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 (231 documents found)
Author: S. Esim, BRIDGE, Jul 2004
Domestic work is the single most important category of employment among women migrants to the Gulf States, as well as to Lebanon and Jordan. As much as 81 percent of all women migrant workers from Sri Lanka and 39 percent from the... Find out more
Jan 2003
Despite numerous positive advancements, patriarchal values and practices still limit Bangladeshi women's opportunities for education and employment. They also place them at a greater risk of violence in the form of rape, acid attacks and... Find out more
Jan 2004
The economic, social and political crisis that Argentina has suffered since mid-1998 has had a severe negative impact on the situation of women. It caused a sharp increase in the percentage of poor and extremely poor women, in maternal... 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: G. Wolfensohn, A. Milkovic, M. Nedeva, UN Women, Jan 2016
Over one million men, women, and children travelled to Western Europe to claim asylum in 2015, with many transiting through Turkey, Greece, and the Western Baltics on their way north. Countries such as Serbia and fYR Macedonia, who had not... Find out more
Authors: G. Ferrant, M. Tuccio, E. Loiseau, K. Nowacka, OECD Development Centre, Apr 2014
Migration patterns, choices and outcomes are not gender neutral. Women account for almost half of all global migration, and within that are a number of important gendered differences and considerations that must be explored and accounted... Find out more
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Jan 2015
The refugee crisis currently playing out around the world is almost unprecedented in living memory. Not since World War II have so many people been forcibly displaced. While conflict in Syria and the resulting flows of people seeking... Find out more
Authors: C. Caton, J. Chaffin, M. Marsh, Women's Refugee Commission, Jan 2014
Even in times of peace and stability, adolescent girls are among the most vulnerable members of society in low-income countries. In times of emergency, this vulnerability is multiplied, with girls facing various rights violations,... Find out more
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Jan 2016
Not since World War II has Europe seen such massive movements of refugees and migrants fleeing from armed conflict, persecution, and pervasive sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). Almost one million people arrived through the... Find out more
International Organization for Migration , Jan 2015
Human migration in the Arab region has a long and fascinating history. Whether it was nomads searching for fresh pastures, or today’s young students and scientists drawn to intellectual hubs, people have always moved with the aim of... Find out more