The UK-based organization, The Women's Communication Centre, conducted [The What Women Want Social Survey], one of the largest surveys of British women's opinions ever undertaken. Nearly 10,000 individual women responded to a postcard that simply asked "What do you want?" Using new text-based software, the Centre produced a comprehensive trend survey of the cards covering thirteen chapters and over two hundred subject headings. Values and Visions, the report of the [What Women Want Social Survey] has transformed the breadth and language of the women's agenda, and engaged a huge number of women and men in an up to date and forward looking gender debate.
The Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential is a unique, experimental research work of the Union of International Associations. It is currently published as a searchable online platform with profiles of world problems, action strategies, and human values that are interlinked in novel and innovative ways. These connections are based on a range of relationships such as broader and narrower scope, aggravation, relatedness and more. By concentrating on these links and relationships, the Encyclopedia is uniquely positioned to bring focus to the complex and expansive sphere of global issues and their interconnected nature.
The initial content for the Encyclopedia was seeded from UIA’s Yearbook of International Organizations. UIA’s decades of collected data on the enormous variety of association life provided a broad initial perspective on the myriad problems of humanity. Recognizing that international associations are generally confronting world problems and developing action strategies based on particular values, the initial content was based on the descriptions, aims, titles and profiles of international associations.
Non-profit, apolitical, independent, and non-governmental in nature, the UIA has been a pioneer in the research, monitoring and provision of information on international organizations, international associations and their global challenges since 1907.