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 (44 documents found)
Sep 2003
The IGTN Advocacy Document for the 5th WTO Ministerial Meeting that was held in Cancun, Mexico in September 2003 focuses on these four issues and identifies critical advocacy positions for each of them. With regard to agriculture, the IGTN... Find out more
Author: S. Srinivasan, Centre for Military and Strategic Studies, University of Calgary, Feb 1997
Despite many five-year plans which have specifically focused on development in rural areas, the major focus and most rapid development has been in the urban centres. Since growth has been biased toward the capital intensive urban centres,... Find out more
Genanet, Jan 2005
In 2005, 23 participants gathered to discuss gender and climate change related research, and its role and use in women's / gender related advocacy in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) process. Three... Find out more
Authors: M. White, C. Salas, S. Gammage, Women's Edge Coalition, Jan 2003
Mexicans working in agriculture were hit hard by the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). There is now concern over the potential impact of increased trade liberalisation through the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA). This... Find out more
International Labour Organization , Jan 2003
The TRIPS agreement is an overarching framework for a multilateral approach to intellectual property rights (IPR), in force since 1996. TRIPS means that use of plants, micro-organisms, biotechnological techniques, food and essential drugs... Find out more
International Labour Organization , Jan 2003
Trade liberalisation (decreasing restrictions on trade) has taken place through several policy frameworks over the past ten years. In addition to the rules of the WTO, trade liberalisation has also been a key factor of World Bank (WB) and... Find out more
ActionAid International, Jan 2005
Tesco recently announced record profits of ?2 billion. But according to this study by ActionAid in South Africa, thousands of women casual workers growing fruit on farms accredited by Tesco are being exploited. Findings showed that farm... Find out more
Author: M. Velayudhan, BRIDGE, Mar 2008
Studies have shown that a key factor associated with rural poverty is access to land. Yet in many parts of India there remains a huge gender gap in land ownership and control - with significant implications for women's economic and social... Find out more
Author: L. Direnberger, Genre en Action, Jul 2008
Between February and May 2008, 'hunger riots' erupted in the South - particularly in African countries such as Senegal, Burkina Faso, Mozambique, Egypt, Algeria, the Ivory Coast, Mauritania, Madagascar and Cameroon. The riots have provided... Find out more
Author: N. Ramachandran, Dec 2006
Despite improvements in food security in South Asia over the last few decades, nutritional outcomes, especially those related to women and children, have failed to keep pace. Even most food-deficit countries of Sub-Saharan Africa score... Find out more