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)
Jan 2008
The Gender and Disaster Network hosts this online resource, the Gender and Disaster Sourcebook, which is for gender mainstreaming in disaster risk reduction and post-disaster management. Its intended users include survivors, activists,... Find out more
Author: C. Pincha, NANBAN Trust, Jan 2009
The Indian Ocean Tsunami, also known as Asian Tsunami on 26 December 2004, is the deadliest in recorded history. Following Indonesia and Sri Lanka, India was the third hardest hit country with the Tsunami killing 12,405 people. In... Find out more
Author: T. Cannon, Routledge, Jul 2002
Bangladesh has experienced a number of high-profile disasters, including cyclones and annual floods. Vulnerability to disasters in Bangladesh correlates strongly with poverty, and it is widely accepted that women make up a disproportionate... Find out more
Author: E. Boyd, Routledge, Jul 2002
Since the United Nations Kyoto Protocol was agreed in 1997 and set legally-binding targets for signatories to limit or reduce greenhouse gas emissions; forest cultivation has been promoted as an important means to reduce carbon dioxide... 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: Olivia Bennett (ed), Jo Bexley (ed), Kitty Warnock (ed), Panos Institute, London, Jan 1995
The survival struggles of ordinary women - whether as fighters, rape survivors, camp inhabitants, mothers or peacemakers - are highlighted in the accounts of conflict situations covered in this report. As part of the process of compiling... 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
ActionAid International, Jan 2007
Women are often at the centre of food crises and are disproportionately affected by hunger, yet their important role in providing solutions is often overlooked. This paper lays out some of the key issues in modern food crises, discusses... Find out more
Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre , Jan 2006
When a disaster hits or a conflict erupts, humanitarian actors move quickly to save lives, meet basic needs and protect survivors. In this rush, the appeal to ?pay attention to gender issues? often falls on deaf ears and may seem... Find out more