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 (121 documents found)
Author: C. Arza, UN Women, Jan 2015
This paper examines the challenges and constraints that pension systems face to be gender equitable and the policy alternatives to address these challenges. It also focuses on pension system rules and how they interact with other social... Find out more
United Nations [UN] Commission on the Status of Women ., Mar 2002
The 46th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) concluded that a gender perspective must be incorporated into the development and implementation of disaster prevention, mitigation and recovery strategies. This report... Find out more
Authors: S. Khan, T. Khilji, Naz Foundation International , Apr 2002
Expressions of affection between people of the same sex are easily accepted in Pakistan but in contrast, women's contact with men is controlled and socially policed. Many men have sexual relations with each other, and finding male sexual... Find out more
Jan 2003
Despite numerous positive advancements, patriarchal values and practices still limit Bangladeshi women's opportunities for education and employment. They also place them at a greater risk of violence in the form of rape, acid attacks and... Find out more
Authors: L. Michau, D. Naker, Raising Voices, Jan 2012
The Training Process is a programme tool for strengthening the capacity of a wide range of community actors such as trainers and activists to prevent domestic violence. It is a series of training sessions that will help participants think... Find out more
Authors: J. Hemmings, S. Khalifa, Foundation for Women's Health Research and Development, Jan 2013
This report presents the results of three participatory ethnographic evaluation research (PEER) studies, carried out as part of the CREATE Youth-Net project, which aims to safeguard young people in three European countries (the United... Find out more
Authors: D. Chopra, A. W. Kelbert, P. Iyer, Institute of Development Studies UK, Jul 2013
Produced as part of the IDS Evidence Report series, this thematic review summarises the literature on feminist political economy analysis of public policies related to care, specifically unpaid care work. The review frames unpaid care work... Find out more
Author: B. Sleap, HelpAge International, Jan 2010
15 years ago, the Beijing Declaration recognised age discrimination as one of the factors contributing to the barriers to women's empowerment and advancement. Older women were specifically mentioned in the Beijing Platform for Action with... Find out more
Author: A. Greig, Institute of Development Studies UK, Jan 2009
This article explores the notion of 'troublesome' masculinities that characterise much of the policy thinking on problems of young men and gender. It notes that the socialisation of young men and the relationship between gender norms and... Find out more
Author: I. Peng, Mar 2008
Since 1990, many East Asian countries have extended and strengthened their welfare states in response to the increased demand for social welfare and to imperatives arising from changes in their countries' social, economic, and demographic... Find out more