Resource Library

Online Toolkits of A Variety of Subjects

Mindtools is a great website with a number of different toolkits on a large number of subjects including leadership, communication skills, project management, etc. The toolkits offer tips, advice, resources and videos to each of the subjects. I found some of the toolkits really useful and enjoyed looking through all the resources on the website. 

Learn to Code with Codeacademy

Codecademy is the easiest way for you to learn how to code. Codecademy is an online interactive platform that offers free coding classes in 8 different programming languages. It is very focused on learning by doing. All of the content is designed so seconds after signing up you will begin learning by actually coding in a browser. Codecademy is an entirely new, networked approach to learning where you interact with students across the globe, build amazing projects, and obtain the skills you need to succeed in today’s digital world.

Intel® Learn Mobile Skills App

The Intel® Learn Mobile Skills is the perfect app to learn the basics of using a computer and other Internet fundamentals. In just a few simple steps, you can learn about the features of a computer as well as essential skills like creating an email account and working with the Google search engine. Make the best of your computing experience with this step-by-step, user-friendly guide that includes pictorial representations and offers four different language options (English, Hausa, Swahili, Zulu).

Exclusive access to Institute for Women's Leadership Curriculum

Are you leading change in your community and looking for a new resource for yourself, your colleagues, or the community you serve?  Are you promoting gender partnership?  You are invited to access Gender Partnership Everywhere, free-of-charge, through a generous partnership offer from the Institute for Women's Leadership. 

AuthorAID - Online Course in Research Writing and Proposal Writing - Deadline to apply: 20 May 2015

> AuthorAID - Online Course in Research Writing and Proposal Writing AuthorAID announces an online course in research writing and proposal writing. The main topics are: (i) writing research papers for publication in peer-reviewed journals; and (ii) writing grant proposals to seek funding for research. The course is for researchers living and working in eligible developing countries, with emphasis on early-career researchers. Deadline to apply: 20 May 2015 at 11 pm GMT.

African Women's Decade Report (2010-2020)

Make Every Woman Count is an African woman led-organization, which serves as a mobilizing, networking, information, advocacy and training platform for African women by building their leadership capacities to influence policy and decision-making. This report published by them highlights there work to hold governments accountable for their commitments to gender equality. This includes policy decisions and treaties.

Global Status Report on Violence Prevention (WHO)

This report "assess national efforts to address interpersonal violence, namely child maltreatment, youth violence, intimate partner and sexual violence, and elder abuse. The report reviews the current status of violence prevention efforts in countries, and calls for a scaling up of violence prevention programs; stronger legislation and enforcement of laws relevant for violence prevention; and enhanced services for victims of violence." I hope you find this report interesting.

Climate Justice and Women's Rights: A Guide to Supporting Grassroots Women's Action

Climate Justice and Women’s Rights explains why supporting grassroots women is so important if we really want to make a difference on climate change. It inclues case studies and practical tips on how to get resources to local people working on women’s rights and climate change issues.  Attached below is the report and the link. Explore the Women and Climate website to for great information inforgraphics and more. I hope you enjoy.  Link to Website:

Security-In-A-Box: Staying Safe Online Toolkit

Security in a Box is a community-focused toolkit on how to create digital security when suing any type of technology. This toolkit was specifically developed for the LGBTI community in Sub-Saharan Africa but has some great tips that can apply to anyone who is using the Internet to fight for human rights. It was created to meet the digital security and privacy needs of advocates and human rights defenders.

Fundraising Guide for Women's Community-Based Organizations (English, French, Spanish)

This fundraising guide is specifically for women’s community-based organization. Within the guide there are tips on how to create buy-in, establish stakeholder groups, and gain funding for specific projects. Don’t forget to explore all the resources at the end of the guide that will provide you with more organizations to go explore. The guide is available in English, French and Spanish, which I have copied links to below. I hope you enjoy! 

