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 (406 documents found)
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
United Nations, Nov 2001
How gender matters in environmental and disaster risk management is not yet well understood. The United Nations (UN) Inter-Agency Secretariat of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) has worked with the Division for... Find out more
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations , Jan 2015
This edition of The State of Food and Agriculture 2015 reviews the effectiveness of social protection interventions in reducing poverty, raising food consumption, relieving household food insecurity and hunger, and promoting longer-term... Find out more
Author: M. Mukoni, International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, Apr 2015
Natural resource conservation is absolutely key to the concept of sustainable development, yet environmental pressures continue to increase including soil degradation, water availability, and nutrient cycling. Within natural resource... Find out more
Authors: F. A. Von, E. L. Okorley, Jan 2015
Women constitute an important part of food systems around the world, as evidenced by the fact that they produce an estimated 70% of subsistence crops, and the fundamental role they play in processing and distribution. However, many of... Find out more
Authors: A. Torkelsson, F. Ciribello, M. Westman, Center for International Forestry Research , Jan 2015
In order to advance sustainable development in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), it is necessary to address cross-cutting issues on gender, environment, and climate change simultaneously. Despite this, a key challenge... Find out more
Author: R. Vernooy, Jan 2015
Around the world, women farmers are taking a leading role in implementing strategies aimed at crop variety conservation and diversification, with the goal of strengthening local climate change adaptation capacities. That is the message... Find out more
Author: C. B. Ben, Mar 2015
Women play a key role in ensuring the continuation of food security, yet in Nigeria, rural women farmers have suffered long-term marginalisation in the nation’s affairs. In light of this fact, this study seeks to determine and better... Find out more
Author: W. Ogundare, Aug 2015
The use of ‘systems strengthening’ can help achieve food and nutrition security, contribute to growing a more sustainable economy, and better respond to inherent systemic challenges. That is the argument set forth in this topic brief, from... Find out more