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Welcome to the research guide on international gender and women's studies topics!

These pages are maintained by Karla Strand, the Gender & Women's Studies Librarian for the University of Wisconsin System. 

Navigate around the pages with the blue tabs on the left. Feel free to contact me with questions or to set up an appointment to discuss your research!

Finding Statistics

The World's Women reports are prepared by the Statistics Division of the UN Department for Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) at five-year intervals, starting in 1990. Six reports have been published as part of the The World's Women series. The first three and the last two issues analyze women's situation compared to men's worldwide on a broad range of fields. The 2005 edition reviews and analyzes national capacity to collect and report sex-disaggregated data on socioeconomic topics relevant for addressing gender concerns.

For further statistical sources, use the Research GuideStatistics on Women and Gender: Where and How to Find. The Guide's sections "Gender Stats--Large Sites" and "Sources on Particular Topics or Locations: International" are especially useful for international stats.

Gender and Women's Studies Librarian

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Karla Strand
University of Wisconsin System
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Madison, WI 53706