Women-Related Email Lists Focused Outside the U.S. and Canada

Last updated: June 25, 2012

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Here are some women-related email lists whose focus is outside the United States and Canada. If the instructions say "send subscription message," the message to send is SUBSCRIBE [listname] Your Name (e.g., SUBSCRIBE EE-WOMEN Jane Doe):


ACADEMIC-RESOURCES, sponsored by the Network of East-West Women, carries calls for papers, academic conference and publication announcements, and other gender scholarship resources, preferably but not exclusively about the CEE/NIS region. For more information or to subscribe, see the ACADEMIC-RESOURCES web page.

ACTGLOBAL is a list about domestic violence, sponsored by the Women's Rights Network. The discussion will be focused on brainstorming about difficult issues, effective strategies, information sharing, and planning for joint global actions. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE ACTGLOBAL Your Name to LISTSERV@TIL.ORG .

AFWOSCHO is a list for women and men (academics, scholars, activists, policymakers, and students) who are interested in discussing gender issues in Africa. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE AFWOSCHO Your Name to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.IUPUI.EDU or see the AFWOSCHO web page.

AGWOMEN-L is an Australian list for women involved in agriculture - as farmers, students, scientists, business people, community workers, members of rural communities, or people simply interested in the issues facing women in rural Australia. Men are also welcome to subscribe to the list. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE AGWOMEN-L Your Email Address to MAJORDOMO@PEG.APC.ORG .

APGR-LIST, the Asia-Pacific Gender and Racism list, aims to contribute to strengthening women's participation and ensure focus on the gender perspective at the WCAR (United Nations World Congress Against Racism). The list shares information and possible resources with groups and individuals working on or interested in the WCAR issues and themes, particularly as these relate to the interrelation of gender and racism. To subscribe to the list, email the List Administrator, Kathy Clarin, at kathy@isiswomen.org. Archives of recent postings are available at http://www.isiswomen.org/womenet/lists/apgr-list/archive/.

APLB focuses on issues related to Asian and Pacific Islander lesbian and bisexual women. Messages include various discussion topics, announcements of community events, and networking. The list is open to Asian and Pacific Islander women only. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE APLB to MAJORDOMO@QUEERNET.ORG or go to the APLB web page.

APWOMEN2000 is a general announcement list created to facilitate information and resource sharing for the NGO review process in Asia and the Pacific for the Beijing Platform for Action. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE APWOMEN2000 Your Email Address to majordomo@isiswomen.org. Send postings to owner-apwomen2000@isiswomen.org. APWOMEN2000 is archived at: http://www.isiswomen.org/womenet/lists/apwomen2000/archive/.

ARACA is an unmoderated list in Spanish for the discussion of women's studies and gender studies (both theory and practice) and for announcements about relevant conferences, new books and journals, etc. For more information, send the message INFO ARACA to MAJORDOMO@CCC.UBA.AR . To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE ARACA to the same address.

AUSFEM-POLNET is an Australian list connecting policy practitioners and scholars working to improve the status of women. It aims to identify the strengths and weaknesses of current policy approaches and to promote policies that effectively achieve economic, educational, sexual, social, and political equality for women. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE AUSFEM-POLNET Your Name to MAJORDOMO@POSTOFFICE.UTAS.EDU.AU .

Australian women-focused email lists, a listing on the National Women's Justice Coalition site, includes some local lists not in Gender-Related Electronic Forums.

Balkan Women and Friends is a list for exchanges of information between social scientists and others who conduct research women in the Balkans. It also welcomes the participation of others concerned with the situation of women in Balkan societies. It circulates information about on-going and completed research, publications, journals, conferences, calls for papers, jobs, etc. For more information or to subscribe, see the BalkanWomen web page. You can also subscribe by sending a message to BalkanWomen-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.

BCS WOMEN is a British-based discussion group under the aegis of the British Computer Society devoted to providing support for all woomen working in information technology. For more information, including how to join, see the BCS Women web site or the BCS Women Yahoo Groups page.

