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 (47 documents found)
Author: N. Bustillos Rodriguez, Jun 2001
Concerns persist around the threats to the culture, identity, language and territory of indigenous peoples, and women in this group fare the worst with reduced access to education and services. This report outlines the case of OMAK, an... Find out more
Authors: R. Singh, S. S. Bal Sween, Commonwealth of Learning , Jul 2003
Although there have been improvements over the past twenty years, there remains a significant gender disparity in literacy in India. The rise in women's employment has largely been made possible by the provision of opportunities such as... Find out more
Author: D. Budlender, BRIDGE, Nov 2002
Over the last seven years, there has been increasing interest in gender budget work worldwide. There are, however, big differences between the initiatives in different countries. In particular, in some cases the initiatives have been... Find out more
Author: C. McEwan, Agenda Feminist Publishing, Apr 2001
In what ways does political transformation mean a change in meanings and practice of citizenship - in the relationships between individuals and the state? This paper discusses the experiences of women, particularly black women, of... Find out more
Author: N. Cagatay, BRIDGE, May 2003
This article is part of a special issue of Oxfam's Gender and Development journal entitled Women Reinventing Globalisation, bringing together insights drawn from the Ninth International Forum of the Association for Women's Rights in... 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
Older Workers , Jan 2000
Over the course of the next 50 years, older age groups will make up an increasingly larger share of the total global population. Policy-makers have primarily responded to the challenges posed by ageing populations by focusing on reforming... Find out more
Authors: A. Erulkar, J. Bruce, A. Dondo, J. Sebstad, J. Matheka, A. Banu Khan, A. Gathuku, Population Council, USA, Jan 2006
Tap and Reposition Youth (TRY) was a multiphase microfinance initiative which aimed to reduce adolescents' vulnerabilities to adverse social and reproductive health outcomes, including HIV infection, by improving their livelihoods options... Find out more
Author: N. Yuval-Davis, Feminist Review, Jan 1997
In a globalising world where the role of the local, the national and the global is shifting, the meanings of citizenship are also changing. This article presents some new theoretical discussions on gender and citizenship. It argues that,... Find out more
Author: K. Sinha, Oxfam, Jan 2003
One of the greatest barriers to achieving full citizenship rights for women is culture. If development organisations are to help advance women's rights and full citizenship then they must abandon explanations on the basis of ?culture? that... Find out more