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 (56 documents found)
Author: S. Brice¤o, Mar 2002
Development is increasingly being seen as affected by natural disasters such as earthquakes, landslides, droughts, floods and storms. This paper outlines the main ways in which disasters impact differently on women and men and how these... Find out more
Author: S. Bradshaw, United Nations, May 2004
Hurricane Mitch battered south-western Honduras, the Pacific coastline of Nicaragua and El Salvador in 1998. A gender analysis shows how it affected women and men differently. The most significant direct impacts of natural disasters on... 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
Jan 2008
This module is intended to build the skills of participants working to engage boys and men in gender-based violence prevention and reproductive health in conflict and other emergency-response settings. One outcome is to be able to identify... Find out more
May 2015
This report, comprising the testimonies of 25 women living in Palestinian communities in East Jerusalem, sheds light on some of the personal stories behind the headlines. Undertaken as part of the project “Protect the Rights and Improve... Find out more
Oxfam, Jan 2014
These minimum standards were originally developed for Oxfam staff to ensure a consistent approach to promoting gender equality in humanitarian preparedness and response programming. They are provided here as a tool for humanitarian... Find out more
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti, Jan 2010
This report outlines evidence showing that the rape of women and girls dramatically increased in the aftermath of the devastating January 2010 earthquake in Haiti, especially in Internally Displace People (IDP) camps. In the first two... Find out more
Authors: J. El-Bushra, I. M. G. Sahl, Agency for Co-operation and Research in Development , Jan 2005
This book describes the ACORD research project 'Gender-Sensitive Programme Design and Planning in Conflict-Affected Situations’, which was carried out in 2000 and 2001. ACORD is an Africa-led development organisation working with poor and... Find out more
Arry Organisation for Human Rights, Aug 2013
In a collaborative effort between the Arry Organisation for Human Rights, and Nuba Women Activists, researchers for this paper worked at considerable risk to conduct interviews with women activists, and give voice to the great hardship of... Find out more
Global Fund for Women, Dec 2005
Following natural disasters, women and children account for more than 75 percent of those displaced. It is indisputable that women are disproportionately affected by natural disasters; however, governments and many non-governmental... Find out more