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 (14 documents found)
Jan 2014
Since the Continental Launch of the African Women’s Decade (AWD) by the African Union (AU) in 2010, have African women’s rights advanced? Make Every Woman Count’s annual review of the AWD aims to evaluate the progress, or lack thereof,... Find out more
Author: Various organisations, Association for Women's Rights in Development , Mar 2015
In protest over what was seen as a weak and bland affirmation of existing commitments in the drafted Political Declaration of the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59), over 950 civil society organisations from all... 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: J Dada, Global Information Society Watch, Jan 2013
Is public opposition to child marriage in Nigeria increasing? Despite the Nigerian Senate passing a law criminalising child marriage in 2003, only 24 of the 36 states have adopted the law. This concise paper, written by John Dada of the... Find out more
Author: e CEDAW NGO working group Turkey, Women for Women's Rights - New Ways, Turkey, Jan 2010
This Shadow Report aims to draw attention to the discrimination women in Turkey face, within the framework of 6th Periodic Review for Turkey under Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). Prepared... Find out more
United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, Dec 2010
In August 2009, the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan enacted the Law on Elimination of Violence against Women (EVAW law), which seeks to eliminate customs, traditions and practices that cause violence against women... Find out more
Author: D. Elson, United Nations Development Fund for Women , Jan 2006
This report adds a landmark to the discourse on the link between human rights standards and government budgets. It elaborates on how budgets and budget policy making processes can be monitored for compliance with human rights standards, in... Find out more
Authors: O. J. Para-Mallam, B. Lanre-Abass, International Development Department, University of Birmingham, Jan 2011
In 1985, the Nigerian government ratified the UN Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). In 1998, following the return to democracy after 30 years of military rule, a movement of civil society... Find out more
Gender and Development Network, Jan 2013
Harmful traditional practices are particular forms of violence against women and girls which are defended on the basis of tradition, culture, religion or superstition. They include female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C), early and... Find out more
Author: K. O. Odeku, Bangladesh Sociology Society, Jan 2014
Given the extensive physical, emotional, mental and sexual traumas resulting from female genital mutilation (FGM), this article argues for classifying the practice as torture in order to strengthen the law against it, and bring... Find out more