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 (52 documents found)
Authors: S. Sadr, A. Amin, Justice for Iran, Jan 2012
This Justice for Iran (JFI) report is based on the first phase of its ‘Crimes without Punishment’ research project, which aims to document the cases of rape and other forms of sexual torture used against female political prisoners in the... Find out more
Conciliation Resources , Oct 1997
The burden of preserving the social order during conflicts often weighs on women. Women as survivors of war have special needs and perspectives that must be taken into account and incorporated into mechanisms of post-conflict... 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: C. Dolan, BRIDGE, Oct 2007
This paper shows how, in Uganda, political actors play a key role in constructing and deploying particular models of masculinity. The paper draws on two high profile incidences in which the State and the Churches in Uganda promoted... Find out more
Author: R. Skaine, McFarland Publishers, Jan 2006
Celebrated as liberators and martyrs by those who support their cause and denounced as terrorists by their opponents, suicide bombers have become all too common in violent conflicts worldwide. The female suicide bomber is a relative... Find out more
Authors: D. Mazurana, S. McKay, Mar 2004
This study contributes to what is currently known about the experiences of girls in fighting forces as distinct from those of boys. It is meant to assist policymakers in developing policies and programs to help protect and empower girls in... 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: A. Hellen, A. Kristensen, K. Karamè, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway, Jun 1999
Modern day conflicts have removed the separation between civilians and the military, the home front and the battlefield. This has far-reaching consequences for civilians, particularly for women. The three reports offer information about... Find out more
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH, Jan 2009
An analysis of the different roles that men and women can play as a conflict unfolds offers new perspectives to help understand wars and restore peace in post-war societies. Sustainable peace building requires, among other things,... Find out more
Authors: A. Adrian-Paul, K. Fish, L. Kays, Hunt Alternatives Fund, Jan 2007
Women play critical roles in promoting peace and fostering security in conflict situations while addressing the basic survival needs of their families and communities. Yet they are often underrepresented or overlooked in conflict... Find out more