BEIJING95-L is a discussion list for promotion of the ideals and strategies promulgated at the United Nations Conference on Women, Beijing 1995, and for dissemination of news and information concerning the international feminist movement(s).To subscribe, send a request to BEIJING95-L-SUBSCRIBE@yahoogroups.com. More information is available at the BEIJING95-L web site.

BEIJING-CONF is a moderated list supported by the United Nations Development Programme. It includes subscribers from 55 countries, including 28 developing countries. As a result, the list emphasizes discussion of the Beijing UN Women's Conference issues as they affect developing countries as well as industrialized ones. The list hopes to continue beyond the Conference, focusing on implementation of the Women's Conference and the Social Summit agreements. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE BEIJING-CONF to MAJORDOMO@CONFER.EDC.ORG .

BOL began as a moderated list "for people and organizations within South Asia and outside to come together, discuss and work on issues of gender, reproductive health and rights and legal developments pertaining to human rights within the region." More recently, it expanded its focus to include women's studies in the South Asian region. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE BOL to majordomo@mos.com.np .More information is available at the BOL web page.

CAPA WOMEN, affiliated with the Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations, includes women's officers, research officers, and women students interested in supporting and cheering each other through the sometimes onerous times of tertiary study. Postings can be political, informative, or just plain funny. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE to CAPA-WOMEN-REQUEST@GU.UWA.EDU.AU .

DAPHNET is a British-based e-mail network for and about women in science,engineering, and technology, including those returning to paid work after a career break. For more information or to subscribe, see the DAPHNET web site.

DESIDYKES is a Yahoo groups forum for South Asian lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered women. South Asian includes women from Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, etc. To subscribe, send a message to desidykes-subscribe@yahoogroups.com or go to the DESIDYKES Yahoo Groups page. You may have to register first with Yahoo and then agree that you are 18 or older before you can access the page.

DEVELOPMENT-GENDER is a moderated list established by the Gender, Research, and Training unit in the School of Development Studies at the University of East Anglia, U.K. It intends to connect researchers, academics, and practitioners working in development and gender issues in dispersed institutions. More information and a public archive of past messages is available at the DEVELOPMENT-GENDER web page. You can subscribe from the web page or by sending the message JOIN DEVELOPMENT-GENDER Firstname Lastname to DEVELOPMENT-GENDER-SUBSCRIBE@YAHOOGROUPS.COM .

EE-WOMEN is an unmoderated list for discussion of women's issues related to Central and Eastern Europe and the NIS. Send subscription messages to LISTPROC@CEP.NONPROFIT.NET . For more information about the list or about CEP (Civic Education Project), please contact CEP@MINERVA.CIS.YALE.EDU .

EQ-UNI is a moderated list for all those interested discussing and sharing information on gender equality in higher education in Europe from practical and theoretical points of view. The list's emphasis is on identifying strategies and good practices for the enhancement of gender equality in higher education. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE EQ-UNI to MAJORDOMO@HELSINKI.FI .

ES-MAMAS (Eurosapphic Mamas) is a list for lesbian mothers and wanna-be-mothers, especially in Europe. "We will tell each other about how it is to live as a lesbian mother in different parts of the world and share our experiences." To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE ES-MAMAS to MAJORDOMO@SAPPHO.NET .

ETUDESFEMINISTES-L est une liste de discussion en langue française, un lieu de débats et d'échanges pluri et interdisciplinaires en études féministes et/ou sur les femmes et sur le genre. Elle encourage la participation des francophones de toutes les régions du monde qui s'intéressent à l'enseignement, à la recherche, et à la diffusion de ces travaux, à l'intérieur et à l'extérieur des institutions. Pour s'abonner, mettez-vous sur le site Web http://listes.univ-tlse2.fr/wws/info/etudesfeministes-l.

