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 (217 documents found)
Author: M.O. Folorunsho, International Labour and Employment Relations Association, Jan 2012
This paper provides a brief overview of the global economic system as it relates to and impacts upon employment relations and workers rights, particularly in Nigeria. It discusses the major industrial responses to the demands of a... Find out more
Author: N. Kabeer, Political and Social Economy of Care (UNRISD), Sep 2015
This paper draws on empirical studies to examine how the politics of claims-making by women workers in the Global South have evolved in the context of increased globalisation. The paper distinguishes between three categories of women... Find out more
Authors: R. Al-Zu'bi, S. Jolly, L. Narayanaswamy, Institute of Development Studies UK, Sep 2004
Mainstream perceptions of new information and communication technologies (ICTs), especially the Internet, are invariably positive, where barriers are understood to be technical rather than social. The reality is that the use of ICTs is... Find out more
Dec 2001
Sri Lanka ratified CEDAW in 1981 without any reservations. In 2001, NGOs participated in producing this shadow report. Traditionally Sri Lanka has fared well in terms of basic social indicators like life expectancy, literacy, school... Find out more
Author: A. Greig, Institute of Development Studies UK, Jan 2009
This article explores the notion of 'troublesome' masculinities that characterise much of the policy thinking on problems of young men and gender. It notes that the socialisation of young men and the relationship between gender norms and... 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
Authors: N. Kabeer, R. Sabates-Wheeler, International Labour Organization , Jan 2003
There is overwhelming evidence that women occupy a disadvantaged status in relation to work opportunities when compared to men from equivalent social groups. Underpinning this is the unequal division of domestic and care work between men... Find out more
Author: R. Connell, BRIDGE, Oct 2007
What has been learnt about masculinities since the ?ethnographic moment? in masculinity research in the 1980s? We now know there is no single version of masculinity, for example. Rather, constructions of masculinity differ from one culture... Find out more
Authors: R. Parker, R. Petchesky, R. Sember, Sexuality Policy Watch, Jan 2008
How and why are gender and sexuality being used in political power struggles within and across countries and institutions? This question was at the heart of a project launched by Sexuality Policy Watch in 2004 - a transnational, cross-... Find out more
Jan 1999
Workers who make mass-produced goods (clothing, sport shoes and toys) sold in Europe and North America often work long hours of forced overtime, with exposure to hazards, for low wages, and with trade union rights commonly suppressed.... Find out more