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Online Reference Sources

A guide to the variety of electronic reference resources available to the ESU community.

Gender and Sexuality

International Justice Resource Center: Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
The International Justice Resource Center (IJRC) is a non-profit human rights organization with the mission to empower individuals, through knowledge, to use the law and legal mechanisms for the greater protection of human rights around the world. The organization's thematic research guides focus on each of the separate human rights protected under international law. These guides explain the scope of each right, summarize significant case law interpreting the right, and identify useful sources for further research.

International Justice Resource Center: Women's Human Rights
The International Justice Resource Center (IJRC) is a non-profit human rights organization with the mission to empower individuals, through knowledge, to use the law and legal mechanisms for the greater protection of human rights around the world. The organization's thematic research guides focus on each of the separate human rights protected under international law. These guides explain the scope of each right, summarize significant case law interpreting the right, and identify useful sources for further research.

National Women's History Project
The National Women’s History Project is a leader in promoting Women’s History and is committed to the goals of education, empowerment, equality, and inclusion. For over 30 years, the NWHP has established a nationwide presence as a resource for information and material about the unfolding roles of women in American history.

UN Women Watch: Data & Statistics
This site presents a curated collection of news articles, infographics, and multimedia reports from across the United Nations that include data and statistics relating to gender equality. 

United Nations Gender Statistics
The Global Gender Statistics Programme of the United Nations Statistical Commission hosts this website to serve as a platform for the dissemination of developments in the field of gender statistics and promote the inclusion of gender statistics into all fields of statistical activities at both the national and international levels.

WomanStats Project
The WomanStats Database is a large crossnational compilation of data, statistics, and maps on the status of women worldwide.