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 (31 documents found)
Authors: E. Samman, E. Presler-Marshall, N. Jones, Overseas Development Institute, Mar 2016
All around the world, mothers are forced to make difficult choices in how to balance work and childcare. The issue is especially bad in developing countries and amongst poorer households, with an estimated 35.5 million children under the... Find out more
Author: R. Morrell, International Journal for Equity in Health, Dec 2011
To what degree can carework help men to foster gender equitable attitudes and practices? To help answer this question, researchers undertook a study in South Africa, with the purpose of examining the relationship between men who engage in... Find out more
Author: Liz Ford, The Guardian, UK, Oct 2013
Women’s health can be adversely affected by an endless cycle of cooking, cleaning, and caregiving at home. How can women be supported in these roles, and what role can men play in doing so? This Guardian Global Development article explores... Find out more
Authors: L. Rost, K. Bates, L. Dellepiane, Oxfam, Jan 2015
Care responsibilities is being increasingly identified as a factor restricting women’s empowerment outcomes, yet there is limited evidence on determinants of long hours or gender inequality in care work. To gain a clearer understanding of... Find out more
Author: J. Ghosh, UN Women, Jan 2013
This report examines the gendered impacts of on-going global financial and economic crises in the labour market. It focuses on issues of women’s employment and decent work, particularly taking into account the implications for those... Find out more
Authors: S. Dasgupta, R. M. Sudarsham, International Labour Organization , Feb 2011
The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee (MGNREGP or NREGP), functions as an income supplement for poor households by providing 100 days of work to a rural household, with 33 per cent of all workdays reserved for women... Find out more
Author: G. Karlsson (ed), ENERGIA: International Network on Gender & Sustainable Energy, Jan 2007
In the introduction to this publication, ENERGIA policy advisor and editor of this pubication Gail Karlsson writes, “In many developing countries, especially in the poorest areas, most energy currently comes from traditional biomass fuels... Find out more
Authors: T. Kidder, C. Pionetti, Oxfam, Oct 2013
Although care is at heart a public good, responsibility for unpaid care work falls predominantly on women, contributing to their extreme poverty and social exclusion. Although changing the ways in which care is provided may take decades,... Find out more
Author: J. Yeseibo, International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, Feb 2013
Feminist activism and civic participation can come in many forms, including theatre. The prolific playwright Stella Oyedepo is arguably one of the most visible practitioners of theatre in Nigeria today, with plays including Survive, We... Find out more
Author: M. Mukoni, International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, Apr 2015
Natural resource conservation is absolutely key to the concept of sustainable development, yet environmental pressures continue to increase including soil degradation, water availability, and nutrient cycling. Within natural resource... Find out more