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 (292 documents found)
Authors: Y. Turianskyi, M. Chisiza, South African Institute of International Affairs, Jan 2017
Gender equality is a basic human right that entails equal opportunities for men and women in all facets of life: socially, economically, developmentally and politically. According to the Beijing Platform for Action, without the active... Find out more
Jan 2014
Since the Continental Launch of the African Women’s Decade (AWD) by the African Union (AU) in 2010, have African women’s rights advanced? Make Every Woman Count’s annual review of the AWD aims to evaluate the progress, or lack thereof,... Find out more
Oxfam, Feb 2004
This resource book explores some of the experiences of Southern practitioners and experts working in the field of gender, citizenship and governance which have emerged in the context of KIT's 'Gender, Citizenship and Governance' programme... Find out more
Authors: N. L. Castro, F. C. Gutierrez, United Nations Development Programme , Jan 2003
Bolivia's first human development report on gender seeks to describe women in Bolivia as active agents rather than beneficiaries of aid. The focus is therefore on the need to enhance women's political capacity and ability to participate in... Find out more
Nazra for Feminist Studies, Jul 2013
Published by Nazra for Feminist Studies, a group that aims to build an Egyptian feminist movement, this analytical paper examines the rights of women to public political space in Egypt of 2013, following a new wave of revolution which led... Find out more
Author: D. Green, Oxfam, Jan 2015
Oxfam’s Raising Her Voice (RHV) programme is predicated on the alarming inequalities women systemically face around the world. On average, women earn less than half of men, while women account for roughly two-thirds of those who cannot... Find out more
Authors: P Domingo, R Holmes, T O'Neil, Overseas Development Institute, Apr 2015
Produced by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) as part of the Women’s Voice and Leadership in Decision-Making learning and evidence project, this report seeks to evaluate the global evidence on the processes of change that enable... Find out more
BRIDGE, Jan 2015
This story of change pulls out the key findings from EMERGE case study 4, which focuses on the work of the Samajhdar Jodidar project in rural Maharashta, India. The project works with men to catalyse change at personal and political levels... Find out more
Authors: Edström J, Shahrokh T, Kumar Singh S, Jamdade S, Institute of Development Studies UK, Jan 2015
Women’s engagement, leadership and decision making in the public sphere continues to be suppressed in much of rural India. It is controlled by cultural norms which place women as subordinate to men, and prescribe their roles as confined to... Find out more
Author: C Castillejo, Fride, Jan 2013
What role do women play in statebuilding? How do statebuilding processes affect women's participation? Support for statebuilding has become the dominant model for international engagement in post-conflict contexts, yet donor approaches... Find out more