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)
Observatorio de Género y Equidad (Gender and Equity Observatory), Jan 2012
This blog site by the Gender and Equity Observatory contains a wealth of resources on gender and reconstruction. The Gender and Equity Observatory consists of 20 organisations from Chilean civil society; and is oriented toward political... Find out more
Author: K. Kinoti, Association for Women's Rights in Development, Jan 2010
What would a gender-conscious response to natural disasters look like? This is the question posed in this article. It is an established fact that women are more vulnerable to natural disasters. For example, 80 percent of the deaths that... Find out more
Jan 2011
This website came out of a 2009 workshop on disaster, gender and vulnerable populations in Latin American and the Caribbean (LAC), which was held in preparation for the IV International Congress on Gender and Disasters (Colombia, 2011). It... Find out more
United Nations Development Programme , Jan 2010
This guide is designed to identify and assess the post-disaster needs of women, girls, boys and men across sectors. Produced by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), it builds on the efforts of the Economic Commission for Latin... Find out more
Asian-Pacific Resource & Research Centre for Women, Jan 2008
Why is it crucial to address aspects of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in disasters? Ignoring SRHR in disasters violates human rights, particularly right to the highest attainable standard of health. For example, failing... Find out more
United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction, Jan 2008
How do women represent an immense resource to combat climate change associated disaster risks? Their responsibilities in households, communities, and as stewards of natural resources equip them with knowledge and experience to build... Find out more
Jan 2009
Five years after the 2004 tsunami, women survivors in the south of India have created new types of self-help organisations and reconstruction options to address immediate needs and long-term development goals. Local women’s groups in... Find out more
Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development , Jan 2006
What can we learn from natural disaster responses of the past to make future efforts of this kind more gender-sensitive? This publication is the result of the project ‘Survey of Women’s Human Rights Violations in the Aftermath of the... Find out more
Author: C. Pincha, NANBAN Trust, Jan 2009
The Indian Ocean Tsunami, also known as Asian Tsunami on 26 December 2004, is the deadliest in recorded history. Following Indonesia and Sri Lanka, India was the third hardest hit country with the Tsunami killing 12,405 people. In... Find out more
United Nations, Jan 2006
What are the linkages between local knowledge systems, gender roles and relationships, the conservation and management of agrobiodiversity, plant and animal genetic resources, and food security? This training manual aims to promote a... Find out more