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 (65 documents found)
Author: N. Cagatay, BRIDGE, May 2003
This article is part of a special issue of Oxfam's Gender and Development journal entitled Women Reinventing Globalisation, bringing together insights drawn from the Ninth International Forum of the Association for Women's Rights in... 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
Office of the Special Adviser on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women, Mar 2001
This collection of briefing notes was launched by the United Nations (UN) Department for Disarmament Affairs (DDA), in collaboration with the Office of the Special Adviser on Gender Issues and the Advancement of Women (OSAGI). The notes... Find out more
Jan 2000
This information kit is a tool for gender and development specialists/ consultants working in Egypt. It was produced by the Gender and Development (GAD) Sub-Group, the body responsible for coordinating and sharing information between the... Find out more
Authors: M. Turshen (ed), C. Twagiramaruya (ed), Zed Books Limited, Jan 1998
What is the legacy of armed conflict on the roles and experiences of women in Africa? This collection of reports, testimonies and analyses portrays the diverse experiences of women all over Africa who have lived through civil wars,... Find out more
BRIDGE, Jan 2003
How has a gender analysis been used in areas of post-conflict? In Peru, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (CVR) was set up following two decades of political violence spanning the period from 1980 to 2000. The CVR Gender Programme,... 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
Author: A. C. Iba¤ez, World Bank, Jun 1999
Statistics suggest that at the very least, 30 per cent of the combatants in El Salvador's internal armed conflict were women. This paper looks at the situation of female combatants in post-conflict situations, using real-life case studies... Find out more
Authors: Susie Jacobs (ed), Ruth Jacobson (ed), Jennifer Marchbank (ed), Zed Books Limited, Jan 2000
How is conflict a gendered phenomenon? What is the role of women's resistance in responses to the gendered impacts of conflict? The editors argue that "conflict is endemic in human societies", and that most conflict has a gender dimension... Find out more
Authors: K. Lussier, T. Mitchell, T. Tanner, Institute of Development Studies UK, Dec 2007
Poor women in Bangladesh, India and Nepal are struggling to protect their lives, homes, assets and livelihoods from weather-related hazards caused by climate change. Nevertheless, women are not passive victims of climate change. This... Find out more