International Women’s Day 2015


International Women’s Day is observed on March 8th and in the U.S. the month of March is designated as Women’s History Month.   Here are some especially interesting and unique resources available in our collections, and out in the world.

Women and social movements, international: 1840 to present, “Online archive of published and manuscript primary sources focusing on women’s international activism since the mid-nineteenth century.”

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Image of Xilonen, newspaper from Mexico City, 1970s. In Women and social movements, Alexander Street Press

Contemporary Women’s Issues.  A full-text database of articles and other information, global in scope and coverage.  

GenderWatch, a database of periodicals, magazines, and journals.

Women Watch.  United Nations Inter-Agency Network on Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women 

Women under Siege, a  project to compile reporting on the use of sexualized violence against women.  Includes a crisis map of violence against women in Syria.

Latin American Women Writers, a full-text collection of fiction, prose and poetry.


The librarians in Global Studies can assist you with research on women’s studies and gender issues pertaining to the regions of the world that we cover.  The Gender and Women’s Studies Librarian, Sarah Witte, is also available to help.

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