Important Links – Government, Policy, and Current Affairs

Want to learn more about government or policy?  Want to keep up on current affairs?  Here are a few websites to get you going.

Citizen Factory:  Funding partially through the Department of Heritage, this website collects all the information it can find on Canada’s Parliament and makes it easy to navigate.

Samara:  This organization’s research and educational programming aims to improve political participation.  Their research includes exit-interviews with Member’s of Parliament, a survey on the effects of heckling in the House of Commons.

The Political Bouillon: Run by university students, the Political Bouillon gives a voice to youth with a variety of opinions and perspectives.

Nursing Clio–Because the Personal is Historical:  Nursing Clio is a collaborative blog project that ties historical scholarship to present-day political, social, and cultural issues surrounding gender and medicine.

Asia Pacific Online Network of Women: This online bulletin highlights women’s involvement in politics, governance, decision-making, transformative leadership, climate change and disaster risk reduction in African and Asia-Pacific.  It also includes announcements of events and other woman-focused news stories from around the world.

Institute for Women’s Policy Research: The Institute for Women’s Policy Research conducts rigorous research and disseminates its findings to address the needs of women, promote public dialog, and strengthen families, communities, and societies.

Women’s Court of Canada: The Women’s Court of Canada is an innovative project bringing together academics, activists, and litigators in order literally to rewrite the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms equality jurisprudence.  The site is not particularly active but contains a great list of resources on women, the law, and the Constitution.

Centre for American Women and Politics: Run out of Rutgers University, the CAWP collects research and data on women in politics in the United States.