Gender in Policy & International Affairs: Nongovernmental Organizations

This guide provides resources for research on women in development

Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs)

  • Academy for Educational Development (AED):An independent, nonprofit service organization committed to addressing human development needs in the United States and throughout the world.
  • Association for Women's Rights in Development: An organization committed to gender equality and a just and sustainable development process.
  • CIAO: Columbia International Affairs Online: Provides a wide range of scholarship from 1991 on that includes working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, and proceedings from conferences.
  • Centre for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA): A women-focused nonprofit international organization founded in 1975. CEDPA's mission is to empower women at all levels of society to be full partners in development.
  • Domestic Workers: From the International Labour Organization
  • Gender in the World Bank: Provides reports, news, and statistics.
  • Gender, Women and Health: Information from the World Health Organization
  • Inter-American Commission of Women: Part of the Organization of American States, it was created expressly to ensure recognition of the civil and political rights of women. Through its delegates in each country, CIM provides support and recognition to national women's movementsQat governmental level, with NGOs, and with grassroots organizations.
  • International Center for Research on Women (ICRW): ICRW is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting social and economic development with women's full participation.
  • Women's Environment and Development Organization (WEDO)
  • WIDNET (Women in Development Network): Provides especially good resources for statistics and full text documents of IGOs which relate to women.
  • WSSLINKS: International Women: Includes links to sites (in the U.S. and elsewhere) that address women's issues outside the U.S. Developed and maintained by the Women's Studies Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries.
  • World Neighbors: A US-based non-profit organization working at the forefront of worldwide efforts to eliminate hunger, disease and poverty in Asia, Latin America and Africa. It encourages community leadership and self-help in rural communities though 89 programs in food security, community health, and family planning.
  • Urban Institute: A nonprofit policy research organization in Washington, D.C. This page provides access to a number of online health-related press releases, periodicals, and publications.