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 (194 documents found)
Jan 2014
Since the Continental Launch of the African Women’s Decade (AWD) by the African Union (AU) in 2010, have African women’s rights advanced? Make Every Woman Count’s annual review of the AWD aims to evaluate the progress, or lack thereof,... Find out more
Authors: Jacob Olufemi Fatile, Ganiyu Layi Ejalonibu, University of Mauritius, Mar 2016
Around the world, national and international treaties and instruments now commonly recognise the right and need for gender equality. Yet Nigeria, like many African countries, appears to be lagging significantly behind many other countries... Find out more
Authors: Felicia Anyogu, B. N. Okpalobi, European Centre for Research Training and Development UK, Feb 2016
How does the experience of Nigerian women relate to the growing global agenda of promoting and enshrining universal human rights? Since the Paris Peace Conference in 1919, through the establishment of the Universal Declaration of Human... Find out more
Women Living Under Muslim Law, Nov 2015
To mark the 2015 International Women Human Rights Defender Day (29 November) and International Human Rights Day (10 December), the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (WHRD-IC) published this new publication, "Gendering... 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
Oct 1999
This Sri Lanka CEDAW report describes significant advances in the status of women in the country despite the existence of strong cultural values and prejudices which continue to impede gender equality measures. There have been major... Find out more
Authors: F. Banda, C. Chinkin, Minority Rights Group , Aug 2004
Although both minority and indigenous men and women experience discrimination, it is minority and indigenous women who most suffer multiple discriminations and therefore have less access to education, health and other services and... Find out more
Author: A. Beydoun, Jan 2002
This paper profiles two non- governmental organizations on opposite sides of a bipolar continuum. One is a religious Muslim organization, and the other is civic and secular. They share the same coordinates of time and place (i.e. Lebanon... Find out more
Jan 2004
The economic, social and political crisis that Argentina has suffered since mid-1998 has had a severe negative impact on the situation of women. It caused a sharp increase in the percentage of poor and extremely poor women, in maternal... Find out more
Gender and Development Network, Jan 2015
2015 represents an important moment to reflect on what has been achieved over the last two decades for gender equality and women’s and girls’ rights, and to garner renewed momentum to implement existing commitments. It is twenty years... Find out more