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 (14 documents found)
Author: S. Esim, BRIDGE, Jul 2004
Domestic work is the single most important category of employment among women migrants to the Gulf States, as well as to Lebanon and Jordan. As much as 81 percent of all women migrant workers from Sri Lanka and 39 percent from the... Find out more
Authors: P. Kodoth, V.J. Varghese, Centre for Development Studies, Swansea, Sep 2011
Restrictions imposed by the Government of India on the emigration of women in ‘unskilled’ categories such as domestic work are framed as measures intended to protect women from exploitation. Special protection for certain categories of... Find out more
Author: P. Smales, Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development , Jan 2010
This guide highlights several concerns about how the rights of domestic workers in Asia are upheld, or not. It highlights that most domestic workers are not recognised in their national labour laws as workers and that recruitment agencies... Find out more
Institute of Development Studies UK, Feb 2009
Providing care can be both a source of fulfilment and a terrible burden. For women and girls in particular, their socially prescribed role as carers can undermine their rights and limit their opportunities, capabilities and choices -... Find out more
Author: E. Esplen, Institute of Development Studies UK, Feb 2009
This Supporting Resources Collection show-cases existing work on gender and care. It presents summaries and links to key texts, tools and case studies which provide further information on the five main questions addressed in the BRIDGE... Find out more
Stanford University Press, Jan 2006
How has globalisation affected women's traditional work of unpaid caring, as well as their employment in jobs that incorporate these same tasks? Why are so many migrant women going into jobs that involve forms of care work? What happens to... Find out more
International Labour Organization , Jan 2008
Thousands of women leave their homes each year to work as domestic workers in the Arab world with the hope of securing a better economic future. Some have their dreams fulfilled; others find themselves in a financial and emotional bind.... Find out more
Authors: S. Ameratunga, M. Ebisui, M. Kawar, International Labour Organization , Jun 2003
Why are women migrant domestic workers vulnerable to discrimination, exploitation and abuse? What actions are needed to prevent violations of their basic human rights? This clear and practical information booklet outlines the main types of... Find out more
Human Rights Watch , Jan 2007
Worldwide, domestic work is the largest employment category for children - especially girls. While other children in the family attend school, these girls are often denied an education. Many of them work up to 18 hours a day. They may also... Find out more
Authors: J. Sunderland, N. Varia, Human Rights Watch , Jan 2006
Women and girls make up the overwhelming majority of domestic workers around the world. In recent years, abuses against domestic workers - typically taking place in private homes and hidden from the public eye - have garnered increased... Find out more