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This page provides links to sites of interest to those studying women and politics. They are categorised into other research units and women's lobby groups (British, Irish and foreign), parliaments and government departments , and political parties in Britain and Ireland, a few sites of individual women politicians, and non-gender related think tanks and political sites.

UK AND IRISH WOMEN'S RESEARCH UNITS AND LOBBY GROUPS

A State Apart (BBC site with section on women in Northern Ireland public life)
ECPR Standing Group on Women and Politics
Engender
Enlargement, Gender and Governance Project, Queen's University
Equal Opportunities Commission
Equal Opportunities in the Northern Ireland Civil Service - Eighth Report of the EO Unit
Equality Commission of Northern Ireland
Fawcett Society
Gender Statistics Users Group
National Women's Council of Ireland
Northern Ireland Women's European Platform
Political Studies Association Women & Politics Group
Vital Voices
Women's National Commission
Women's Resource & Development Agency
Women Liberal Democrats
2008: The Year of Women and the Vote
The Irish Feminist Network - challenging gender inequality in Ireland

NON-UK AND IRISH WOMEN'S RESEARCH UNITS AND LOBBY GROUPS

Center for American Women and Politics
Center for Women's Global Leadership
Council of Europe's site on gender equality
Equality Now
European Women's Lobby
European Women's Lobby 50/50 Campaign
European Database - Women in Decision-making
Inter-Parliamentary Union (data on women in world parliaments)
National Women's Council of Ireland
Pippa Norris's homepage (John F Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University)Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership
UN Women Watch
UN Development Fund for Women
UN Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women
Women and Politics
Women's Human Rights Net
The International Knowledge Network of Women in Politics (iknowpolitics)
Quota Project: Global Database of Quotas for Women (global database by International IDEA, Interparliamentary Union and Stockholm University on the implementation and impact of quotas)

GOVERNMENTAL AND PARLIAMENTARY SITES (UK, IRISH & FOREIGN)

Houses of the Oireachtas
United Kingdom Parliament
Northern Ireland Assembly
Scottish Parliament
Welsh Assembly
Women's Unit, UK Government
National Development Plan Gender Equality Unit (Ireland)
Office of Status of Women (Australia)
Status of Women Canada

POLITICAL PARTIES AND GROUPINGS IN THE UK

Labour Party (also see the Labour Women's homepage and Emily's List UK)
Conservative Party
Liberal Democrat Party
Scottish National Party
Plaid Cymru
Ulster Unionist Party
SDLP
Democratic Unionist Party
Sinn Féin
Alliance Party

POLITICAL PARTIES IN IRELAND

Fianna Fáil
Fine Gael
Labour Party
Progressive Democrat Party
Sinn Féin
Green Party

INDIVIDIUAL WOMEN POLITICIANS' SITES

Mary Banotti MEP
Anne Campbell MP (first British MP to have a website)
Christine Chapman AM
Barbara Follett MP
Sandra Gidley MP
Mary Harney TD
Mary Hanafin TD
Patricia Hewitt MP
Ann Widdecombe MP
Jill Evans MEP

RELATED POLITICAL SITES

Ask Aristotle (The Guardian's guide to MPs and constituencies)
BBC Parliament
Boston College, Women's Resource Center
Cross Bench Peers in the House of Lords
Democratic Dialogue
EC Employment and Social Affairs - Women and Men in Decision Making

Epolitix.com
The Hansard Society
Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey
Politico's Bookstore and Publishers
Social Science Information Gateway, University of Bristol
Women2Win - Women's Organisation within the British Conservative Party
Vacher Dod Publishing

OTHER RELATED SITES

Virtual networking for Irish business women
Women's Parliamentary Radio
International Museum of Women
European Policy Action Centre on Violence against Women
Wikigender
UK Political Info - non-partisan resource on UK electoral politics

 

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