Women's studies, also known as feminist studies, is an interdisciplinary academic field which explores politics, society and history from an intersectional, multicultural women's perspective. It critiques and explores societal norms of gender, race, class, sexuality, and other social inequalities. Women’s studies curriculum often encourages students to engage in hands-on activities, including discussion and reflecting on course materials.

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Enhances the connections among research, policy analysis, advocacy, and innovative programming on behalf of women and girls. Visit
The National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest feminist organization in the United States. It was founded in 1966 and has a membership of 500,000 contributing members and 5,987 chapters in 47 U.S. states Visit
The Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers is an independent labor union for Stage Directors and Choreographers. Focusing on urban planning issues and improving the lives of people living in NJ, CT and NY. Visit
NAPAMA is comprised of a diverse group of managers, agents, self-managed artists, affiliated business vendors, and presenters Visit
Find out about this organization of women promoting voluntarism and leadership with chapters in Canada, Great Britain, Mexico and the United States; includes details on membership, programs, press releases, and links to local Leagues Visit
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, and research. Visit
International group focusing on human rights. Committed to giving flexible, timely support to women's groups working on emerging, controversial or difficult issues. Visit
Nonpartisan political membership organization encourages informed, active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Features membership information, history, positions, newsletters, news, voting information and a library. Visit
Established in 1977, NWSA is a professional organization dedicated to leading the field of women's studies and gender studies, as well as its teaching, learning, research, and service wherever they be found. Visit