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 (46 documents found)
Older Workers , Jan 2000
Over the course of the next 50 years, older age groups will make up an increasingly larger share of the total global population. Policy-makers have primarily responded to the challenges posed by ageing populations by focusing on reforming... Find out more
Center for Reproductive Rights, formerly known as the Center for Reproductive Law and Policy, New York, Jan 2005
Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT) programmes are designed to reduce the rate of transmission from a woman to her fetus (unborn baby) or newborn during pregnancy, delivery, or the post-birth period. While the benefits of... Find out more
International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS , Jan 2006
As a positive woman, how do you try to stay healthy? What barriers do you face in trying to access medication? In 2006, ICW mapped positive women's experiences of access to care, treatment and support in three countries - Tanzania, Kenya... Find out more
International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS , Jan 2005
In 2005, there were an estimated 13.2 million injecting drug users worldwide, 80% of whom live in developing and transitional countries. A universal characteristic of injecting drug use-related HIV epidemics is that although males... Find out more
Authors: M. Bosmans, M., Temmerman, Reproductive Health Response in Conflict Consortium , Jan 2003
For some years, awareness about the need for comprehensive sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services for women in situations of war and armed conflict has been growing. As a result, humanitarian aid programmes are paying more and more... Find out more
Author: A. Evertzen, Gender Diversiteit Annette Evertzen, Jan 2008
What role can donors play in ensuring that women and girls are able to claim their right to equal access to basic services? How can donors help ensure these services are gender-sensitive? This paper considers what is needed in order to... Find out more
EngenderHealth, Nov 2006
Obstetric fistula is a hole that forms between the bladder and the vagina or between the rectum and the vagina during prolonged and obstructed child labour. Approximately two million girls and women are estimated to be living with fistula... Find out more
Jan 2003
What actions should health professionals and others both inside and outside of government take to ensure the provision of safe, good-quality abortion services as allowed by law? This guide provides detailed information on clinical care,... Find out more
Institute of Development Studies UK, Aug 2007
What is the cost of unsafe abortion-related ill-health and death? This was the subject of a meeting held at the Institute of Development Studies (UK) in April 2007. The meeting reviewed recent work estimating the cost of unsafe abortion.... Find out more
Federation of Women Lawyers - Kenya, Mar 2007
The Kenyan government has taken many positive steps to advance women's reproductive health and rights. Despite this, research carried out by the Federation of Women Lawyers-Kenya and the Center for Reproductive Rights reveals that women... Find out more