Includes links to web sites, books, CDs and movies related to personal growth, social change,
An interactive web portal with tools, resources and participatory communities to promote NGO
and NGO network capacity building and linkages throughout the developing world.
Acturial Society of South Africa's ASSA 2000 AIDS model
Established in January 1992, the AIDS Consortium is a network of over 300 organisations, many community-based, and over 200 individuals (link to membership database). Although most of the membership is based in Gauteng, there are also members in other provinces.
AIDS Law Project
The AIDS Law Project uses legal action to rectify human rights abuses against people with HIV. They are also TAC's lawyers. Both organisations work closely together.
AIDS Info A service of the US Department of Health and Human Services, AIDS Info provides information on treatment guidelines, AIDS drugs and vaccines and clinical trials, as well as an HIV/AIDS Education and Resource Centre.
AIDS Treatment NewsThis internationally recognized treatment newsletter is an excellent resource for persons living with HIV/AIDS who are looking for information on new therapies.
Beat It! This site contains information on Beat It! a TV series being shown in South Africa, which focuses on HIV issues.
Children First Children First is committed to presenting African perspectives on the situation of children in South Africa and Africa.
Consumer Project on Technology
The Consumer Project on Technology was started by Ralph Nader in 1995. The CPT focuses on intellectual property rights and health care, electronic commerce and competition policy.
Their webpage, South Africa and Access to Pharmaceutical Drugs, has information on the US/South Africa disputes over compulsory licensing and parallel imports. This is one of the best sources of information for researchers. Of particular interest is this timeline of US trade pressures against South Africa since the Medicines and Related Substances Control Act was introduced.
Global Campaign for Microbicides
Website advocating for increased research into microbicides.
This is an online South African health-care news agency. Their news service is kept up-to-date, with an emphasis on HIV related articles.
Health Global Access Project Coalition
Campaigns for corporations, governments and international institutions to take concrete steps to dismantle the barriers to treatment access caused by exorbitant pricing, abuse of patent privileges and unfair trade regulations.
HIV Management Solutions
HMS, an independently run syndicate of the Wits Health Consortium (Pty) Ltd, promotes HIV awareness in business and creates learning opportunities for businesses in developing policy and strategy, in order to minimize both direct and indirect financial risks relating to HIV/AIDS within the workplace.
Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) MSF are committed to providing medical aid wherever it is needed and raising awareness of the plight of the people they help. They are the winners of the 1999 Nobel peace prize. MSF work closely with TAC on treatment access issues. In particular, they run the South African pilot mother-to-child transmission prevention program in Khayalitsha, Cape Town.
NIH: Focus on the HIV-AIDS Connection
This excellent site contains extensive documentation demonstrating beyond any reasonable scientific doubt that HIV causes AIDS.
The Panos Institute has recently published a superb booklet on HIV called "Beyond Our Means". Their site is definitely worth visiting.
Project Inform has been at the frontlines in the fight against HIV and AIDS since 1985—when reliable information about the disease and its treatment was nearly impossible to obtain. Project Inform is a US nonprofit, community based organization working to end the AIDS epidemic.
The Legal Resources Centre
An independent, client-based, non-profit public interest law centre which uses the law as an instrument of justice. (The LRC acted on TAC's behalf during the mother-to-child transmission prevention case.)
Treatment Action Group
The Treatment Action Group is an HIV advocacy group based in the US. They are working closely with TAC to provide a series of workshops on treatment issues.
United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)According to their website, "a United Nations group supporting an expanded response aimed at preventing the transmission of HIV, providing care and support, reducing the vulnerability of individuals and communities to HIV/AIDS, and alleviating the impact of the epidemic."
- The following are links to gender equality bodies within European and international institutions and general information web sites on gender issues.
