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 (113 documents found)
International Labour Organization , Jan 2007
A Participatory Gender Audit is a tool and a process, based on participatory approaches, which assesses whether internal practices and systems for gender mainstreaming are effective and whether they are being followed. Participatory gender... Find out more
Author: C. Moser, Overseas Development Institute, May 2005
This background paper outlines the methodology used during an audit of the UK Department for International Development's (DFID) gender equality and mainstreaming work in Malawi. The audit comprised both an internal organisational... Find out more
Women's Major Group, Aug 2015
This resource presents the Women’s Major Group’s recommendations for SDG indicators. One or more indicators has been proposed for each of the targets by a variety of organisations and constituencies including UN Women, APWLD, JAG,... Find out more
UN Women, Sep 2015
The sustainable development goals (SDGs) seek to change the course of the 21st century, addressing key challenges such as poverty, inequality, and violence against women. Women have a right to equality in all areas. Women’s equality must... Find out more
Sep 2015
The Inter-agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (IAEG-SDGS) conducted an open consultation on the development of a global indicator framework for the Sustainable Development Goals with all countries, regional... Find out more
Author: Nath P, Voluntary Service Overseas , Aug 2013
One of the deepest and most persistent fault lines of poverty and inequality in the world today is the lack of power that women have to influence decision making compared to men. The post-2015 framework must include a clear and robust... Find out more
Authors: M Vlahakis, A Hunt, C Ballantine, Gender and Development Network, Jul 2015
A new publication launched by Womankind, in partnership with the UK Gender and Development Network (GADN), sets out recommendations on global indicators for measuring women’s participation and leadership under the Sustainable Development... Find out more
United Nations, Aug 2015
On 1 September, the General Assembly adopted a historical resolution (A/69/L.85) welcoming the successful conclusion of the negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda and transmitting to its 70th session an outcome document entitled... Find out more
Jan 2015
This four-page brief provides an overview of OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) members’ aid to gender equality since the MDGs and identifies priorities for financing gender equality in the implementation of the post-2015... Find out more
Authors: J. Woodroffe, K. Donald, United Kingdom Gender and Development Network, Jan 2014
Having been consistently ignored and taken for granted in public policy and development efforts, it appears that discussion of the crucial issue of unpaid care work is finally gaining traction. A consensus is emerging, based on a growing... Find out more