A set that presents current data on contemporary women's issues in more that 130 countries. There is one volume for each of the following areas: Asia and Oceania, Central and South America, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, North America and the Caribbean, and Sub-Saharan Africa. The individual chapters focus on a single country and present information on a wide variety of topics including: education, employment, family, health, law, politics, religion, sexuality, and violence. Each chapter includes suggested readings, web sites and organizations, and a selected bibliography.
A multivolume set that provides signed biographical essays on individual women, as well as collective entries on topics such as “Astronauts: Women in Space.” The encyclopedia also contains extensive genealogical charts outlining the positions of women in royal families.
A comprehensive source for theory & research in international affairs. Each section of CIAO is updated with new material regularly.
CIAO is divided into the following categories: working papers, conference proceedings, journals (i.e., abstracts of journal articles), books, policy briefs, economic indicators, links & resources, schedule of events, & maps & country data.
Data on key gender topics from national statistics agencies, United Nations databases, and World Bank-conducted or funded surveys. Includes data on fertility, contraception, age at marriage, literacy, employment, health and other vital statistics.
Covers public policy issues & emphasizes factual & statistical information. Print & electronic journals in the social sciences are indexed with particular attention to articles that bear on public policy, administration & legislation. Business topics are covered, with emphasis on economic factors, industry surveys, business-societal interactions & similar issues, rather than details of business operations. (Coverage: 1915 --)
An encyclopedia that covers the role women have played throughout world history. It includes over 650 biographies of influential women and over 600 topical articles covering topics such as geography and history, culture and society, organizations, movements, and gender studies.
Started in 1995 by providing access to materials from around the world, selected & translated into English by analysts from the U.S. Government’s domestic & overseas bureaus. Daily updates were sourced from newspapers, television & radio broadcasts, online sources, conference proceedings, periodicals, & non-classified reports, & provided timely coverage of the latest socioeconomic, political, scientific, technical, & environmental issues & events. Ultimately WNC grew to include over 500 news sources from over 130 countries. (Coverage: 1995-2013)
Daily updates were discontinued after December 31, 2013, but researchers can still access the Archive, which contains over 1 million foreign newspaper articles, broadcast transcripts & datelines from Beijing, Beirut, Bogota, Cairo, Jakarta, Iraq, Mogadishu, Qatar, Ramallah, Sarajevo, Vienna, & hundreds of other locations around the world.