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
To research and publish papers and articles for presentation and publication
to the general public concerning local, national and international policies
concerning women and children.
To assist in the development of legislation and policy locally, nationally
and internationally concerning women and children by providing papers and
Gregory A. Kelson - Executive Director
Cristina R. Gates - Associate Director
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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:
Joan Korenman has probably one of the most exhaustive home pages with links
to other sites that I have seen on the Internet. Follow this link
for an exhaustive list of women-related Internet lists. Joan also maintains
a list to other women's
Chris Jazwinski of St. Cloud
State University has an excellent home page with links to other women's
studies sites as well as other useful information.
Lyonette Louis-Jacques, a lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School, has set up an excellent
legal resource called Women and International Law
that is a great starting point for anyone dealing with feminist legal theory.
Definitely worth a look!
Susan Dennis' Home Page, which
is billed as the "Home of Women on the Web." This link contains a huge
list of web sites created by women.
From the world of E-Journals come The
Progressive Woman's Quarterly. Definitely worth a look!
The Feminist Majority Online is a
site which has grown much since I first found it in 1996. A must
see for feminist activists.
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
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