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 (41 documents found)
Author: K. Jain, Women in Informal Employment Globalizing and Organizing , Jun 2013
In recent years, the government of India has made attempts to address its notorious health inequities by providing health protection to poor and vulnerable citizens. This paper presents an overview of India’s health care system and some... Find out more
Authors: X. Scheil-Adlung, C. Kuhl, International Labour Organization , Jan 2012
While in many low- and middle-income countries, urban women have had better opportunities to join growing formal economies, rural women are often stuck in harsh living and working conditions in informal economies. The aim of this report is... Find out more
International Labour Organization , Jan 2014
Access to health protection is crucial for both good health of the population and for boosting the economy. Ensuring that everyone can attend quality health care is a prerequisite for sustainable development based on equity and... Find out more
The Royal College of Midwives, Nov 2013
The number of communities affected by female genital mutilation (FGM) is growing, and with increased migration from countries where FGM is practiced, more girls in the UK are at risk. The authors of this publication counter the notion of... Find out more
Institute of Development Studies UK, Dec 2008
Abortion is an increasingly controversial issue, provoking strong reactions both 'for' and 'against'. Language used in disputes over access to safe and legal abortion indicates the polarisation of debates: pro-choice versus pro-life; pro-... Find out more
Aug 2002
This shadow report, led by The Latin American and Caribbean Committee for the Defense of Women's Rights -Peru (CLADEM-Peru), contributes to the United Nations Committee that monitors the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination... Find out more
Authors: D. Díaz, H. Hofbauer, International Budget Partnership, Jan 2004
This report comes out of a collaborative project to evaluate the allocation of public resources to the reduction of maternal mortality. The study's findings showed that basic health services were insufficient to face the challenge of... Find out more
Human Rights Watch , Jan 2003
China faces what could be the largest HIV/AIDS epidemic in the world. At least 1.5 million men, women and children are affected, and probably many more. During the 1990s local authorities in at least 7 provinces were complicit in... Find out more
Author: C. Rakodi, One World Action, Jan 2002
How can citizens exercise their right to participate in meaningful ways in order to influence the delivery of basic services? How can the public sector's willingness and ability to respond be increased in accountable and sustainable ways?... 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