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 (71 documents found)
Author: N. Chuta, Young Lives, Jan 2017
In Ethiopian government policy, marriage under the age of 18 is considered ‘early marriage’ or ‘child marriage’ and is categorised as a harmful traditional practice. Efforts to tackle harmful traditional practices in the country have been... Find out more
Authors: S. Khan, T. Khilji, Naz Foundation International , Apr 2002
Expressions of affection between people of the same sex are easily accepted in Pakistan but in contrast, women's contact with men is controlled and socially policed. Many men have sexual relations with each other, and finding male sexual... Find out more
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
Authors: L. Michau, D. Naker, Raising Voices, Jan 2012
The Training Process is a programme tool for strengthening the capacity of a wide range of community actors such as trainers and activists to prevent domestic violence. It is a series of training sessions that will help participants think... Find out more
Gender and Development Network, Jan 2014
What are harmful traditional practices (HTPs), and how can women and girls be protected from them? This report provides an overview of HTPs, explaining their causes and consequences, and bringing together examples of successful approaches... Find out more
United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, Dec 2010
In August 2009, the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan enacted the Law on Elimination of Violence against Women (EVAW law), which seeks to eliminate customs, traditions and practices that cause violence against women... Find out more
Authors: A. Davis, C. Postles, G. Rosa, Plan International, Jan 2013
One in three girls in the developing world are married by their eighteenth birthday. Despite being prohibited by international human rights, child marriage continues to be a violation of children’s human rights. This report by Plan... Find out more
Equality Now, Jan 2014
“What if instead of being treated as someone’s property to be betrothed, raped, abused, sold, with no power over her destiny, a girl is healthy, safe, educated, and empowered?” The opening question of this Equality Now report asks this... Find out more
Jan 2014
Girls Not Brides has developed a ‘Theory of Change on Child Marriage’, a visual diagram that demonstrates the range of approaches needed to address child marriage and how they intersect. Informed by the insights of Girls Not Brides members... Find out more
Department for International Development Health Systems Resource Centre , Sep 2011
What impact does the education of girls have on early marriage? This report by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) Human Development Resource Centre (HDRC) provides an overview of the existing evidence on the impact of... Find out more