- International Women's Tribune Centre - IWTC
- Gender and Sustainable Development
- Women's Court: The Permanent Arab Court to Resist Violence Against Women
- Association for Progressive Communication-Women's Networking Support Programme
- Women's Issues in the Third World Countries
- Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development
- The GREAT Network
- Women Learning Partnership
- DIANA: International Human Rights Database: Women's Human Rights Resources
- Sinai Bedouin Women
- Women's Global Network for Reproductive Rights
- Acre Arab Women's Association
- Assiwar - Arab Feminist Movement in Support of Victims of Sexual Abuse
- Urgent Action Fund
- Women's Issues in the Third World
- Global Fund for Women
- Women's Learning Partnership - WLP
- National Action Committee on the Status of Women - NAC
- Women's Forum for Research and Training - WFRT- Ymene
- Marche 2000
- Cyber Solidaires
- Health Before Wealth
- National Action Committee on the Status of Women - NAC
- Nisswa and Development Network
- Catholic Institute for International Relation
Set up in 1995 as a contact center for women and women's organizations, Amazone has subsequently developed into a resource center for equality between men and women. It provides a broad range of services as a meeting, conference, and information center.
- Amnesty International
Amnesty International is a democratic, self-governing organization that campaigns for internationally recognized human rights. It undertakes research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of the rights to physical and mental integrity, and promotes freedom of conscience and expression and freedom from discrimination.
- Association for Progressive Communications (APC)
APC is an international network of civil society organizations dedicated to empowering and supporting groups and individuals working for peace, human rights, development, and the protection of the environment, through the strategic use of information and communication technologies (ICTs), including the Internet.
- Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID)
AWID seeks to connect, inform and mobilize people and organizations committed to achieving gender equality, sustainable development and women's human rights. AWID is a professional association of more than 4,500 women and men concerned with the role of women as agents and beneficiaries of the development process.
- Center for Women's Global Leadership
The Center for Women's Global Leadership (Global Center) develops and facilitates women's leadership for women's human rights and social justice worldwide.
Engender is an information, research and networking organization for women in Scotland that works with other groups locally and internationally to improve women's lives and increase their power and influence.
- Equality Now
Equality Now documents violence and discrimination against women and adds an international action overlay to support efforts to advance equality rights and defend individual women who are suffering abuse.
- European Roma Rights Center (ERRC)
ERRC is an international public interest law organization that monitors the human rights situation of Roma and provides legal defense in cases of human rights abuse.
- European Women's Lobby (EWL)
EWL is the largest coordinating body of national and European non-governmental women's organizations in the European Union, with over 3,000 member associations in the 15 member states.
- Human Rights Watch
Human Rights Watch is a nonprofit dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world and raising awareness about human rights abuses.
INSTRAW, the United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women, seeks to promote gender equality and women's advancement worldwide through research, training and the collection and dissemination of information.
InterAction is an international development and humanitarian NGO that includes both faith-based and secular member organizations that seek to foster economic and social development; provide relief to those affected by disaster and war; assist refugees and internally displaced persons; advance human rights; support gender equality; protect the environment; address population concerns; and press for more equitable, just, and effective public policies.
1. European institutions
This is the starting point for all electronic links to the European Institutions
Home page of the European Commission:
European Commission's web site dedicated to equality of women and men
European Commission - Women and science web site
EUROPARL is the European Parliament's Web server (news, directory of members of parliament,
latest topics under discussion...)
Members of the European Parliament:
The European Parliament Committee on Women's Rights: members, agendas, meeting documents.
The European Parliament and the fight against discrimination:
European Parliament studies on gender equality
Fact sheets of the European Parliament on the European integration
Council of Ministers
The site of the Council of Ministers: general information on the activities and working methods of the
Presidencies of the European Union - links to the web sites of the Presidencies
2. Council of Europe
General web page:
Council of Europe's web site dedicated to equality of women and men
3. United Nations
The UN internet gateway on the advancement and empowerment of women :
International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women:
United Nations treaties on women and children (CEDAW, Protocol to CEDAW...)
UNECE Gender Statistics Website
4. Women's information gateways on the web, add
Pénélopes- feminist information agency:
Interpaliamentary Union - Women in politics (figures on women in national and regional parliaments, world classification...) :
European database women in decision-making:
European and North American WomenAction:
5. Other European NGOs
Platform of social NGOs: