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 (15 documents found)
Author: G. Heathcote, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Jan 2014
Article 2(4) of the UN Charter concerning the prohibition on the use of force by nation states fails to incorporate the diversity of feminist approaches to conflict resolution and peacebuilding. Instead it predicates itself narrowly on... Find out more
Author: Various organisations, Mar 2015
Signed by over 300 women’s and human rights organisations from around the world, ‘Nothing About Us Without Us!’ represents a powerful statement in response to the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59) Methods of... Find out more
Author: commission on the status of women, The United Nations Economic and Social Council, Mar 2015
Negotiated and agreed prior to the commencement of the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59), member states adopted this Political Declaration that seeks to reaffirm the Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA) on the... Find out more
United Nations Development Group, Jun 2008
The United Nations Country Team (UNCT) Performance Indicators for Gender Equality Scorecard establishes an accountability framework for assessing the effectiveness of gender mainstreaming by the UNCTs. The development of the scorecard was... Find out more
United Nations Security Council, Sep 2010
This report of the Secretary-General of the United Nations Security Council (UNSRC) concerns women, peace and security, and the difficulty of highlighting significant achievements ten years after the adoption of Resolution 1325 (October... Find out more
Catholics for Choice, Jan 2013
The Holy See is the ecclesiastical jurisdiction of the Catholic Church in Rome. Ever since it was informally accepted into the United Nations in 1964, questions have been raised about the Holy See’s status and role at the UN. As the UN... Find out more
International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance / International IDEA, Sep 2013
Women’s participation is a central element of democracy, and the nature and degree of women’s participation is a key indicator of the quality of democratic culture. A high-level roundtable convened in 2011 gathered policymakers,... Find out more
United Nations General Assembly, Jan 2006
In February 2006, the former United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, established a High-Level Panel consisting of fifteen members to examine how to strengthen the UN system in the areas of development, humanitarian assistance... Find out more
Author: H. Pietil?, Jan 2007
How did the women's movement become involved with the United Nations (UN) and what successes have they had? This book celebrates over 85 years of history of women's engagement with intergovernmental organisations, from the establishment of... Find out more
Author: T. Ekiyor, Jun 2006
What opportunities does the proposed United Nations (UN) Peacebuilding Commission (PC) present for women? This document recommends ways in which the planned Peacebuilding Commission can comply with Security Council Resolution 1325, a UN... Find out more