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 (55 documents found)
Authors: J. Gaventa, R. McGee, Zed Books, Jan 2010
How has citizen action resulted in national policy change in different parts of the world? This is the full introduction to the edited volume of the book Making Change Happen, published by Zed Books. It includes case studies, such as:... Find out more
Home Office Research, Development and Statistics Directorate, Jan 2014
This UK Home Office online resource series brings together all documents relating to FGM. The documents found here include statements opposing FGM, guidance notes, impact assessments, policy papers, correspondence, forms and promotional... Find out more
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Mar 2013
A girl or woman seeking asylum because she has been forced to undergo, or is likely to be subjected to, female genital mutilation (FGM) can qualify for refugee status in the European Union (EU) under the 1951 Convention relating to the... Find out more
Inter-African Committee on Traditional Practices, Jan 2014
The Inter-African Committee on Traditional Practices (IAC) advocates for the removal of harmful traditional practices (HTPs) that affect the health of women and children, some of which are female genital mutilation (FGM), also known as... Find out more
United Nations Population Fund , Jan 2013
Decades of efforts to end female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) have demonstrated that direct assaults on practices laden with cultural significance are doomed to fail. This publication highlights lessons learnt, in order to formulate... Find out more
May 2013
What are the real-life situations and challenges relating to Indian women’s social security and protection, and what can be done to improve them? This publication documents the Conference on Women’s Social Security and Protection in India... Find out more
Author: G. De Cicco, Association for Women's Rights in Development, Jun 2014
Abortion is illegal in Argentina, with three exceptions: when the pregnancy was the result of a rape or abuse against a woman with a mental disability, and when the pregnant woman’s life or health are at risk. However, even these cases... Find out more
Authors: S. Barrientos, S. Dolan, A. Tallontire, Sep 2003
Codes of conduct designed to regulate the employment conditions of Southern producers exporting to European markets were rapidly adopted throughout the 1990s - especially in the horticulture sector linking European supermarkets with export... Find out more
One World Action, Jun 2000
In many developing countries public services are poor or non-existent for the majority of people, and in others, including European countries, new forms of public service provision, including contracting-out and public-private partnerships... Find out more
Sep 2003
The IGTN Advocacy Document for the 5th WTO Ministerial Meeting that was held in Cancun, Mexico in September 2003 focuses on these four issues and identifies critical advocacy positions for each of them. With regard to agriculture, the IGTN... Find out more