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 (115 documents found)
Author: A. Marston, Oxfam, Mar 2016
Women cocoa farmers are central to the sustainability of the cocoa supply chain, cocoa growing communities, and increasing cocoa production levels, yet their efforts too often go unrecognised. Empowering women cocoa farmers not only has a... Find out more
Author: William Minter, Solidarity Center, Apr 2014
Economies and labour markets throughout Africa are undergoing radical and fast-paced change, with important implications for trade unions. To explore this dynamic, the Solidarity Center has produced this useful reflection on the the... Find out more
Author: M.O. Folorunsho, International Labour and Employment Relations Association, Jan 2012
This paper provides a brief overview of the global economic system as it relates to and impacts upon employment relations and workers rights, particularly in Nigeria. It discusses the major industrial responses to the demands of a... Find out more
Author: D. S. Cobble, Solidarity Center, Feb 2012
This report offers a critical review of the English-language research on gender equality and labour movements in order to identify “best practice” case studies of unions engaged in building democratic, just, and humane societies around the... Find out more
Author: S. Esim, BRIDGE, Jul 2004
Domestic work is the single most important category of employment among women migrants to the Gulf States, as well as to Lebanon and Jordan. As much as 81 percent of all women migrant workers from Sri Lanka and 39 percent from the... Find out more
Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations, Jan 2009
Long-standing inequalities in the gender distribution of economic and financial resources have placed women at a disadvantage relative to men in their capability to participate in, contribute to and benefit from broader processes of... Find out more
International Labour Organization , Jan 2013
Why do workplace gender inequalities persist after decades of interventions with substantial intellectual reflection, policy and programming attention? Could part of the answer be that, faced with the urgency of empowering women socially... Find out more
Author: Naila Kabeer, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Oct 2012
How well do we understand the relationships between women's economic empowerment and growth? What evidence exists to suggest that one leads to the other and vice-versa? How can collective action drive positive change for women given the... Find out more
Authors: C. Hoskyns, S. Rai, New Political Economy, Jan 2009
To date, the discipline of International Political Economy (IPE) has prioritised the study of the state and the market. But what about the spheres of the social, the domestic and the household? There is a widespread, growing depletion of... Find out more
International Labour Organization , Jan 2008
Thousands of women leave their homes each year to work as domestic workers in the Arab world with the hope of securing a better economic future. Some have their dreams fulfilled; others find themselves in a financial and emotional bind.... Find out more