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 (31 documents found)
Author: E. Leye, Association of European Parliamentarians with Africa, Jan 2012
At least 28 countries on the African continent practice some form of female genital mutilation and cutting (FGM/C). Believing that FGM/C could be eradicated within a generation if appropriate actions are taken, the Association of European... Find out more
Home Office Research, Development and Statistics Directorate, Jan 2014
This UK Home Office online resource series brings together all documents relating to FGM. The documents found here include statements opposing FGM, guidance notes, impact assessments, policy papers, correspondence, forms and promotional... Find out more
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Mar 2013
A girl or woman seeking asylum because she has been forced to undergo, or is likely to be subjected to, female genital mutilation (FGM) can qualify for refugee status in the European Union (EU) under the 1951 Convention relating to the... Find out more
Inter-African Committee on Traditional Practices, Jan 2014
The Inter-African Committee on Traditional Practices (IAC) advocates for the removal of harmful traditional practices (HTPs) that affect the health of women and children, some of which are female genital mutilation (FGM), also known as... Find out more
Gender and Development Network, Jan 2014
What are harmful traditional practices (HTPs), and how can women and girls be protected from them? This report provides an overview of HTPs, explaining their causes and consequences, and bringing together examples of successful approaches... Find out more
United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, Dec 2010
In August 2009, the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan enacted the Law on Elimination of Violence against Women (EVAW law), which seeks to eliminate customs, traditions and practices that cause violence against women... Find out more
European Institute for Gender Equality, Jan 2014
The European Union (EU) has made considerable efforts in recent years to address female genital mutilation (FGM) as a form of gender-based violence and a serious violation of women and girls human rights. In June 2012, the European... Find out more
Affiliated Network for Social Accountability, Jan 2010
This 2010 State of the Union Africa report assesses the continental performance of Member States against key governance, economic, social, civil and political policy standards and rights instruments over the period 2004-2009. It reviews... Find out more
British House of Commons, Jan 2014
This second session report of the British House of Commons Home Affairs Committee on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) presents the case for a national action plan. The introduction lays out the various types of FGM, the history and extent... Find out more
United Nations Children's Fund, Jul 2013
Efforts to address female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) have increased in the past several decades, with support from many local communities, governments, international institutions, non-governmental organisations, as well as... Find out more