EURO-SAPPHO is a list for sapphic discussion on topics of particular interest to European dykes. Membership is open to all women and is restricted to women; postings may be in any of the major European languages. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE EURO-SAPPHO your@address to MAJORDOMO@SAPPHO.NET . If you encounter problems subscribing, write to EURO-SAPPHO-REQUEST@SAPPHO.NET . For more information, see the list's web site

EWM-ALL is a low-volume list that connects European women academic mathematicians, allowing advertisement of jobs, fellowships, conferences, discussion of mathematical research, and issues specifically relevant to women. More information is available at the EWM-ALL web page. To subscribe, go to the web page or send the message JOIN EWM-ALL Firstname Lastname to JISCMAIL@JISCMAIL.AC.UK .

FEMAILCONNEXION is an Australian forum for women that offers "Grrl News & Views," information, and political discussion. Its Yahoo web page features the quote "Men are from earth. Women are from earth. Deal with it." For more information or to subscribe, see the FEMAILCONNEXION web page.

FEMALE-L (FEMinistische ALternativE) is a German-language Women's Studies list based in Austria. Messages in German or English are invited about feminist research and teaching, information about conferences, new books, and other announcements, other online sources of Women's Studies materials, etc. It is hoped that people from many countries and continents will participate. Send subscription message (SUBSCRIBE FEMALE-L Your Name) to LISTSERV@ALIJKU04.EDVZ.UNI-LINZ.AC.AT [note: that's a zero (0), not an upper-case O, in ALIJKU04]. After you sign on, please send a short intro and bio in either German or English.

FEMISA is a list for discussion of the interrelationship of feminism/gender/women and international relations. More information and archives of past messages can be found at the Feminist Theory and Gender Studies web site. Send subscription messages to LISTPROC@CSF.COLORADO.EDU .

FEM-NET is a group of Japanese-language lists dedicated to the feminist movement. It currently has sub-lists for women-only talk, action alerts, events and announcements, and violence against women. New sub-groups are added as needed. For more information (in Japanese), see the FEM-NET web site.

femOVE is a German-language forum for women working in Electrical Engineering and related fields. It is part of the Austrian organization femOVE, founded in 2009 to provide networking, encouragement, and support for women in these fields. To get more information about the forum or to subscribe, go to femOVE's mailingliste web page.

FEMTHEOLOZ is an Australian list for discussion of feminist theology. It features events, celebrations, conferences, new publications, visitors, research interests, etc. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE FEMTHEOLOZ to MAJORDOMO@VICNET.NET.AU .

FINN-WID is a Finnish discussion list sponsored by Finnwid for discussion on gender and the Third World. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE FINN-WID to MAJORDOMO@HELSINKI.FI .

FMSTACTION (Feminist Action) is "devoted to pragmatic and pro-active feminist activism and research. The group networks and informs on issues of current concern, globally and locally. Feminist women and men are welcome to share resources, information, and strategies." For more information or to subscribe, see the FMSTACTION Yahoo Groups web page.

FNG-L is an interdisciplinary list that aims to connect researchers working in the area of "Gender and Nations/Nationalisms" in the early modern period and the 19th and 20th centuries. The focus is on Europe, including attention to colonialism and imperialism. The list intends to facilitate information exchange about research projects (completed, in progress, or planned), new publications, workshops, colloquia, conferences, and calls for papers. More information is available at the FNG-L web page, where you can also subscribe.

4Indianwoman.com Discussion Board is a web-based forum for Indian women. Separate sections of the forum include Female Issues, Current Issues, Social Issues, Entertainment and Sports, Freelancing, Writing Techniques, and General. The Discussion Board is part of the larger 4Indianwoman.com web site, a writing platform for Indian women that offers weekly blogs, stories, novels, poems, articles, commentary, and more.

GENDER-AIDS is an internationally-focused list for discussion of gender and AIDS/HIV. Though it is an email list, you can read some of the messages and subscribe to GENDER-AIDS from the Web.

GENDERANDICT is a moderated international list for everyone interested in international gender and ICT developments, including policy-makers, academics, women's organizations, and designers of software or courses. The list can be used to disseminate announcements of workshops, conferences, new websites, job openings, and the latest research results. For more information or to subscribe, see the GENDERANDICT web page at http://mailman.let.uu.nl/mailman/listinfo/genderandict .

