University Education


University Education  (Scientific and Research Institutions)

International Information Centre and Archives for the Women's Movement - IIAV
Obiplein 4
1094 RB Amsterdam
Tel:020 - 665 08 20
Fax:020 - 665 58 12

The IIAV is the source, the intermediary and the supplier of information and documentation for all those who occupy themselves with the position of women, whether it concerns books, periodicals, data, addresses, archives, visual materials, current or historical, national or international.

Specialist queries can be answered directly thanks to the computer database facilities and the Women's Thesaurus. In view of the rapidly growing amount of information on women and the fact that it is impossible to collect every piece of information which exists, the IIAV focus their collection policy for the coming years on the developments in, and contemporary theories on women's studies and on providing information about black, migrant and refugee women.

Most of the collections are available at the IIAV. Since the IIAV moved to the new premises in the former Gerardus Majella Church, the formation of the collection has been arranged conveniently and the climate-controlled storage facilities for the valuable archives and the older material have been greatly increased.

The IIAV operates in a world where information knows no boundaries. Through far reaching cooperation with women's information centers throughout the world, the IIAV is able to provide access to information on the position of women to researchers, women's organizations, policy makers and the media, to meet the national and international information needs of our customers.

The International Cooperation department of the IIAV is responsible for developing and implementing tools and services with our partners world wide. The following is a list of recent past and ongoing projects. IIAV has also broad information about the position of women in India.