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)
Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council , Jan 2013
L’hygiène menstruelle reste un sujet tabou. Les conventions internationales sur les droits reproductifs et sexuels ne les mentionnent pas explicitement. Même les secteurs tels que l’eau et l’assainissement ignorent la nécessité pour les... Find out more
Author: V. T. A Ten, Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council , Jan 2007
What is the relationship between poor menstrual hygiene and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)? If state and non–state actors do not undertake immediate action to improve the achievement of menstrual hygiene, the participation of... Find out more
Authors: I.T. Winkler, V. Roaf, Mar 2015
How can the framework of human rights and substantive equality contribute to giving menstrual hygiene greater visibility and the prioritisation of appropriate strategies and solutions? Against the background of gender stereotypes linked to... Find out more
Author: R George, Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council , Jan 2013
There are many candidates for the title of “last taboo,” but in 2013, menstruation has one of the strongest claims on it. The first task to address this is to make this unspeakable topic speakable. This report aims to do that by... Find out more
Jan 2015
Menstrupedia is a web guide to menstrual hygiene and health. Developed in India by a team of communications professionals, artists, storytellers and medical professionals Menstrupedia aims to deliver informative and entertaining content... Find out more
Author: R Boosey, University of Sheffield, Sep 2013
Although menstruation is a natural process that forms part of the female reproductive system, it has been a taboo subject in cultures across the world for centuries. In the first half of this dissertation the author explores the... 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
Authors: D. Elkington, E. Hogan, L. Leong, Plan International, Sep 2014
Plan Vietnam and Plan Australia have been piloting a participatory Gender and Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Monitoring Tool (GWMT) since 2011, after staff recognised the gaps and challenges of measuring progress towards gender... Find out more
Loughborough University of Technology, Jan 2014
This toolkit has been developed in response to an acknowledgement that although the lack of access to appropriate water, sanitation and hygiene services (WASH) is not the root cause of violence, it can lead to increased vulnerabilities to... Find out more