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 (60 documents found)
Authors: K. Kangaspunta, F. Sarrica, R. Johansen, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime , Nov 2014
Human trafficking, the forced movement and exploitation of persons, is the basest of crimes and yet remains prevalent in every region of the globe, while offenders too often escape prosecution. That is the perspective of this report... Find out more
Jan 2014
Since the Continental Launch of the African Women’s Decade (AWD) by the African Union (AU) in 2010, have African women’s rights advanced? Make Every Woman Count’s annual review of the AWD aims to evaluate the progress, or lack thereof,... 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
Author: T Su, Jan 2015
In this well-written and informative piece, PEN International - the world’s leading association of writers - reports on the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59). In the report, the author, Tsung Su, acknowledges... Find out more
Author: C. A. Osezua, Jul 2013
This paper examines the changing status of Bini women occasioned by the upsurge and endemic nature of the trafficking of women for the purpose of transactional sex. It engaged ethnographic methods of data collection with the use of family-... Find out more
US Department of State, Jun 2014
Nigeria is a popular source, transit, and destination country for women and children subjected to forced labour and sex trafficking. Nigerian trafficking victims are recruited from rural and, to a lesser extent, urban areas within the... Find out more
United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, Sep 2011
This fact sheet by UN Women presents an overview of the situation women currently face in the Philippines, as well as the various ways in which UN Women has been supporting governments and civil society. Five themes are summarised in their... Find out more
Gabriela Women's Party, Jan 2012
Named after Gabriela Silang, who led a regional revolt against Spanish colonisers almost 400 years ago, Gabriela is a national women’s coalition formed by diverse groups in response to the Marcos dictatorship. This website is the home of... Find out more
The Protection Project, Jan 2010
The Philippines has very high rates of trafficking in women and children, especially for the commercial sex industries. This human rights report on trafficking in women and children was produced by the Protection Project, a not-for-profit... Find out more