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 (60 documents found)
Asian-Pacific Resource & Research Centre for Women, Jan 2014
This Asian-Pacific Resource & Research Centre for Women (ARROW) publication, the ARROW Resource Kit (ARK), is a compilation of the most effective governance and management tools and resources that ARROW has developed over the past 20... Find out more
Authors: F. A. Von, E. L. Okorley, Jan 2015
Women constitute an important part of food systems around the world, as evidenced by the fact that they produce an estimated 70% of subsistence crops, and the fundamental role they play in processing and distribution. However, many of... Find out more
Authors: K. A. Ayoola, F. Hunsu, The African Symposium, Dec 2014
NIgeria has a rich history of women writers who have used literature to challenge societal contradictions and discrimination. Now a new generation of writers is emerging. Muslim women’s writing from northern Nigeria has attracted feminist... Find out more
Author: UNESCO, Unesbib , Jan 2014
As part of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation’s (UNESCO) long-running General History of Africa project, the UNESCO Women in Africa Series aims to highlight a selection of key women figures in African... Find out more
Author: F. Machirori, Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa, Jan 2014
In 2012, trained journalist and blogger Fungai Machirori established Her Zimbabwe, the country’s first web-based platform for women. Machirori is also a contributor to other platforms, such as the Mail and Guardian’s ‘Voices of Africa’,... Find out more
Authors: E Loiseau, K Nowacka, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Mar 2015
Social media has exploded as a popular and powerful tool for bringing women’s rights issues to the attention of the wider public, and has shown potential for bridging the gap between grassroots women’s activism and policy-making processes... Find out more
Authors: P Domingo, R Holmes, T O'Neil, Overseas Development Institute, Apr 2015
Produced by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) as part of the Women’s Voice and Leadership in Decision-Making learning and evidence project, this report seeks to evaluate the global evidence on the processes of change that enable... Find out more
Author: Campaign Life Coalition, Mar 2015
Between March 9-20, 2015, thousands of women and men from around the world travelled to New York to attend the 59th session on the Commission of the Status of women (CSW59), and commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Platform for... Find out more
Author: T Muropa, Apr 2015
In this article published by FEMNET, Tafadzwa Muropa, a gender activist and political economist, briefly compares the 8th Pan African Congress in Ghana with the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59) in New York -... Find out more
Author: S Jones, Equality Now, Mar 2015
On March 12th, at the 59th sessions of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59) in New York, Equality Now and UN Women presented a 20th anniversary edition of Women Can't Wait! The performance piece is based on their long running "... Find out more