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 (112 documents found)
Authors: D. Jayasinghe, R. Noble, ActionAid International, Jun 2016
This ActionAid UK briefing explores the relationship between gender inequality and economic diversification in the context of export manufacturing in the developing world, drawing on the work of feminist economists and scholars to identify... Find out more
Authors: R Balakrishnan, L. McGowan, C. Waters, Solidarity Center, Mar 2016
All over the world, women are coming together to organise, demand fair treatment, and address gender discrimination. Such solidarity and cooperation is critical to realising women’s rights and economic justice. This report, produced... Find out more
Author: J. Ghosh, UN Women, Jan 2013
This report examines the gendered impacts of on-going global financial and economic crises in the labour market. It focuses on issues of women’s employment and decent work, particularly taking into account the implications for those... Find out more
Author: S. Jolly, Institute of Development Studies UK, Sep 2004
Much development work has been based on gender stereotypes - for example the idea that farmers are men. In reaction, feminism has sometimes created counter stereotypes - such as that of the African woman farmer and her lazy husband. Such... Find out more
Kali for Women, Jun 2003
How can we take account of how changes in economic policy initiatives affect gender relations? This book attempts to establish a new framework for gender analysis to address this question. Existing indicators, including education,... Find out more
Authors: J Birchall, M Fontana, BRIDGE, Apr 2015
Most governments have expressed a commitment to gender equality goals but there are often inconsistencies between policy statements and the ways in which public finances are raised and spent. Most governments have also expressed a... Find out more
Author: D. Elson, United Nations Development Fund for Women , Jan 2006
This report adds a landmark to the discourse on the link between human rights standards and government budgets. It elaborates on how budgets and budget policy making processes can be monitored for compliance with human rights standards, in... Find out more
Authors: A. Arutyunova, C. Clark, Association for Women's Rights in Development , Jan 2013
In the foreword to this report, AWID Executive Director Lydia Alpízar writes that she finds it, “truly surprising… that women’s rights organising and movements have been functioning, often with quite minimal financial support, even as... Find out more
Authors: D Elson, R Balakrishnan, Rutgers University, Jan 2012
This paper offers the authors’ reflections on the post-2015 development framework, including the strengths and weaknesses of the MDGs, what has changed since 2000, and the challenges of the post-2015 period. While the MDGs helped people to... Find out more
Authors: Y. van der Meulen Rodgers, N. Menon, Brandeis University, Jun 2010
How has the 2008-2009 global financial crisis and coinciding surges in international food and fuel prices impacted the Philippine labour market? This in-depth study answers this question, focusing on gendered outcomes. It does so by... Find out more