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 (111 documents found)
Equator Initiative , Jan 2013
Ixpiyakok Women’s Association (Associación de Mujeres Ixpiyakok - ADEMI) brings together 30 groups of Maya women in Chimaltenango to improve local food security and nutrition through organic family farms and seed banks. Originally launched... Find out more
Right to Food Campaign, New Delhi, Jan 2015
The new India’s Right to Food Campaign website was launched in March 2014 at the campaign’s fifth convention. It is an action-oriented website, with lots of action-oriented material on the right to food in India including primers, articles... Find out more
World Agroforestry Centre , Jan 2013
This four-page policy brief focuses on the constraints that women face to more equitable participation in smallholder carbon and climate-smart initiatives. It highlights the important role that a flexible learning approach plays in... Find out more
Landesa, Jan 2012
As governments, the private sector, multilateral institutions, and international development organisations weigh the options for improving food security around the world, they must consider one of the most promising elements for addressing... Find out more
Author: K. von Grebmer, International Food Policy Research Institute , Jan 2013
The 2013 Global Hunger Index (GHI) report—the eighth in an annual series—presents a multidimensional measure of national, regional, and global hunger. It shows that the world has made some progress in reducing hunger since 1990, but still... Find out more
Author: O. de Schutter, United Nations General Assembly, Jan 2014
Over the past six years, the Special Rapporteur on the right to food has conducted country visits in thirteen countries: Benin, Cameroon, Madagascar and Malawi, low-income countries; Brazil, China, Guatemala, Malaysia, Mexico, Nicaragua,... Find out more
Authors: G. Aboud, M. Ballara, A. Brody, BRIDGE, Jan 2015
This In Brief argues that tackling gender injustice and truly empowering women is not only a fundamental prerequisite for improving food and nutrition security. It needs to be seen as a goal in its own right. In Brief sets out a... Find out more
Authors: A. Brody, A. Spieldoch, G. Aboud, Institute of Development Studies UK, Jan 2014
There is more than enough food in the world to feed everyone, but the number of people who do not have enough to eat remains unacceptably high, with disproportionate impacts on women and girls. Reversing this shocking trend must be a top... Find out more
Authors: M Ballara, N Damianovic, R Valenzuela, UN Women, Oct 2012
En el presente documento se analiza el carácter estratégico que tiene la mujer rural en relación a la agricultura y la seguridad alimentaria y la forma cómo han ido respondiendo las políticas públicas a este respecto. Esta vinculación se... Find out more
Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era, Jan 2012
The current global crisis is so severe and encompasses so many areas that countries have been forced to coordinate with each other. The question is who has benefited from such coordination? What about the most vulnerable, especially those... Find out more