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DEVS 260: Globalization, Gender & Development

Following are websites which have been recommended by your professor for use in this course. The materials found in these websites would largely be considered as "grey literature".

Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations
Resource list.

Supports gender advocacy and mainstreaming efforts.

Provides free access to  research on global development challenges.

Amnesty International
A global movement of people fighting injustice and promoting human rights.

A global women's advocacy organization that promotes and protects human rights, gender equality, and the integrity of the environment.

Human Rights Watch
Defends the rights of 90 countries worldwide.

Witness: See it Film it Change it
Enables anyone, anywhere to use video and technology to protect and defend human rights.

VAWnet: A project of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
Includes materials on gender-based violence and related issues.

Women Watch: Information and Resources on Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women - Gender Training
Information on external and internal training materials used by UN entities, as well as on gender training programmes and methodologies.

Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era
A forum for feminist research, analyses and advocacy on global  issues.

UN Women
Dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women.

Maquila Solidarity Network
A labour and women’s rights organization.

What is grey literature?

The Fourth International Conference on Grey Literature (GL '99) in Washington, DC, in October 1999 defined grey literature as follows: "That which is produced on all levels of government, academics, business and industry in print and electronic formats, but which is not controlled by commercial publishers."

In general, grey literature publications are non-conventional, fugitive, and sometimes ephemeral publications. They may include, but are not limited to the following types of materials: reports (pre-prints, preliminary progress and advanced reports, technical reports, statistical reports, memoranda, state-of-the art reports, market research reports, etc.), theses, conference proceedings, technical specifications and standards, non-commercial translations, bibliographies, technical and commercial documentation, and official documents not published commercially (primarily government reports and documents) (Alberani, 1990).

Alberani V, Pietrangeli PDC, Mazza AMR (1990). The use of grey literature in health sciences: a preliminary survey. Bulletin of the Medical Library Association 78(4): 358-363.