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)
Gender and Disaster Network , May 2012
This is the official website of the IV International Conference on Gender and Disasters, which took place in Bógota, Colombia in May 2012. The purpose of this initiative is to find strategies to reduce gender inequalities that make women... Find out more
Asian Development Bank , Dec 2008
This joint country gender assessment, launched in October 2007, was led by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) with cooperation from the National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW), the Canadian International Development Agency... Find out more
United Nations Development Programme , Jan 2007
According to the Human Development Report 2007/2008, the consequences of climate change for some of the world’s poorest people could be devastating. The report seeks to identify the nature of policies that will tackle the causes of climate... Find out more
Author: E Skinner, Institute of Development Studies UK, Nov 2011
Climate change is increasingly being recognised as a global crisis, but responses to it have so far been overly focused on scientific and economic solutions. How then do we move towards more people-centred, gender-aware climate change... Find out more
Author: G Aboud, Institute of Development Studies UK, Jan 2011
This Supporting Resources Collection - part of the BRIDGE Cutting Edge Pack on Gender and Climate Change- showcases existing work on gender and climate change. It presents summaries of a mix of conceptual and research papers, policy... Find out more
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations , Jan 2008
"Dimitra is an information and communication project aiming to improve the living conditions and status of rural populations -particularly women - in Africa and the Near East. Promoting information exchange by collecting and disseminating... Find out more
Gender Action, Jan 2010
Post-disaster strategies that ignore the gendered effects of disaster will inevitably fail. Following the 2010 earthquake, the needs assessment led by Haiti's government (supported by the World Bank) did not address gender issues. This... Find out more
Gender Action, Jan 2010
This Gender Action report on two of Haiti’s largest and most influential donors and policy advisors, the World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), takes a look at their post-earthquake grants in Haiti. Contrary to both banks’... Find out more
GROOTS International and Swayam Shikshan Prayog, Jan 2004
In 26 January 2001, Gujarat state in western India was devastated by an earthquake that left more than 20,000 dead, 167,000 injured and 700,000 homes destroyed. This film looks at the lives of women and children three years later. It was... Find out more
Disaster Watch, Jan 2006
New approaches to disaster management are embracing the notion that women are valuable decision-makers, organisers and risk reducers who should be better integrated into key planning and recovery roles. More than 100 representatives from... Find out more