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 (46 documents found)
Author: M. Mbiliny, BRIDGE, Jun 2003
A common myth is that globalisation hurts women more than men. This myth is based on two other related myths, firstly that men control women's incomes at household level, secondly that whereas men are selfish, women are weak, maternal and... Find out more
Authors: D. Budlender, F. Mullagee, N. Newman, BRIDGE, Jun 2001
The concept of ?developmental social welfare? (DSW) is a key component of the South African welfare department's policy on budgeting for poverty relief. It is an approach that emphasises implementation and sustainability of poverty relief... Find out more
Author: C. Wichterich, Spinifex Press, Jun 1998
Globalisation has led to growth without jobs in the North, structural adjustment in the South, privatisation in the East and the dismantling of states everywhere. It is also a process which depends on the feminisation of employment. Rather... Find out more
Commonwealth Secretariat, Jun 1999
Action is required at three levels in order to incorporate gender considerations into public expenditure decisions. Policy tools should be applied, gender-disaggregated data must be used, and dialogue needs to be strengthened. This set of... Find out more
Authors: C. Ogunmefun, E. J. Schatz, Oxford Institute of Ageing, Aug 2007
Older women are much more likely to be affected by, rather than infected with, HIV and AIDS. They are often the primary caretakers of the sick, of the children of the sick, and of children who have been orphaned due to AIDS. They may also... Find out more
Aug 2002
This shadow report, led by The Latin American and Caribbean Committee for the Defense of Women's Rights -Peru (CLADEM-Peru), contributes to the United Nations Committee that monitors the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination... Find out more
Authors: V Kucharová, S Jurajda, D. Münich, Gender Studies, o.p.s., Jan 2007
These three papers provide the results of studies concerning the position of women and men in the Czech labour market which were carried out as a part of the European Union's Equal project ?Fifty - fifty: Equal Opportunities for Women and... Find out more
Authors: M. M. Lokshin, E. Glinskaya, M. García, Gendernet, World Bank, Jan 2000
Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres have grown rapidly in number since Kenya's independence in 1963. The effectiveness of ECD investment is usually based on the school achievement and cognitive ability of ECD graduates. Little is... Find out more
Author: K. Sinha, Oxfam, Jan 2003
One of the greatest barriers to achieving full citizenship rights for women is culture. If development organisations are to help advance women's rights and full citizenship then they must abandon explanations on the basis of ?culture? that... Find out more
Authors: A. Brody, E. Esplen, Institute of Development Studies UK, Dec 2007
Current momentum around women's economic empowerment offers huge scope for bringing about real changes in women's lives. But earning an income or having access to credit cannot be assumed to bring automatic benefits for women. We need to... Find out more