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Women's Studies on the Move: Envisioning the Future


Selected Bibliographies compiled for the University of South Carolina
Twelfth Annual Women's Studies Conference, February 25-26, 1999

The name is becoming very familiar and a part of our lives. We call it the World Wide Web, WWW, Web, Internet, or Net or any number of other names. Information, sometimes new and sometimes old, has been made accessible electronically by our computers. The same kinds of criteria that we use to define quality information should be used when looking at information on the Web. There's good information, bad information, and everything in between. Don't let your judgement be swayed, just because it's on the Web. To the best of my ability I have tried to make sure that the web addresses are correct. If you've used the web at all, you are familiar with the ease that web sites come and go. If the address given isn't responding, try shortening the address or try doing a web search for the title given.

If you aren't familiar with using the Web, Thomas Cooper Library offer classes in beginning and advanced searching of the Web or arrangements can be made to have someone come to your office. The schedule is available on the USC Training page - University Libraries http://training.csd.sc.edu/tcl/tcl.htm

Or contact Marilee Birchfield, Thomas Cooper Library, phone: 777-4267, Email: marilee@sc.edu

Information Resources Available from the World Wide Web (WWW)
Women's Studies
Child Abuse
Domestic Violence
Sexual Harrassment
Sexual Assault
General


WOMEN'S STUDIES

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN
http://www.aauw.org/
    The American Association of University Women is a national organization that promotes education and equity for all women and girls. Our commitment to these issues is reflected by the AAUW public policy program. AAUW is composed of three corporations: the Association, the AAUW Educational Foundation, and the AAUW Legal Advocacy.

CANADIAN WOMEN'S STUDIES ON-LINE
http://www.utoronto.ca/womens/cdnwomen.htm

    This site provides information on Women's Studies Programs, Resources & Women's Organizations in Canada.
    Graduate Collaborative Program in Women's Studies
    University of Toronto
    cdn.web@utoronto.ca

FEMINISM AND WOMEN'S STUDIES
http://eserver.org/feminism/

    This page, produced by the English Department at Carnegie Mellon University, publishes women's studies and feminist works, particularly focusing on issues of sex, gender, sexual identity and sexuality in cultural practices.

NATIONAL WOMEN'S STUDIES ASSOCIATION
http://www.nwsa.org

    NWSA supports and promotes feminist/womanist teaching, learning, research, and professional and community service at the pre-K through post-secondary levels and serves as a locus of information about the inter-disciplinary field of Women's Studies for those outside the profession.
    NWSA
    University of Maryland
    7100 Baltimore Blvd.
    Ste. 500
    College Park, MD 20740
    phone: (301) 403-0525
    fax: (301) 403-4137
    nwsa@umail.umd.edu
WOMEN'S STUDIES DATABASE
http://www.inform.umd.edu:8080/EdRes/Topic/WomensStudies/
    The University of Maryland women's studies database, begun in September 1992, serves those people interested in the women's studies profession and in general women's issues. Some of the topics covered are bibliographies, educational opportunities, syllabi, and film reviews.
    inforM Staff
    University of Maryland
    ws-editor@umail.umd.edu.

WOMEN'S STUDIES/WOMEN'S ISSUES RESOURCE SITES
http://research.umbc.edu/~korenman/wmst/links.html

    This is a selective, alphabetical listing of web sites containing resources and information about women's studies/women's issues, with an emphasis on sites of particular use to an academic women's studies program. From Joan Korenman - one of the best and most comprehensive sites.
    Joan Korenman
    University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)
    korenman@umbc2.umbc.edu


DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

CAVNET COMMUNITIES AGAINST VIOLENCE NETWORK
http://www.cavnet.org
    The purpose of the CAVNET homepage is to serve as a searchable, authoritative source of information about violence against women, children, persons with disabilities, gays and lesbians, and others. The issues directory is kept up-to-date. CAVNET@pobox.com.

CLOTHESLINE PROJECT
http://home.cybergrrl.com/dv/orgs/cp.html

    The Clothesline Project puts a human face on the statistics of violence against women. The Project increases awareness of the impact of violence against women, celebrates a woman's strength to survive, and provides an avenue for her to courageously break the silence. National Network Office of the Clothesline Project: (508) 385-7004

FEMINIST MAJORITY FOUNDATION - DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINES & RESOURCES
http://www.feminist.org/911/crisis.html

    Listing of state and national hotlines and resource centers with complete addresses. Email listing and/or Internet web addresses where available.

