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 (77 documents found)
Grow and Know, Jan 2015
The Grow and Know programme aims to empower young girls and boys to reach their potential through improved education and preparation for life. It develops books for girls and boys that are grounded in the local social, cultural, and... Find out more
Jan 2010
In resource poor settings, sanitary towels are often too expensive and unaffordable for most adolescent girls and women who need them, and as a consequence these women and girls resort to unhygienic methods. This is one of a series of... Find out more
Water, Engineering, and Development Centre, Jan 2016
This toolkit, hosted by the Water, Engineering, and Development Centre at Loughborough University, has been co-published by a large group of non-governmental organisations in response to an acknowledgement that, although the lack of access... Find out more
Author: E. Wilson-Smith, Jan 2013
Developed for Irise International this Menstrual Hygiene Toolkit is intended as a resource for delivering menstrual health education and is tailored to communities across East Africa. Irise International works to support the education and... Find out more
Author: E. Wickett, Communication Initiative, Jul 2004
Video is an important tool for planners in agricultural innovation or infrastructure projects such as water and sanitation. Video can communicate the ideas of women to planners in societies in which social interaction is split along gender... Find out more
Author: E. Salo, Global Water Partnership, Jan 2015
The purpose of this study by the Global Water Partnership and others is to examine the extent to which the African Ministers Council on Water (AMCOW) gender policy and strategy has been implemented in national states and transboundary... Find out more
Author: A. Bouman-Dentener, UN Women, Jun 2015
The Women for Water Partnership (WfWP) currently includes 26 women’s networks covering around 100 countries, predominantly in the developing world. This publication pays tribute to some of the work of women’s organisations involved in the... Find out more
Author: L. MEHTA, United Nations, Mar 2013
Access to water and sanitation for all is central to achieving global justice for poor women and men.Even though water and sanitation have been the focus of international development at least since the 1970s,the global aid architecture is... Find out more
Authors: Therese Mahon, Sue Cavill, Wateraid, Jan 2015
Menstruation is a natural process but it is rarely talked about because of cultural taboos. Menstrual hygiene – how to manage menstruation safely and with dignity – has also been largely neglected by the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH... 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