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 (30 documents found)
Authors: D. M. Mihail, Christiana O. Ogbogu, International Journal of Business and Social Science, Feb 2016
In most parts of the world, the workplace has persistently reproduced gender segregation, wage inequality, sex discrimination, sexual harassment and under-representation of women in key management positions. As women have made gains in... 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
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: F. Lund, A. Marriot, Women in Informal Employment Globalizing and Organizing , Apr 2011
This report addresses the role of employment in efforts to reduce poverty in the context of increased globalisation and its impacts on labour markets. Worldwide, countries are experiencing a decline of jobs with secure and lasting... Find out more
Jan 2015
This toolkit is a step-by-step simple guide on how a company can tackle an issue that impacts health, wellbeing, absence and turn over in the workplace. Companies can address 16 Days in myriad of ways, by either hosting a huge campaign or... Find out more
Author: L. D. Siton Steigerwald (ed), Private Sector Promotion (SMEDSEP) Program, Aug 2010
Women are a driving force for competitiveness in the Philippines. For example, more women than men start up businesses. The stage is now set to heighten the productivity levels of women, using gender mainstreaming. This 110-page document... Find out more
Author: M. Williams, Network Women in Development Europe, Jan 2000
Designed for WIDE's popular economics training, this manual combines a popular education framework with economic literacy tools to develop a better understanding of the fundamental workings of a market economy. It provides information on... Find out more
Jun 2005
Pacific countries are increasingly participating in various trade agreements, both regional and international. To date, the potential social/gender impacts of these trade agreements have not been significantly factored into trade... Find out more
Authors: N. Shunmugam, L. Stott, BRIDGE, Jan 2002
By promoting opportunities for women, employers improve their ability to secure quality personnel from a wider range of job applicants as well as using the different assets that both men and women bring to the workplace. More fundamentally... Find out more
International Labour Organization , Jan 1998
It is now widely understood that women make up the majority of workers in Export Processing Zones (EPZs) - areas dedicated to the mass production of export commodities such as garments and electrical goods in large factories. The labour... Find out more