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 (27 documents found)
Kreditanstalt fur Wiederaufbau , Jan 2006
In many of the world's drylands, women's traditional knowledge of and roles in natural resource management and food security are crucial. Women across the developing world spend considerable proportions of their time using and preserving... Find out more
Author: S. Thomas, Gender Advisory Board, UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development , Jan 2003
How can gender considerations be taken into account in the development of biotechnology policy in the global South? Many claim that biotechnology (e.g. genetically modified crops) has great potential for improving the health and food... Find out more
Author: E. Cecelski, National Renewable Energy Laboratory , Jan 2000
Actual experience in involving women in renewable energy activities has been fairly limited and anecdotal to date. This is partly due to an assumption that women are not capable of building and operating sophisticated technologies. Yet... Find out more
Authors: L. Aguilar, M. Blanco, World Conservation Union , Jan 2004
Gender equity is a fundamental issue in the conservation of biological diversity. The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) recognises the specific role that women play in the sustainable use of biodiversity resources and affirms the... Find out more
United Nations [UN] Environment Programme , Jan 2004
Women play decisive roles in managing and preserving biodiversity, water, land and other natural resources, yet their centrality is often ignored or exploited. This publication aims to make the links between women and the environment more... Find out more
Genanet, Nov 2004
This flyer discusses how gender relates to climate change, shows what actions are needed to ensure that climate change policies and practices are gender sensitive, and provides links to further information. It highlights:?Differences in... Find out more
Author: S. Smirat, Gender and Water Alliance , Jan 2006
To what extent are Jordanian women currently participating in water management and conservation projects? This document provides an overview of various natural resource management projects in which women have or have not had significant... Find out more
Author: S. Fakhruddin, Gender and Water Alliance , Jun 2005
In 2004 the Centre for Environmental and Geographic Information Services (CEGIS) in Bangladesh designed and implemented a project on flood vulnerability, risk reduction and improved preparedness through community-based information.... Find out more
Author: L. Aguilar, World Conservation Union , Jul 2004
Gender is absent from the climate change discussions and initiatives which have largely focused on mitigation (e.g. reduction of greenhouse gases) rather than on the adaptation strategies which poor women and men need for their security.... Find out more
Authors: Y. Lambrou, R. Laub, Oct 2004
Who pays the price of loss of biodiversity, climate change and desertification? According to the 'Rio Conventions' - the United Nations (UN) Convention on Biodiversity, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and the UN... Find out more