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 (17 documents found)
Authors: B. Cela (ed), I. Dankelman (ed), J. Stern (ed), United Nations Development Programme , Jul 2013
At the recent United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), the international community acknowledged that gender equality and sustainable development are intrinsically linked. United Nations Member States defined... Find out more
Author: C. Stevens, Oct 2009
How can the green economy drive equitable, gender sensitive growth?  The green job phenomenon is being driven by governments in pursuit of environmentally sensitive economic growth with greening strategies proposed as a solution to both... Find out more
Author: D. Chopra, United Nations [UN] Research Institute for Social Development , Apr 2014
How do care concerns becomes more visible on domestic policy agendas? What factors lead to care-sensitive social policies? Care is a social good that underpins all development however it is all too often invisible in policy and programming... Find out more
Authors: A. Ely Yamin, V. Boulanger, Reproductive Health Matters , Nov 2013
How did the goal, targets and indicators for Millennium Development Goal 5 (improve maternal health) impact on development practice and discourse? This paper places what happened to MDG 5, and sexual and reproductive health and rights more... Find out more
Interdisciplinary Centre for Gender Studies, Dec 2014
Less than 2% of the land available worldwide is owned by women. Why is the issue of land so gendered? What approaches and lessons learned can development professionals utilise to address the issue of gender and land? Data demonstrates a... Find out more
Jan 2014
How can youth migration be transformed from a challenge into an opportunity? This report analyses the positive and negative impacts of international migration on young people from a rights and gender perspective. Youth migrants comprise 12... Find out more
The Danish Institute for Human Rights, Jan 2014
How can National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) promote and protect reproductive rights? NHRIs are administrative bodies set up to protect or monitor human rights in a given country. There are over 100 such institutions – to whom the... Find out more
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation , Jan 2014
Can there be sustainable development without gender equality? Too often sustainable development is still seen primarily as environmental sustainability. This narrow approach oversees some complex social, economic and ecological dimensions... Find out more
Authors: S. House, T. Mahon, S. Cavill, Wateraid, Jan 2012
Globally, approximately 52% of the female population (26% of the total population) is of reproductive age. Most of these women and girls will menstruate each month for between two and seven days. Menstruation is an integral and normal part... Find out more
UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre, Jan 2014
UNICEF ebook on the challenges of climate change facing children around the world. Representing 30 per cent of the global population, children are the largest, and most vulnerable, group of people currently affected by climate change. Not... Find out more