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.

Global Resources - All themes

Global Resources (10 documents found)
Authors: S. Gammage, H. Jorgensen, E. McGill, Jan 2002
This tool provides an extensive overview of the literature and frameworks to analyse gender-differentiated impacts of new trade and investment agreements undertaken by the United States (US) prior to their negotiation and signing. A... Find out more
Author: N. Kabeer, Taylor and Francis Group, Jan 2004
In the context of trade liberalisation and the deregulation of the labour market, there has been an emergence of a northern-based alliance demanding that certain minimum labour standards be observed by all multinationals. This paper... Find out more
Canadian International Development Agency , Jan 2005
This publication is aimed at CIDA officers, partners, and development practitioners internationally. It provides a tool to ensure that the differential impact of trade on women and men is understood, and that men and women are able to... Find out more
Author: G. Heyde, International Labour Organization , Jan 2003
This guide is designed to support strategies for improved employment opportunities, particularly amongst women. It is aimed at development and community organisations, including women's groups, small business associations, workers' and... Find out more
International Labour Organization , Jan 2003
Trade liberalisation (decreasing restrictions on trade) has taken place through several policy frameworks over the past ten years. In addition to the rules of the WTO, trade liberalisation has also been a key factor of World Bank (WB) and... Find out more
Jan 2008
Trade liberalisation - the lowering of restrictions on goods for import and export - is increasingly being taken up across the world because of its association with high economic growth. With a specific focus on Africa, this paper notes... Find out more
Central American Women’s Network, Jan 2005
Maria Elena Cuadra (MEC) is an NGO set up in 1994 by leaders of the Women's Secretariat of the Sandinista Workers' Central (CST) trade union in Nicaragua. MEC was established in the light of the failure of the union to take women's... Find out more
Authors: V. Amarante, A. Espino, Jan 2003
What has been the impact of civil society on the formulation and implementation of trade agreements in the Americas? This paper offers an overview of gender and trade research - including on employment, gender segregation in the labour... Find out more
Author: H. Gibb, North-South Institute , Jun 2003
How does trade liberalisation affect men and women differently? How are men and women differently able to influence trade policies? Women have less access than men to resources and to opportunities for participation and decision-making.... Find out more
Institute of Development Studies UK, Jul 1999
What are the links between gender equity and trade? Research reveals that trade liberalisation has different impacts on women's and men's employment and conditions of work, and also has consequences for women's unpaid labour. How the gains... Find out more