GENDER_AZURDEV is a bi-lingual (French/English) platform for information-sharing, dialogue, discussion and debate on Gender issues in Africa and all other regions. Information is also posted about relevant conferences, scholarships, fellowships, and other resources. More information is available at the GENDER_AZURDEV web page. To subscribe, send an email message to gender_azurdev-subscribe@yahoogroupes.fr .

GENDER-CG - see GENDEV, below. GENDER-ECONOMICS is a moderated academic forum for discussion of issues relating to gender economics, such as new facts and theories, the availability of data, economic research methods, etc. The list is based in Belgium. To subscribe, send a two-line message to MAJORDOMO@UFSIA.AC.BE . The first line should say SUBSCRIBE GENDER-ECONOMICS and the second line should say END.

GENDER-LAW is for discussing the role of the World Bank in addessing legal issues that affect women in developing countries. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE GENDER-LAW to MAJORDOMO@JAZZ.WORLDBANK.ORG .

GENDERSTUDIES, based at the Kharkov Center for Gender Studies in the Ukraine, is a list for university teachers and researchers in the NIS (New Independent States, i.e., the former Soviet Union) and for others concerned with gender issues in this region. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE GENDERSTUDIES to MAJORDOMO@UNIVER.KHARKOV.UA . For more information, see the GENDERSTUDIES web page.

GENDEV is an e-mail network on intrahousehold and gender aspects of food and agricultural research. It is set up to provide mutual support and encouragement to researchers working on gender and intrahousehold issues at CGIAR centers, NARS, and related NGOS involved in food and agricultural policy. For more information, see the GENDEV Network page. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE GENDEV to LISTSERV@CGIAR.ORG.

GENEROURBAN is a forum for discussion and networking about gender and cityplanning, women in the cities, research-action, practice and policies. Based in Madrid, Spain, the list welcomes messages in Spanish and will also accept them in French or English. For more information or to subscribe, see the Spanish-language GENEROURBAN web page.

GENNET, hosted by the Centre for Gender Studies at the University of Natal, South Africa, is an open list intended to facilitate discussion on gender-related issues primarily (but not exclusively) in South Africa. For more information or to subscribe, go to the GENNET web page at http://lists.nu.ac.za/mailman/listinfo/gennet/ .

GENSALUD is a moderated list operated by the Women, Health, and Development Programme of the Pan-American Health Organization. It disseminates information in Spanish and English about gender and women's health issues in the Americas (violence, health sector reform, reproductive and sexual health, aging, adolescence, HIV/AIDS, etc.). News items include calls for papers, conference and job announcements, new publications, websites, and more. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE GENSALUD to listserv@paho.org or go to the GENSALUD web page.

GESTH-L is a Hungarian Gender Studies list. It provides a forum in Hungarian for networking, discussion, and exchange of information for Hungarian researchers and activists of women's organizations, though contributions from outside the country are also welcome. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE GESTH-L Your Name to LISTSERV@HUEARN.SZTAKI.HU .

GLAS-SISTERS, sponsored by the Network of East-West Women, is a Russian-language discussion of gender issues in the Newly Independent States. To subscribe, contact Irina Doskitch at neww@glasnet.ru.

GLAS-WOMEN-RIGHTS, sponsored by the Network of East-West Women, is the Russian-language counterpart to NEWW-RIGHTS. GLAS-WOMEN-RIGHTS has information about women's legal issues of relevance to post-communist countries. To subscribe, contact Irina Doskitch at neww@glasnet.ru.

GLOBAL-L is a discussion and information list on women and globalization issues, including trade, entrepreneurship, and informal sector activities. To subscribe, send a message to GLOBAL-L@LIST.IFIAS.ORG with the word SUBSCRIBE in the Subject heading.

HEXENFORSCHUNG is an interdisciplinary German-language list for the scholarly study of witches. For more information, a look at the archives, and subscription instructions, see the HEXENFORSCHUNG web page.

