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 (52 documents found)
The Guardian, UK, Jan 2014
Since February 2014 the Guardian has been building a global media network to campaign across Africa through journalism, popular soap, radio, social media and animation to end female genital mutilation (FGM). The Guardian's End FGM Global... Find out more
Orchid Project, Jan 2014
Founded in 2010, the Orchid Project is a charitable organisation focused solely on ending female genital cutting (FGC) worldwide. This UK-based charitable organisation partners with organisations that deliver a sustainable, proven end to... Find out more
Authors: J. Hemmings, S. Khalifa, Foundation for Women's Health Research and Development, Jan 2013
This report presents the results of three participatory ethnographic evaluation research (PEER) studies, carried out as part of the CREATE Youth-Net project, which aims to safeguard young people in three European countries (the United... Find out more
Gender and Development Network, Jan 2014
What are harmful traditional practices (HTPs), and how can women and girls be protected from them? This report provides an overview of HTPs, explaining their causes and consequences, and bringing together examples of successful approaches... Find out more
African Women's Development & Communication Network , Jan 2014
What action can you take to address FGM? This handbook, produced by the African Women’s Development and Communications Network (FEMNET) is a behaviour change communication tool intended to expand the engagement of men in religious and... Find out more
European Institute for Gender Equality, Jan 2014
The European Union (EU) has made considerable efforts in recent years to address female genital mutilation (FGM) as a form of gender-based violence and a serious violation of women and girls human rights. In June 2012, the European... Find out more
Authors: J. H. Schultz, I. L. Lien, Dove Medical Press, Feb 2014
This study explores the factors addressed in folk psychology in The Gambia for protecting the girl-child from the potential traumatic stress of female genital cutting (FGC). The type and quality of the psychological care was analyzed and... Find out more
United Nations Population Fund , Jan 2013
Decades of efforts to end female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) have demonstrated that direct assaults on practices laden with cultural significance are doomed to fail. This publication highlights lessons learnt, in order to formulate... Find out more
Health and Education Advice and Resource Team, Jul 2013
In many African countries, women’s rights have made great progress. However female genital mutilation (FGM) continues to undermine the rights of women and girls. FGM has been proven to have devastating impact on women’s and girl’s... Find out more
United Nations Population Fund , Jan 2014
The Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C), co-sponsored by UNFPA and UNICEF, aims to see communities that practice it abandon FGM/C within a generation. Key to their success is using a human rights-based approach to... Find out more