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 (10 documents found)
Women's Major Group, Aug 2015
This resource presents the Women’s Major Group’s recommendations for SDG indicators. One or more indicators has been proposed for each of the targets by a variety of organisations and constituencies including UN Women, APWLD, JAG,... Find out more
Jul 2015
One billion children experience some form of violence each year. Girls are particularly vulnerable, with 120 million under the age of 20 reporting forced sexual intercourse or other forced sexual acts at some point in their lives. Beyond... Find out more
Author: R Shreeves, Jun 2015
Gender equality benefits women and girls, helping them out of poverty and giving them confidence in getting their voices heard. Additionally, it supports progress on other development goals such as food security thus benefitting the wider... Find out more
UN Women, Sep 2015
The sustainable development goals (SDGs) seek to change the course of the 21st century, addressing key challenges such as poverty, inequality, and violence against women. Women have a right to equality in all areas. Women’s equality must... Find out more
Sep 2015
The Inter-agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (IAEG-SDGS) conducted an open consultation on the development of a global indicator framework for the Sustainable Development Goals with all countries, regional... Find out more
Oct 2015
Goals and indicators chosen for the Millennium Development Goals were not unfortunately rights-based and thus did not promote equity and equality. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development acknowledges human rights and the breadth of the... Find out more
Author: A Abelenda, Association for Women's Rights in Development , Aug 2015
To what extent were gender equality and women’s empowerment incorporated in the 2030 development agenda? This piece by the Association for Women’s Rights in Development analyses how gender issues were negotiated during the consultation... Find out more
Author: Nath P, Voluntary Service Overseas , Aug 2013
One of the deepest and most persistent fault lines of poverty and inequality in the world today is the lack of power that women have to influence decision making compared to men. The post-2015 framework must include a clear and robust... Find out more
Authors: M Vlahakis, A Hunt, C Ballantine, Gender and Development Network, Jul 2015
A new publication launched by Womankind, in partnership with the UK Gender and Development Network (GADN), sets out recommendations on global indicators for measuring women’s participation and leadership under the Sustainable Development... Find out more
United Nations, Aug 2015
On 1 September, the General Assembly adopted a historical resolution (A/69/L.85) welcoming the successful conclusion of the negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda and transmitting to its 70th session an outcome document entitled... Find out more