Resources Related to Gender Inequality (Malala Station)

UNESCO, 2015. Education for All 2000-2015: Achievements and Challenges

  • This report describes the achievements and challenges regarding the elimination of gender inequality in education throughout the world over the last 15 years.

OECD, 2011. Women’s Economic Empowerment.

  • This paper explains how the economic empowerment of women in every country is vital to global sustainable development, including the strengthening of the global economy and the realization of human rights of women.

ITUC, 2009. “Gender (In) Equality in the Labour Market: An Overview of Global Trends and Developments 2009”. Brussels.

  • This report focuses on the true cost of the international gender pay gap and the impact it has on society, and women in general.

Malala Fund.

  • The Malala fund is a fantastic website that outlines the latest news on what is being done all around the world in the fight for female education. This website is packed with valuable teacher and student resources such as a Toolkit with full lessons, videos and factsheets. Information is also available on what is required to ensure a girl’s success in education, and the multiple ways people can act right now to partner with the Malala Fund.

OXFAM, 2016. Making Women Count: The Unequal Economics of Women’s Work

  • This report highlights the social and economic impacts of gender roles and discriminating gender pay gaps. Strategies to eliminate the inequality of women on a global scale are also presented.

UN Women: Progress Towards Meeting the MDGs for Women and Girls:

  • This website provides a detailed account of the progress that has been made over the last two decades in regards to the achievement of the UN developmental goals aimed to help women.

Water and Sanitation Resources

org. India, 2015.

  • This website is loaded with important facts and statistics about the lack of access to clean drinking water and sanitation facilities in countries all over the world. The organization provides a look into the effects of poverty and poor health on the most vulnerable population and what is being done to assist.

UNICEF, WASH Sanitation.

  • This page outlines UNICEF’s work on implementing the WASH program in priority countries to help ensure the survival and development of children through access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene.

World Bank, 2016.

  • The World Bank provides social, economic, and health facts and statistics about India and every country in the world.

World Bank, 2001. “Does Piped Water Reduce Diarrhea for Children in Rural India?”

  • This paper reports on the improvement of children’s health in India following the increased access to water drawn from pipes.

World Health Organization, 2012. Water Sanitation Health.

  • This website offers facts on the percentage of the world’s population with access to clean drinking water and sanitation.


“Life Below Water” Resources

OCEANA, 2010. Impacts of Bottom Trawling.

  • This report describes the negative effects of dangerous fishing practices on the marine environment, tourism, and the global fishing industry.

World Bank Oceans: Sector Results Profile.

  • This webpage illuminates the international challenges of overfishing, marine pollution, marine habitat loss, and climate change and ocean acidification. It also offers insightful sustainable solutions to these issues.

World Bank, Ghana.

  • The World Bank provides social, economic, and health facts and statistics about Ghana, and every country in the world.


  • This website describes the causes and effects of overfishing, as well as a detailed explanation of what the World Wildlife Fund is doing to help, and how you can join the effort.

Free Trade, Fair Trade, and Consumption Practices

Just Us! Development and Education Society (JUDES)

  • Provides relevent information on Fair Trade and coopertive advantages here with a local, Atlantic Canadian twist.

Fair Trade Canada

  • Fair Trade Canada is our national affiliate of Fair Trade international. Here you can find the ten fair trade principles that are internationally recognized standards, as well as video and planning resources. It has a sleek, contemporary interface that is easy to navigate.

Oxfam Canada

  • Oxfam Canada has a variety of materials related to poverty, hunger, and inequality of distribution. Their resources related to free trade and economics are available by searching their index. The link above is an excellent coffee-related reference on fair trade for educators.

Gavin Fridell, PhD. Canada Research Chair, IDS. St. Mary’s University, Halifax, NS.  Relevant titles at:

  • Dr. Fridell is an associate professor, reseacher and writer with a keen interest in free trade and fair trade economics. He looks at these issues through the lens of the coffee industry in a number of his published papers available at the link above.

“25 Years of Fair Trade: From Coffee till Now” (at Fair Trade International)

  • This short book, available to download, details the modern history of fair trade through coffee and is hosted by Fair Trade International