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: J. Gaventa, R. McGee, Zed Books, Jan 2010
How has citizen action resulted in national policy change in different parts of the world? This is the full introduction to the edited volume of the book Making Change Happen, published by Zed Books. It includes case studies, such as:... Find out more
Authors: J. Gottlieb, G. Grossman, A. L. Robinson, Afrobarometer, Feb 2015
Gender quotas to increase women’s representation are often motivated by the assumption that men and women have different policy preferences. In Africa – where gender quotas have been particularly widespread – we find that gender... Find out more
United Nations Security Council, Sep 2010
This report of the Secretary-General of the United Nations Security Council (UNSRC) concerns women, peace and security, and the difficulty of highlighting significant achievements ten years after the adoption of Resolution 1325 (October... Find out more
Authors: L. VeneKlasen, V. Miller, Practical Action [Intermediate Technology Development Group], Jan 2007
This chapter aims to help the reader bring to the surface some of the misgivings about what is ‘political’ in order to establish a level of comfort with the ‘subject’. It highlights that in many countries, engaging in advocacy first... Find out more
Authors: T. Sharan, T. Wimpelmann, International Peace Research Institute, Oslo , Nov 2014
This paper summarises the main achievements and challenges for Afghan women’s participation in politics and their access to justice. It also presents the most important reflections amongst key stakeholders about possible ways forward, with... Find out more
Dec 2011
It is a reality that community, local government, media and even some civil society groups remain unaware of United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 on women, peace and security. With financial support from ICCO (... Find out more
Oct 2013
El documento sintetiza las propuestas trabajadas colectivamente por mujeres de instituciones y organizaciones sociales diversas al nuevo Código Procesal Civil en Bolivia.  Actualmente diferentes costumbres y prácticas excluyen a las... Find out more
UN, Jan 2014
Fourteen years ago, the Millennium Declaration articulated a bold vision and established concrete targets for improving the existence of many and for saving the lives of those threatened by disease and hunger. There has been important... Find out more
Author: N. Cherif, Fride, Nov 2014
The role of women in Tunisia’s democratic transition has attracted much attention. Heirs to a reformist tradition introduced by Tunisia’s first post-independence president, Habib Bourguiba, Tunisian women early on enjoyed more rights than... Find out more
Author: O. Nwankwo, Jan 2010
Research for improving policymaking related to non-monetised sectors, such as unpaid care work, is currentIt is difficult to conceive of any public policy to ensure the continued enjoyment of women’s rights that can be carried out without... Find out more