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United Nations Women Watch
The UN has created a website called WomenWatch which is a rich source of information about women's Issues around the world, particulary in relation to their rights and to gender parity. For example 'Women and the Right to food'
It was created in March 1997 to provide Internet space for global gender equality issues and to support implementation of the 1995 Beijing Platform for Action.
WomenWatch is a central gateway to information and resources on the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women throughout the United Nations system, including the United Nations Secretariat, regional commissions, funds, programmes, specialized agencies and academic and research institutions.
The website now also provides information on the outcomes of, as well as efforts to incorporate gender perspectives into the follow-up of global conferences.
Recent developments include the introduction of a directory of resources to provide access to specific information on selected topics - such as the Critical Areas of Concern from the Platform for Action or other cross-cutting or topical issues, including gender mainstreaming etc. The directory, which will be further expanded, provides links to webpages of UN entities and/or to individual documents. A further objective is to make the website as multi-lingual as possible i.e. available in all UN official working languages, English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese and Russian.
For those without acces to the internet, WomenWatch also publishes and promotes reports,training manuals and sourcebooks.