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 (61 documents found)
Author: S. Brice¤o, Mar 2002
Development is increasingly being seen as affected by natural disasters such as earthquakes, landslides, droughts, floods and storms. This paper outlines the main ways in which disasters impact differently on women and men and how these... Find out more
World Meterological Organisation Bulletin, Apr 2003
Disasters affect women and men differently; women are often worse off than men as a result of disasters and benefit less from processes of reconstruction. Disaster-reduction which aims to increase resilience to natural hazards must reflect... Find out more
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
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
Oxfam, Jan 2014
These minimum standards were originally developed for Oxfam staff to ensure a consistent approach to promoting gender equality in humanitarian preparedness and response programming. They are provided here as a tool for humanitarian... Find out more
Global Fund for Women, Dec 2005
Following natural disasters, women and children account for more than 75 percent of those displaced. It is indisputable that women are disproportionately affected by natural disasters; however, governments and many non-governmental... Find out more
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