Marie Michael Library
Gender and Power
- Batliwala, S. (2012). Changing their world: Concepts and practices of women’s movements (2nd ed.). Toronto: AWID. (1.15 Mb pdf)
- BRIDGE Gender and Social Movements contains information, evidence and tools for activists and supporters who want to bring a gender perspective into social justice and gender-just movements.
- Cassisi, R., et al. (2012). A roundtable discussion on decentralization, local development and women’s empowerment. Universitas Forum, 3(1).
- Chant, S. (2017). Addressing world poverty through women and girls: A feminised solution. Sight and Life Magazine, 30(2), 58-62.
- Davies-van Es, A., et al. (2015). ICTs for feminist movement building: Activist toolkit. S. Heese & K. Higges, eds. [n.l.]: Just Associates.
- Eyben, R. (2012). The hegemony cracked: The power guide to getting care onto the development agenda (Working paper no. 411). Brighton: Institute of Development Studies. (234K pdf)
- Franken, M. et al. (Eds.). (2009). Teaching intersectionality: Putting gender at the centre. Published by ATHENA3, Advanced Thematic Network in Women’s Studies in Europe, University of Utrecht and Stockholm University. (1.0 Mb pdf)
- The Guardian. (2014). Women’s rights country by country – interactive.
- Hunjan, R. & Pettit, J. (2011). Power: A practical guide for facilitating social change. Published by Carnegie United Kingdom Trust.
- IDRC. (2008). Decentralization, local power and women’s rights: Global trends in participation, representation and access to public services. Ottawa, ON: IDRC. (605K pdf)
- IDS. (2009). Power pack: Understanding power for social change. This version forms the basis of the Powercube.net website. (1.33 Mb pdf)
- IDS. (2015). Pathways of women’s empowerment: Stories of influence. (1.0 Mb pdf)
- iKNOW Politics. (2017). iKNOW Politics interview with Dr. Khalid Koser [Video file] (3:54 min.)
- Inter-Parliamentary Union. (2017). Women in parliament in 2016: The year in review. Geneva: IPU. (1.46 Mb pdf)
- Irving, C. J. & English, L. M. (2011). Community in cyberspace: Gender, social movement learning, and the internet. Adult Education Quarterly, 61(3), 262-278. (StFX only)
- Laveist, T., Gaskin, D. & Trujillo, A. (2011). Segregated spaces, risky places: The effects of racial segregation on health inequalities. Published by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. (51K pdf)
- Llanos, B. (2011). Unseeing eyes: media coverage and gender in Latin American elections. New York: UN Women.
- Longwe, S. H. (2002). Addressing rural gender issues: A framework for leadership and mobilisation. Paper presented at the III World Congress for Rural Women, Madrid. (41K pdf)
- MacLean, M. (2010). Women gaining voice: Political representation and participation in decentralized systems. Ottawa, ON: IDRC.
- MacLean, M. (2011). Realizing their needs: Women’s access to public services in sector decentralization. Ottawa, ON: IDRC.
- Miller, V., et al. (2006). Making change happen: Power: concepts for revisioning power for justice, equality and peace. Published by Just Associates.
- Mukhopadhyay, M. & Singh, N. (Eds). (2007). Gender justice, citizenship and development. Ottawa, ON: IDRC.
- ParlAmericas. (2014). Mapping gender-based political harassment: Parliamentarians speak out.
- Participatory Methods. (n.d.). Power.
- Pettit, J. (2013). Power analysis: A practical guide. Stockholm: Sida. (2.64 Mb pdf)
- Strickland, R. & Duvvury, N. (2003). Gender equity and peacebuilding: From rhetoric to reality: finding the way. Washington, DC: ICRW.
- Stromquist, N. P. (2013). Adult education of women for social transformation: Reviving the promise, continuing the struggle. New Directions for Adult & Continuing Education, no. 138, 29-38. (StFX only)
- TheUNGlobalCompact. (2013). Women’s empowerment principles: Equality means business (Full version) [Video file] (5:45 min.)
- United Nations Centre for Human Settlements. (2001). Tools to support participatory urban decision making (Urban governance toolkit series). Nairobi: UNCHS.
- UN-Women. (n.d.). Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). The convention was adopted in 1979 by the UN General Assembly and is described as an international bill of rights for women.
- World Bank. (2016). Tool name: Harvard analytical framework.
- Budlender, D., Elson, D., Hewitt, G., & Mukhopadhyay, T. (2002). Gender budgets make cents: Understanding gender responsive budgets. London: Commonwealth Secretariat.
