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 (109 documents found)
Author: T. Lewin, International Institute for Environment and Development , Jan 2011
How can the public be engaged to tell their stories in their own words and have an impact on the people who shape policy? This article looks at a particular participatory methodology – Digital Storytelling (DST) – and how it can be used in... Find out more
Association for Progressive Communications, Jan 2010
How are new technologies used by abusers of violence against women and how are they used by women fighting back? This briefing reveals new research on this topic. The cases were uncovered in research commissioned by the Association for... Find out more
Author: J. Kee (ed), Association for Progressive Communications, Jan 2011
How may emerging debates and the growing practice of online content regulation either impede or facilitate the different ways women use the internet and the impact on their sexual expression, sexualities and sexual health practices, and... Find out more
Author: N. Hafkin, United Nations [UN] Division for the Advancement of Women , Oct 2002
Without explicit attention to integrating a gender perspective into Information and Communication Technology (ICT) policies, the needs of women and girls risk being overlooked. Despite many government's claims that a well-thought out... 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
Authors: S. Afreen, K. Ahmad Simon, Pathways of Women's Empowerment RPC, Jan 2009
A testament to the resilience of human spirit, Stories of Change is a documentary about the lives of five women aging from 16 to 60, coming from different walks of life, from different professions, religions and regions of Bangladesh.... Find out more
Jan 2004
This is the first systematic teaching material on rural women's participation in village autonomy. Written by women experts, this book focuses on rural women's participation in elections. The book is based on the perspectives of law,... Find out more
Author: J. Kee, Sep 2005
What are the connections between violence against women (VAW), pornography, and information communication technologies (ICTs)? This short position paper examines the recent debate on ICTs and pornography within the context of Internet... Find out more