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U.S. Government Information
- Census Bureau in addition to providing enumeration of women in the United States also provides:
- Minority- & Women- Owned Business Enterprises these tables include "All Firms Comparison," and data by state, industry, gender, race and ethnicity.
- Products on Gender collection of links to census information on gender
- Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice is the primary institution within the federal government responsible for enforcing federal statutes prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, sex, handicap, religion, and national origin.
- Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 this the Department of Education's page on Title IX, it contains the law, along with guidance and publications on the law.
- U.S. Commission on Civil Rights investigates complaints alleging that citizens are being deprived of their right to vote by reason of their race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, or national origin, or by reason of fraudulent practices.
- U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) . Its mission is "to ensure equality of opportunity by vigorously enforcing federal legislation prohibiting discrimination in employment." The site provides information by class, publications, and statistics.
- Women information from the National Archives on Women's History.
- Women in the Armed Forces
International Organization Information
- International Labour Organization links to gender equality programs regarding the workplace.
- United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW)
- Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women was adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1979, and is "often described as an international bill of rights for women. Consisting of a preamble and 30 articles, it defines what constitutes discrimination against women and sets up an agenda for national action to end such discrimination." Each country that has ratified or acceded to the convention conducts a Country Report every four years.
- Publications put out by the DAW.
- Women2000 and Beyond full-text publications.
- United Nations Inter-Agency Network on Women and Gender Equality (IANWGE) or WomenWatch, is "a central gateway to information and resources on the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women throughout the United Nations system, including the United Nations Secretariat, regional commissions, funds, programmes, specialized agencies and academic and research institutions."
- United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (INSTRAW) promotes research and training for the advancement of women worldwide.
- World Health Organization, Department of Gender, Women, and Health publications and fact sheets on issues affecting women's health.
- Gendercide Watch tracks and reports on "acts of gender-selective mass killings around the world."
- Protection Project gathers "information regarding the national and international legislation protecting women and children from commercial sexual exploitation." The site features demographic data and maps, summaries of national statutes, texts of relevant international conventions, survivors' stories, video clips, human rights reports, and other relevant information. Although free, the site requires registration for use.
- Women's Human Rights Resources "is a free, accessible on-line library on international women's rights law. The purpose of the WHRR web site is to help researchers, students, teachers, and human rights advocates locate authoritative and diverse information on women's international human rights via the Internet."
- Women Working, 1800-1930 is a collection of digitized historical, manuscript, and image collections on working women from the Harvard Library collection.