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 (46 documents found)
Author: P. Smithson, Nov 2006
This report seeks to raise awareness and understanding of the scale and nature of health inequalities in Tanzania with the intention of stimulating policy debate and action. It is aimed at senior managers and policy makers in the health... Find out more
Authors: T. Baker, J. Chagas, M. Eugenia Miranda, Youth Coalition, Oct 2007
This guide aims to build young people's capacity to advocate for safe abortion care services. It is aimed at young people, people working with young people, and sexual and reproductive health and rights advocates. The guide examines the... Find out more
Jan 2000
Gender norms and expectations affect men's health throughout their life course, including in old age. For example, men often avoid seeking care due to the belief in many cultures that health-seeking behaviour is a sign of weakness. Older... Find out more
Voluntary Services Overseas, Jan 2006
Community and home-based care, delivered with little support from the public health system, is currently the key response to the HIV and AIDS pandemic globally. Due to traditional gender norms and unequal gender relations, it is women and... Find out more
IPAS, Jan 2005
This CD-ROM aims to enhance public discussion of the issues around unsafe abortion and encourage the provision of safe abortion services to the extent allowed by national law. The package includes advocacy tools in English, Spanish, and... Find out more
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: E. Esplen, BRIDGE, Jan 2007
HIV/AIDS is both driven by and entrenches gender inequality, leaving women more vulnerable than men to its impact. This report - consisting of an overview, annotated bibliography, and contacts section - considers the specific challenges... Find out more
Authors: P. Kousalya, S. Paxton, S. Pradhan Malla, Mar 2004
Women under 20 years old are up to ten times more vulnerable to HIV infection than men. They are also significantly more likely to experience AIDS-related discrimination after a positive diagnosis. Women are often blamed for bringing HIV... Find out more
Voluntary Services Overseas, Oct 2005
In October 2005, delegates from 10 countries gathered in Pretoria, South Africa, for a three-day VSO-RAISA regional conference on tackling the stigma and discrimination experienced by people living with HIV and AIDS. That men and women... Find out more
Aug 2002
This shadow report, led by The Latin American and Caribbean Committee for the Defense of Women's Rights -Peru (CLADEM-Peru), contributes to the United Nations Committee that monitors the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination... Find out more