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.

Global Resources - All themes

Global Resources (250 documents found)
British House of Commons, Jan 2014
This second session report of the British House of Commons Home Affairs Committee on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) presents the case for a national action plan. The introduction lays out the various types of FGM, the history and extent... Find out more
UN-Water, Jun 2006
This policy brief explores the issue of water management while looking at the roles and responsibilities often held by women within the community. It was developed by the Inter-agency Task Force on Gender and Water (GWTF) and emphasises... Find out more
Global Network of Women Peacebuilders, Jan 2010
Armed conflicts have existed in the Philippines since the 1960s. This monitoring report examines the impacts of war on Filipina women, and their contributions to conflict prevention, conflict resolution and peacebuilding ten years after... Find out more
Philippines-Canada Cooperation Office, Jan 2010
This Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) Philippines Program monitoring report highlights the gender-specific improvements, issues and challenges of its projects between July 2009 and June 2010. The following active projects... Find out more
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Danida, Denmark, May 2000
This working paper was drawn up by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as input in the on-going discussion and revision of Denmark's development policies and strategy. A continued area of concern is the inequality between women and men, for... Find out more
United Nations [UN] Commission on the Status of Women ., Jan 2000
Despite the failure of the Unite States (US) to ratify the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), the City and County of San Francisco introduced a regulation to implement CEDAW at the local... Find out more
Authors: G. Barker, M. Nascimento, C. Ricardo, BRIDGE, Oct 2007
How can resistance to inequitable and/or violent forms of masculinity be promoted? Instituto Promundo - a Brazilian initiative against gender violence - focuses on promoting positive masculinities. This paper discusses the process which... Find out more
United Nations, Mar 2004
Although the Ethiopian constitution supports the third Millennium Development Goal (MDG) on gender equality and women's empowerment, several studies show that women in Ethiopia are disadvantaged due to their sex, most notably in rural... Find out more
Author: M. Williams, Network Women in Development Europe, Jan 2000
Designed for WIDE's popular economics training, this manual combines a popular education framework with economic literacy tools to develop a better understanding of the fundamental workings of a market economy. It provides information on... Find out more
Network Women in Development Europe, Jan 2001
This document proposes a set of indicators which allow an initial analysis of the effects of trade policies and expansion on women and gender relations. In particular these indicators are instruments with which to evaluate the effects of... Find out more