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Resources for students in GWS 350 Fall 2021.
Global Gender Issues
Take a minute to watch this video for a quick reminder about the information cycle. It's helpful to think about which sources are created after an event occurs and the length of time it takes for certain sources to be created.
Since you're focusing on something that is fairly recent - the treatment of women and LGBTQIA+ persons in Afghanistan since the Taliban regained power, it might be good to think about what sources exist on this exact topic.
It's not that you won't find any scholarly sources on this topic, but your scholarly sources are more likely to be about something that gives the current situation context, rather than about the current situation itself.
Please contact a librarian for help if you're struggling to find sources.
Contains full-text articles and images in the New York Times from 1851 to the present on the nytimes.com website. In order to access this resource you must create an account for the site, directions for doing so can be found on our FAQ page.
The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Our mission is to conduct in-depth research that leads to new ideas for solving problems facing society at the local, national and global level.
Human Rights Watch investigates and reports on abuses happening in all corners of the world. We are roughly 450 people of 70-plus nationalities who are country experts, lawyers, journalists, and others who work to protect the most at risk, from vulnerable minorities and civilians in wartime, to refugees and children in need. We direct our advocacy towards governments, armed groups and businesses, pushing them to change or enforce their laws, policies and practices. To ensure our independence, we refuse government funding and carefully review all donations to ensure that they are consistent with our policies, mission, and values. We partner with organizations large and small across the globe to protect embattled activists and to help hold abusers to account and bring justice to victims.
FIDH (International Federation for Human Rights) is an international human rights NGO federating 192 organisations from 117 countries. Since 1922, FIDH has been defending all civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights as set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The International Monetary Fund, or IMF, promotes international financial stability and monetary cooperation. It also facilitates international trade, promotes employment and sustainable economic growth, and helps to reduce global poverty.
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is an international organisation that works to build better policies for better lives. Our goal is to shape policies that foster prosperity, equality, opportunity and well-being for all.
The United Nations is an intergovernmental organization aiming to maintain international peace and security, develop friendly relations among nations, achieve international cooperation, and be a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations. It is the world's largest, and most familiar, international organization.
The World Factbook is one of the US Government’s most accessed publications.
The World Factbook, produced for US policymakers and coordinated throughout the US Intelligence Community, presents the basic realities about the world in which we live. We share these facts with the people of all nations in the belief that knowledge of the truth underpins the functioning of free societies.
EDS provides fast, simple access to all of our library’s full text articles (both electronic and print) through a single search box. EDS allows users to simultaneously search across content from hundreds of academic publishers, the library catalog, and our institutional repository.
Remember when you're searching Discovery you are searching all of the library's databases. This is a broad search and will bring back a lot of results. Consider changing to the Advanced Search interface to help search using multiple keywords with Boolean operators. See the screen grab below for an example of advanced searching. For the best advice on searching Discovery, contact a librarian for help.