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 (109 documents found)
Author: L. Guihuan, Royal Tropical Institute , Jan 2005
Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) can have profound implications for women and men in terms of employment, education, health, environmental sustainability, and community development. Because of systemic gender biases in... Find out more
Author: M. O'Donnell, GSMA, Jun 2014
Agriculture is a major source of livelihood for most resource-poor populations in developing regions. Women play a core role in agriculture, but underperform in terms of productivity largely because they lack access to resources such as... Find out more
Authors: S. Beninger, H. Ajjan, R. Mostafa, V. L. Crittenden, Organizations and Markets in Emerging Economies, Jan 2014
While women account for just under half of the world’s population, the level of women’s participation in the workforce varies widely from nation to nation, from just 12% in Qatar, to a high of 53% in Mozambique. Additionally, women are, on... Find out more
Author: D. F. Oke, International Journal of Education and Research, Nov 2013
Small businesses are an essential component of almost every economy in the world, and, as a group who are currently disproportionately excluded or underrepresented, women entrepreneurs are increasingly seen as a key driver for future... Find out more
The Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, Jan 2016
The speed of the spread of mobile phone usage across the developing world has been startling, and the potential for the technology to inspire transformational change is tremendous. This is due in large part to the wide range of services... 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
Author: R. Al-Zu'bi, BRIDGE, Dec 2003
The Arab digital divide is staggering, with only 18 computers per 1,000 people in the Region, compared to a global average of 78.3. This translates into an even wider gender divide due to barriers which are particularly inhibiting to women... Find out more
Author: D. Plou, Nov 2001
As Information and Communication Technology (ICT) use in Latin America and the Caribbean continues to grow, questions persist as to their gendered impacts. The period following the many world conferences of the 1990s saw women and women's... Find out more
Author: B. Wei, BRIDGE, Jan 2003
The 'stop domestic violence' website was set up in 2001 by the Chinese Law Society as part of the project Domestic Violence in China: Research, Intervention and Prevention. Currently only a tiny percentage of the Chinese population has... Find out more
Jan 2014
Tactical Tech created this online toolkit for women's rights activists, advocates, NGOs and community-based organisations seeking technological tools and practices to enhance their campaigning. It contains a collection of multimedia... Find out more