Department of Women's and Gender Studies University of Missouri Department of Women's and Gender Studies


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  • Academic Calendars (Provost's Office)

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  • MU Status of Women Committee
    The charge to the Status of Women Committee is to assess and to make recommendations to the deputy chancellor regarding the status and education concerns of women.

  • MU Women's Center
    The Women's Center offers extensive programs including: Interactive discussions, Workshops and weekly groups, Outreach programs for residence halls, fraternities and sororities, and classes and community organizations on important topics such as: Rape and Sexual Violence, Violence in Relationships, Body Image and Eating Disorders, Personal Growth and Awareness, Self-Esteem, Gender Socialization, and Feminism.

  • MU LGBTQ Resource Center
    The University of Missouri Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Resource Center seeks to provide a safe environment that is welcoming to all students, staff, faculty, and community members. In this environment, we actively support student learning through programming and leadership opportunities. The Center encourages understanding by providing a broad range of resources on LGBTQ / Ally issues and by advocating for the creation of an inclusive MU community.

  • Chancellor's Diversity Initiative at MU
    Diversity is a reality in the world and in our American society. MU values this diversity because it is inherent in our institutional values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence. Valuing diversity grows out of respect for others and for self, despite our differences. Honoring diversity is required in order for us to carry out our institutional responsibility and moral obligation to all the citizens of Missouri.

  • Cambio Center
    For Research & Outreach on Latinos and Changing Communities in Missouri. Established in the fall of 2004, the Cambio Center main goals are: 1) Provide education and enhance the welfare of all residents of the state of Missouri in the context of the current demographic changes; 2) Develop a premier source of knowledge, scholarship, and outreach to respond to the local effects of globalization; 3) Provide knowledge and best practices to facilitate the integration of newcomers to Missouri and the Midwest; and 4) Understand the international nature of the immigration process, the cultures and institutions of Latin America, as a major global partner of Missouri in the exchange of goods and the migration of people.

  • Missouri Women's Council
    The Missouri Women's Council is the premier source of critical information for Missouri women and families. Our mission, "Providing Missouri women the information necessary to obtain economic, social and political parity" speaks of our objectives in Missouri. We serve as an information link between state agencies, corporate Missouri, and privately owned businesses. We currently publish over eighteen statistical fact sheets pertaining to women and families, sponsor programs that promote opportunities for women to become economically self-sufficient, and provide outreach services and information to individuals through our office in Jefferson City.

National and International

  • National Women's Studies Association
    This organization is committed to support and promote feminist teaching, research, and professional and community service at the pre-K through post-secondary levels. Integral to this commitment is understanding the political ramifications in our teaching, research and service.

  • National Council for Research on Women
    The National Council for Research on Women works to promote visibility for feminist research, facilitate collaborative research and expand national and international networks of organizations and individuals and disseminate current information on research and other resources.

  • Institute for Women's Policy Research
    The Institute for Women's Policy Research is a public policy research organization dedicated to informing and stimulating the debate on issues of critical importance to women and their families.

  • Women's Studies/Women's Issues Resource Site
    Women's Studies / Women's Issues Resource Sites is a selective, annotated, highly acclaimed listing of web sites containing resources and information about women's studies/women's issues, with an emphasis on sites of particular use to academic women's studies programs.

  • Graduate Programs in Women's Studies
    This list is compiled at Smith College and updated several times annually. It lists institutions offering Ph.D. programs, Joint M.A. and J.D. programs, M.A. programs, and Certificates, Concentrations and Minors, in the U.S. and internationally.

  • Gender-Related Electronic Forums
    Gender-Related Electronic Forums is an annotated, award-winning listing of publicly-accessible e-mail discussion forums (also known as "lists" or "listservs") related to women or to women-focused gender issues.

  • Women's resources
    Alphabetical index by subject pertaining to women's issues.

  • Human Rights Watch: Women's Human Rights
    (Discrimination / Domestic Violence / Trafficking / Education / Family)
    The Women's Rights Division of Human Rights Watch fights against the dehumanization and marginalization of women. We promote women's equal rights and human dignity. The realization of women's rights is a global struggle based on universal human rights and the rule of law. It requires all of us to unite in solidarity to end traditions, practices, and laws that harm women. It is a fight for freedom to be fully and completely human and equal without apology or permission. Ultimately, the struggle for women's human rights must be about making women's lives matter everywhere all the time. In practice, this means taking action to stop discrimination and violence against women.

