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Information on the Fourth World Conference on Women and NGO Forum on Women '95

This listing includes networks, mailing lists, Gopher and World Wide Web sites where information on the WCW and NGO Forum can be found. If you know of additional resources on-line, please contact Alice Mastrangelo <iwtc@igc.apc.org>.


Association for Progressive Communications (APC)

APC is carrying several conferences with extensive information related to planning for the World Conference and NGO Forum. These include regional planning as well as official documents, news and updates for both NGO and UN meetings. APC also carries many women-specific conferences. For more information, please contact Sally Burch, Women's Outreach Coordinator at <sally@alai.ecx.ec>. If you are in the USA, contact Susan Mooney at WomensNet <womensnet@igc.apc.org>, tel: 415-442-0220.

Women's Wire

Women's Wire is a bulletin board dedicated to women's issues with primarily a US-focus. For more information, email support@wwire.net or call 1-800-210-9999.

There is a discussion forum <UN_Women_-_Beijing95@wwire.net> dedicated to the UN Women's Conference.

Mailing Lists


Beijing95 is an Internet mailing list. It carries information about the World Conference on Women and NGO Forum with a US focus. To subscribe, send a message to listserv@netcom.com. Leave the subject field blank. In the message, write

subscribe BEIJING95-L

To send messages to the list, send them to beijing95-L@netcom.com

Note: The list is also being carried as a conference on the IGC/APC networks.

The name of the conference is <list.beijing95>


Beijing-conf is a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) sponsored Internet List, Beijing-Conf. The purpose is to facilitate broad discussion of the Women's Conference issues.

To join please send an e-mail to the LISTSERV host:


Do *not* enter a subject. In the body of the message, type the text:


Do *not* put your full name after BEIJING-CONF. You will receive a Welcome Letter to the List.

To send messages to the list, send them to <beijing-conf@confer.edc.org>

For more information about Beijing-Conf, please contact Janice Brodman at Education Development Center <JANICEB@EDC.ORG>


IWTC has set up a list to which we will be sending our GlobalNet Alerts (also known as Global Faxnet). GlobalNet is a weekly alert regarding plans for the um and World Conference on Women. We will also be posting these alerts to APC conferences women.unwcw,africa.wcw.news,apngowid.meet,women.news and to the Internet lists Beijing-conf and Beijing95-l. If you are on any of these lists, you do not need to be on this list as well. The GlobalNets can also be found at URL http://www/iisd.ca/4wcw/faxnet.html. For more information, email <iwtc@igc.apc.org>.

Gopher Sites


IGC gopher information can be found at: gopher://gopher.igc.apc.org:70/11/women/wcw

Check the WEDO (Women's Environment and Development Organisation) gopher (under organisations-level 9). Holds Women's Linkages Caucus documents and information as well as plans for Daughters of the Earth, Women's Environment and Development Web in Beijing and the 180 days/180 ways campaign. Contact wedo@igc.apc.org for more information.

Earth Times articles are available on the APC network gopher: The Earth Times has been covering the Beijing Women's Conference process for the last two years.

The newspaper is published twice a month.

Center for Women's Global Leadership also has information on the IGC gopher (under organisations-level 9)..


UNDP Gopher Main Menu. To access the documents on Fourth World Conference on Women, open the UN Conferences folder; then open the Fourth World Conference on Women, 1995 folder inside the Conferences folder.

The Platform for Action and Beijing Declaration can be found at URL


(The Platform can also be found in the APC conference un.wcw.doc.eng)

Websites of interest

WomensNet/PeaceNet/IGC web site: http://www.igc.apc.org/womensnet

WomensNet/PeaceNet/IGC web site: http://www.igc.apc.org/womensnet/beijing (ready in July 1995)

United Nations documents: http://undcp.or.at/unlinks.html

UN Women's Conference (via IISD): http://enb.iisd.org./ This site is coordinated by the International Institute for Sustainable Development. Contact kimo@igc.apc.org.

UN Secretariat for the Fourth World Conference on Women newsletter and other documents: http://www.undp.org/fwcw.daw1.htm

China: http://www.ihep.ac.cn/china_www.html

NGO Forum Information Package: http://enb.iisd.org/4wcw/infopak.html

Virtual Sisterhood: http://www.igc.apc.org/vsister/

Women's On-Line Media Project: http://vcom.suehiro.nakano.jp/WOM contact steer@wom.suehiro.nakano.tokyo.jp for more information.

World's Women On-Line: http://www.asu.edu/wwol WWOL is a project to send women's art to Beijing and worldwide via the Internet. Contact Muriel Magenta at atmur@asuvm.inre.asu.edu for more information.


International Women's Tribune Centre

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New York, New York 10017 USA

telephone: 212-687-8633

fax: 212-661-2704

email: iwtc@igc.apc.org

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