LSE Library resources
LSE Library has a special collection of materials from key and intergovernmental organisations. These include publications, statistics and reports.
European Union - LSE library is a European Union Documentation Centre and has legislation, COM Documents, Statistics and the official journal.
United Nations - The Library is also a UN documentation centre. This includes UNICEF and UNIFEM documents which deal directly with gender issues.
Other key collections which contain information about the roles and position of men and women include materials from the OECD, World Bank and International Labour Organization.
Increasingly reports from international organisations are accessible free of charge on the internet. Key examples are:
Free statistics sites
An increasing number of international organisations are offering free access to their statistics online.
Free access to statistics relating to Gender from the World Bank - topics covered include demographics, education, health and political participation. United Nations Statistics on Men and Women website - in 6 fields of population, families, health, education, work and decision making.
United Nations Commission for Europe
Statistics database has a section on men and women in Europe.
Social Institutions and Gender Index
Measure of gender discrimination in 102 non-OECD nations. Covers civil liberties, family and ownership rights.
Gender and Land Rights Database
Free access to information from the FAO
IPU (Interparliamentary Union ) has a Women in politics website which has comparative data relating to women's political representation worldwide.