit needs, financial services, and credit programs in
Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Case studies include Benin and Tanzania.
There is also bibliographic information and links to other websites.
Women Global Network (AWOGNet): This is a global organization
that works with individuals and organizations within Africa to improve
the living conditions of women and children in Africa. Its "Map
of Africa", which is a clickable map, is particularly useful,
as one can click on a country for further useful links and information.
is a network of African sisters online committed to strengthening the
capacity of women through the use of ICTs to lobby, advocate and participate
in the Beijing +5 process regionally and globally.
Sponsored by the non-governmental Sangonet and the government's
Commission on Gender Equality, this site (new in 1998) focuses on internet
resources for women's social action. Its "New
this Week" page is a valuable guide to new resources not only
on South Africa but also on other countries.
Online (Africa women)
Africa regional programme of APC's Women's Networking Support Programme:
Association for Progressive Communication (APC)-Africa-Women gathers
and works together with women and women's organizations in Africa and
all over the world, focusing on African women's empowerment through
Information Facilitation, Regional Support, Policy and Advocacy, Training
and Research in the field of Information and Communication Technologies
Women in Development
Network (WIDNET): Africa page: This site has extensive
statistics, links, directory, and database on international and women's
Association of African Women
Scholars (AAWS): AAWS is a worldwide organization dedicated
to promoting and encouraging scholarship on African women in African
Studies, forging intellectual links and networks with scholars, activists,
students, and policy makers inside and outside Africa, and participating
actively in continental and global debates on issues specifically relevant
or related to African women.
Women: Links to current Africa women news from around
in Africa Information Network: This site aims to facilitate
communication, discussion and information sharing between organisations
and people interested in gender and women's issues in Africa. As a network,
GAIN is committed to making indigenous information on women and gender
valued, visible and accessible globally and participate in the global
information society in order to promote gender justice and women's rights
- African Women Global Network: This is a website of
AWOG (a network of national organizations within Africa, whose activities
are targeted towards the improvement of the living conditions of women
and children in Africa).
Resource Center: A bibliographic listing of journal articles
and books related to gender issues. Several of the listings have links
to full-text online articles.
Gender Institute: This site was established by the University
of Cape Town in 1996 to further gender equity in Africa; one can access
links to other gender sites, and the Gender Research and Contacts Database.
This site provides the latest news stories related to gender
issues. Updated daily. In particular, its "Women & Gender News
Page" contains more features about the issues related to women
Violence in African Schools: This
is part of a UK Government (Department for International Development)
funded research project and part of ID21
website hosted by the Institute of Development Studies (www.ids.ac.uk/ids),
at the University of Sussex, UK. This research project to raise
awareness about gender violence in African schools and disseminate information
on interesting initiatives.
Human Rights Net: It is the first global online community
of women's human rights activists. It has interactive NEWS page. This
site aims to promote advocacy through knowledge
sharing of women's human rights issues and events such as women and
armed conflict, which are relevant to African women.
Commission for Refugee Women and Children