Mapping the World of Women’s information Services
For anyone looking for more information on the situation of women in a specific country, the Mapping the World of Women’s Information Services database is a good place to start. It contains addresses and information on more than 400 women’s information centers from around the world.
Women’s rights and empowerment through informationAs far as Aletta is concerned, access to information is absolutely essential for women to be empowered and to secure their rights. In many places in the world, it is very difficult for women to find or access the information they need. That is why Aletta developed the Mapping the World database. Each address in the database is a doorway to a world of information. The database is available in English and Spanish.
Collection Mapping the World
What are women’s information centers?
Libraries, archives and other institutions where information at the local, national or international level is gathered for and about women
Women’s documentation and research centers that are affiliated with universities
Women’s information resource centers affiliated with government organizations
Mapping the WorldMapping the World of Women’s Information Services, an English-language database, is fully searchable online and is also available on a CD-ROM for women living or working in areas with little or no Internet access.
More information on the CD
Mapa del MundoSince 2009, the database has also been available in Spanish as Mapa del Mundo.
Know How CommunityThe Know How Community is a worldwide network of information specialists – librarians, archivists and others working in documentation and research centers – who do work related to the position of women in society. Every four years, they meet at the Know How Conference.
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