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 (28 documents found)
Authors: M. Shu'aibu, M. Ayuba, Jul 2015
Nigeria is a society in transition, and subject to a number of growth and development challenges, not least the systemic discrimination against women common to many developing countries. The best way to support this transition and advance... Find out more
United Nations [UN] Industrial Development Organization , Nov 2015
The energy and gender nexus is based on the recognition that men and women have different needs and priorities with regard to energy, stemming from gendered societal and cultural roles. Without access to energy, women often face especially... Find out more
Author: C. Tacoli, International Institute for Environment and Development , Jan 2013
This paper argues that the high and volatile food prices that triggered a renewed interest in food security since the 2008–09 crisis are expected to continue due to the impacts of climate change. It notes that current policy is focused on... Find out more
Authors: M. Kunieda, A. Gauthier, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH, Jan 2007
This module, which is a component within the GTZ Sourcebook on Sustainable Urban Transport, examines transport systems around the world to establish what is important for transport users in general and how gender affects the ways that... Find out more
Author: C. Acey, Taylor and Francis Group, Feb 2010
In the Nigerian cities of Lagos and Benin City, the 2006 census reported that just 26% and 5% of households had access to treated piped water respectively, with a significant informal water delivery sector working alongside, or in place of... Find out more
Author: R. Rop, UNDP - World Bank Water and Sanitation Program , Nov 2010
This working paper draws attention to approaches for redressing gender inequality in the water and sanitation sector and the importance of taking a gendered approach. Throughout, there are clearly signposted examples of good practice which... Find out more
Author: C. McEwan, Agenda Feminist Publishing, Apr 2001
In what ways does political transformation mean a change in meanings and practice of citizenship - in the relationships between individuals and the state? This paper discusses the experiences of women, particularly black women, of... Find out more
Authors: J. Beall, A. Todes, BRIDGE, Jun 2003
Attitudes and political commitment are more important than tools and techniques in ensuring gender is mainstreamed. This is the conclusion of a study of a highly acclaimed urban development project in Cato Manor, Durban, South Africa. This... Find out more
Authors: H. Donna, P. Werbner, Palgrave Macmillan, Jan 1991
Migration within Pakistan, and overseas to the UK or Middle East, has brought about social changes in many parts of Punjab. Long-term male absences have sometimes allowed wives greater decision-making power regarding land, children's... Find out more
Authors: M. Farmelo, A. Lind, Jun 1996
Do women respond to urban poverty and economic restructuring' What are the gender effects of decentralisation measures on women's community actions' Political and administrative decentralisation at the local level does not necessarily mean... Find out more