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.

Global Resources - All themes

Global Resources (13 documents found)
Gender and Development Network, Jan 2013
Harmful traditional practices are particular forms of violence against women and girls which are defended on the basis of tradition, culture, religion or superstition. They include female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C), early and... Find out more
Africans Unite Against Child Abuse, May 2008
Due, in part, to the increased emigration from Africa in recent decades, female genital mutilation (FGM) has become a global problem. One of the challenges that this rapid increase of migrant Africans poses for the UK government is the... Find out more
Author: V. Collis, Feb 2006
Every day women human rights defenders around the world are subjected to abuses as they seek to protect their own rights, and those of the communities in which they live and work. This report is based on the International Consultation on... Find out more
Amnesty International , Oct 2004
What role does discrimination play in acts of violence against indigenous women in Canada? This report by Amnesty International presents nine case studies of discrimination and violence against indigenous women and girls in Canadian cities... Find out more
Jan 2002
Since the adoption of the Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA) in 1995, the government of Bangladesh has identified violence against women as a priority issue. Despite this, all state records show an increased incidence of violence -... Find out more
Dec 2006
Discrimination and violence against the girl child persist in all parts of the world. This report has been prepared in accordance with the programme of work of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) for 2007-2009, which identified ?... Find out more
Heinrich Böll Foundation - European Union, Apr 2010
This document is only available in Spanish.English title: Femicide: a Global Phenomenon; From Lima to Madrid.What is the current situation regarding femicide in Latin America, and what does the European civil society have to do with it? As... Find out more
Mediterranean Women, Jan 2001
Initiated by the Women's Centre for Legal Aid and Counselling (WCLAC), this gap analysis report was the result of over two years of concerted efforts of a number of Palestinian non-governmental organisations and government institutions.... Find out more
United Nations, Jul 2006
In 2003, the General Assembly mandated - for the first time - the preparation of an in-depth study on all forms of violence against women (VAW). The study aims to highlight the persistence and unacceptability of all forms of VAW in all... Find out more
Author: C. Warrick, Blackwell Synergy, Jan 2007
Criminal codes in Jordan are markedly gendered. This article analyses how the penalties for rape, domestic violence and honour killings reflect local norms of appropriate gender roles and society's desire to rectify the social standing and... Find out more