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(48) IIAV (Internationaal Informatie Centrum en Archief voor de Vrouwenbeweging)

14 February 2006

Application for "At-Large Structure" (ALS) Designation
IIAV (Internationaal Informatie Centrum en Archief voor de Vrouwenbeweging)

Contact Information

  1. Organization's Name: IIAV (Internationaal Informatie Centrum en Archief voor de Vrouwenbeweging)
  2. Organization's email address: info@xxxxxx
  3. Organization's phone number (include country/city codes): telephone: (0031) -20 - 6650820 fax: (0031) - 20 - 6655812
  4. Organization's address (location and postal address, if different):
    Obiplein 4
    1094 RB Amsterdam
    The Netherlands
  5. Organization's website (URL) (if available):
  6. Organization's contact for ALS application (email, phone, address):
    (0031) - (0)20 - 6650820
    (Lin McDevitt-Pugh)


  1. Is your organization constituted so that participation by individual Internet users who are citizens or residents of countries within the Geographic Region in which your organization is based will predominate in your organization's operation?
  2. Describe your organization's constituents/membership (number, citizenship/location, defining characteristic - e.g. profession for professional societies):
    The IIAV is the national library, documentation centre and archives on the position of women and women's studies in the Netherlands. Founded in 1935 as a private initiative the International Archives for the Women's Movement (IAV) merged in 1988 with the Information and Documentation Centre (IDC) and the journal Lover. The IIAV preserves the cultural legacy of the women's movement and provides information about the position of women in the past and present. The IIAV receives an annual subsidy from the Department for Coordination of Emancipation Policy (DCE) of the Dutch Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment. The staff consists of 20 full-time positions.
  3. Explain the eligibility requirements (if any) for your organization's constituents/membership (if you provide a written application for admission as a member, you may attach a copy):
  4. In what language/s does your organization conduct its business?
    Dutch (English for international projects)
  5. Provide support for the statement that your organization is self-supporting (by answering "yes" you confirm that it will not rely on ICANN for funding):
  6. Describe your organization's structure (e.g. governing and decision-making bodies and processes):
    please see:
  7. Does your organization commit to supporting its individual constituents'/membership's informed participation in ICANN?
  8. Describe how your organization keeps its constituents/membership informed about, and enables them to participate in, decisions regarding issues of interest:
    We have many products for keeping the users informed. Such as: magazine LOVER, periodicals, "international news", a database "Mapping the World", and off-line information. (please see:
  9. Does your organization post on the Internet publicly-accessible, current information about your organization's goals, structure, description of constituent group(s)/membership, working mechanisms, leadership, and contact(s) (if this information currently is available, provide URLs)?
    YES, see:
  10. Provide information on your organization's leadership (leaders' names, positions, emails):

    Saskia Wieringa, director
    Marjet Douze (adjunct-director / responsible sector information)
    Marianne Boere (scientific documentation / information specialist)
    Tilly Vriend (information specialist/ coordinator collections and databases)
    e-mail: T.Vriend@xxxxxx

    Marketing and development of projects
    Lin McDevitt-Pugh (program director) e-mail: L.McDevitt-Pugh@xxxxxx
    Babette Roelandschap (senior worker Communication & PR (interim)

    Electronic services
    Shan Swart (application administrator/coordinator electronic services)
    Marjan de Vries (system administrator)

    Research dr. Mieke Aerts (project manager research)


  1. What is your organization's primary goal or mission (please attach any mission or policy statement for your organization, if in writing, or provide a URL, if posted):
    see: (mission)
  2. What ICANN-related issues currently are of interest to your organization's constituents/membership:
    YES, IIAV has actively participated in the UN World Summit on the Information Society, we are interested in building the capacity of women related to issues of Internet Governance in order to give their approach on Gender and ICTs.
  3. If formed, will your organization commit to assisting the Regional At-Large Organization (RALO) for the region in which your organization is based in performing its function?


Lin Mc.Devitt-Pugh
Project Director
Marketing and development of projects

(Nidia Bustillos Rodriguez
Liasion Officer
Secretariat Know How Conference

Step VII: Not Certified as At-Large Structure