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 (34 documents found)
Authors: J. Clancy, S. Oparaocha, U. Roehr, International Conference for Renewable Energies, Jan 2004
Can renewable energies contribute to gender equity so that women and men benefit fairly from access to energy services? This paper argues that providing improved access to energy services for lighting, cooking and productive activities... Find out more
Author: I. Dankalman, Taylor and Francis Group, Jul 2002
Is climate change gender neutral? This article argues that it is not. Gender roles and relations interact with the causes and impacts of climate change in five key areas:- gender-specific resource-use and management patterns that can... Find out more
Authors: J. Clancy, M. Skutsch, Department for International Development, UK, Jan 2003
What are the links between gender, energy, and poverty? This paper, commissioned by DFID, explores current thinking on this issue. Women and men have different energy needs and different ideas about sustainable livelihoods, however women's... Find out more
Author: T. Linuma, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency , Feb 1992
The Swedish International Development Authority (SIDA) has prepared a gender profile, Country Gender Analysis, for each country where they have a programme of co-operation. Each report is an overview of the situation of women in a certain... Find out more
Author: E. Cecelski, World Bank, Jan 2000
Through a review of current thinking on energy, poverty reduction and gender equality, this paper attempts to conceptualise linkages and needs in this area. It focuses on rural electrification and renewable energy, as a tool both for... Find out more
Author: E. Cecelski, National Renewable Energy Laboratory , Jan 2000
Actual experience in involving women in renewable energy activities has been fairly limited and anecdotal to date. This is partly due to an assumption that women are not capable of building and operating sophisticated technologies. Yet... Find out more
Author: S. Ziebell, United Nations Development Fund for Women , Jan 2005
This document provides a summary of literature which explores links between women's roles in the provision of fuel for the household, and their vulnerability to gender-based violence (GBV) in displaced settings. It surveys and summarises... Find out more
United Nations Development Programme , Jan 2006
UNDP and its partners have had mixed success with gender mainstreaming. For UNDP, as for others, mainstreaming has too often meant that everyone - and thus no one in particular - has responsibility for promoting women's empowerment.... Find out more
Authors: S. Misana, G.V. Karlsson, United Nations Development Programme , Jan 2001
Energy poverty is a problem that has a disproportionate effect on women and girls, especially in rural areas. Many women in developing countries have to spend long hours gathering fuel and hauling water, using their own energy to carry... Find out more
Author: N. Wright, Jan 2008
Women in Botswana are generally excluded from decision and policy-making in the country's energy sector.This paper argues that this gap needs to be addressed because the diverse gender roles and the inequalities in energy access by men and... Find out more