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 (65 documents found)
Dec 2001
Sri Lanka ratified CEDAW in 1981 without any reservations. In 2001, NGOs participated in producing this shadow report. Traditionally Sri Lanka has fared well in terms of basic social indicators like life expectancy, literacy, school... Find out more
Author: S. Jolly, Institute of Development Studies UK, Sep 2004
Much development work has been based on gender stereotypes - for example the idea that farmers are men. In reaction, feminism has sometimes created counter stereotypes - such as that of the African woman farmer and her lazy husband. Such... Find out more
Commitee for Asian Women, Apr 2003
There are two main barriers to improving the conditions of women street vendors - a lack of understanding of their current status and a lack of political commitment to improve conditions. This report of interviews with 40 women street... Find out more
Author: S. Chant, Marston Book Services Limited, May 2007
Although the popular concept of a 'feminisation of poverty' may have raised women's visibility in development discourses and gone some way to 'en-gender' policies for poverty reduction, it is only weakly substantiated. This book draws on... 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
Sep 2003
The IGTN Advocacy Document for the 5th WTO Ministerial Meeting that was held in Cancun, Mexico in September 2003 focuses on these four issues and identifies critical advocacy positions for each of them. With regard to agriculture, the IGTN... Find out more
Feb 2003
?Get a Life!? is one message of this pack which looks at why women are underrepresented in politics in the UK. Young people, particularly girls, are encouraged to get involved in politics and representative bodies in school, community and... Find out more
Jan 2003
This series of eight training videos which accompanies the above workbook is for learning about the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and its relevance to women's daily lives. These short... Find out more
Authors: M. Dutt, N. Flowers, J. Mertus, United Nations Development Fund for Women , Jan 1999
This book aims to develop human rights awareness and provide information on issue-oriented actions. It includes substantive information about the human rights of women in such areas as violence, health, reproduction and sexuality,... Find out more
Author: C. McEwan, Agenda Feminist Publishing, Apr 2001
In what ways does political transformation mean a change in meanings and practice of citizenship - in the relationships between individuals and the state? This paper discusses the experiences of women, particularly black women, of... Find out more