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 (236 documents found)
Author: P. Ilkkaracan, Ashgate Publishing, Jan 2008
What are the contemporary political and social dynamics pertaining to sexuality in the Middle East? Pinar Iikkaracan (Women for Women’s human Rights) edits the book ‘Deconstructing Sexuality in the Middle East’ and writes the introduction... Find out more
Authors: J. Hemmings, S. Khalifa, Foundation for Women's Health Research and Development, Jan 2013
This report presents the results of three participatory ethnographic evaluation research (PEER) studies, carried out as part of the CREATE Youth-Net project, which aims to safeguard young people in three European countries (the United... Find out more
Authors: K, Hawkins, A, Cornwall, T, Lewin, Pathways of Women's Empowerment RPC, Jan 2011
What does sexuality have to do with women’s empowerment? Research from Pathways of Women’s Empowerment shows that sexuality affects women’s political and economic empowerment in a number of important ways. For example, in the ways that... Find out more
Author: R. Anderson, Alan Guttmacher Institute, Jan 2014
Scientific evidence on the sexual and reproductive knowledge, attitudes, behaviours and health of young people can strengthen the work of health care providers, educators and advocates. Reliable statistics based on nationally... Find out more
Aug 2013
Although mature and vibrant, Latin American scholarship on sexuality still remains largely invisible to a global readership. In this collection of articles translated into English from Portuguese and Spanish, South American scholars... Find out more
Author: A.D. Okonkwo, Jan 2013
Despite the deadly HIV/AIDS pandemic being widely well known, and over two decades of safe-sex communication and condom social marketing in Nigeria, unmarried people continue to engage in unprotected sex. Understanding their perspectives... Find out more
UN Human Rights Council, Oct 2013
Homosexual behaviour, expression and activities, is still a criminal offence in Nigeria. Law enforcers systematically arrest persons for same-sex sexual activities deemed an ‘unnatural offense’ under Nigerian penal and criminal codes.... Find out more
Author: A. Khanna, Centre for Enquiry Into Health and Allied Themes, Jan 2007
Recent years of activism around health have brought about a conceptualisation of the relationship between health and various social, economic, political and cultural factors. Unfortunately, for the large part, the politics of sex and... Find out more
Author: reproductive health matters, Reproductive Health Matters , Jan 2010
This meeting was held as a result of concerns that the sexual and reproductive health agenda has been becoming more conservative. Key messages from the meeting include: The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have inadvertently and... Find out more
Author: J. Cock, Elsevier, Jan 2013
The paper focuses on the origins and impact of the ‘‘gay rights clause’’ in the post-apartheid constitution of South Africa. The clause, explicitly prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, was the first of its kind in... Find out more