Governance Links (Politics, Social Forces, Human Rights, Women in Development, Conflict, Corruption)

Sources of Additional Information:

Conflict See Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Transparency International Tracks standard indicators of how corrupt a country’s government is.

The 2004 Economic Freedom Index is the current index of the Heritage Foundation country economic freedom rankings. (See also country rankings.)

Human Rights: The Human Rights Reports describe human rights practices by country, and are written by the U.S. Department of State. Amnesty International, a leading human rights organization tries to keep track of those who are imprisoned or have suffered other major human rights violations. See Human Rights Watch.

Women in Development/Gender: The Association of Women In Development (AWID) is an international organization concerned with this issue. The website has links to other organizations. UNIFEM was the United Nations Fund for Women; in 2011, it merged with UN Women.

*Disclaimer: All information on these websites is not necessarily endorsed by the board and these are not partner websites.

  • World Hunger Education
    P.O. Box 29015
    Washington, D.C. 20017
  • For the past 40 years, since its founding in 1976, the mission of World Hunger Education Service is to undertake programs, including Hunger Notes, that
    • Educate the general public and target groups about the extent and causes of hunger and malnutrition in the United States and the world
    • Advance comprehension which integrates ethical, religious, social, economic, political, and scientific perspectives on the world food problem
    • Facilitate communication and networking among those who are working for solutions
    • Promote individual and collective commitments to sustainable hunger solutions.