Western's Caucus on Women's Issues

Useful Links

On Campus  l  Off Campus

The annotated links provided on this page are external. You will exit the WCWI website by clicking any of the links listed below.

On Campus

Women's Issue Network (WIN). Run by undergraduates, WIN offers a safe space on campus; it also coordinates many events throughout the year.

Equity Services . Sponsors events and provides confidential counselling and mediation services for those suffering harrassment or discrimination on the basis of race or gender -- or for other human rights issues.

Centre for Women's Studies and Feminist Research. Through the work of Women's Caucus, the Centre was established in 1987, and is jointly sponsored by the Faculties of Arts and Social Science.

Women's Studies: Weldon Library -- a fantastic research resource, both for holdings on campus and links on the web!! Includes an excellent background on International Women's Day.

Ad hoc Equity Issues Committee and Social Justice-For more information please contact the Society of Graduate Students.


Off Campus

Giving Voice - Giving Voice is a bi-monthly publication based in London, Ontario that celebrates the lives, work and accomplishments of women.  Each edition contains a feature story of a social agency and an artist.  Other sections include spirituality and a forum where women can reflect.  For more information email givingvoice@sympatico.ca

National Library of Canada - Celebrating Women's Achievements: an excellent source celebrating "a selection of Canadian women who have made outstanding contributions. Each woman's life and achievements are described, followed by a list of suggested readings.

Archives and Special Collections-The Canadian Women's Movement Archives: This site is maintained by the University of Ottawa Library. "The Canadian Women's Movement Archives is a valuable resource for the study of "second wave" feminism in Canada. Founded in 1977 by feminist activists."

National Action Committee on the Status of Women: WCWI serves as a liason between many women's organizations outside the university and the community of Women at Western including the National Action Committee on the Status of Women. "The National Action Committee on the Status of Women (NAC) is the largest feminist organization in Canada. A coalition of more than 700 member groups, NAC has been fighting for women's equality for 27 years."

Ontario Women's Directorate: this site is maintained by the Government of Ontario. It offers various programs and information available to women residing in Ontario.

Library of Parliament-Women's Right to Vote in Canada: This chronological list of dates documents the implementation of women's right to vote across Canada.

Dawn Ontario-Disabled Women's Network Ontario: "DAWN Ontario is a progressive, volunteer-driven, feminist organization promoting social justice, gender equality, human rights & the advancement of equality rights of disAbled women through education, research, advocacy, coalition-building, resource development, and information & communication technology."

Womennet.ca-The Canadian Women's Virtual Information Centre:"Womennet.ca, the Canadian Women's Information Centre, helps women respond to challenges and improve their quality of life. Whether they are working outside the home or parenting, on their own or with a spouse, young, middle-aged or elderly, women face challenges. Womennet.ca is the site to turn to for information and resources to help women take charge of their lives."

Amnesty International-Listen to the Women: This site offers "profiles of women human rights activists around the world, and the Amnesty International members who help safeguard these women’s right to carry out their important work."

http://www.ontariotenants.ca : That nonprofit site provides information on tenants' rights, research on discrimination against women, finding affordable housing, apartment security, child safety and local community services.



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