Marie Michael Library
Women’s Leadership for Community Development
Approaches and Skills
Advocacy and Networking
- The Communication Initiative
- ISIS International Manila is a feminist NGO working through media and ICTs towards achieving women’s human rights and facilitating networking and information sharing of women’s movements in the global South.
- UNESCO – Gender Equality
- Wheatley, M. & Frieze, D. (2006). Using emergence to take social innovations to scale.
Community Driven Development
- Hill, C. (2011). Enabling rural women’s economic empowerment: Institutions, opportunities, and participation. Paper prepared for an Expert Group Meeting on Enabling rural women’s economic empowerment institutions, opportunities and participation, Accra, Ghana, September 20-23. (186K pdf)
- FEMNET. (2012, February 7). Economic governance: African women’s engagement in trade agreements [Video file]. (10:54 min.)
- Kabeer, N. (2012). Women’s economic empowerment and inclusive growth: Labour markets and enterprise development (SIG working paper 2012/1). Ottawa: IDRC. (1.23 Mb pdf)
- Musa, R. & Idembe, C. (Eds.). (2011). Promoting women’s economic empowerment through gender responsive trade agreements: Experiences from Egypt, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Zambia. Nairobi: FEMNET. (4.34 Mb pdf)
- Pereznieto, P. & Taylor, G. (2014). A review of approaches and methods to measure economic empowerment of women and girls. Gender & Development, 22(2), 233-251.
- UN Women. (2013, September 23). Economic empowerment [Video file]. (1:58 min.)
- Women’s Empowerment, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
- African Women’s Development Fund
- Mama Cash – Provides grants to projects by women’s groups who want to change the socio-political and cultural position of women in Africa, Asia, the Pacific, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, Central and Eastern Europe.
- UNIFEM Trust Fund in Support of Actions to Eliminate Violence Against Women
- BRIDGE supports gender mainstreaming efforts by bridging the gaps between theory, policy and practice with accessible gender information.
- Derbyshire, H. (2002). Gender manual: A practical guide for development policy makers and practitioners. London: DFID. (340K pdf)
- Gender Mainstreaming Learning & Information Packs, developed by the UNDP Learning Resources Centre.
- OECD. (1998). DAC source book on concepts and approaches linked to gender equality. Paris: OECD. (250K pdf)
- OECD. (1999). DAC guidelines on gender equality and women’s empowerment in development co-operation (Development co-operation guidelines series). Paris: OECD. (4.88 Mb pdf).
- UNDP. (2007). Gender mainstreaming in practice: A toolkit (3rd ed.). Bratislava, Slovak Republic: UNDP. (685K pdf)
- Xiaoqiao, Z. (2011). Trends in the implementation of Article 14 of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. Paper presented to an Expert Group Meeting on Enabling rural women’s economic empowerment institutions, opportunities and participation, Accra, Ghana, September 20-23. (95K pdf)
Information Communication Technologies (ICT)
- ItrainOnline has resources for women.
- Making the internet connection count: effective use of the internet in seven steps. Washington, DC: Leland Initiative. The manual is intended for decision makers and staff of NGOs, educational institutions, and government agencies that currently do not have, or have very limited, access to the Internet. (656K pdf)
Organizational Management and Women’s Leadership
- Center for Contemplative Mind in Society
- Free Management Library – a collection of articles on a wide range of management topics.
- Getting to the Gate, online tool for women who wish to enter politics.
- Hoare, J. & Gell, F. (2008). Women’s leadership and participation: Overview. In Women’s leadership and participation: case studies on learning for action (pp. 1-17). Oxford: Oxfam GB. (Library has copy: 301.1550082 H651w.)
- Profiles of Women, Section15 features profiles of women.
- Wirth, L. (2004). Breaking through the glass ceiling: Women in management 2004 (Updated ed.). Geneva: ILO report. (2.16 Mb pdf)
- AWID: Association for Women’s Rights in Development
- Civicus Network
- New Partnership for African Development (NEPAD)
- Wageningen UR, development research and resources.
Good Governance / Women in Politics
- Engendering leadership: Nine profiles commissioned by Heinrich Boell Stiftung, documenting women in politics in Africa.
- IDEA: Democracy and Gender
- Thomson Reuters Foundation, a global hub for free legal assistance, news and information on good governance and women’s rights.
- Whitman, T. & Gomez, J. (2009). Bringing women into government. Strategies for Policymakers, 1. (485K pdf)
- Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership
- Baume, E., Juarez, M., & Standing, H. (2001). Gender and health equity resource guide. Brighton: IDS. A comprehensive listing of resources and tools to promote gender equity in health. (437K pdf)
- Nath, M. B. (2000). Gender, HIV and human rights: A training manual. New York: UNIFEM. (984K pdf)
- Peace Women
- Women Building Peace: From the Village Council to the Negotiating Table is an international campaign promoting women’s role in peacebuilding.
Statistics and Comparative Data
- ELDIS country profiles
- Gender Data Portal, World Bank.
- WomenWatch, UN Statistics and Indicators.
Violence and Conflict
- Endling Violence against women, resources from UNIFEM.
- McKay, S. (1998). The effects of armed conflict on girls and women. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 4/4, 381-392. (StFX only)
- Rehn, E. & Sirleaf, E. J. (Eds.). (2002). Violence Against Women. In Women, war, peace: The independent experts’ assessment on the impact of armed conflict on women and women’s role in peace-building (pp. 9-18). New York: UN Women. (35K pdf)
- Whittington, S., et al. (2005). The impact of conflict on women and girls in West and Central Africa and the UNICEF response. New York: UNICEF. (306K pdf)