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 (166 documents found)
Author: N. Kabeer, Political and Social Economy of Care (UNRISD), Sep 2015
This paper draws on empirical studies to examine how the politics of claims-making by women workers in the Global South have evolved in the context of increased globalisation. The paper distinguishes between three categories of women... Find out more
Authors: F. Lund, A. Marriot, Women in Informal Employment Globalizing and Organizing , Apr 2011
This report addresses the role of employment in efforts to reduce poverty in the context of increased globalisation and its impacts on labour markets. Worldwide, countries are experiencing a decline of jobs with secure and lasting... Find out more
International Labour Organization , Jan 2013
This is a policy resource guide developed to build the capacities of ILO constituents in approaches that facilitate transitions to formality. Previous work has shown that the move out of informality requires approaches that are targeted,... 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
Authors: S. Khan, T. Khilji, Naz Foundation International , Apr 2002
Expressions of affection between people of the same sex are easily accepted in Pakistan but in contrast, women's contact with men is controlled and socially policed. Many men have sexual relations with each other, and finding male sexual... Find out more
Commitee for Asian Women, Apr 2003
There are two main barriers to improving the conditions of women street vendors - a lack of understanding of their current status and a lack of political commitment to improve conditions. This report of interviews with 40 women street... Find out more
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