Selected websites on international women
Gender and Development
From the World Bank, this site describes the Bank's programs to "reduce gender disparities and enhance women's participation in economic development." Statistical information can be found via the GenderPortal and the World Data Bank.
Global Gender Gap Report
From the World Economic Forum, tracks gender-based disparities around the world.
A project of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, this site provides data by country on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, and other key health and socio-economic indicators. The data are displayed in tables, charts, and color-coded maps and can be downloaded for custom analyses.
The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is an independent global health research center at the University of Washington that provides information and analysis of world health issues.
International Women's Web Sites
A selective, annotated listing of web sites containing resources and information about international women's issues.
Social Security Programs Throughout the World
Co-published by the U.S. Social Security Administration and the International Social Security Association.
U.S. Census Bureau - Links to International Statistical Agencies
Quick access to individual countries' statistical data
Women Watch - UN Resources on Gender Equity and Empowerment of Women
Compiles information and resources from various United Nations agencies concerning global women's issues. Statistical sources are described and linked via the Statistics and Indicators listing. Other useful UN sites:
Division for the Advancement of Women
Contains reports that describe individual countries' progress in complying with CEDAW (Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women).
ILO - International Labour Organization
The ILO's Gender Equality pages include reports and statistics on global employment trends for women.
WHO Multi-Country Study on Women's Health and Domestic Violence Against Women
"The first-ever World Health Organization (WHO) study on domestic violence reveals that intimate partner violence is the most common form of violence in women's lives -- much more so than assault or rape by strangers or acquaintances." The full text of the 2005 report (with data and quotes) includes fact sheets about women's health and domestic violence in Brazil, Ethiopia, Japan, Samoa, and several other countries.