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 (49 documents found)
Authors: F. Banda, C. Chinkin, Minority Rights Group , Aug 2004
Although both minority and indigenous men and women experience discrimination, it is minority and indigenous women who most suffer multiple discriminations and therefore have less access to education, health and other services and... Find out more
United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, Sep 2011
This fact sheet by UN Women presents an overview of the situation women currently face in the Philippines, as well as the various ways in which UN Women has been supporting governments and civil society. Five themes are summarised in their... Find out more
Amnesty International , Oct 2004
What role does discrimination play in acts of violence against indigenous women in Canada? This report by Amnesty International presents nine case studies of discrimination and violence against indigenous women and girls in Canadian cities... Find out more
Author: N. Bustillos Rodriguez, Jun 2001
Concerns persist around the threats to the culture, identity, language and territory of indigenous peoples, and women in this group fare the worst with reduced access to education and services. This report outlines the case of OMAK, an... Find out more
Feb 2003
?Get a Life!? is one message of this pack which looks at why women are underrepresented in politics in the UK. Young people, particularly girls, are encouraged to get involved in politics and representative bodies in school, community and... Find out more
Jan 2003
This series of eight training videos which accompanies the above workbook is for learning about the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and its relevance to women's daily lives. These short... Find out more
Jan 2003
To address women's disadvantage and devise solutions, there is a need to develop a comprehensive systemic analysis of the situation of women which looks at the causes and structures of disadvantage. The human rights framework can provide... Find out more
Authors: M. Dutt, N. Flowers, J. Mertus, United Nations Development Fund for Women , Jan 1999
This book aims to develop human rights awareness and provide information on issue-oriented actions. It includes substantive information about the human rights of women in such areas as violence, health, reproduction and sexuality,... Find out more
Author: M. Macdonald, Jan 2001
This bulletin shows women's rights campaigners some of the ways in which they can effectively influence policy arenas. This is a collection of tools, guidelines and lessons emerging from a two-year WIDE project on implementation of the... Find out more
Authors: M. Turshen (ed), C. Twagiramaruya (ed), Zed Books Limited, Jan 1998
What is the legacy of armed conflict on the roles and experiences of women in Africa? This collection of reports, testimonies and analyses portrays the diverse experiences of women all over Africa who have lived through civil wars,... Find out more