  • The Women's Media Center
    The Women's Media Center makes women visible and powerful in the media, working with the to ensure that women's stories are told and women's voices are heard. They do this in the following ways: media advocacy campaigns, media monitoring for sexism, creating original content, and training women and girls to participate in media. The Women's Media Center is directly engaged with the media at all levels to ensure that a diverse group of women is present in newsrooms, on air, in print and online, in film, entertainment, and theater, as sources and subjects.

    A women's organization whose primary goal is to help make networking for women, both off and online, easy to do. will become a place where women can meet, exchange ideas, get information, build a business, become active, participate in government and empower themselves and the world around them: a woman's cyber community, if you will. The internet may be the best agency that the women's movement has to keep connected, informed and active.

  • Feminist Majority
    The research, information, and action site of the Feminist Majority and The Feminist Majority Foundation. Here one can learn what important issues affecting women are hot and then take action to defend one's rights through our Urgent Action section. Also has a News and Press Release Selection and Feminist Events Calendar.

  • African-American Women On-Line Archival Collections
    African-American Women On-Line Archival Collections from the Special Collections Library at Duke University.

  • Documents from the Women's Liberation Movement
    The materials in this on-line archival collection document various aspects of the Women's Liberation Movement in the United States, and focus specifically on the radical origins of this movement during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Items range from radical theoretical writings to humourous plays to the minutes of an actual grassroots group. From the Special Collections Library at Duke University.

  • N.O.W.
    The homepage of the National Organization for Women, the largest feminist organization in the United States, with its national offices in Washington, D.C. and affiliates across the country. The NOW Foundation advances women's rights and promotes the goal of equality in the United States and around the world through education, litigation, advocacy, networking, conferences, publications, training and leadership development.

  • Women's Biography Sites
    Although textbooks are improving, the inclusion of women and their accomplishments is still limited. To make the job of inclusion easier, this Webliography Series has been created, beginning with Women Biographies on the Internet. Within these pages, the reader can find information about thousands of women who have been or are presently mathematicians, computer scientists, artists, authors, inventors, and historical figures by connecting to the Internet address cited. The reader can choose from eight categories: Arts & Entertainment; General; History; International; Politics; Science, Math, and Technology; Other; and Sports.

  • Making Face, Making Soul
    Making Face, Making Soul is a site by, for, and about Chicanas, meaning women of Mexican descent in the United States. This site contains a variety of resources ranging from short biographies of Chicanas, to Chicana poetry and literature, cultural resources, academic resources, and more... While this site is by, for, and about Chicanas, it is also for "everybody else", because we are part of so many different communities. This site deals with women's issues, family issues, racial and ethnic issues, women of color issues, working class issues, sexuality issues, and youth issues. This is a place where everybody can learn from Chicana experiences.

    RAINN - the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network web site.

  • Queer Resources Directory
    The Queer Resources Directory contains thousands of files relating to queer issues including: family issues, campus life, religion, health, events, culture, legal and workplace issues, among many others.

  • H-Women Archival and Manuscript Collection
    The H-Women Archival and Manuscript Collection guide aids in finding collections and locations of papers of prominent women in history. Provided by H-Net: Humanities and Sociology On-Line.

  • Discovering American Women's History Online
    This database provides access to digital collections of primary sources (photos, letters, diaries, artifacts, etc.) that document the history of women in the United States. These diverse collections range from Ancestral Pueblo pottery to interviews with women engineers from the 1970s.

  • UTSA Libraries Research Guides
    The University of Texas at San-Antonio (UTSA) maintains a number of research guides to library and online sources for research on human rights, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender research, and research in Women's Studies/Women's History.

  • GSU Archives for Research on Women & Gender
    The Archives for Research on Women and Gender, maintained by the Georgia State Univerisity (GSU) Library, documents the experiences of women and men participating in women-centered and LGBTQ activist and advocacy activities in Georgia and the Southeast throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. It also documents the experience of women at Georgia State University.


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