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 (24 documents found)
Author: A. Majid, University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London, Jun 2002
How can the emancipation of the masses, particularly women, be achieved in the Islamic world? This article rejects the idea that the Western secular, capitalist model and Western versions of human rights and democracy offer Islamic... Find out more
Association For Middle East Women’s Studies, USA, Jun 2002
What are the links between Islam, feminism and modernity? In the Middle East, the changes in socialisation and political awareness of women themselves have not been accompanied by a change in gender roles, family structures and the law.... Find out more
Author: S. Jolly (ed), Institute of Development Studies UK, Jan 2010
The Overview Report examines the connections between culture, gender and development and addresses key questions: What has gender and development got to do with culture? Is gender and development an interference in people’s cultures? How... Find out more
Jan 2003
The World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance (WCAR) was held in Durban, South Africa, from 31 August to 8 September 2001. Government representatives, NGOs and activists who had themselves... Find out more
World Health Organization , May 1999
This document provides an extensive review of programmes to combat FGM. Beliefs around FGM are described as a ?mental map? which incorporates beliefs and practices that cause the whole community to view women's external genitalia as... Find out more
United Nations Development Fund for Women , Mar 2001
In 1993, due to concern about her own daughter, Annicetta Kiriga, from the village of Tharaka, just outside of Nairobi became involved in Maendeleo Ya Wanawake (MYWO), an organisation which researched and took action on FGM in Kenya. In... Find out more
Author: B. Winter, John Hopkins University Press, Jun 1998
How should we understand Islamism? Why does Islamism put so much energy into controlling women? Focusing on France and Algeria, the article identifies Islamism's similarities with Western and Christian extreme right movements, explores the... Find out more
Author: V. Narain, University of Toronto Press, Jun 2001
Whereas the Constitution of India guarantees equality rights to all women, irrespective of religious affiliation, Muslim personal law, as applied in the India context, explicitly discriminates on the basis of an individual's sex and... Find out more
Author: O. Abou-Bakr, Middle East Women's Studies Review, Jun 2001
How far is the term 'Islamic feminism' used by Muslim women themselves, and how far is it imposed by Western or non-Muslim scholars? Some Muslim women do identify as Islamic feminists. Others prefer such terms as 'Muslim scholar activist'... Find out more
Authors: S. Lapinsky, J. Mazibuko, Jun 1998
Under apartheid South Africa, the gay movement remained white, male dominated, and in some cases, deliberately distanced itself from the anti-apartheid struggle. With the end of apartheid in 1994, the National Coalition of Gay and Lesbian... Find out more