Women on the Web
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CTA. 1999. Women on the Web. Spore 84. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Synergy Gender and Development. Environment and Development of the Third World, ENDA SYNFEV, B P 3370, Dakar Senegal fax + 221 822 2695 Email: email@example.com ISIS International, PO Box 1837, Quezon City Main, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
Various African women s organisations recently linked up on the World Wide Web. They have united around regional and sectoral focuses. Women sNet, for instance, aims to empower southern African women to use ICTs towards advancing women s equality (www.womensnet.org. za). They want you to use the Internet to find the people, issues, resources and tools needed for women s social action and not only in southern Africa. One very handy service is Getting Connected, a clear online guide on how to get connected and how to surf the Internet (www.uct.ac.za/org/agi/ progproj/clip/getcon1.htm). Of course, this guide is also available in printed form for people who are not yet online. If you want to narrow your search and look for specific topics in women s issues, try the search engine on www.wwwomen.com Famafrique Communication pour les Femmes has similar aims, but in francophone Africa (www.famafrique.org). The Gender in Africa Information Network (GAIN) facilitates information sharing and networking on issues of gender justice in Africa (www.womensnet.org.za/links/gainbroch.htm). Networking always a forte of women s activities is central to numerous discussion lists on gender issues: over 500 gender-related forums can be found on www. research.umbc.edu/~korenman/ wmst/forums.html. Another key service is AFR-FEM, an online working group established with the 1998 African Women and Economic Development Conference in Ethiopia, which offers a forum where women can share information in English and French. To subscribe, email <subscribe afr-fem> to majordomo@tristram. edc.org. A slightly different service, FEMNET (www.africaonline.co.ke./femnet/) African Women s Development and Communication Network works for a more effective NGO focus on women s development among African organisations. At the research level, the Gender Program of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) runs an Email network, gender-cg, of news sharing and discussion on gender analysis in the areas of agriculture, natural resource management, food security, and nutrition. There are currently 200 subscribers from 40 countries. To subscribe, email firstname.lastname@example.org, with the message <subscribe gender-cg>. Elsewhere, if you are just looking for organisation s addresses and networks in your region, check out the website of the International Information Centre and Archives for the Women s Movement (www.iiav.nl/ homeeng.html) Its database offers information about hundreds of organisations, and you can add your own organisation s details. For the Pacific region check out two super sites: ISIS (www.sequel.net/~isis) and the Asia-Pacific Gender Programme (www.apgen.apdip.net/dg/index. htm). The latter promotes networking for policymakers, activists and academics. If you do not have access to the Internet and are looking for organisations and networks in the field of gender issues, various directories are being compiled (see also Publications in this edition of Spore). Synergy Gender and Development. Environment and Development of the Third World, ENDA SYNFEV, B P 3370, Dakar Senegal fax + 221 822 2695 Email: email@example.com ISIS International, PO Box 1837, Quezon City Main, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines Fax: + 632 435 3408 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.sequel.net/~isis Women sNet SANGONeT, PO Box 31 Johannesburg 2000 13th Floor Longsbank Building 187 Bree St Johannesburg Fax: + 27 11 492 1058 Email: email@example.com
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