Women, Information and Libraries Special Interest Group

Sponsoring body: Management of Library Associations


Women play a crucial role in realising basic human rights for all and in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDG's). Meeting the information needs of women is a major contribution of the library field to global development.

The Discussion Group focuses on women as users of library and information services, as workers in the library field, and as providers of information.

The overarching strategic framework is formed by the UN treaties, programs and initiatives related to women and information to create a fruitful link between IFLA and relevant international organisations.

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Women, Information and Libraries, Special Interest Groups, Women’s issues

Last update: 26 January 2016

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7 July 2016

Women in Open Technology and Culture: Information for Attendees and Speakers

Attendees & Speakers, August 11th is approaching quickly and we’re very excited to share program we have put together for “UnConference, Women in Open Technology & Culture.”

1 July 2016

Report on 2015 Satellite Meeting

IFLA Women, Information and Libraries Special Interest Group Report to IFLA Management of Library Associations Section (MLAS) IFLA WLIC, Cape Town, 15 – 21 August 2015

15 March 2016