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 (34 documents found)
Jun 2003
The way in which men and women are affected by conflict differs, as do their needs, views and priorities in rebuilding their society after war. It is therefore critical that post-conflict interventions recognise these differences and... 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
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
Authors: S. Baden, A. de Haan, R. Masika, BRIDGE, Oct 1997
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: S. Esim, Institute of Public Finance, Croatia, Oct 2002
Women's employment in transition countries, notably Central and Eastern Europe has become increasingly informal and flexible. The first growing trend is that women are more involved in cross-border trade, known as 'suitcase' trade, often... Find out more
Author: M. Mukhopadhyay (ed), Royal Tropical Institute , Jul 2003
This publication comes out of the Gender, Citizenship and Governance programme of the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), Netherlands. The project aimed to develop good practice in changing governance institutions to promote gender equality,... Find out more
Authors: P. Ahern, J. Masterson, P. Nuti, Centre for Development and Population Activities , Jan 2000
How can women be integrated in processes of democratisation? The participation of women in political and economic processes is essential for democratic governance. The PROWID grants system supported activities such as lobbying and advocacy... 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