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 (14 documents found)
Jan 1999
Workers who make mass-produced goods (clothing, sport shoes and toys) sold in Europe and North America often work long hours of forced overtime, with exposure to hazards, for low wages, and with trade union rights commonly suppressed.... Find out more
Authors: S. Barrientos, S. Dolan, A. Tallontire, Sep 2003
Codes of conduct designed to regulate the employment conditions of Southern producers exporting to European markets were rapidly adopted throughout the 1990s - especially in the horticulture sector linking European supermarkets with export... Find out more
Authors: R. Pearson, G. Seyfang, SAGE Publications, Sep 2001
The notion that international corporations have a responsibility towards social development and policy is relatively new, and reflects the extended global reach of transnational corporations. This paper analyses the spread of voluntary... Find out more
Author: N. Kabeer, Taylor and Francis Group, Jan 2004
In the context of trade liberalisation and the deregulation of the labour market, there has been an emergence of a northern-based alliance demanding that certain minimum labour standards be observed by all multinationals. This paper... Find out more
Authors: N. Ascoly, C. Finney, Clean Clothes Campaign, Jan 2006
Gender influences labour practices in countless ways - ideas about the jobs women can do, how they should do them, their wages, their relationship to employers and the law. This publication aims to provide a clear understanding of the key... 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: A. E. Obando, Women's Human Right's Net, Jan 2004
International corporations continue to move production zones to developing countries to benefit from cheap labour and poor standards. Conditions often include low wages, long hours, unsanitary and dangerous working conditions, sexual... Find out more
Authors: J. Eapen, K. N. Harilal, J. Jeyaranjan, International Institute for Environment and Development , Mar 2006
Employers take advantage of women's cheaper labour to lower their costs, and while employment in particular for women workers is essential for survival, it still does not pay enough to raise households out of poverty. This report explores... Find out more
Authors: S. Barrientos, S. McClenaghan, L. Orton, Christian Aid, Mar 2006
Corporate codes of conduct have become an increasingly important issue, particularly since the formation of the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) in 1997. Supermarkets are playing a key role within the ETI, and the main UK supermarkets are... Find out more
Authors: J. Bendell, M. Prieto, Dec 2002
Ethical trade in Central America has mainly come about as a result of campaigns in the United States, and partly in Europe. Campaigns have focused on the rights and welfare of factory workers who supply a wide range of US brand names and... Find out more