Institute for Women and Children's Policy

The Institute for Women and Children's Policy is a not-for-profit think-tank that was formed in September 1994 as the Center for Women and Children's Policy Research Development. In February 1995, the Institute incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation under the Illinois General Not-For-Profit Act of 1986.

 The mission of the Institute is twofold:

As executive director of the Institute, I am responsible for making sure that the policies of the Institute are implemented. I am required by the board of directors of the Institute to produce an annual report detailing the status of women and children worldwide. Look for my report in July 2000.

Executive Staff

Gregory A. Kelson - Executive Director
Cristina R. Gates - Associate Director

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Women's Links

Read the Supreme Court Opinion that declared the Violence Against Women Act unconstitutional

To keep up with country specific affairs, I am a member of several women's studies associations around the world. Among them is the Canadian Women's Studies Association (CWSA). CWSA has recently issued its call for papers for its 2001 Annual Meeting at Université de Laval in Quebec City, Quebec. For more information or to submit a proposal, follow this link to the CWSA website. You must be a member of CWSA to present a paper. Membership info is also available at the CWSA website.

I am the list manager for Internet discussion list FEMISA, which is owned by the Feminist Theory and Gender Studies Section of the International Studies Association.  The purpose of the list is to foster discussion about the interconnections between feminism, gender or women and international relations, world politics or global politics. Listed below are the home pages of other subscribers to FEMISA:

Other feminist sites that might be of interest:

Children's Links

I don't have much in this area yet, but I am still looking. If you have any suggestions or would like to put your link here, send me a note. The Institute has joined with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to help find missing children. If you have seen any of the children below, please click on the banner to find out how you can help.

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