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 (15 documents found)
Jan 2014
Since the Continental Launch of the African Women’s Decade (AWD) by the African Union (AU) in 2010, have African women’s rights advanced? Make Every Woman Count’s annual review of the AWD aims to evaluate the progress, or lack thereof,... Find out more
Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on MDGs, Nov 2015
For 15 years, the global development agenda was defined by the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Yet it wasn’t until 2005, five years into the process, that Nigeria, bolstered by debt relief negotiated with the Paris Club, got moving in... Find out more
Jan 2000
Gender norms and expectations affect men's health throughout their life course, including in old age. For example, men often avoid seeking care due to the belief in many cultures that health-seeking behaviour is a sign of weakness. Older... Find out more
Author: Y. Kane, Sud Quotidien, Mar 2003
In 2003 UNIFEM Senegal celebrated International Women's Day on the theme of "Gender and the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs)". The MDGs are eight goals which governments committed themselves to at the millennium summit in September 2000... Find out more
Author: E. Wheeler, Oxfam, Mar 1998
Qualitative interviews and focus group discussions with migrant women from Pakistan and first generation Britons previously discharged from in-patient psychiatric care illustrate the unintended and adverse consequences of this care. There... Find out more
Aug 2002
This shadow report, led by The Latin American and Caribbean Committee for the Defense of Women's Rights -Peru (CLADEM-Peru), contributes to the United Nations Committee that monitors the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination... Find out more
Authors: M. Bosmans, M., Temmerman, Reproductive Health Response in Conflict Consortium , Jan 2003
For some years, awareness about the need for comprehensive sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services for women in situations of war and armed conflict has been growing. As a result, humanitarian aid programmes are paying more and more... Find out more
Human Rights Watch , Jan 2003
China faces what could be the largest HIV/AIDS epidemic in the world. At least 1.5 million men, women and children are affected, and probably many more. During the 1990s local authorities in at least 7 provinces were complicit in... Find out more
EngenderHealth, Nov 2006
Obstetric fistula is a hole that forms between the bladder and the vagina or between the rectum and the vagina during prolonged and obstructed child labour. Approximately two million girls and women are estimated to be living with fistula... Find out more
Jun 2004
The Programa de Coordinaci¢n en Salud Integral (PROCOSI), a network of NGOs working for health and development in Bolivia, launched a Gender Programme in 2000 with funding from the USAID Mission in Bolivia. The aim was to integrate a... Find out more