- Quinn, S. (2009). Gender budgeting: Practical implementation handbook. Strasbourg, France: Council of Europe.
- Sharp, R. & Elson, D. (2007). Improving budgets: A framework for assessing gender responsive budget initiatives. (91K pdf)
Empowerment of Women
- Carli, L. & Eagly, A. (2001). Gender, hierarchy, and leadership: An introduction. Journal of Social Issues, 57(4), 629-636. (STFX only).
- Dias, S. M. & Ogando, A. C. (2016). From theory to action: Gender and waste recycling: a toolkit for teachers, researchers and practitioners. Published by Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO).
- Gender Action: Women Taking Their Rightful Place in the World Economy promotes gender equality and women’s rights in all International Financial Institution (IFI) investments.
- Oxfam Canada. (2010, November 11). Asset-based community-driven development [Video file]. (4:07 min.)
- Pathways of Women’s Empowerment, a collection of publications concerning empowerment, equality and justice, sexuality, work, and communications.
- Progress of the world’s women, 2015-2016. New York, NY: UN Women. (8.73 Mb pdf)
- Resourcing women’s rights, this donor list, published by AWID, makes it easier for women’s rights and feminist organizations to find funders to support their initiatives.
- UN Women, United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women.
- Women Watch, UN information and resources on gender equality and empowerment of women.
- Women’s Empowerment resources from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
Engaging Men in Gender Equality
- Barker, G., et al. (2011). Evolving men: Initial results from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES). Published by the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW).
- Cornwall, A. (2000). Missing men? Reflections on men, masculinities and gender in GAD. IDS Bulletin, 31(2), 18-27.
- Edstrom, J. & Shahrokh, T. (2016). Reframing men and boys in policy for gender equality: Conceptual guidance and an agenda for change (EMERGE framing paper). Brighton: IDS. (1.55 Mb pdf)
- Farré, L. (2011). The role of men for gender equality. Background paper prepared for the World Development Report 2012, published by the World Bank. (266K pdf)
- Men, Boys and Gender Equality is a portal containing resources for working with boys and men to promote gender equality. Developed by the Institute of Development Studies.
- MenCare is a global fatherhood campaign that promotes men’s involvement as equitable and nonviolent in order to achieve family well-being.
- New Leaf is a local organization offering services to men in the community who have been abusive towards loved ones. It also offers referrals for women and children to the women component of the program.
- Public Health Foundation of India. (2014). Evidence-based strategies to engage men and boys in gender-integrated health interventions. Washington, DC: Health Policy Project. (1.06 Mb pdf)
- Ricardo, C., et al. (2014). Men, masculinities, and changing power: A discussion paper on engaging men in gender equality from Beijing 1995 to 2015. [n.l.]: MenEngage Alliance. (6.21 Mb pdf)
- United Nations. (2008). The role of men and boys in achieving gender equality. Women 2000 and Beyond. (598K pdf)
Feminization of Poverty
- Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID)
- da Corta, L. & Magongo, J. (2011). Evolution of gender and poverty dynamics in Tanzania (CPRC Working Paper 203). (1.09 Mb pdf)
- Feminization of poverty, Fact Sheet no. 1, UN Division for the Advancement of Women.
- Urgent Action Fund supports women’s rights and provides grants enabling interventions and participation in advocacy and research.
- Chowdhury, E. H. (2007). Negotiating state and NGO politics in Bangladesh. Violence Against Women, 13/8. (StFX only).
- Gender-based violence, resources from the World Health Organization (WHO).
- UNICEF. (2000). Domestic violence against women and girls. Innocenti Digest, no. 6. (261K pdf)
- Violence against Women, resources from WomenWatch.
- White Ribbon Campaign, a Canadian organization of men against violence against women.
- iKNOW Politics. (2013, November). Summary e-discussion: Women’s participation in politics in (post) conflict countries: role of women in peace negotiations. This e-discussion ran from October 10th to November 6th, 2013.
- International Knowledge Network of Women in Politics (iKNOW Politics)
- MacLeod, R. (2016). She Parliamentarian: A campaign for women MPs in Jordan (Praxis series paper no. 2). Oxford, UK: INTRAC. (5.05 Mb pdf)
- Oxfam’s Raising Her Voice is a program promoting the rights and ability of poor women to increase their influence and ensure their voices are heard so that those in power become more accountable to them.
