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: Y. Lambrou, A. Rossi, United Nations, Jan 2008
What are the potential gender-differentiated risks associated with the large-scale production of liquid biofuels (such as bioethanol and biodiesel) in developing countries? What further research is required to develop a better... Find out more
Aug 2007
Access to energy has been identified as a key factor for fulfilment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) and the eradication of extreme poverty. This gender audit of energy policies and programmes in Senegal is intended to inform... Find out more
Author: L. Aguilar, World Conservation Union , Jul 2004
Gender is absent from the climate change discussions and initiatives which have largely focused on mitigation (e.g. reduction of greenhouse gases) rather than on the adaptation strategies which poor women and men need for their security.... Find out more
Authors: Y. Lambrou, R. Laub, Oct 2004
Who pays the price of loss of biodiversity, climate change and desertification? According to the 'Rio Conventions' - the United Nations (UN) Convention on Biodiversity, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and the UN... Find out more
Authors: E. Ki?rboe, H. Munk, M. Salazar, Aug 2005
How can indigenous and gender concerns be included in natural resource management projects? In most developing countries, women, particularly indigenous women, are responsible for obtaining water and fuel and for managing household... Find out more
Author: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), ENERGIA: International Network on Gender & Sustainable Energy, Sep 2004
About 2 billion people throughout the world rely on traditional fuels (e.g. wood, charcoal, dung, and agricultural residues) for cooking, lighting and heating. Women and girls are responsible for collecting these fuels in many developing... Find out more
Authors: O. Kisselyova, I. Kolomiets, International Renaissance Foundation and the Liberal Society Institute, Jul 2003
The role of women in environmental decision-making has yet to be properly evaluated. This publication reports on the regional seminar and project ?Gender Mainstreaming Policy into the Framework of 'Environment for Europe' Process". It... Find out more
Dec 2003
Due to traditional gender roles, many women and girls are denied access to and control over water, energy, land and biodiversity, despite their critical role in sustaining these natural resources. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)... Find out more
Authors: A. Adamo, A. Horvoka, Sep 1998
How can gender be mainstreamed into programmes concerned with the sustainable use and management of biodiversity? The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) has produced guidelines on how to integrate gender analysis into... Find out more
BRIDGE, Jun 2001
The links between energy, gender and poverty have not been high on the international development agenda. There is a small but growing literature on energy and gender in development, and links are now beginning to be made between the gender... Find out more