Women Policy Institutes

Definition from dmoz.org- 11/27/06

Policy institutes study a wide range public policy issues and topics; publish position papers; conduct conferences on public policy topics; etc. Their web sites are often good sources of information and opinion on public issues. Some policy institutes are nonpartisan, particularly if they are associated with universities, but most have a particular point of view. Institutes in this category cover the full range of the political spectrum.

National Council for Research on Women

From www.ncrw.org– 11/27/06

The National Council for Research on Women is a network of more than 100 leading U.S. research, advocacy, and policy centers with a growing global reach. The Council harnesses the resources of its network to ensure fully informed debate, policies, and practices to build a more inclusive and equitable world for women and girls.

Institute for Women’s Policy Research

From www.iwpr.org– 11/27/06

The Institute for Women’s Policy Research conducts rigorous research and disseminates its findings to address the needs of women, promote public dialogue, and strengthen families, communities, and societies. IWPR focuses on issues of poverty and welfare, employment and earnings, work and family issues, health and safety, and women’s civic and political participation. The Institute works with policymakers, scholars, and public interest groups around the country to design, execute, and disseminate research that illuminates economics and social policy issues affecting women and families, and to build a network of individuals and organizations that conduct and use women-oriented policy research. IWPR, an independent, non-profit, research organization also works in affiliation with the graduate programs in public policy and women’s studies at The George Washington University.

Center for Women Policy Studies– 

From centerwomenpolicy.org– 11/27/06

The Center for Women Policy Studies was founded in 1972 as the first feminist policy analysis and research institution in the USA. Our mission today is what it was then – to shape public policy to improve women’s lives and preserve women’s human rights. For more than three decades, the Center has brought the voices and needs of women and girls to major public policy debates on such issues as:  equal credit opportunity, educational equity, violence against women and girls, welfare reform, work/family balancing and workplace diversity policies, reproductive rights and health, the women’s HIV/AIDS epidemic, access to health care for low income women, and much more. The Center is a unique resource for progressive public policy and social change.  The Center is respected by policy makers, academics, and advocates worldwide for our reliable research, in-depth policy analysis, and astute advocacy. A hallmark of our work is the multiethnic feminist lens through which we view all issues affecting women and girls.  Our programs consider the combined impact of gender, race, ethnicity, class, age, disability, and sexual orientation.


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