JAMES AND JENNIFER HARRELL CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
http://harrellcenter.fmhi.usf.edu/OutsideLinkshc.html

    The James and Jennifer Harrell Center for the study of domestic violence is dedicated to the prevention of domestic violence in all its forms including: partner abuse, child maltreatment, elder abuse and date rape. The Center provides leadership in research, resources, training, and advocacy. The Center's vision is to increase awareness of this issue at the state, national and international levels.
    Martha L. Coulter, Dr.P.H.
    Associate Professor
    Department of Community and Family Health
    College of Public Health
    University of South Florida

MEN AND WOMEN AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
http://www.silcom.com/~paladin/madv/

    Men and Women Against Domestic Violence is an internet-based coalition of men and women working to address the issue of domestic violence. We declare that this is not just a women's issue, but is very much a men's issue, too. Therefore, it is our responsibility to educate and advocate against physical, mental, emotional and sexual violence of all kinds. We offer advocacy and information, but not clinical advice. The Paladin Group, a consulting firm, is located in Santa Barbara, CA but their page has a nice set of Internet links.
    Janet Murphy, M.A.
    jrm@silcom.com

NATIONAL COALITION AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
http://www.ncadv.org/

    The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) is dedicated to the empowerment of battered women and their children and to the elimination of personal and societal violence in the lives of women and their children. NCADV's work includes coalition building at the local, state, regional and national levers; public education and awareness activities; training and technical assistance; public policy development and monitoring; information and referral services. The organization doesn't provide service but works to help those who do want to provide service.
    National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
    P.O. Box 18749
    Denver, CO 80218
    Phone: 303-839-1852
    Fax: 303-831-9251

NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE
http://www.ndvh.org/

    One call summons immediate help, in English or Spanish, 24 hours a day, seven days each week. Interpreters are available to translate an additional 139 languages. The Hotline may be reached toll-free by phone from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) *** 1-800-787-3224 (TTY) The National Domestic Violence Hotline links individuals to help in their area using a nationwide database that includes detailed information on domestic violence shelters, other emergency shelters, legal advocacy and assistance programs, and social service programs.

    The web site provides a listing of actions that might indicate the need to contact the hotline, statistics, and the organization's links to other web sites.

    National Domestic Violence Hotline
    P.O. Box 161810
    Austin, TX 78716

NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR WOMEN
http://www.now.org/issues/

    National Organization for Women - key issues, one of which is Violence against Women

THE NATIONAL VIOLENCE PREVENTION FUND
http://www.igc.apc.org/fund/

    The Family Violence Prevention Fund (FUND) is a national non-profit organization that focuses on domestic violence education, prevention and public policy reform. The FUND compiles an up-to-date general fact sheet on domestic violence and regularly commissions public opinion studies. We also conduct studies and compile statistics on critical issues related to domestic violence in the healthcare, criminal justice, children's, military and workplace arenas.
    National Violence Prevention Fund
    fund@igc.apc.org

"NO SAFE PLACE."
http://www.pbs.org/kued/nosafeplace/

    PBS companion site for the program "No Safe Place." The documentary film tells the moving stories of women who have been battered, assaulted, raped, and stories of men who commit these crimes. Also featured are interviews with several nationally recognized experts who look at causes and solutions, additional articles on the topic, teaching guides, and resources for more information or help.
    Public Broadcasting Service
    1320 Braddock Place
    Alexandria, VA 22314
    www@pbs.org

KATE ORMAN'S DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: INFORMATION
http://www.ocs.mq.edu.au/~korman/feminism/Domestic_Violence/information.html

    This is a personal page but has a good listing of Internet web links. Kate also gives guidance about doing research papers and where to find information you might need.
    Kate Orman
    Macquarie University
    Sydney, Australia
    http://www.ocs.mq.edu.au/~korman/email.html

SAFE STOP ABUSE FOR EVERYONE
http://www.dgp.toronto.edu/~jade/safe/

    SAFE is a non-profit organization that provides advocacy, information, and support for men and women who are the victims of domestic violence. Concentrates on domestic violence against straight men, gay men, and lesbian women, because few services exist for these groups.
    Jade Rubick
    573 Indian Rd
    Toronto, Ontario M6P 2B9 Canada.
    (416)536-3666
    jade@cs.utoronto.ca

SAFETYNET DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESOURCES
http://home.cybergrrl.com/dv/

    Resources, statistics (with verifiable citations), Domestic Violence Handbook, bibliographies, and links to other sources.

US DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE - VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN OFFICE
http://www.usdoj.gov/vawo/

    Federal Legislation and regulations, publications and fact sheets, grant opportunities, press releases, remarks and speeches on violence against women, links to other federal agencies.

YAHOO SOURCES ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
http://www.yahoo.com/Society_and_Culture/Crime/Crimes/Domestic_Violence/

SEXUAL ASSAULT

FEMINIST.COM
http://feminist.com/rainn.htm

    The page has Internet links to statistics about violence and abuse. It also describes The Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) http://www.rainn.org a non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C. that operates a national toll-free hotline for victims of sexual assault.

FEMINIST MAJORITY FOUNDATION - SEXUAL ASSAULT AND RAPE CRISIS RESOURCE LIST
http://www.feminist.org/911/resources.html

    Telephone numbers, addresses for state and national resources.

SEXUAL ASSAULT INFORMATION PAGE
http://www.cs.utk.edu/~bartley/saInfoPage.html

    The Sexual Assault Information Page (SAIP) is a not-for-profit information and referral service created and maintained by Chris Bartley. SAIP provides information concerning acquaintance rape, child sexual abuse/assault, incest, rape, ritual abuse, sexual assault, and sexual harassment. Informational links are also given for subjects not as frequently covered such as dissociative disorder, post traumatic stress, rape trauma syndrome, and secondary victims. The site hasn't been updated recently but the information might still prove useful.


CHILD ABUSE

THE CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION NETWORK
http://child.cornell.edu/

    The Child Abuse Prevention Network is the Internet Center for professionals in the field of child abuse and neglect. Child maltreatment, physical abuse, psychological maltreatment, neglect, sexual abuse, and emotional abuse and neglect are our key areas of concern. The Network provides unique and powerful tools for all workers to support the identification, investigation, treatment, adjudication, and prevention of child abuse and neglect. An in-depth page with lots of news, statistics, bookmarks to other sites, and organizations. The network is involved with many different partners which gives them access to good resources and covers many areas.
    Tom Hanna
    Program Leader
    Child Abuse Prevention Network
    tph3@cornell.edu

NATIONAL CENTER FOR MISSING & EXPLOITED CHILDREN
http://www.missingkids.org

    As the nation's resource center for child protection, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) spearheads national efforts to locate and recover missing children and raises public awareness about ways to prevent child abduction, molestation, and sexual exploitation. A private, nonprofit organization established in 1984, NCMEC operates under a Congressional mandate and works in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
    NCMEC
    Suite 550
    2101 Wilson Boulevard
    Arlington, VA 22201-3077
    Telephone 703-235-3900 / FAX 703-235-4067
    24-hour Hotline 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678)

THE NATIONAL COMMITTEE TO PREVENT CHILD ABUSE
http://www.childabuse.org/

    The NCPCA mission is a nationwide commitment to prevent child abuse in all its forms and our vision is one in which every child is free from abuse and neglect, safely nurtured by a loving family, and supported by a caring community. Statistics, lots of information on prevention, information for parents and children, and publications produced for the organization.
    NCPCA
    200 South Michigan Avenue
    Seventeenth Floor
    Chicago, IL 60604-4357
    PHONE: (312) 663-3520 / FAX: (312) 939-8962


SEXUAL HARASSMENT

FEMINIST MAJORITY FOUNDATION - SEXUAL HARASSMENT RESOURCE LIST
http://www.feminist.org/911/sexharlinks.html

NOW - INITIATIVE TO STOP SEXUAL HARASSMENT
http://www.now.org/issues/harass/initiative.html


GENERAL

FEMINIST.COM
http://feminist.com

    Our primary goal is to help make networking for women -- both off and online -- easy to do. We hope that FEMINIST.COM will become a place where women can meet, exchange ideas, get information, build a business, become active, participate in government and empower themselves and the world around them -- a woman's cyber community if you will. The Internet may be the best agency that the women's movement has to keep connected, informed and active.
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