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Women's Studies

Associations & Organizations

American Association of University Women

"AAUW has been empowering women as individuals and as a community since 1881. For more than 130 years, we have worked together as a national grassroots organization to improve the lives of millions of women and their families."

Feminist Majority Foundation Online​
The Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF), founded in 1987, is dedicated to "women's equality, reproductive health, and non-violence. In all spheres, FMF utilizes research and action to empower women economically, socially, and politically. Our organization believes that feminists - both women and men, girls and boys - are the majority, but this majority must be empowered." 

National Organization for Women​
The National Organization for Women is an American feminist organization founded in 1966. The organization consists of 100s of chapters in all 50 U.S. states and in Washington, D.C.

UN Women
"UN Women is the United Nations entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide."  UN Women supports UN member states as they set standards for achieving gender equality and works with governments and civil society to design laws, policies, programs, and services needed to ensure that the standards are effectively implemented to benefit women and girls worldwide.  Reports are included in the News & Events and the Digital Library sections.

Resources in Women's Studies

The Women's March
The mission of Women's March, a women-led movement, is to "harness the political power of diverse women and their communities to create transformative social change"

Women's March on Washington Archives Project 
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Files at
The mission of the Women's March on Washington Archives Project includes "collecting oral histories in order to document the local and national grassroots movement  'Women’s March on Washington' to show the scope of the movement, the range of reasons women are marching, and so that women’s political resistance may be documented,"  Use the Files section to access oral histories, photos, and other material.

Emory Women Writers Resource Project (Emory University)

Gifts of Speech: Women's Speeches from Around the World (Liz Linton, Sweet Briar College) Site last updated 7/29/17.