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 (27 documents found)
Author: N. N. Iheanacho, Oct 2015
This ethnographic study describes the plight of many women in widowhood in Nigeria, particularly in rural areas and more traditional communities such as those found in Etche, in the Niger Delta region. The cause of the women’s plight are... Find out more
Author: V. von Struensee, Jul 2004
This paper argues that widows and female children in Tanzania have traditionally been denied the right to inherit property from their husbands, even when the property was acquired during the marriage. This is further complicated by a three... Find out more
Mar 2004
This book documents the life-stories of a group of 32 young Zimbabwean women who were the first to be supported through their education by CAMFED International. They now hold positions of authority in their poverty-stricken rural... Find out more
Author: C. El-Solh, BRIDGE, Feb 2001
Are female heads of households 'different'? This study explores the complex links between poverty, conflict and female household headship in Lebanon, Palestine and Yemen, where female headship has become more visible and vulnerable.... Find out more
Office of the Special Adviser on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women, Mar 2001
This collection of briefing notes was launched by the United Nations (UN) Department for Disarmament Affairs (DDA), in collaboration with the Office of the Special Adviser on Gender Issues and the Advancement of Women (OSAGI). The notes... Find out more
Authors: M. de Alwis, J. Hyndman, International Centre for Ethnic Studies, Colombo, Sri Lanka, Jan 2002
The civil war in Sri Lanka has been raging for the past twenty years and has left approximately 800,000 people internally displaced. In this document, Hyndman and de Alwis assess the potential for institutional capacity building in three... 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
BRIDGE, Jan 2003
How has a gender analysis been used in areas of post-conflict? In Peru, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (CVR) was set up following two decades of political violence spanning the period from 1980 to 2000. The CVR Gender Programme,... Find out more
Authors: Olivia Bennett (ed), Jo Bexley (ed), Kitty Warnock (ed), Panos Institute, London, Jan 1995
The survival struggles of ordinary women - whether as fighters, rape survivors, camp inhabitants, mothers or peacemakers - are highlighted in the accounts of conflict situations covered in this report. As part of the process of compiling... Find out more
HelpAge International, May 2000
Widows in India comprise 8 percent of the female population, with 64 percent aged over 80 years. As in other countries, there are many more widows than widowers because more men die before their wives, and widowed men are much more likely... Find out more