HISTORY-CHILD-FAMILY has been established "to enable the exchange of ideas and resources among teachers and researchers of childhood and family history in Britain and Europe." More information is available at the list's web site. To subscribe, send the message JOIN HISTORY-CHILD-FAMILY Firstname Lastname to JISCMAIL@JISCMAIL.AC.UK .

HURINET-WOMEN is an information list (not a discussion list) dealing with international human rights concerning women. To subscribe, send a message expressing your wish to do so to the listowner, Debra Guzman, at DEBRA@OLN.COMLINK.APC.ORG .

ICTFORRURALWOMEN is an information and announcement list that circulates information about resources, events, and organizations working on issues related to how women can use ICTs [information and communication technologies] to support their grassroots productive enterprises. For more information or to subscribe to the list, go to the ICTForRuralWomen web page

IFF-L (Israel Feminist Forum) is a meeting place for people who share a commitment to promoting feminisms in Israel, academics and activists alike. It is not a place for debating whether feminism is desirable, but assumes that all those who subscribe think it is. The purpose of the list is to discuss feminist issues, post notices of special interest to feminists, and mobilize support for feminist causes in Israel. To subscribe, go to the IFF-L web page .

IRWMST-L has been set up by the Irish Higher Education Equality Unit for people involved or interested in Women's Studies in Ireland. It is hoped that the list will facilitate discussions of teaching and research, exchanges of information and advice, and increased contact. Send subscription message SUB IRWMST-L Forename Surname to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.HEA.IE .

ISLAM-FEMALE-LEADERSHIP is an email list that connects scholars from a wide variety of disciplines interested in female religious leadership in Islamic communities worldwide. For more information or to join, see the ISLAM-FEMALE-LEADERSHIP web page.

IWIDG is a list for discussion of Iranian women's issues. Send the usual subscription message to LISTPROC@U.WASHINGTON.EDU .

KNOWHOWCONF has been set up to enable people to follow the KnowHow Conference. The Know How Conference on the World of Women's Information is an international congress that is held every four years. It is also a global process that facilitates an exchange of expertise and experiences among information specialists whose work focuses on the position of women. The KNOWHOWCONF listserv has been set up to provide information about Conference developments and to help people stay in touch with women’s information specialists worldwide. To subscribe, send an email message to LISTSERV@NIC.SURFNET.NL with a subject header that says SUBSCRIBE KNOWHOWCONF [your-first-name-your-last-name]. Do not put anything in the body of the message.

KOREANQ is a list for lesbian, bisexual and all queer women of Korean heritage. Members can network, organize, discuss politics, and share experiences. The list is open only to women of Korean heritage. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE KOREANQ to MAJORDOMO@QUEERNET.ORG .

LEBWA is the Lebanese Women's Association's email forum for Lebanese women living in diaspora, mainly in the United States. LEBWA is an educational, non-religious, non-political, non-partisan foroum for discussion. For more information or to subscribe, see the LEBWA web site.

LEDONNE is a moderated Italian discussion list for women ("le donne" means "the women" in Italian). To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE LEDONNE Name Surname to LISTSERV@CITINV.IT .

LESBIAN-HW (Lesbian Health Worker) is an Australian list to "facilitate communication on a national level to all people who work in, or are interested in, the area of lesbian health." Discussion topics may include "the effects of heterosexual dominance and homophobia in the public and private sphere; legal issues and legislative changes; medical issues; pregnancy and parenting, details about programs, groups or research ideas, etc." For more information or to subscribe, see the Lesbian Health Worker web site at http://www.nwjc.org.au/avcwl/lists/info/lesbian-hw.html .

LESBICAS_PT is a Portuguese-language list for lesbians. To subscribe, send a blank email message to LESBICAS_PT-SUBSCRIBE@yahoogroups.co.uk or subscribe from the LESBICAS_PT web page.

LLI (Lista Lesbica Italiana) is the first Italian lesbian list. It is unmoderated, and only women may subscribe. The main language used is Italian. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE LLI to MAJORDOMO@ORLANDO.WOMEN.IT .

