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 (22 documents found)
Authors: Rachel Mohun, Smita Biswas, Infrastructure and cities for economic development (ICED), Nov 2016
Produced by the Infrastructure and Cities for Economic Development Facility (ICED), this background paper lays out the case for infrastructure as a key tool for women’s economic empowerment (WEE). With over half of Africa’s economic growth... Find out more
Author: K. Pothukuchi, Wiley-Blackwell, Jun 2001
Policy debates on shelter for women have focused on family structure, gender roles and the importance of shelter in women's economic development. They emphasize the need for shelter that is generally effective and empowering for women.... Find out more
Jan 2010
Between 30 and 60 percent of women in Latin America have suffered from Domestic Violence. Do these women have safe-housing options to flee their abusers? This report by the Centre on Housing Rights and Eviction (COHRE) on domestic violence... Find out more
Amnesty International , Jul 2010
Women and girls living in the informal settlements and slums of Nairobi live their daily lives under constant threat of violence: in their own homes, at work, and in public spaces. Sanitation facilities inside slums are few and far between... Find out more
Authors: T. Anyamba, B. Nordahl, Institute for Development Studies, University of Nairobi, Jan 2005
The Women Advancement Trust (WAT) in Tanzania carries out various initiatives related to land rights, affordable housing, and inheritance rights. This report presents lessons learned from a housing and shelter development initiative. The... Find out more
Author: J. Wheeler, Oxfam, Jan 2003
In Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, many families live in illegal land occupations (favelas), housing projects and working-class suburbs. In the daily lives of most of these families, little change has been experienced under democracy as opposed to... Find out more
Author: M. Velayudhan, BRIDGE, Mar 2008
Studies have shown that a key factor associated with rural poverty is access to land. Yet in many parts of India there remains a huge gender gap in land ownership and control - with significant implications for women's economic and social... Find out more
Jan 2001
How do M?ori women fare in comparison to M?ori men, non-M?ori women and non-M?ori men? This report maps these inequalities across six sectors: education, employment, income, health, housing, and criminal justice. In addition, it seeks to... Find out more
Aug 2007
The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) submitted this parallel report to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). Using primary research it highlights areas of concern with... Find out more
Author: H. Armas, Institute of Development Studies UK, Nov 2007
This paper asks: what do sexuality, sexual rights and sexual pleasure have to do with citizenship, participation and rights? It makes the case that, far from being secondary to the important matters of housing, education, employment,... Find out more