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 (47 documents found)
Jan 2010
The Solar Women of Totogalpa (Mujeres solares de Totogalpa) is a group of nearly two dozen women, mostly single mothers with little time or money, who recognised the potential benefits solar cookers and solar food dryers could bring to... Find out more
Authors: K. Lussier, T. Mitchell, T. Tanner, Institute of Development Studies UK, Dec 2007
Poor women in Bangladesh, India and Nepal are struggling to protect their lives, homes, assets and livelihoods from weather-related hazards caused by climate change. Nevertheless, women are not passive victims of climate change. This... Find out more
Author: N. Tandon, Jan 2007
This article examines how climate change will impact on water security, from both the supply and the demand side, and considers how the African continent is especially vulnerable to adverse impacts.In particular it explores:?What needs to... Find out more
Author: G, Johnsson-Latham, Gender and Environment /Genero y ambiente, Jan 2007
How can a gender perspective facilitate more sustainable economic growth and well-being for all? This paper, which was presented at the 15th meeting of the United Nations Commission for Sustainable Development in May 2007, grapples with... Find out more
Author: H. Gibb, The International Working Group on Gender, Macroeconomics and International Economics , Jan 2007
Trade in medicinal and aromatic plants is big business. How can Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) protect female practitioners of Traditional Medicinal Knowledge (TMK)? Although IPRs may, under certain circumstances, assist traditional... Find out more
Author: S. Thomas, Gender Advisory Board, UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development , Jan 2003
How can gender considerations be taken into account in the development of biotechnology policy in the global South? Many claim that biotechnology (e.g. genetically modified crops) has great potential for improving the health and food... Find out more
Author: E. Cecelski, National Renewable Energy Laboratory , Jan 2000
Actual experience in involving women in renewable energy activities has been fairly limited and anecdotal to date. This is partly due to an assumption that women are not capable of building and operating sophisticated technologies. Yet... Find out more
Authors: Y. Lambrou, G. Piana, Gender and Development, FAO Sustainable Dimensions, Jan 2006
The gender aspects of climate change have generally been neglected in international climate policy. This report, produced by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), argues that gender, like poverty, is a cross... Find out more
Author: S. Ziebell, United Nations Development Fund for Women , Jan 2005
This document provides a summary of literature which explores links between women's roles in the provision of fuel for the household, and their vulnerability to gender-based violence (GBV) in displaced settings. It surveys and summarises... Find out more
United Nations Development Programme , Jan 2006
UNDP and its partners have had mixed success with gender mainstreaming. For UNDP, as for others, mainstreaming has too often meant that everyone - and thus no one in particular - has responsibility for promoting women's empowerment.... Find out more