MEDIAWOMENUK is a UK-based moderated forum for discussion, networking, and personal development for women in the media and creative industries (i.e., TV, radio, journalism, publishing, PR, new media, etc.). For more information or to subscribe, see the MEDIAWOMENUK web page on Yahoo Groups.

MF-WOMEN is a forum for discussion of issues related to women living in mountain environments. The forum also welcomes the announcement of relevant events, new publications, research, and job openings, as well as questions for the forum members. For more information or to subscribe, see the Mountain Forums Web Site. NAISLISTA is a Finnish language list for general discussion of women's rights, feminism, equality, and gender. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE NAISLISTA to MAJORDOMO@VIHREALIITTO.FI .

NAISTUTKIMUS is the Finnish women's studies list. The postings are in Finnish, although announcements can be posted in other languages also. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE NAISTUTKIMUS Your Name to LISTSERV@UTA.FI . For more information, see the list's User's Guide, and/or the searchable archives.

NEWW-RIGHTS, sponsored by the Network of East-West Women (NEWW), focuses on women's legal rights issues, especially in the post-communist countries of Europe. For more information or to subscribe, see the NEWW-RIGHTS web page.

NWJC-WOMLAWSTU, sponsored by the National Women's Justice Coalition, is a list for information sharing and networking by Australian women law students. More information is available at the NWJC-WOMLAWSTU web page. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE NWJC-WOMLAWSTU Your email address (e.g., SUBSCRIBE NWJC-WOMLAWSTU jdoe@aol.com) to MAJORDOMO@LISTS.VICNET.NET.AU .

NWMST-L is the Nordic Women's Studies List. As its name implies, it deals with Women's Studies in the five Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden, as well as three autonomous territories. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE NWMST-L Your Name to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.UMU.SE .

POLLES is a Polish-language e-mail list for Polish lesbians. You can subscribe from web sites in English or in Polish. More information is available in Polish at the POLLES web site.

POLSKAWIT is a bilingual (Polish/English) list for women in technology. To subscribe, send a message to POLSKAWIT-SUBSCRIBE@TOPICA.COM. POLSKAWIT is part of the WorldWIT network.

POSTDOC-WO is a list for women who have recently completed their Ph.D. The list offers a safe, supportive place for women to discuss the new issues and challenges in their lives, a place to let off steam, and to share information and advice. POSTDOC-WO is a sister list to POSTGRAD-WO (see below). POSTGRAD-WO members can move over to POSTDOC-WO when they have completed their Ph.D. To join POSTDOC-WO, send the message JOIN POSTDOC-WO firstname lastname to jiscmail@jiscmail.ac.uk.

POSTGRAD-WO is "a discussion list for postgraduate women who are doing research and/or for postgraduate women doing research around women's/gender issues." The list welcomes discussion, debate, ideas, etc. about all areas of research and researching as female research students in higher education institutions. To subscribe, send the message JOIN POSTGRAD-WO firstname lastname to jiscmail@jiscmail.ac.uk.

QSA (Queer Studies Aotearoa) aims to connect scholars and activists working in the areas of feminism, queer studies, cultural studies, and gay, lesbian and bi-sexual rights. It will provide an opportunity for discussion in these areas and networking with those interesting in queer studies and activism outside Aotearoa. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE QSA to MAJORDOMO@MASSEY.AC.NZ .

RIMA "(Red informativa de mujeres de Argentina) es una lista de correo-e en la cual se sociabilizan informaciones de medios masivos, alternativos, y las acciones que los grupos de mujeres encaran en la Argentina y en América Latina y el Caribe." For more information or to subscribe to this Spanish-language list, see the RIMA-lista web page or the broader RIMA web site.

