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 (250 documents found)
Authors: N. Kabeer, S. Cook, D. Chopra, Institute of Development Studies UK, Jan 2010
This is a synthesis report from the Social Protection in Asia (SPA) policy-research and network- building programme, 2007-2010, funded by the Ford Foundation and IDRC. It presents research findings and draws out policy lessons from the 11... 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
Commitee for Asian Women, Apr 2003
There are two main barriers to improving the conditions of women street vendors - a lack of understanding of their current status and a lack of political commitment to improve conditions. This report of interviews with 40 women street... Find out more
Author: D. Budlender, United Nations Development Fund for Women , Jan 2004
The failure of macroeconomic policies to acknowledge unpaid care work - such as housework, cooking, and caring for children, older people, and sick or disabled people - has a significant impact on women's lives. How can we ensure that... 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
Mar 2015
This document was provided as background to the Green Climate Fund Meeting of the Board, 24-26 March 2015 in Songdo, Republic of Korea. The document covers linkages with other documents, lessons learned from other climate funds, gender... 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
Authors: S. Coopoo, S. G. Khattak, Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Pakistan, Jan 1996
How can municipalities address their financial difficulties yet not overburden the poor, particularly poor women? This paper, one of a collection of four papers from the fifth year of the Women's Budget Initiative in South Africa, stresses... Find out more
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Mar 2013
A girl or woman seeking asylum because she has been forced to undergo, or is likely to be subjected to, female genital mutilation (FGM) can qualify for refugee status in the European Union (EU) under the 1951 Convention relating to the... Find out more
Inter-African Committee on Traditional Practices, Jan 2014
The Inter-African Committee on Traditional Practices (IAC) advocates for the removal of harmful traditional practices (HTPs) that affect the health of women and children, some of which are female genital mutilation (FGM), also known as... Find out more