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 (75 documents found)
Author: N. Cagatay, BRIDGE, May 2003
This article is part of a special issue of Oxfam's Gender and Development journal entitled Women Reinventing Globalisation, bringing together insights drawn from the Ninth International Forum of the Association for Women's Rights in... Find out more
Authors: J. Contreras, G. Hofstede, L. Mayta, Intercambio, Peru, Mar 2003
The book presents an innovative perspective on how to go about implementing the salient cross-cutting themes of Gender Equity and Women's Empowerment in the context of providing business services to SMEs in Latin America. The analysis is... Find out more
Author: B. Baruah, Association for Women's Rights in Development , Jan 2002
Governments and NGOs are now seeing the importance of measures which help women in the informal sector to increase their incomes, gain access to financial services and training, and ensure their greater participation in national economies... Find out more
Aug 2002
This shadow report, led by The Latin American and Caribbean Committee for the Defense of Women's Rights -Peru (CLADEM-Peru), contributes to the United Nations Committee that monitors the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination... Find out more
Author: N. Hossain, Chronic Poverty Research Centre, UK, Jan 2007
How successful has the Vulnerable Group Development (VGD) programme in Bangladesh been at supporting very poor rural women? Since it was established in 1974 it is estimated that the VGD programme has provided monthly food rations,... Find out more
Author: I. Mutalima, Microcredit Summit Campaign, Jan 2006
Why isn't the microfinance industry doing better at contributing towards gender equality? Some MFIs have not fully integrated gender issues in their practical operations. This tends to be due to pressures to survive as an organisation, the... Find out more
Author: S. Urdang, United Nations Population Fund , Jan 2007
If poor young women and adolescent girls have access to their own incomes, will this empower them to refuse unwanted sex, negotiate condom use and walk away from violent relationships? This paper explores this question. Statistics are... Find out more
Commission on Gender Equality, South Africa, Jan 1998
This guide is designed to highlight and promote the involvement of private business in achieving gender equality, including business leaders, policymakers, human resource managers and other business specialists. Drawing on a number of laws... Find out more
Authors: J. Hurley, A. Hale, S. Smith, Women Working Worldwide, Jan 2003
This manual, aimed at researchers, gives practical guidance on how to conduct action research that will promote and support workers' rights, focusing on garment industry supply chains. It begins with an introduction to the origins of the... Find out more
Author: G. Heyde, International Labour Organization , Jan 2003
This guide is designed to support strategies for improved employment opportunities, particularly amongst women. It is aimed at development and community organisations, including women's groups, small business associations, workers' and... Find out more