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 (47 documents found)
Author: G. Karlsson (ed), ENERGIA: International Network on Gender & Sustainable Energy, Jan 2007
In the introduction to this publication, ENERGIA policy advisor and editor of this pubication Gail Karlsson writes, “In many developing countries, especially in the poorest areas, most energy currently comes from traditional biomass fuels... Find out more
United Nations [UN] Commission on the Status of Women ., Mar 2002
The 46th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) concluded that a gender perspective must be incorporated into the development and implementation of disaster prevention, mitigation and recovery strategies. This report... Find out more
Author: M. Mukoni, International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, Apr 2015
Natural resource conservation is absolutely key to the concept of sustainable development, yet environmental pressures continue to increase including soil degradation, water availability, and nutrient cycling. Within natural resource... Find out more
Oct 2012
Environmental degradation and climate change are not gender neutral. They disproportionately affect the poor; and women, in turn, constitute the majority of the world’s poor. Green economies combat life-threatening environmental change,... Find out more
Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era, Jan 2012
The current global crisis is so severe and encompasses so many areas that countries have been forced to coordinate with each other. The question is who has benefited from such coordination? What about the most vulnerable, especially those... Find out more
Women’s Environment and Development Organisation, Feb 2011
Climate change has a range of direct and indirect impacts on the full enjoyment of human rights. This document presents some recommendations put forward by the Women's Environment and Development Organisation (WEDO) to mainstream gender in... Find out more
United Nations, Jan 2006
What are the linkages between local knowledge systems, gender roles and relationships, the conservation and management of agrobiodiversity, plant and animal genetic resources, and food security? This training manual aims to promote a... Find out more
Author: R. Masika, Routledge, Jul 2002
Gender issues are rarely addressed in climate change debates and initiatives. The international response to climate change has largely focused on scientific and technological measures to tackle climate change, with less attention being... Find out more
Author: I. Dankalman, Taylor and Francis Group, Jul 2002
Is climate change gender neutral? This article argues that it is not. Gender roles and relations interact with the causes and impacts of climate change in five key areas:- gender-specific resource-use and management patterns that can... Find out more
Author: M. Leach, BRIDGE, Jun 2003
The notion that women are closer to nature, naturally caring for land, water, forests and other aspects of the environment, has held powerful sway in certain development circles since the 1980s. This has led to problematic programmes which... Find out more