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)
Author: C. Acey, Taylor and Francis Group, Feb 2010
In the Nigerian cities of Lagos and Benin City, the 2006 census reported that just 26% and 5% of households had access to treated piped water respectively, with a significant informal water delivery sector working alongside, or in place of... Find out more
Author: R. Rop, UNDP - World Bank Water and Sanitation Program , Nov 2010
This working paper draws attention to approaches for redressing gender inequality in the water and sanitation sector and the importance of taking a gendered approach. Throughout, there are clearly signposted examples of good practice which... Find out more
Author: C. McEwan, Agenda Feminist Publishing, Apr 2001
In what ways does political transformation mean a change in meanings and practice of citizenship - in the relationships between individuals and the state? This paper discusses the experiences of women, particularly black women, of... Find out more
Authors: J. Beall, A. Todes, BRIDGE, Jun 2003
Attitudes and political commitment are more important than tools and techniques in ensuring gender is mainstreamed. This is the conclusion of a study of a highly acclaimed urban development project in Cato Manor, Durban, South Africa. This... Find out more
Authors: H. Donna, P. Werbner, Palgrave Macmillan, Jan 1991
Migration within Pakistan, and overseas to the UK or Middle East, has brought about social changes in many parts of Punjab. Long-term male absences have sometimes allowed wives greater decision-making power regarding land, children's... Find out more
Authors: M. Farmelo, A. Lind, Jun 1996
Do women respond to urban poverty and economic restructuring' What are the gender effects of decentralisation measures on women's community actions' Political and administrative decentralisation at the local level does not necessarily mean... Find out more
Authors: Rachel Masika, Arjan de Haan, Sally Baden, Jan 2011
Urbanisation and urban growth have accelerated in many developing countries in the past few years due to natural population growth and rural-urban migration. The processes of urbanisation have been shaped by gender patterns of migration in... Find out more
Author: N. Yuval-Davis, Feminist Review, Jan 1997
In a globalising world where the role of the local, the national and the global is shifting, the meanings of citizenship are also changing. This article presents some new theoretical discussions on gender and citizenship. It argues that,... Find out more
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency , Jan 2007
The urban planning process in the Sol Plaatje Municipality of South Africa was the first in the area to actively promote awareness among women and introduce mechanisms and policies for women's participation. The project Steering Committee... Find out more
Author: J. Beall, Global Development Research Centre, Jan 1996
Women's views are rarely taken into account in urban planning processes. Yet women's needs and interests differ from men's in relation to services such as transport and health, and infrastructure. Policymakers and planners, therefore, need... Find out more