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 (37 documents found)
International Labour Organization , Jan 2015
Despite efforts of the Millennium Development Goals, maternal mortality remains very high in developing countries. Nearly 800 mothers die every day from childbirth, and women also face discrimination at the workplace due to inadequate... Find out more
Authors: A. Langer, F. M. Knaul, A. Meleis, The Lancet, Jun 2015
The health of women and girls is currently in an era of transition; significant improvements have occurred in the last few decades, but there are still important unmet needs alongside challenging trends related to aging demographics and... Find out more
Promundo, Jan 2013
Program P is an educational manual that provides concrete strategies for engaging men in active caregiving from the stage of their partner’s pregnancy through their child’s early years. It identifies best practices on engaging men in... Find out more
International Labour Organization , Jan 2015
The Maternity Protection Resource Package provides guidance and tools to strengthen and extend maternity protection to all women in all types of economic activity. It is designed to: Bring together information and tools, expertise and... Find out more
You Tube, Jan 2013
This short animation highlights some of the myths and taboos around menstruation, especially those felt by adolescent girls during adolescence. A useful advocacy tool, the animation goes on to highlight the positive and life affirming... Find out more
Author: E Wilson, University of Sheffield, Jan 2012
Although there is a lack of rigorous quantitative evidence on the links between menstruation and girls’ absenteeism from school, the qualitative evidence that exists indicates that girls can experience a range of problems when menstruating... Find out more
United Nations [UN] Statistics Division , Jan 2014
This special edition of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Gender Chart was produced for the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York, March 2014. It presents sex-disaggregated data on each of the MDG... Find out more
United Nations Development Programme , Jan 2014
The Gender Inequality Index (GII), produced by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), measures gender inequalities in three important aspects of human development: reproductive health, measured by maternal mortality ratio and... Find out more
Countdown to 2015, Jan 2014
Countdown to 2015 tracks coverage levels for health interventions proven to reduce maternal, newborn and child mortality. It calls on governments and development partners to be accountable, identifies knowledge gaps, and proposes new... Find out more
Realising Sexual and Reproductive Justice, Jan 2012
This briefing paper provides an analysis of the process and outcomes of the UN Commission on Population and Development (CPD) in 2012, which focused on adolescents and youth. It outlines some background information to the event, then goes... Find out more