Networks are vehicles of power for women, for all people. Often networks are a group of professionals who share resources, intellect and skills to achieve
certain results. Networks can be a connected group of people, of organizations, even countries. The results that come from networking are often far
broader and profound when a number of able minded people work on a project or issue together. Power is also afforded from the combined energies of all
concerned. Networking also helps neophyte workers or professionals become encultured into a job or cause through mentorship with a more experienced
peer. The following resources lead to effective networks in a number of different contexts - all relevant to women in some way. If you know of a network
that should be included in this category, please send the details by going Here!
APC: Women's Networking Support Programme - believes that Information Technology (IT) is a powerful tool - a tool that can help build social
networks and contribute towards progressive, social change.
- Iranian Women - A Resource Directory addresses the status of women in Iran, with links that include poetry, art, and 'related sites' of invaluable
and updated news items.
- Journalism and Women's Symposium - brings together women journalists and journalism educators and researchers to meet in an
atmosphere of mutual support and professional growth.
- Native Forest Network: International Forest Protection - a global autonomous collective of forest activists, indigenous peoples, conservation
biologists and non - government organizations.
- Network of East-West Women - empowers women and girls throughout the East (Central and Eastern Europe, and NIS and the Russian
Federation) and the West by dialogue, networking, campaigns, and educational and informational exchanges.
- The Plight of the Afghan Woman - This resource directory points to information on and organizations concerned with the political oppression
of women in Afghanistan.
- Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA) - a political/social organization of Afghan women struggling for peace,
freedom, democracy and women's rights in fundamentalism-blighted Afghanistan.
- Women's Alliance for Peace and Human Rights in Afghanistan (WAPHA) - promote awareness of the tragic human rights situation in
Afghanistan and to advocate for social, political, economic and civil rights of the Afghan women and girls.
- Women for Women International - A non-profit, inter-faith humanitarian organization that directs donations to helping Third World women.
Among its goals are helping women master traditional and non-traditional trades, learn how to secure employment or run an income-generating
- Women's International Network (WIN) - is a large assembly of women communicators working to ensure women's Right to communicate through
and within the community radio movement.