- Whitman, T. & Gomez, J. (2009). Bringing women into government. Strategies for Policymakers, no. 1. (485K pdf)
Religion, Culture and Gender
- 50-50 Inclusive Democracy: Religion Gender Politics
- Charter of Feminist Principles for African Women, published by the African Feminist Forum. (106K pdf)
- Mother Pelican: A Journal of Sustainable Human Development
Statistical and Comparative Data
- Directory of UN Resources on Gender and Women’s Issues, WomenWatch.
- Gender Equality data and statistics from the World Bank.
- Genuine Progress Index
- Global Gender Gap Index 2014, introduced by the World Economic Forum, is a framework for capturing gender-based disparities and tracking their progress.
- Measures of Distributional Inequality, tool to help understand the Gini Coefficient.
- Statistics and indicators on women and men, United Nations.
- Statistics and monitoring site from UNICEF.
- Ramdas, K. (2011, April). Radical women, embracing tradition [Video file]. (18:40 min.)
- TED. (2012). Unlock the intelligence, passion, greatness of girls [Video file]. (14:39 min.)
- University of California Television (UCTV). (2008). Angela Davis: How does change happen? [Video file]. (59:10 min.)
- Cutting Edge Packs, BRIDGE: Development and Gender.
- Landuyt, K. (1998). Gender mainstreaming: A how-to manual.
- Gender manuals and resources, from Network Learning.
- Tielemans, S., et al. (2015). Gender & conflict analysis toolkit (1st ed.). London: Conciliation Resources. (1.61 Mb pdf))
- UNDP. (n.d.). Gender Mainstreaming Learning Manual & Information Pack.
- UNDP. (2001). Learning and information pack: Process & advocacy skills for gender mainstreaming. UNDP Gender in Development Programme. (373K pdf)
- United Nations Human Settlement Programme (UN-HABITAT). (2008). Gender in local government: A sourcebook for trainers.
- WHO. (2001). Transforming health systems: Gender and rights in reproductive health.
- Williams, S., Seed, J. & Mwau, J. (1994). Oxfam gender training manual. Oxford: Oxfam.
General information about gender issues
- ASK-us, ARROW’s Digital Resource Centre with a collection of resources on sexual and reproductive health and rights and related thematic areas.
- Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) is committed to achieving gender equality, sustainable development and women’s human rights.
- BRIDGE, gender resources from the Institute for Development Studies (IDS).
- ELDIS Gender Links
- Femmes African Solidarité (FAS) publicizes and promotes the role of African women in political life so they can develop and strengthen their capabilities for effective leadership.
- Gender equality resources from UNESCO.
- Gender equality and women’s empowerment, information from USAID.
- Gender at Work, building cultures of equality and social justice.
- Gender Training Tools and Resources, WomenWatch, United Nations.
- Lambrou, Y. & Piana, G. (2006). Gender: The missing component of the response to climate change.
Other sites of interest
- Barry, J. & Dordevic, J. (2007). What’s the point of revolution if we can’t dance? Published by Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights. (7.34 Mb pdf)
- Bryan, E. & Varat, J. (Eds.). (2008). Strategies for promoting gender equity in developing countries: Lessons, challenges, and opportunities. Published by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. (702K pdf)
- Compendium of Gender Scales, identification of gender-related measures that promote health by addressing the gender norms that function as barriers to health.
- Food security and gender, an Eldis resource guide.
- Hayes, C. (2008). Speaking out: Promoting women as decision-makers worldwide. Published by Womankind Worldwide. (604K pdf)
- Huairou Commission supports grassroots women’s local development knowledge.
- International Rescue Committee (IRC) Wake Up Call – send a ‘wake up call’ and share support for the fight against violence against women and children.
- Kapur, A. & Duvvury, N. (2006). A rights-based approach to realizing the economic and social rights of poor and marginalized women: A synthesis of lessons learned. Washington, DC: ICRW.
- Luttrell, C., Quiroz, S., Scrutton, C. & Bird, K. (2009). Understanding and operationalising empowerment (ODI Working Paper 308). (325K pdf)
- Mannix, K. (1999). The busy women’s guide to the internet: Activism and research on-line, information and links to women’s human rights as well as tools to assist with the Internet. (211K pdf)
- Moser, C. (2005). An introduction to gender audit methodology: Its design and implementation in DFID Malawi. London: Overseas Development Institute. (193K pdf)
- Okech, A. (2008). GROOTS Kenya. In S. Batliwala (Ed.), Changing their world. Toronto: AWID. (279K pdf)
- Social Watch Gender Equity Index (GEI)
- UNRISD. (2005). Gender and “good governance”. In Gender equality: Striving for justice in an unequal world, (pp. 181-192). France: UNRISD. (185K pdf)