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.

Global Resources - All themes

Global Resources (22 documents found)
Africa Partnership Forum, May 2007
There are multiple obstacles to the economic empowerment of women in Africa. For example, limited access to productive resources such as land, seed and fertiliser means that women may be unable to benefit from the expansion of trade in... Find out more
Author: J. Song, Jan 2005
Israel is responsible under international law to implement the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) in the Palestinian Occupied Territories (OPT). Why, then, are violations of... Find out more
Author: E. Emdon, Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation, South Africa, Oct 2006
What housing is available to South African women who flee their homes to escape domestic violence and have to find their own accommodation? This report provides an overview of the different government-provided shelter options available to... Find out more
Authors: J. Dladla, S. Greenberg, S. Hargreaves, Jan 2004
Problems of homelessness are rooted in the historical dispossession and dislocation of Africans generally, and African women in particular, by the colonial and apartheid state in South Africa. At present, housing policy frameworks are... Find out more
National Committee for the Advancement of Women in Viet Nam, Mar 2002
The National Committee for the Advancement of Women in Viet Nam (NCFAW) developed this Plan of Action to guide implementation of the first five years of the ?National Strategy for the Advancement of Women in Vietnam by 2010?. It follows... Find out more
Ethiopian Women Lawyers Association, Jan 2003
This shadow report, produced by NEWA and EWLA, offers a critique of the Ethiopian government's CEDAW report by looking at three broad areas: economic and socio-cultural status of women, equality in marriage and family relations and... Find out more
United Nations, Oct 2002
Ethiopia has combined its fourth and fifth reports to the United Nations Committee that monitors the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). This report outlines the status... Find out more
Canadian International Development Agency , Jan 2002
What is the condition of women in Peru? This gender profile by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) offers a statistical overview of the condition of urban and rural women with respect to unemployment, status in the... 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
Asian Development Bank , Feb 2001
Why is gender important in urban development and housing projects? Is it important for projects in this sector to take into consideration the needs of women? This is one in a series of checklists designed to assist staff and consultants in... Find out more