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)
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
SBM Intelligence, May 2016
During the run-up to the 2015 general Election, candidates and parties made a number of promises in manifestos, through the media, and on the campaign trail. In an effort to provide accountability to these promises, SBM Intelligence have... Find out more
Authors: Joy Onyesoh, Barbara Bangura, Social Science Research Network , Jan 2015
Since the return of party politics to much of Africa in the early 1990’s, many elections have engendered violence which deters women’s active participation and engagement in politics. Following previous successes in promoting peaceful... Find out more
Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, Apr 2015
Violence against women in politics is a global issue, one that marginalises women in both public and private life and severely limits women’s representation at all levels of government. This special report by the Georgetown Institute for... Find out more
Author: D. Sullivan, Women's Human Right's Net, Sep 2004
Accountability mechanisms can provide a way of institutionalising responsibility for addressing women's human rights violations, and point to ways forward in terms of process. Accountability has played an important role in the development... Find out more
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
UN Women, Jan 2013
Does gender inequality constitute a governance failure? This policy brief describes how it is a governance failure when governments are unable or unwilling to translate gender equality commitments into reality. In this publication, UN... Find out more
UN Women, Jan 2014
In recent years, UN Women have progressively advanced in the development of a conceptual and methodological basis for improving the processes of programme and project evaluation. Similarly, there is an important body of resources for the... Find out more
Author: S. Purushothaman, Huairou Commission, Jan 2012
Although corruption is a global phenomenon affecting all social classes and groups, women (particularly poor women) are among those most affected. As women are far more likely than men to be engaged in vulnerable employment, and their... Find out more
Center for Food Safety, Jan 2013
Child marriage is a human rights crisis occurring on an alarming scale in South Asia. South Asia accounts for almost half of all child marriages that occur globally. Child marriage does not constitute a single rights violation; rather,... Find out more