General Information about Women’s and Girl’s Issues / Further links
Women's Institute for Freedom of the Press (WIFP), Washington DC
NPO for research, education and publishing aiming to increase communication among women and reach the public with women’s experience, perspectives, and opinions.
Virago Press, London
|Feminist independent publishing company, classical and recent women’s literature.|
Feminist Press, New York
Independent nonprofit literary publisher with a broad international range of feminist literature.
Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy
Hypatia publishes well accessible articles for the women's studies community, philosophers generally, and for all those interested in philosophical issues raised by feminism.
United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
UN Women is the United Nation’s entity for gender equality and the empowerment of women. The homepage encompasses information about general topics, i.e., violence against women, economical empowerment but also about single campaigns and projects in various countries.
Young Feminist Task Force, National Organization of Women
Young Feminist Task force is a section of NOW (National Organization for Women) which specifically focuses on young women’s issues. The homepage provides links to campaigns and general information concerning young feminists.
The Rookie Magazine
Website for teenage girls with monthly-themed content.
The F-Word is an online magazine dedicated to talking about and sharing ideas on contemporary UK feminism.
|DIVA||www.divamag.co.uk||The Diva Magazine is a monthly glossy newsstand magazine for lesbians and bi women in the UK.|
|Distinguished Women of Past and Present||www.distinguishedwomen.com||The website contains biographies of female writers, educators, scientists, heads of state, politicians, civil rights crusaders, artists, and entertainers as well as a versatile listing of useful links.|
|Women’s International Center||www.wic.org/bio/idex_bio.htm||Women’s International Center is an education and service foundation with the mission to ‘acknowledge, honor, encourage and educate women. The website provides access to a list of women’s biographies and contains vast information on women’s history.|
|National Council for Research on Women|
|NCRW is a network of research, policy and advocacy centers dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls. The website provides information on economic security, education, health and violence.|
|Women’s Media Center||www.shesource.org||She Source is a database of 500 women experts, a resource for journalists, bookers, and producers seeking women experts to appear on TV and to quote in print and online media.|
|Ms. Magazine||www.msmagazine.com||Ms. is a magazine relating to women’s status, women's rights, and women's points of view.|
|Strong Women, Strong Girls||http://swsg.org||Strong Women, Strong Girls’ aims to provide girls and women with the opportunity to learn from positive role models, build skills, and develop supportive relationships. The website contains various resources, news and blogs.|
Services for young women and girls
The Council of Europe
The Council of Europe’s website on gender equality comprises vast information about themes of gender equality, data as well as the declarations on gender equality.
The Home Office
The campaign encourages teenagers to re-think their views of acceptable violence, abuse or controlling behaviour in relationships and directs them to places for help and advice.
The Child Line
Free, anonymous service Line for children and young people.
The Home Office
Campaign and social enterprise that challenges the ‘culture of “pink”. Pink Stinks focuses on providing role models who will inspire and motivate girls to achieve great things.
National Science Foundation, Program for Gender Equity
|A free adventure game for girls, the site also includes articles about girls and computer games.|
Carnegie Science Center
Science and maths program for girls aged 11-17.
Center for Young Women’s Health (CYWH)
CYWH is an educational entity that exists to provide teen girls and young women with carefully researched health information. The website entails also information about conferences by and for teens.
Advocates for Youth
The Washington D.C. based charity hosts this web site created by and for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning young people. There is vast information on education and advocacy available.
Women into Science, Engineering and Construction (WISE)
WISE is a campaign by the UKRC to attract girls into science, technology, engineering and mathematics studies and careers – it’s web site provides easily accessible information on the topic.
Third Wave Foundation
Third Wave Foundation is a feminist foundation supporting young women ages 15 to 30 in their work for gender justice.
Online community for girls aged 11-17, information for girls by girls.
Planning familialNow Foundation
Love Your Body is a campaign designed by the Now Foundation. It aims to question gendered body stereotypes and to encourage young women to encourage young women accepting their own bodies.
Information about diagnosis, treatment and prevention of eating disorders by “Healthy Women”, an independent US-American health information source for women.
Red Flag Campaign
|The Red Flag Campaign is a public awareness campaign designed to address dating violence and promote the prevention of dating violence.|
Stop Street Harassment
Campaign against street harassment with guidance on effective proceedings in case of harassment.
|The Cool Page for Queer Teens||http://www.bidstrup.com/cool.htm||The website contains information and links for lesbian and gay young people.|
|Girls for A Change (GFC)||www.girlsforachange.org||Girls For A Change is a national organisation that empowers girls to create social change. The website encompasses information about and support for projects initiated by girls.|
|iEmily.com||www.iemily.com||The website provides information on puberty and health issues specifically addressing girls.|
|Kid’s Health||http://kidshealth.org/teen/sexual_health/||A website by the Nemours Center for Children's Health Media providing general health information for teens including a specific section for girls.|
|About Face||www.about-face.org||Website dedicated to combating negative and distorted images of women.|
Expert’s / Pedagogue’s Services
GEA works to challenge and eradicate sexism and gender inequality within and through education. The homepage provides information about theoretical contents, events, conference and downloads of the Gender and Education Journal.
