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 (22 documents found)
Jan 2003
Despite numerous positive advancements, patriarchal values and practices still limit Bangladeshi women's opportunities for education and employment. They also place them at a greater risk of violence in the form of rape, acid attacks and... Find out more
Author: M. Al-Sharmani, American University in Cairo, Sep 2008
Since 2000 a series of reforms have been introduced in Egyptian family laws. These include legislation that: gives women the right to file for no-fault divorce (khul) in exchange for forfeiting their financial rights; and women in... Find out more
Al Jazeera, Jan 2011
Aside from the Vatican City, The Philippines is the only country where Catholic couples cannot be granted a divorce. This episode of Al-Jazeera's 101 Look East series concerns recent efforts by the Gabriela Women's Party to reintroduce a... Find out more
Author: C. El-Solh, BRIDGE, Feb 2001
Are female heads of households 'different'? This study explores the complex links between poverty, conflict and female household headship in Lebanon, Palestine and Yemen, where female headship has become more visible and vulnerable.... Find out more
Author: D. Singerman, Apr 2003
Egypt's Personal Status Law (PSL) coalition, made up of activists, lawyers, government officials, NGO leaders, legislators, and scholars, has been lobbying for 15 years for changes to the personal status laws that govern marriage, divorce... Find out more
Author: P. Ilkkaracan, Women for Women's Rights - New Ways, Turkey, Jan 2000
Controlling the sexuality of women continues to be one of the most powerful tools of patriarchy in most societies. The essays in this volume show that the sexual oppression of Muslim women is not the result of an Islamic vision of... Find out more
Authors: Olivia Bennett (ed), Jo Bexley (ed), Kitty Warnock (ed), Panos Institute, London, Jan 1995
The survival struggles of ordinary women - whether as fighters, rape survivors, camp inhabitants, mothers or peacemakers - are highlighted in the accounts of conflict situations covered in this report. As part of the process of compiling... Find out more
United Nations, Jun 1998
This section of the Divison for the Advancement of Women (DAW) website contains the CEDAW country reports submitted by states that have ratified or acceded to the Convention from 1995 onwards. Countries are legally bound to put the CEDAW... Find out more
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Danida, Denmark, Jun 1999
Women and Law in Southern Africa Trust (WLSA) is a project that combines legal research with legal activism for women's rights in Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe. WLSA's efforts to improve women's legal... Find out more
Authors: P. Howard, E. Smith, Jan 2006
Periodic drought, unsustainable livestock populations, land tenure insecurities, land degradation, a prolonged and intense civil war and fragmentation of farms have had severe impacts on the population of the Ethiopian highlands.... Find out more