SAGrrls is a Yahoo groups forum for, by, and about South Asian lesbians and bisexual women. The purpose of the forum is to create a safe space and to establish a network for individuals to exchange information and share thoughts, feelings, and ideas. "South Asian" includes women whose heritage is linked to Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, or Tibet. The forum is open to any lesbian or bisexual woman who self-identifies in part or whole as a South Asian or who has some significant familial South Asian heritage. To subscribe, send a message to sagrrls-subscribe@yahoogroups.com or go to the SAGrrls Yahoo Groups page. You may have to register first with Yahoo and then agree that you are 18 or older before you can access the page.

SAWNET (South Asian Women's Net) is a discussion group for women from the south asian countries (Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka) as well as women from other parts of the world interested in the concerns of south asian women. This forum is open only to women. For information about subscribing, see the SAWNET list's web page.

SHAMS-AL-NISA, a women and Islam forum, has been set up for the discussion and debate of issues relating to the rights of women in Islam, including Muslim personal law and campaigns around gender in Islam and the Muslim community. For more information or to subscribe, see the SHAMS-AL-NISA web page.

SUFIWOMEN-DIALOGUE is a forum for Sufi women from diverse cultural backgrounds who share a dedication to the goals of Sufism and wish to exchange ideas, traditions, concerns, and teachings. To subscribe, send a message with a blank subject header to SUFIWOMEN-DIALOGUE-REQUEST@IAS.ORG . The body of the message should contain the single word SUBSCRIBE .

TW-WOMEN promotes discussion of issues related to Taiwanese women. The list is open to the general public. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE TW-WOMEN to MAJORDOMO@FORMOSA.ORG or use the form on the TW-WOMEN web site.

UK-MOTSS-WOMEN is a wide-ranging women-only list for lesbian and bisexual women in the United Kingdom. To subscribe, send a politely worded request to UKMW-REQUEST@DIVERSITY.ORG.UK ; include the list name in your request. It is suggested that you read the information available at the UK-MOTSS web site before you subscribe.

UNIWOMEN is an Australian forum for discussing issues of relevance to women in universities. Topics vary but may include employment issues, job opportunities, conferences, university policies and procedures, women student issues, resources, scholarships and other opportunities for women, and gender equity in universities from diverse perspectives. To subscribe, go to the UNIWOMEN web page.

urban_women is an international forum with the objective of facilitating an exchange of information and sharing of experiences, resources, and strategies to advance women's rights and gender equality in local governance and local governments. The listserve is open to all womens's groups, activists, institutions, equality-seeking organizations, women in local government - elected officials, administrators, staff, partners, women urban professionals, etc. Men are also welcome. For more information or to subscribe, see the urban_women Yahoo groups page.

VISIONS-AFR is a bilingual (English/French) forum to post information and to discuss problems and solutions to the task of gender equality, with a focus on the West African region. Among the topics that the list has been set up to discuss are reproductive health and access to information in Africa; socio-cultural practices that affect women and children's health; family planning. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE VISIONS-AFR to MAJORDOMO@HSPHSUN2.HARVARD.EDU . VISIONS-AFR is part of the Global Reproductive Health Forum; more information is available at that site.

WAF-L (Women Against Fundamentalisms) is a British-based email forum for discussion of and opposition to the effects of fundamentalisms, especially the effects on women. For more information, see the WAF web site. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE WAF-L Your Name to LISTPROC@GN.APC.ORG .

WAIB-LIST is a list for faculty, graduate students, administrators, etc. who are members of the Academy of International Business as well as for others who are interested in international business from an educational perspective. More information is available at the WAIB web site. To subscribe, send a message to waib-owner@csf.colorado.edu.

WIB (Women in Black) is a list associated with the feminist group Women in Black, which opposes war, rape, and ethnic cleansing in all of the former Yugoslavia. You can get more information about the group and subscribe to the list at the Women in Black web site.

WIF is sponsored by Women in French, an academic organization that promotes the study of francophone women writers and of women more generally in francophone countries. For more information, see the Women in French web page.

WIG-L, sponsored by the Coalition of Women in German, focuses on the feminist study of German literature, culture, and language. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE WOMEN_IN_GERMAN Your-email-address. More information is available at the Women in German web site.

