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Women's & Gender Resource Center

Directory of Women's & Gender Resource Links

Advancing Women -- "International business & career community news, networking, strategy for women in the workplace."

African-American Women - On-line Archival Collections -- Feature scanned images of manuscript pages and full text of the writings of African-American women in the Special Collections Library at Duke University. Consists of: Elizabeth Johnson Harris, Life Story, 1867-1923, Hannah Valentine and Lethe Jackson Slave Letters, 1837-1838, and Vilet Lester Letter, 1857.

African American Women Writers of the 19th Century -- "Collection of electronic texts has been assembled from the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, focusing on the writers who founded the African American women's literary tradition."

African Studies Association of the United States: Childrens' Africana Book Awards (via AfricaAccess.Com, Silver Spring, Maryland) Since 1991, the Outreach Council of the ASA annually honors outstanding authors and illustrators of children's books about Africa published in the United States.

American Association of University Women
This site provides firsthand information about AAUW, working to promote education and equity for all women and girls.

American Medical Women's Association (AMWA) -- "Organization of over 13,000 women physicians and medical students dedicated to the care of the woman patient."

Celebrating Women's Achievements -- National Library of Canada.

Gender Based Student Affiliated Groups:
Association for Women in Communications; Network of Enlightened Women (NeW); Society for the Advancement of Marriage & Family Counseling/Therapy; Society of Women Engineers; Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS); Student African American Sisterhood (S.A.A.S.); University Association for the Education of Young Children and Women in Engineering.
Contact: Dr. Rosa Githiora, Associate Director of Multicultural Programs rmg25@uakron.edu

Counseling Services at UA
A culturally diverse staff of licensed psychologists and doctoral trainees provide psychological counseling and psychotherapy, career counseling, testing services, outreach and consultation to the university community. Contact: 330-972-7082
Portage Path Psychiatric Emergency Services Hotline, 330-434-9144
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 800-273-8255
Rape Crisis Hotline, 330-434-7273
Student Health Services, 330-972-7808

Indigenous Peoples' Literature These articles are part of a collection of writings celebrating the rich and diverse cultures of Indigenous Peoples' that thoughtfully assert the sovereign rights of the Peoples' of North and South America. This body of work was researched and cataloged by Glenn Welker and graciously shared with and first published on Indians.org.

Insider Views on Workplace Issues
This site provides firsthand insights about issues affecting women who work in traditionally male-dominated business settings. Join those who have been in the trenches and become more informed about the experiences of working women.

IWPR
The Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) is an independent, non-profit, scientific research organization dedicated to informing the public on issues of critical importance to women and their families. Established in 1987, this site addresses issues of poverty and welfare, employment and earnings, work and family, health and safety, and women's participation in politics.

Literary Map of Africa (Miriam Conteh-Morgan et al., Ohio State University Libraries, Columbus, Ohio). "The Literary Map of Africa is a bio-bibliographical database, designed to be a comprehensive research and information tool on African literature."

National Museum of Women in the Arts -- Washington, DC museum has a Library and Research Center.

National Organization for Women

This site provides information on women's issues for women's activists.

National Women's Studies Association
This site provides information about the NWSA, supporting and promoting feminist and womanist teaching, learning, research, and professional community service at all levels of education.

The Feminist Majority Foundation Online

The Feminist Majority Foundation works for social, political, and economic equality for women by using research and education to improve women's lives.

The National Women's Health Information Center: The Federal Government Source for Women's Health Information
800-994-9662 or 888-220-5446 (TDD) -- Monday through Friday (9:00 am to 6:00 pm est)
The National Women's Health Information Center (NWHIC) is the most reliable and current information resource on women’s health today. We offer FREE women’s health information on more than 800 topics through our call center and web site.

Reporting Sexual Misconduct and Sexual Assault
The University of Akron urges people who have been the victim of sex-based offenses to pursue criminal charges against the person or persons they believe to have committed the crime.

Contact: Denine M. Rocco Associate Vice President & Dean of Students & Deputy Title IX Coordinator drocco@uakron.edu or Mark Stasitis Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Employees mstasitis@uakron.edu.or or Becky Hoover Associate Provost for Talent Development; Title IX Coordinator hoover@uakron.edu also see: http://www.uakron.edu/safety/annual-safety-report/protocols.dot and Student Code of Conduct: http://www.uakron.edu/ogc/UniversityRules/pdf/41-01.pdf and Sexual Harrassment Policy http://www.uakron.edu/ogc/UniversityRules/pdf/11-13.pdf

Women's Health Reearch Priorities at NIH Presents the overarching themesof the priorities for reasearch in women's health.

Women's Studies Database
Find links here to numerous women-related sites around the country.

WORLD
WORLD is a diverse community of women living with HIV/AIDS and their supporters working together to connect HIV-positive women, their families, allies, and communities to one another through peer-based education, support, advocacy, and leadership development.

Advancing Women -- "International business & career community news, networking, strategy for women in the workplace."African-American Women - On-line Archival Collections -- Feature scanned images of manuscript pages and full text of the writings of African-American women in the Special Collections Library at Duke University. Consists of: Elizabeth Johnson Harris, Life Story, 1867-1923, Hannah Valentine and Lethe Jackson Slave Letters, 1837-1838, and Vilet Lester Letter, 1857.African American Women Writers of the 19th Century -- "Collection of electronic texts has been assembled from the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, focusing on the writers who founded the African American women's literary tradition."American Association of University Women (AAUW) -- Has a Gender Gaps Fact Sheet.American Medical Women's Association (AMWA) -- "Organization of over 13,000 women physicians and medical students dedicated to the care of the woman patient."

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