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 (68 documents found)
Authors: S. Khan, T. Khilji, Naz Foundation International , Apr 2002
Expressions of affection between people of the same sex are easily accepted in Pakistan but in contrast, women's contact with men is controlled and socially policed. Many men have sexual relations with each other, and finding male sexual... Find out more
Author: E. Edstrom, Oct 2007
Vulnerability' has become a key concept in drawing linkages between HIV, gender and development. This paper argues, however, that misunderstandings of the term vulnerability have tended to reinforce unhelpful gender stereotypes and have... Find out more
Author: J. Lewis, BRIDGE, Oct 2007
Do prevailing ideas about how 'real men' should behave undermine effective condom use? This paper argues that expectations of how 'real' men must behave - particularly the pressure to be sexually potent and experienced - can undermine... Find out more
Author: M. Kamal Smith, Oxfam, Jan 2002
Older women and young girls in developing countries are likely to be affected by HIV/AIDS, but tend to fall outside the boundaries of mainstream development research and practice on HIV/AIDS. This article explores the reasons for the lack... Find out more
Authors: A. Burns, R. Lovich, J. Maxwell, Macmillan Education Ltd, London and Oxford, Jan 1997
This book was developed with the help of community-based health workers in more than 30 countries to help women care for their own health needs and to help community health workers to meet women's health needs. It uses simple English and... Find out more
Author: S. Pan, Jan 2004
This book proposes that to prevent AIDS, instead of always just talking about risk, safer more enjoyable sex lives should be promoted. This book argues that the sex workers are not transmitters of HIV/AIDS but are the first line of victims... Find out more
Authors: N. Cao, D. Colby, S. Doussantousse, Guilford Publications, New York, Feb 2004
Men who have sex with men (MSM) in Vietnam's urban centres are increasing in numbers and visibility. Although limited to a few surveys, the available data on MSM in Vietnam show that they are at increased risk of HIV infection due to high... Find out more
Planned Parenthood Federation of America Incorporated, Jun 2001
Since the 1980s Christian right-wing fundamentalist groups in the USA have been lobbying for abstinence-only-before-marriage education instead of sex education in US schools. Their efforts have met with some success. Between 1997-2002,... Find out more
Author: D. L. Tolman, Harvard University Press, Jun 2002
This book is based on interviews with teenage girls in the USA about how they experience sexual desire. All of the girls were highly aware of the dangers surrounding sex including getting a bad reputation, pregnancy, HIV/AIDS and other... Find out more
Authors: L. Chansophal, A. Maclean, P. Panhavichetr, Jun 2002
In some countries such as Cambodia, the main form of HIV transmission is heterosexual sex. Men have more sex partners than women, and often engage in commercial sex. There is therefore a need for greater emphasis on working with men... Find out more