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 (28 documents found)
Association for Women's Rights in Development , Jan 2013
How do fiscal policies have an impact on the enjoyment of human rights and women's rights in particular? This think piece by the Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) argues that the human rights framework provides a clear... 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
Oxfam, Jan 2005
Gender-responsive budgeting (GRB) is an attempt to ensure that gender-related issues are considered and addressed in all government policies. This paper uses the GRB approach to explain how governments and donors can promote gender... Find out more
Author: D. Elson, United Nations Development Fund for Women , Jan 2006
This report adds a landmark to the discourse on the link between human rights standards and government budgets. It elaborates on how budgets and budget policy making processes can be monitored for compliance with human rights standards, in... Find out more
Jan 2014
This two-page document is essentially a call to action from the Women’s Coalition which emerged from the Gender Equality Architecture Reform (GEAR) Campaign and coordinated efforts from women’s groups around the UN. The Women’s Coalition... Find out more
Authors: M. Moro-Coco, N. Raaber, Association for Women's Rights in Development, Jan 2014
This paper aims to contribute to debates on addressing root causes of inequalities, including gender inequality, within the post-2015 development process. It examines shortfalls in past development policy and practice, and implications of... Find out more
Author: Dr. M. Thomson, The Irish Consortium on Gender-based Violence, Jan 2014
Gender-based violence (GBV) is a manifestation of gender inequalities and a gross violation of the rights of women and girls to development, equality and peace. However, it was not included in the targets of the Millennium Development... Find out more
Authors: H. Jansson, T. Shand, MenEngage, Jan 2014
The MenEngage Global Alliance has developed a Call for Action that outlines its priority goals within the Post-2015 development agenda, as well as suggested indicators for inclusion in the measurement of the new Sustainable Development... Find out more
Authors: J. Miller, A. Arutyunova, C. Clark, Association for Women's Rights in Development , Jan 2013
Over the past several years, investing in women and girls as ‘smart economics’ has become a favored strategy in development and philanthropy. This has precipitated a host of campaigns and initiatives, including new private-sector... Find out more
Authors: S. Batliwala, S. Rosenhek, J. Miller, Association for Women's Rights in Development , Jan 2013
Through decades of collective and individual struggle, and determined, conscious design, the women’s rights movement has achieved unprecedented shifts in global perception to the notion of gender equality as a desirable goal. Yet between... Find out more