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 (9 documents found)
Authors: Rachel Mohun, Smita Biswas, Infrastructure and cities for economic development (ICED), Nov 2016
Produced by the Infrastructure and Cities for Economic Development Facility (ICED), this background paper lays out the case for infrastructure as a key tool for women’s economic empowerment (WEE). With over half of Africa’s economic growth... Find out more
UN-HABITAT, Jan 2008
This publication is a step towards strengthening the institutional and individual capacity to undertake gender mainstreaming in the water and sanitation programmes. It is in cognizance of the water sector commitment to implement gender-... Find out more
Author: E. Salo, Global Water Partnership, Jan 2015
The purpose of this study by the Global Water Partnership and others is to examine the extent to which the African Ministers Council on Water (AMCOW) gender policy and strategy has been implemented in national states and transboundary... Find out more
Author: A. Bouman-Dentener, UN Women, Jun 2015
The Women for Water Partnership (WfWP) currently includes 26 women’s networks covering around 100 countries, predominantly in the developing world. This publication pays tribute to some of the work of women’s organisations involved in the... Find out more
Authors: D. Elkington, E. Hogan, L. Leong, Plan International, Sep 2014
Plan Vietnam and Plan Australia have been piloting a participatory Gender and Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Monitoring Tool (GWMT) since 2011, after staff recognised the gaps and challenges of measuring progress towards gender... Find out more
Author: Lyla Mehta, United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, Mar 2013
Access to water and sanitation for all is central to achieving global justice for poor women and men. So why, after over 40 years of global efforts, do 780 million people still lack access to drinking water and 2.5 billion people lack... Find out more
Jan 2006
During its 58th Session, the United Nations General Assembly declared the period 2005-2015 the International Decade for Action ‘Water for Life’. The goal of the decade were to bring about a greater focus on water related issues at all... Find out more
Jan 2012
Although recently there has been a shift in agricultural water management projects and programmes from technical to more participatory approaches, women are still often excluded from the design, planning and implementation processes. This... Find out more
Jan 2010
This short video on access to water and sanitation highlights the importance of gender mainstreaming, going beyond policy and programme documents to implementation on the ground. Focusing on the growing urbanisation in Africa, it provides... Find out more