Global Resources

Welcome to the Global Resources Database. This library contains over 3,000 specially selected gender documents picked from over 1,500 sources. It covers longstanding concerns and debates as well as emerging issues. It provides access to research, reports and policy documents, as well as records of good practice, lessons learnt and case studies, amongst other things. Each resource has been summarised providing a brief overview, key findings and recommendations, to help you save time deciding which resources you really want to read.

The database is added to monthly with the latest resources on a particular theme and/or region. We often pick a theme which is particularly relevant, for example, linking in with the theme of a key international gender event or campaign. However some months we like to showcase work from a region or on a theme that is underrepresented to provide space for more marginalised issue and further add to the diversity of our database.

We also strive to make resources available in languages other than English. A number of resources are available in French and Spanish, as well as other languages within the database.

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Global Resources (14 documents found)
Authors: D Jayasinghe, R Noble, ActionAid International, Jun 2015
Despite decades of international agreements and commitments to tackle violence against women and girls (VAWG), it remains a daily reality. One-third of women globally are affected by violence. Violence undermines women’s ability to take... Find out more
Authors: M O'Reilly, A Ó Súilleabháin, T Paffenholz, International Peace Institute, Jun 2015
As half of a society’s population, shouldn’t women have the right to be represented during peacemaking processes? Yet, between 1992 and 2011 just 2% of chief mediators and 9% of peace negotiators were women. Women are excluded from the... Find out more
Authors: United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), UNHCR, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Apr 2015
The National Unity Government of Afghanistan formed in 2014 raised public expectations with their commitments around tackling violence against women. Violence, however, prevails despite institutional advances such as the creation of the... Find out more
United Nations Security Council, Mar 2015
The present report, which covers the period from January to December 2014, is submitted pursuant to paragraph 22 of Security Council resolution 2106 (2013), in which the Council requested to report annually on the implementation of... Find out more
Jan 2015
October 2015 marked the 15th anniversary of UNSCR resolution 1325 and the Women, Peace and Security agenda. Activists, women’s human rights defenders and UN member states have gathered in a series of activities to renew their commitments... Find out more
Author: K Ronderos, Oct 2015
An advocacy document from the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom in Colombia calls for the equal representation of women throughout the whole peace negotiation process in their country. The position is available in English... Find out more
Authors: M Maglietti, J Miquel, United Nations Population Fund , Jan 2015
The creation of women and girls safe spaces (WGSS) has emerged as a key strategy for the protection and empowerment of women and girls affected by the Syrian crisis. This document provides an overview of what safe spaces are and what key... Find out more
Author: K. McMinn, Women Peacemakers Program, Jan 2015
This research and action project was launched in the context of the 15th anniversary of UNSCR 1325, to discover the deep-rooted obstacles to women’s participation in peace and security efforts. Moving beyond the UN Security Council’s... Find out more
Author: M. O'Reilly, Initiative for Inclusive Security, Jan 2015
In the field of international development, decades of evidence of women’s positive impact on socioeconomic outcomes has changed the way governments, donors, and aid organisations do their work. This shorting briefing suggests that same... Find out more
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH, Jan 2014
This report is the outcome of two international workshops entitled ‘Promoting women’s participation in peace negotiations and political processes after violent conflicts’. Peace activists from different regions undergoing violent conflict... Find out more