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.

Global Resources - All themes

Global Resources (115 documents found)
UN Women, Jan 2013
This toolkit is designed to support climate change practitioners in the Pacific islands region to integrate gender into their programmes and projects. It is aimed at climate change professionals working in national governments, non-... Find out more
Mar 2015
This document was provided as background to the Green Climate Fund Meeting of the Board, 24-26 March 2015 in Songdo, Republic of Korea. The document covers linkages with other documents, lessons learned from other climate funds, gender... Find out more
International Water Management Institute , Dec 2014
This policy brief highlights how sensitivity to access to specific assets and constraints experienced by women (in particular local contexts) can help realise their potential of becoming important actors in adapting local food production... Find out more
Author: B. Leduc, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, (ICIMOD), Nepal, Sep 2009
This paper highlights that global warming is impacting on the Himalayas in several ways, and that men and women are affected differently by change. The paper looks specifically at increased occurrence of natural disasters, depletion of... Find out more
Authors: D. Hillier, G.E. Castillo, Oxfam, May 2013
This briefing paper argues that a new approach is needed towards risk and poverty reduction. It highlights that major external risks, such as climate change and food price volatility, are increasing faster than attempts to reduce them and... Find out more
Authors: S. Bradshaw, M. Fordham, Department for International Development, UK, Aug 2013
This review sets out evidence of the impact that disasters have on women, adolescent girls and girls. It identifies initiatives and investments that have been developed to address or mitigate these. The report identifies a number of gaps... Find out more
Women's Major Group, Feb 2015
This position paper outlines the Women’s Major Group vision and priorities for the delivery of the sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the post-2015 development agenda. The WMG welcomes the proposed SDG on gender equality and the... Find out more
Author: A. Otzelberger, CARE International, Sep 2014
This discussion paper argues that strengthening women’s and girls’ reproductive rights is vital for equitable development and must be a priority, regardless of a country’s population growth and carbon footprint. It argues that it is human... Find out more
Jan 2009
This publication argues that there are dangers of undue emphasis on population reduction to address climate change; it jeopardises decades of work to advance multifaceted, rights respecting, environmentally sound and equitable development... Find out more
Authors: C. Tacoli, E. Polack, I. Nhantumbo, J. Tenzing, International Institute for Environment and Development , May 2014
This briefing is based on a workshop which brought together researchers and practitioners to discuss why gender relations are still largely absent from debates on climate change and disasters, what misconceptions may exist, and to define... Find out more