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 (51 documents found)
Author: A. Grizzle (ed), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization , Jan 2012
Produced by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), the aim of the Gender-Sensitive Indicators for Media (GSIM) is to contribute to gender equality and women’s empowerment in and through media of all... Find out more
The Guardian, UK, Jan 2014
Since February 2014 the Guardian has been building a global media network to campaign across Africa through journalism, popular soap, radio, social media and animation to end female genital mutilation (FGM). The Guardian's End FGM Global... Find out more
Breakthrough Institute, Mar 2010
How can video games be used for good? This video interview with Heidi Boisvert from Breakthrough explains how video games, often seen as promoting violence, racism or sexism, are now being used for positive change. The website Games for... Find out more
Author: H. Jensen,, Jan 2010
This article by genderIT looks at how Section J of the Beijing Platform for Action, termed the 'J Spot', which examines women and the media, is not present in this year's intergovernmental and other official debates or proposed resolutions... Find out more
Authors: A. Gurumurthy, P. Jeet Singh, A. Kovacs, Jun 2009
Since the Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA) was adopted, the communications and media landscape has been undergoing tremendous changes. The corporatisation of television channels, online newspapers and other Internet-enabled routes of... Find out more
Feminist International Radio Endeavour / Radio Internacional Feminista, Jan 2008
Radio FIRE (Radio Internacional Feminista) is a communications project produced by Latin American and Caribbean women living in Costa Rica. It communicates information and analysis from women's perspectives through campaigns, radio and the... 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
Author: M. Macdonald, Jan 2001
This bulletin shows women's rights campaigners some of the ways in which they can effectively influence policy arenas. This is a collection of tools, guidelines and lessons emerging from a two-year WIDE project on implementation of the... Find out more
Author: V. Campanile, Jun 1998
Born into a post-revolutionary country under a right wing government, Puntos de Encuentro­Ýs mandate is to foster equal and positive relations free from violence in daily life, in both private and public spheres, between men and women, and... Find out more
United Nations Development Fund for Women , Jan 1998
Women's roles are different from those of men, and as such it is important to take into account the specific needs of women to ensure that they have equitable access to services and facilities. This paper highlights the fact that women and... Find out more