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 (17 documents found)
Authors: A Hopkins, A Hunt, Womankind, Mar 2015
Reporting for Womankind Worldwide, Amelia Hopkins and Abigail Hunt assess in this article the progress that has been made since the adoption of the Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA) twenty years ago, and reflect on a lacklustre Political... Find out more
Author: N Shameem, Association for Women's Rights in Development , Mar 2015
At a time of celebrating the achievements seen in Beijing twenty years ago, and of commitment to the accelerated implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, what women don’t need is an outcome to the Commission on... Find out more
Mar 2015
Femmes Africa Solidarité (FAS), in collaboration with the Office of the Special Adviser on Africa (OSAA) and the Office of the Special Envoy of the African Union Commission Chairperson on Women, Peace and Security, organised two high-level... Find out more
Author: commission on the status of women, The United Nations Economic and Social Council, Mar 2015
On March 20th 2015, the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59) adopted a draft resolution entitled ‘Future organisation and methods of the work of the CSW’, which will be submitted to the Economic and Social Council... 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
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
European Union , May 2014
On 12 March 2014, the Presidency of the Council of the European Union submitted to the Council a set of draft conclusions on preventing and combating all forms of violence against women and girls, including female genital mutilation (FGM... Find out more