WIGSAT-L focuses on international gender, science, and technology issues for NGOs, researchers, policy makers, and anyone else interested in gender, science, and technology for development. The list regularly distributes information on job announcements, events, and publications, including the International Gender, Science and Technology Digest. For more information or to subscribe, go to the WIGSAT-L web page.

WILD-LIST is a forum for information and discussion about lesbian studies from a European perspective. It's a closed list and for women only. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE WILD-LIST your@e-address to MAJORDOMO@HELSINKI.FI . If you encounter subscription problems, write to WILD-LIST-REQUEST@HELSINKI.FI . For more information, see the list's web site

WINE (Women Information Network Europe) is a list for professionals in the field of Feminist Information and Documentation Centres. For more information or to subscribe, see the WINE web page at http://www.women.it/mailman/listinfo/wine .

WISE-L is a forum for European women's studies, including the the exchange of information, syllabi, and bibliographies and discussion of program development, European or national policy issues, and political and theoretical debates concerning women's studies. The list is open to all practitioners doing women's studies in Europe or working on European topics, and to others interested in discussing these topics. Send the message SUB WISE-L Your Name to LISTSERV@UTA.FI or join from the WISE-L web page. For more information, see the list's User's Guide, available in English, French, and Spanish, and/or the searchable archives.

WIVES OF EGYPTIANS is a women-only forum for Muslim women married to Egyptian Muslims. "We hope this will be a place where we can grow in Islam, and also share our stories of life with an Egyptian male." To subscribe, see the WivesofEgyptians web page. More information is also available at the Wives of Egyptians home page.

WIVES OF MOROCCANS (WOM) is a women-only list for the wives of Moroccans. You can subscribe from the WOM Yahoo groups web page.

WOMEN is academic and professional in focus, and aims to cover women's issues and gender issues, especially in Turkey and in developing countries. English and Turkish are accepted languages on this list. To subscribe, send the message SUB WOMEN Firstname Lastname to LISTPROC@BILKENT.EDU.TR .

WOMEN_AND_RESEARCH is an Australian-based list for university women interested in topics related to research. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE WOMEN_AND_RESEARCH to MAJORDOMO@UOW.EDU.AU .

WOMEN-EAST-WEST is an international English-language discussion list for exchange on gender issues in Central and Eastern Europe and the Newly Independent States. The list also carries general announcements about the Network of East-West Women. For more information or to subscribe, see the WOMEN-EAST-WEST web page.

WOMENET has been initiated by the American Studies Association Women's Task Force to facilitate discussion of the status of international women in American Studies and the intersection among women's studies, American Studies, and international perspectives. The list should provide an opportunity for women in American Studies around the world to "think out loud" and to discuss their research, teaching, and academic situation. To subscribe, send the usual subscription message to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.GEORGETOWN.EDU .

WOMENINSCIENCE is a list for women scientists from the United Kingdom and Switzerland. To subscribe, send the message SUB WOMENINSCIENCE to LISTSERV@MILEPOST1.COM . You can also subscribe at the womeninscience web page.

WOMEN_SRI_LANKA is a list for discussion of "issues relating to women, gender, and other relevant topics." Though many of the subscribers are from Sri Lanka, the list is open to everyone. You can subscribe from the women_sri_lanka web page or by sending an email message to women_sri_lanka-subscribe@yahoogroups.com . [The web page has become very difficult to access. If you are over 18, try signing in to Yahoo Groups and then going to the list's URL: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/women_sri_lanka/ .]

WOMEN-WALES is a list for discussion of interdisciplinary, collaborative approaches to the study of women's lives and culture in Wales, and issues and debates in women's studies across higher education institutions in Wales and elsewhere in the U.K. More information is available at the WOMEN-WALES web page at http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/lists/women-wales.html .

WOUGNET is a list for sharing news, information, and activities on women-related issues in Uganda. It is part of the Women of Uganda Network, which also maintains the WOUGNET web site. To subscribe to the email list, send the message SUBSCRIBE WOUGNET to info@wougnet.org.


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