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 (17 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
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
Authors: J. Edwards (ed), A. Cornwall (ed), Institute of Development Studies UK, Jan 2015
The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPfA), celebrated by feminist activists as a triumph for women's rights, is 20 years old. The world that it once described has changed profoundly in some respects, and yet in others remains... Find out more
Association for Progressive Communications , Jan 2015
The Association for Progressive Communications, Women's Rights Programme (APC WRP) has been leading a campaign to reprioritise Section J in the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action due to the important role that media and internet... Find out more
African Women's Development & Communication Network , Jan 2014
190 representatives from Civil Society Organisations from 34 countries in the five regions of Africa and the Diaspora, gathered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from November, 14 -16 2014 for the NGO Forum on the Beijing+20 Review, and building on... Find out more
Gender and Development Network, Jan 2015
This is an important moment for gender equality and women’s and girls’ rights. Alongside the development and implementation of the post - 2015 development framework, 2015 marks the twentieth anniversary of the landmark fourth World... 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
Authors: P Rao, A Ranjitsingh, PeaceWomen: Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Jan 2015
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) delegates from all over the world converged on New York for the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59) to advocate for a transformative and sustainable Post-... Find out more
Author: T Su, Jan 2015
In this well-written and informative piece, PEN International - the world’s leading association of writers - reports on the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59). In the report, the author, Tsung Su, acknowledges... Find out more
International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission , Mar 2015
The Commission on the Status of Women’s (CSW) Lesbian, Bisexual women, Trans, and Intersex (LBTI) Caucus is represented by over 70 non-governmental and civil organisations working for the promotion and protection of human rights and... Find out more