Information on this page is provided to the librarians by the instructor, Kushlani De Soyza, for the Winter 2017 class. Students should always check with their instructor or course documents for updates and changes.
Find a group founded by women in the Global South doing work to improve their local communities. Check Burn (144) for the definition of a GRO and research your organization’s origins: If the group was founded by well-meaning individuals who came from outside the community, from Europe/US or by government organizations, etc., it’s not a GRO. Please, please make sure that you choose a group that is founded by women in an economically poor or post-colonial nation -- remember that "Global South" is not a geographical term: Mexico, for instance, is north of the equator, but as a poor post-colonial nation, it would count for this organization. Similarly, Australia is south of the equator, but because it is considered a wealthy nation that continues to be dominated by the colonizing group, it doesn't count as the Global South for our purposes.
Simple Google searches might not be enough to find three organizations that fit the research criteria. Here are some suggestions for how to find local, transnational and Global South grassroots organizations. Waiting until the last minute is a sure-fire way to make mistakes in your research.