Please feel free to e-mail the Network regarding good sites you have found and we will be glad to consider adding them to this listing.

The Wisconsin Women’s Network does not have any control over or endorse the contents of the following web sites.


Feminist resource lists

4ERA - A national non-partisan single-issue organization working to finish ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment.
Marianne Schnall’s
Women’s Studies/Women’s Issues Resource Sites
WSSLINKS - Women and Gender Studies Web Sites


Academic Links, Think Tanks

Anthony Center for Women’s Leadership (Rochester)
Center for American Women in Politics (Rutgers)
Center for Research on Women (Wellesley College)
Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy (UMass-Boston)
Center for Women Policy Studies
Institute for Women’s Policy Research
LaFollette School of Public Affairs (UW-Madison)
The Madison Institute
National Council for Research on Women
The National Council for Research on Women is a network of more than 100 leading U.S. research, advocacy, and policy centers with a growing global reach. The Council harnesses the resources of its network to ensure fully informed debate, policies, and practices to build a more inclusive and equitable world for women and girls.
UW-Women’s Studies Librarian’s Office
Contains an enormous amount of information, including their publications and services, bibliographies, listings of women and gender resources, links to other resources in Women’s Studies - magazines and journals, organizations, other sites on women, searching help and more.
Wisconsin Center for Education Research

The Arts, Literature, History

A Celebration of Women Writers
Guerrilla Girls on Tour!
History of Women Through Art
International Museum of Women

National Museum of Women in the Arts
New Moon Publishing
“Listen to women and girls and celebrate their power.” A magazine by and for girls 8 - 14 years old.
Room of One’s Own feminist bookstore, Madison, WI
Broad Vocabulary feminist bookstore, Milwaukee, WI
Women Artists in History
Women Artists Archive National Directory
National Women’s History Project
Living the Legacy: The Women’s Rights Movement 1848 - 1998
Women’s History Sources Online from the WI Historical Society

Children, Childcare, Education

American Association of University Women
Association for Gender Equity Leadership in Education
Children’s Defense Fund
Child Welfare Information Gateway
Early Childhood Collaborating Partners
Melpomene Institute
National Child Care Information Center - Dept of Health and Human Services
National Education Association Legislative Action Center
US Dept of Education
University of Wisconsin System
Wisconsin Council on Children and Families


Wisconsin Women’s Council
Consolidates 20,000 government sites; can search for government info by topic.
“The Internet Guide to the U.S. Congress”
Federal Court System home page
Federal Election Commission
Thomas - Access text of all U.S. House and Senate legislation; searchable by keyword or number.
U.S. House of Representatives

U.S. Senate
US Supreme Court
White House
WI State Courts
WI State Government Web Site
Wisconsin Blue Book
Wisconsin Legislature

Health and Reproductive Rights

Abortion Access Project

Center for Reproductive Rights
Civil Liberites and Public Policy Program at Hampshire College
Campus and community organizing for reproductive freedom.
A medical and health consumer information resource containing comprehensive and unbiased information in patient-friendly language.
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
Medical Students for Choice
National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations
National Breast Cancer Coalition
National Women’s Health Information Center
A project of the Office on Women’s Health in the US Dept. of Health and Human Services
National Women’s Health Network
Physicians for Social Responsibility
Planned Parenthood
Raising Her Voice, sexual assault survivors speak out
Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice
Republican Pro-Choice Coalition
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States
UW Center for Women’s Health
Wisconsin Institute for Public Health and Health Policy Research
Wisconsin Women’s Empowerment Network
training, technical assistance and networking to reduce stigma, raise awareness and create more gender-responsive treatment for women who have the disease of addiction
Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation


Amnesty International USA Includes information on women in prison, torture of women, and gay and lesbian rights
Center for Reproductive Law and Policy
Center for Women’s Global Leadership
The Global Fund for Women
International Women’s Democracy Center
International Women’s Health Coalition
President’s Interagency Council on Women - Dept of State
Coordinates follow-up of Beijing World Conference on Women
United Nations - Convention to End All Forms of Discrimination Against Women University of MN Human Rights Library
Womankind WorldwideWisconsin Coordinating Council on Nicaragua
Projects include the US-Nicaragua Women’s Empowerment Project
Women’s Human Rights Resrouces
A collaborative project of a consortium of law librarians, university-based human rights resource centers, and other non-governmental human rights organizations.
Women’s International Center
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
Women’s Rights Network
Working to end domestic violence and sexual abuse worldwide

Lesbian and Gay Issues

Fair Wisconsin
Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network
Horizons Foundation
Human Rights Campaign
International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission
International Lesbian and Gay Association
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
Parents, Friends and Families of Lesbians and Gays
Pride at Work
To mobilize mutual support between the organized labor movement and the LGBT community around organizing for social and economic justice.
Gay Roommates - Pride Roommates A roommate service for the GLBT community worldwide since 2003.

Media links

American Journalism Review
Blue Eagle Commentary Links to over 500 US columnists on a variety of topics
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) Their women’s desk analizes effects of sexism and homophobia in the media and works to get feiminist perspectives included in the public debate.
Mind on the Media
Sponsors Turn Beauty Inside Out Day annually in May
Ms. magazine
Mother Jones magazine
The Nation magazine
National Public Radio
New York Times
Online feminist magazine links
Online Newspapers
The Progressive magazine
Progressive Populist
Web site for this newspaper has other alternative media links
PBS On-line
Wisconsin Broadcasters Association
a “C-Span” for Wisconsin
Wisconsin Public Radio
Wisconsin Public Television
Women’s ENews
Women In Media & News Blog

Non-Profit Resources and Philanthropy

Association of Fundraising Professionals
AFP Greater Madison Chapter
Community Shares of Wisconsin

Non-Profit Gateway
Nonprofit Zone
Provides free tools and resources to help non-profits work better, smarter, faster. Philanthropy News Network
Wisconsin Community Fund
Women’s Philanthropy Institute


4ERA - to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment
American Civil Liberites Union Women’s Rights Project
Business and Professional Women USA
Electronic Privacy Information Center
Equal Rights Amendment information
Project of the ERA Summit
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
Legal Momentum
National Association of Commissions for Women
National Council of Women’s Organizations
Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance
People for the American Way
Service Women’s Action Network
Wisconsin Women of Color Network

Politics and Elections

Center for American Women in Politics
Federal Election Commission
International Women’s Democracy Center
Issues 2001
Politics 1
Project Vote Smart
Running Start: Bringing Young Women to Politics
White House Project
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign
Wisconsin State Elections Board
Wisconsin Women’s Council - database of State and local government (City of Madison) board and commision appointment opportunities.

Violence Against Women

Family Violence Prevention Fund
National Center for Victims of Crime
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
National Sexual Violence Resource Center
National Domestic Violence Hotline - Phone number is 800-799-SAFE
Stop Family Violence
Violence Against Women Office - US Dept of Justice
Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Work and Economic Justice

Center for Law and Social Policy
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Center on Wisconsin Strategies (COWS)
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Institute for Women’s Policy Research
National Committee on Pay Equity
National Partnership for Women and Families
Small Business Adminisration office of Women’s Business Ownership
Wider Opportunities for Women
Wisconsin Women Equals Prosperity
Women’s Bureau Clearinghouse - US Dept of Labor