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 (12 documents found)
Grow and Know, Jan 2015
The Grow and Know programme aims to empower young girls and boys to reach their potential through improved education and preparation for life. It develops books for girls and boys that are grounded in the local social, cultural, and... Find out more
Jan 2010
In resource poor settings, sanitary towels are often too expensive and unaffordable for most adolescent girls and women who need them, and as a consequence these women and girls resort to unhygienic methods. This is one of a series of... Find out more
Author: E. Wilson-Smith, Jan 2013
Developed for Irise International this Menstrual Hygiene Toolkit is intended as a resource for delivering menstrual health education and is tailored to communities across East Africa. Irise International works to support the education and... Find out more
Authors: Therese Mahon, Sue Cavill, Wateraid, Jan 2015
Menstruation is a natural process but it is rarely talked about because of cultural taboos. Menstrual hygiene – how to manage menstruation safely and with dignity – has also been largely neglected by the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH... Find out more
You Tube, Jan 2013
This short animation highlights some of the myths and taboos around menstruation, especially those felt by adolescent girls during adolescence. A useful advocacy tool, the animation goes on to highlight the positive and life affirming... Find out more
Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council , Jan 2013
L’hygiène menstruelle reste un sujet tabou. Les conventions internationales sur les droits reproductifs et sexuels ne les mentionnent pas explicitement. Même les secteurs tels que l’eau et l’assainissement ignorent la nécessité pour les... Find out more
Author: V. T. A Ten, Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council , Jan 2007
What is the relationship between poor menstrual hygiene and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)? If state and non–state actors do not undertake immediate action to improve the achievement of menstrual hygiene, the participation of... Find out more
Authors: I.T. Winkler, V. Roaf, Mar 2015
How can the framework of human rights and substantive equality contribute to giving menstrual hygiene greater visibility and the prioritisation of appropriate strategies and solutions? Against the background of gender stereotypes linked to... Find out more
Author: R George, Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council , Jan 2013
There are many candidates for the title of “last taboo,” but in 2013, menstruation has one of the strongest claims on it. The first task to address this is to make this unspeakable topic speakable. This report aims to do that by... Find out more
Jan 2015
Menstrupedia is a web guide to menstrual hygiene and health. Developed in India by a team of communications professionals, artists, storytellers and medical professionals Menstrupedia aims to deliver informative and entertaining content... Find out more