Global Issues

Central Intelligence Agency - The world factbook
[https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/]
General authoritative information about any country from the CIA

Human rights watch: Women's Human rights
[http://www.hrw.org/women/]

UN Women watch
[http://www.un.org/womenwatch/]

UN Development Fund for Women (Unifem)
[http://www.unifem.org/]

UNIFEM Currents e-newsletter [http://www.unifem.org/news_events/currents/]

Pathway to Gender Equality [http://unifem.un.org.cn/Media&Resources/Publications/PathwayToGenderEquality-En.pdf]

Women and Development

AWID! The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID)
[http://www.awid.org/eng/]
International feminist organization committed to achieving gender equality, sustainable development and women's human rights.

GLOBAL WOMEN"S ISSUES BY COUNTRY

AFGHANISTAN

general authoritative information about the country from the CIA
[https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/af.html]

Unifem - Afghanistan
[http://www.unifem.org/afghanistan/]

Women's Groups
Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA)
[http://www.rawa.org/index.php]

"the oldest political/social organization of Afghan women struggling for peace, freedom, democracy and women's rights in fundamentalism-blighted Afghanistan since 1977"

Reports
Afghanistan: role of women in Afghanistan's future The World Bank, March 2005
[http://siteresources.worldbank.org/AFGHANISTANEXTN/Resources/AfghanistanGenderReport.pdf]

Journal Articles
Patriarchy, the Taleban, and politics of public space in Afghanistan Women’s Studies International Forum Volume 25, Issue 1, January-February 2002, Pages 19-31 (held)
- Discusses the history of the Taleban and it's impact on women in Afghanistan

Women in Afghanistan: A human rights catastrophe, Pakistan Journal of Womens Studies Vol. 2 No. 2 1995, pp 105-110. (held)

Revolution, Religion and Gender Politics: Iran and Afghanistan compared Journal of Women's History 1999 p. 172-195. (held)

With All Our Strength - The Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan Women's International Network, Vol 29, No. 4 2003, p. 60 - 68. (held)
- Discusses the history of RAWA

Current News Articles:
Afghanistan's family law and its effect on Shia women Source: United Nations Radio
Date: 31 Aug 2009
[http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/rwb.nsf/db900SID/EGUA-7VGNZ5?OpenDocument]

Row over Afghan wife-starving law by Sarah Rainsford, BBC News, Sunday, 16 August 2009
[http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8204207.stm]

Afghan 'anti-women law' attacked
[http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7977293.stm]

WSRC Resources Include
Jayawardena, Kumari 1986 "Feminism and nationalism in the Third World"
LESSING, Doris, 1919-","The wind blows away our words,London: Picador, 1987 c1987
LOGAN, Harriet","Unveiled : voices of women in Afghanistan"
MAILLART, Ella, 1903-","The cruel way","London: Virago, 1986
MAKLER, Irris","Our woman in kabul","N.S.W. : Bantam Australia, 2003
Mehta, Sunita ed. ; Hyneman, Esther ; Yasgur","Women for Afghan women : shattering myths and claiming the future","New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2002

CHINA

general authoritative information about the country from the CIA
[https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ch.html]

The strength of rural women in China
[http://www.un.org/Pubs/chronicle/2006/issue2/0206p21.htm]

WSRC Resources Include:
Greenhalgh S. and Li J 'Engendering Reproductive Policy and Practice in Peasant China: For a Feminist Demography of Reproduction' in Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society spring 1995 vol 20 no. 3 pp 601

Zhang H. 2007 'China's New Rural Daughters Coming of Age: Downsizing the Family and Firing Up Cash-Earning Power in the New Economy' in Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society Spring 2007, Vol. 32, No. 3: pp. 671-698

Barlow T. 1993 Gender Politics in Modern China

Croll E. 1975 Feminism and Socialism in China

ETHIOPIA

general authoritative information about the country from the CIA
[https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/et.html]

INDONESIA

general authoritative information about the country from the CIA
[https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/id.html]

IRAQ

Journal Articles
Gender and Fundamentalism in the New Iraq: Women’s Rights and Social Change in Cyberspace - Perri Campbell
Outskirts Online Journal - Feminisms along the edge - The University of Western Australia
[http://www.chloe.uwa.edu.au/outskirts/archive/volume16/campbell]

Reports
Trapped by violence - Women in Iraq, March 2009 Amnesty International
[http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/asset/MDE14/005/2009/en/e6cda898-fa16-4944-af74-f3efc0cf6a4d/mde140052009en.pdf]

In Her Own Words: Iraqi women talk about their greatest concerns and challenges, March 2009 Oxfam International
[http://www.oxfam.org/sites/www.oxfam.org/files/oxfam-in-her-own-words-iraqi-women-survey-08mar2009.pdf]

News Articles
Hidden victims of a brutal conflict: Iraq's women - Peter Beaumont (The Observer)
[http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2006/oct/08/iraq.peterbeaumont]

Interviews
How are Women in Iraq Faring Now?
Masum Momaya speaks to Dr. Sundus Abass
AWID - Association for Women's Rights in Development
[http://www.awid.org/eng/Issues-and-Analysis/Library/How-are-Women-in-Iraq-Faring-Now]

Solutions
Women’s rights essential to Iraq’s recovery
- UNICEF Global Report Calls for Full Equality for Women to Benefit Children and Nations
[http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/media_37478.html]

MEXICO

Human Rights Watch on Women Workers in Mexico
[http://www.hrw.org/doc/?t=women_labor&c=mexico]

Human Rights Watch on Violence against women in Mexico
[http://www.hrw.org/english/docs/2006/06/26/mexico13623.htm]

Amnesty International on Violence against women in Mexico
[http://www.amnesty.org/en/news-and-updates/report/women-mexico-let-down-failures-justice-system-20080801]
Includes pdf: Mexico: Women's struggle for justice and safety: Violence in the family in Mexico

UN Millenium Development Goals 2006 Report Gender equality and empowerment of women in Latin America and the Caribbean.
[http://www.eclac.cl/publicaciones/xml/4/32704/MDGGender.pdf]

NIGERIA

This online article evaluates the failure of the Nigerian state to enforce laws to protect women against rape.

[http://www.bridgew.edu/soas/jiws/Oct08/Onyejekwe.pdf]

SUDAN

Gender Profile of the Conflict in Sudan (UN)
[http://www.womenwarpeace.org/docs/sudan_pfv1.doc]

Other Libraries and Resource Centres:

Languages and Multicultural Resource Centre
[http://www.lmrc.sa.edu.au]
12 Robson Road Hectorville 5073 South Australia
Phone: 8366 8532 Fax: 8365 0571 Courier: East
Email: ua.vog.as.voguas|bil.tlucgnal#ua.vog.as.voguas|bil.tlucgnal

This library can provide some information about various countries and also provides realia
i.e. flags, costumes and other cultural artifacts that people can borrow for presentations.
[http://www.lmrc.sa.edu.au/a8_publish/modules/imgmanlmrc/]

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