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 (201 documents found)
Authors: V. Randall (ed), G. Waylen (ed), Routledge, Jan 1998
Over the last two decades our understanding of the relationship between gender, politics and the state has been transformed - this volume provides an overview of this dynamic and growing field. We need to broaden the field of politics to... Find out more
Author: A. M. Goetz, Development and Change Journal, Jan 2007
There is a myth that women are less corrupt than men. Some aid donors have cited statistical evidence that countries with larger numbers of women in politics and in the workforce have lower levels of corruption. That this finding can be... Find out more
Author: O. Akintola, African Journals Online - AJOL , Jan 2006
This study investigates the experiences of primary care-givers of people living with HIV in two semi-rural communities in South Africa. Ethnographic methods were used to collect and analyse data on the gendered nature and consequences of... Find out more
Amnesty International , Oct 2004
What role does discrimination play in acts of violence against indigenous women in Canada? This report by Amnesty International presents nine case studies of discrimination and violence against indigenous women and girls in Canadian cities... Find out more
Author: S. Hafez, American University in Cairo, Sep 2003
How do Egyptian women find empowerment in Islamism when Islamists are traditionally perceived as the opposers of women's liberation? This study contends that rather than being dominated and oppressed, Islamic women are empowered as a... Find out more
Author: F. Denton, Institute of Development Studies UK, Jan 2004
Gender issues have made a slow entry into the climate change debate. This is partly due to the fact that climate change has generally been perceived as a global phenomenon, with little attention being paid to differentiating the potential... Find out more
Author: S. Mvududu, Weaver Press, Sep 2003
Lobola, an amount paid by a prospective husband to the bride's family, is a tradition that is widely practiced across southern Africa. This study examines the impact of this social institution in Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique,... Find out more
Authors: B. Derman, A. Hellum, Elsevier, Oct 2004
Land distribution and access to land are key issues in Zimbabwe. In recent years, nearly all of the country's commercial farm land has been re-designated, leaving most farm workers dislocated from their farm villages. The government of... Find out more
Author: M. Williams, Network Women in Development Europe, Jan 2000
Designed for WIDE's popular economics training, this manual combines a popular education framework with economic literacy tools to develop a better understanding of the fundamental workings of a market economy. It provides information on... Find out more
Women Living Under Muslim Law, Sep 2003
This publication is designed as a tool for activists engaged in lobbying and advocacy related to women's rights within the family at the policy level as well as in communities. It covers twenty-six topics relevant to marriage and divorce,... Find out more