Girls Not Brides Website (Reports, Infographics and more)

Girls Not Brides is a civil society partnership of more than 450 member organizations that are based in over 70 countries. Within the website of the organization are a large number of resources including published reports, info-graphics, and newsletters. There are some very powerful videos and inspirational testimonies from girls and women all around the world that has worked with this coalition. I hope you enjoy their website and find the information really eye opening and useful.   

Our Right to Safety: Women Human Rights Defenders Holistic Approach to Protection Guide (English, French, Spanish)

Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs) are women active in human rights defense who are targeted for who they are—because they are women as well as for what they do—because of their work defending human rights. In addition to gender, there are many economic, social, cultural and geographical factors that affect how WHRDs experience a violation. These factors include class, religion, age, language, sexual orientation, location, race and ethnicity.

Resources for Women Human Rights Defenders (English, French, Spanish)

French: Cette compilation de ressources à l’intention des femmes défenseures des droits humains en situation de risque résulte d’une étude documentaire lancée par l’Association pour les droits de la femme et le développement (AWID) en collaboration avec la Coalition internationale des femmes défenseures des droits humains, en particulier avec son Groupe de travail sur les réponses aux appels urgents.

La collecte des fonds pour une transformation sociale

Google Translate: Collecte de fonds pour la transformation sociale : Un guide pratique pour les organisations des droits des femmes est un rapport écrit par le Fonds mondial pour les femmes qui décrit comment les organisations peuvent recueillir des fonds pour différents programmes et outils et la façon d'être plus efficace . Cela inclut comment étapes et des stratégies différentes organisations peuvent prendre .

Global Fund for Women Resource Page (French)

Google Translate: Le Fonds mondial pour les femmes a mis en place une page décrivant les possibilités de financement . La page fournit une grande quantité de ressources et de listes à d'autres organisations qui fournissent également des fonds et des ressources ainsi . Je espère que vous trouverez ce site utile et sommes en mesure de gagner un peu de nouvelles informations .

A Human Centered Design Toolkit

This toolkit looks at a guide to create a Human-Centered Design project. It is a step-by-step guide that will help you solve problems and ensure that humans are at the core of the project. The toolkit will help you brainstorm ideas and use collective action in order to create solutions.

Creating a Community Video for Social Change

Participatory video, a dynamic form of social change communication, is based on the understanding that collective processes of dialogue and action can help community members prioritize local needs and identify realistic solutions. 

Reinventing Social Innovation

Project Innovation is a teaching and learning resource to support the advancement of social innovation among non-profit organizations, charities, governmental agencies, and for-profit ventures that are working to improve the conditions and experiences of vulnerable populations. Individuals and communities who are self-advocating to improve their living circumstances will also find this resource useful. This website is filled with so much great information and tips and resources. I hope you find it interesting. 

Building Community through Child-Adult Partnership Toolkit

“The purpose of the Building Community toolkit is to equip youth and adult facilitators with a framework and specific tools to unleash the power of many diverse resources for positive community change.” This toolkit offers a variety of different activities and ideas on how youth and adults can come together in order to create social change. The toolkit offers ideas on how to create a community model, how to develop a plan, how to use community resources to their fullest potential and how to effectively collaborate with a youth-adult partnership. I hope you enjoy. 

Creating Social Change with Collective Action Toolkit (English, Spanish, Chinese)

This toolkit gives you a variety of different activities on how to create change through collective action. Within the toolkit you’ll find information about how to clearly establish your goals and what your group is trying to change. The toolkit offers great tips and advocate on how to create a strong group to create collective action by inviting and individuals with different skills in order to provide the group with different points of view. I hope you find this toolkit useful in trying to implement your own social change project!

Investing in Women - Economic Empowerment a Fundamental Human Right

This report discusses the need for women’s economic empowerment and how empowering women is a fundamental human right. Within the report are interesting facts and figures that show if you empower the women in any family that will have the greatest impact on a community. Women are often engaged in so many different aspects of life and are most often responsible for unpaid work and often can work up to 12 hours longer in any given week than men. I hope you find this report really informational. The graphics are really telling in this report.