Fem Sites
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Feminist Organizations:
The National Organization for Women
"The National Organization for Women is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States....Since its founding in 1966, NOW's goal has been 'to take action' to bring about equality for all women. Both the actions NOW takes and its take on the issues are often unorthodox, uncompromising and before their time."
The Feminist Majority Foundation
The Feminist Majority began as a group working to recruit more women to run for political office, and is now involved in a number of areas concerned with the empowerment of women.
Blue Stocking Home Page
The home page of Blue Stocking, a national feminist magazine. "Blue Stocking's mission is to track feminist publishing, report on it, showcase it, support and encourage it."
Third Wave
"Third Wave is a member-driven, national non-profit organization devoted to young feminist activism for social change. Our goal is to harness the energy of young women and creating a community in which members can coalesce, network, strategize, and ultimately take action around issues that affect us all."
Women Leaders Online
"WLO is a unique organization dedicated to mobilizing women over the Internet, empowering women politically and stopping the anti-women agenda of the Radical Right."
Center for Women's Global Leadership
"The Center for Women's Global Leadership seeks to develop an understanding of the ways in which gender affects the exercise of power and the conduct of public policy internationally."
National Women's Political Caucus
"Founded in 1971, the National Women's Political Caucus is a national, grassroots organization dedicated to increasing the number of women in elected and appointed office at all levels of government, regardless of party affiliation."
Feminists for Free Expression
"Feminists for Free Expression is a group of diverse feminist women working to preserve the individual's right and responsibility to read, listen, view and produce materials of her choice, without the intervention of the state 'for her own good.'"
Global Fund for Women
"The Global Fund for Women is an international organization which focuses on female human rights. It supports issues as diverse as literacy, domestic violence, economic autonomy, and the international trafficking of women, among others."
"Our primary goal is to help make networking for women- both off and online- easy to do." Indexing a wealth of women's Web resources, sections include Activism, Health Issues, Women Owned Businesses, Articles and Speeches.
Feminists for Animal Rights
"Because exploitation of women and animals derives from the same patriarchal mentality, FAR attempts to expose the connections between sexism and speciesism whenever and wherever we can. We feel that the common denominator in the lives of women and animals is violence- either real or threatened- and we work in nonviolent ways to change that."
National Women's History Project
"The National Women's History Project was founded in 1980 as a nonprofit educational organization with the overarching goal of promoting gender equity through education about women's diverse lives and accomplishments." This is the organization responsible for initiating National Women's History Month.
Association of Libertarian Feminists
Among the goals of the ALF are the following: "Encourage women to become economically self-sufficient and psychologically independent; oppose the abridgement of individual rights by any government on account of sex; provide a libertarian alternative to those aspects of the women's movement that tend to discourage independence and individuality."
The Libertarian Feminist Page
"The purpose of this page is to promote a diversity of ideas within the feminist movement and to value individualist and libertarian concepts as they apply to gender issues."
Equality Now
"Equality Now is an international human rights organization dedicated to action for the civil, political, economic and social rights of girls and women."
Sisterhood is Global Institute
"The Sisterhood is Global Institute was established in 1984 as a publicy funded international nonprofit organization created specifically to help improve women's human rights on the local, national, regional and global levels."
Men Against Domestic Violence
"Men Against Domestic Violence is an internet-based coalition of men and women working to address the issue of domestic violence against women. Whereas most violence against women is perpetrated by men, we declare that this is a men's issue. Therefore, it is our responsibility to educate and advocate against physical, mental, emotional and sexual violence against women."
Grrl Activistas
"Grrl Activistas is a global, non-profit campaign network working on eliminating mis-representations of rape and sexual abuse in media, governmental and educational institutions. This is done with the aim of stopping hostility, reabuse and more injustice against victims."
Black Women in Sisterhood for Action
This is a national, non-profit corporation dedicated to the development of alternative strategies for addressing the career, education, social, and leadership needs of black women.
National Committee on Pay Equity
"The National Committee on Pay Equity is a membership coalition of over 170 organizations, including labor unions, women's and civil rights groups, religious, professional, legal and educational associations, state and local pay equity networks, and individual men and women working to eliminate sex- and race-based wage discrimination."

Reproductive Rights:
Planned Parenthood
"Resources on sexual and reproductive health; contraception/birth control/family planning; pregnancy; STDs, includng HIV; sexuality education; abortion; pro-choice advocacy; reproductive rights; and extensive Internet links."
The National Abortion Federation
"Founded in 1977, the National Abortion Federation is the professional association of abortion providers in the United States and Canada. The organization's mission is to preserve and enhance the quality and accessibility of abortion services."
National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League
"Since 1969, NARAL has led the way in promoting reproductive freedom and dignity for women and their families." "Along with defending reproductive choice from assaults by the radical right, NARAL is leading the way to promote policies that will make abortion less necessary."
Abortion Clinics Online
Abortion and reproductive health care providers are listed by state, then city. Many providers have home pages which are linked. Also, directories for six foreign countries.
National Women's Health Organization
This group works to "make abortion services available to women in less-populated areas of the country, eliminating the need to travel great distances to metropolitan areas for care." Page includes general abortion info and abortion medical facts.
"EngenderHealth works worldwide to improve the lives of individuals by making reproductive health services safe, available, and sustainable. We provide technical assistance, training, and information, with a focus on practical solutions that improve services where resources are scarce."
Ann Rose's Ultimate Birth Control Links
"The goal of this page is to provide extensive links to as much information as possible for individuals of all ages to make informed decisions about sexual activity and potential childbearing."
The Abortion Rights Activist
"The purpose of this Web site is to provide information to the pro-choice community, to others with an interest in abortion and abortion-related issues, or to women seeking an abortion. Most of what you'll find is original information, not just a collection of links."
Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice
"The purpose of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice is to ensure that every woman is free to make decisions about when to have children according to her own conscience and religious beliefs, without government interference."
Roe v. Wade
The text of the historic 1973 Supreme Court ruling.
Supreme Court Rulings on Reproductive Rights
From your friends at Planned Parenthood, descriptions and rulings in four contraception cases and twenty-five abortion cases.
Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act
"This article explains the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act of 1994 (FACE) and provides the full text of the Act along with current information on legal challenges."
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States
"SIECUS is a 33 year old nonprofit organization, dedicated to affirming that sexuality is a natural and healthy part of life. SIECUS develops, collects, and diseminates information, promotes comprehensive education, and advocates the right of individuals to make responsible sexual choices."
Voters for Choice
"Voters for Choice is the only national pro-choice organization whose sole purpose is to elect pro-choice candidates." "Voters for Choice is nonpartisan and independent. We assist Democrats and Republicans, incumbents and challengers."

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