Beat Eating Disorders, B-eat
B-eat provides helplines, online support and a network of UK-wide self-help groups to help adults and young people in the UK beat their eating disorders.
Women’s Aid is a long established Irish organization addressing the issue of domestic violence. It provides a huge range of services comprising direct aid to women and girls in need as well as education to experts.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
This NY based charity offers trainings about the issues faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth and families for experts and teachers.
Girls Inc. is a US American umbrella organisation aiming to empower girls to reach their full potential and to understand, value, and assert their rights. It covers a broad range of offers such as training and research.
Feminist Teacher is a journal of the practices, theories, and scholarship of feminist teaching, University of Illinois Press.
Encouraging Girls in Maths and Science
Practice guide for teachers developed by an expert panel by the US Institute of Education Sciences.
Films for the Feminist Classroom (FFC)
FCC is an online, open-access journal which publishes film reviews providing critical assessments of the value of films as pedagogical tools in the feminist classroom.
Guidance for victims and advice centers
The links below will connect you to organizations and institutions based in the German speaking part of Switzerland, mainly in Basel.
Their services are freely accessible to the persons in need. Most of the homepages provide an English translation of their essential contents.
Services for children who are victims of sexual assaults. The offers comprise direct support, online guidance, prevention measures and information on the topic
These links provide access to free guidance, information and support to victims of violence and their relatives by authorised advisory institutions
Online guidance and information on the topic of violence against women and children for those affected and interested parties
Triangel. Opferhilfe beider Basel
Division of the Basel Victim Support for children and youth affected by violence
Bo, Opferhilfe beider Basel
Division of the Basel Victim Support providing guidance for victims of criminal offences
Limit, Opferhilfe beider Basel
Division of the Basel Victim Support for counselling by women for women who are affected by domestic and/or sexual violence
Männer plus, Opferhilfe beider Basel
|Division of the Basel Victim Support providing counselling for male victims of violence|
Punkt 12. Ein Treff für Mädchen und junge Frauen
PUNKT 12 is a Bern based center open to girls and young women. There the girls and young women can also obtain guidance on a broad variety of topics.
Refuge for girls and young women (age 14-20) who are affected by violence. The “Mädchenhaus” provides shelter, protection and counselling.
The „Schlupfhuus“ is a refuge for children and youth in critical situations. It offers a helpline, advice and a place to stay.
Lilli provides anonymous online guidance and information about sexuality, sexual violence, relationship, contraception and sexually transmissible diseases to youth as well as young adults
DAO, women’s shelters
Umbrella organisation of the women’s shelters in Switzerland and Lichtenstein
|Beratungsstelle für Frauen gegen sexuelle Gewalt|
Service line, sexual violence
|www.frauenberatung.ch||Zurich based advice center running a service line for women affected by sexual violence (044 291 46 46)|
Advice center for sexually exploited children, their relatives, specialists and institutions concerned with the topic.
Counselling and education on the topic of prevention of sexual exploitation
Internet- und SMS-Seelsorge
Experienced pastors take care of persons in difficult circumstances
Pro Juventute Beratung
Guidance for young people via telephone, short text messages and internet chat
Elternnotruf, advice for parents
Support and advice around the clock for parents (0848 35 45 55)
Endlich-frei, eating disorders
Charity providing guidance and information on the topic of eating disorders
US American and English Services against Domestic Violence
|National Domestic Violence Hot Line||www.thehotline.org||US American service line providing 24-hour support through advocacy, safety planning, resources and hope to everyone affected by domestic violence.|
|SupportLine||www.supportline.org.uk||SupportLine is an English service line providing guidance in cases of eating disorders, seself harm, domestic violence, rape and sexual assault and other topics.|
|Rights of Women||www.rightsofwomen.org.uk||Offers an advice line with free legal advice for women by women.|
|The Hideout||www.thehideout.org.uk||Website for children and young people to inform them about domestic violence, help them identify whether it's happening in their home and provide indirect and informal support.|
|National Centre for Domestic Violence||www.ncdv.org.uk||NCDV helps survivors of domestic violence obtain an injunction, free of charge.|
Offers for boys and men in Switzerland
|mannebüro||www.mannebuero.ch||For men – against violence; institution providing counselling and information to men|
|HDL (Hau den Lukas)||www.hdl.ch||Advice and coaching for boys and men|
|Respect!||www.respect-selbstbehauptung.ch||Self-assertion for boys|
|Netzwerk Schulische Bubenarbeit||www.nwsb.ch||Association seeking to amplify gender-determined activities for boys and male youths at schools|
Offers for boys and men in English speaking countries
|Boy’s Development Project||www.boysdevelopmentproject.org.uk/index.html||The Boy’s Development Project creates projects for the development of boys. It provides consultancy and training for boys, parents and teachers.|
|MenCare – A Global Fatherhood Campaign||www.men-care.org||Vast information for men on the topic of fatherhood.|
|International Men’s Day||www.international-mens-day.com||Information and events with the purpose of promoting positive role models for men and boys|
|The Good Men Foundation||http://goodmenproject.com||The Good Men Project is a social movement as well as a magazine covering men’s topics|