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 (91 documents found)
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: P. Kodoth, V.J. Varghese, Centre for Development Studies, Swansea, Sep 2011
Restrictions imposed by the Government of India on the emigration of women in ‘unskilled’ categories such as domestic work are framed as measures intended to protect women from exploitation. Special protection for certain categories of... 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
Author: J. M. Kantengwa, Pathways of Women's Empowerment RPC, Jun 2007
Electoral gender quotas accelerated greater representation of women in the Rwandan Parliament, with 48.8 per cent of parliamentary seats, the highest in the world after the first ever multiparty elections. While the use of electoral gender... Find out more
Authors: V. Randall (ed), G. Waylen (ed), Routledge, Jan 1998
Over the last two decades our understanding of the relationship between gender, politics and the state has been transformed - this volume provides an overview of this dynamic and growing field. We need to broaden the field of politics to... Find out more
Author: G. Waylen, Publishers WWW sites, Jan 2008
Governance has become a central concept used by policymakers and politicians at the local, national, regional and global levels - as well as by political and other social scientists. Given this broad range of actors and the multiple... Find out more
Author: A. Caiazza, Apr 2006
In recent years interfaith communities have been reinvented to provide a space for women's political activism and leadership. Based on interviews with women activists in religious community groups, this Research-In-Brief report outlines... Find out more
Author: E. Friedman, Pennsylvania State University Press, Sep 2000
This analysis of Venezuelan women's organising traces a sixty year struggle to democratise political practice and represent women's interests. It addresses some of the prevailing issues of Latin American democratisation: why did women have... Find out more
Author: N. Kudva, Springer Netherlands, Mar 2003
The term empowerment entered the development lexicon some three decades ago. Since then it has been used widely in various contexts, losing in the process some of its edge and efficacy. Nevertheless, it continues to be useful as one of the... Find out more
Author: B. Al-Najjar, United Nations, Oct 2003
Women's NGOs in the Gulf have been struggling for gender equality before the law, as guaranteed by the constitution, for several decades. Despite numerous political gains, considerable challenges still exist. This is due to the complex... Find out more