Welcome to the Research Database, the heart of the IMPOWR project. From this portal you are able to access recently uploaded and/or edited research on women’s rights under law from over 190 different countries. To access this information, select a country from the drop-down menu on the left side of this page. Once you have picked a country, you may select one of 40 subtopics from the Topics/Subtopics dropdown menu. You do not need to login to view the information; however, you will need to login to create and/or edit information. Our Contributors upload new research and resources from this portion of our website.
In addition to providing a view of a variety of topics within a single country, the Research Database also allows for topic searches across many countries. To use this function, simply type your query into our search bar in the upper right hand corner. There is also an Advanced Search Page for more detailed search functions.
New Contributors should view the Contributor Training PowerPoint, found under the Research Database tab before getting started with their research work. There is also a Database Training Manual on our website meant to assist with technical questions regarding how to enter information into the IMPOWR database. Furthermore, IMPOWR’s Research Committee has put together a IMPOWR Research Guide to provide instructions and on how to conduct research and in order to ensure continuity in the process of inputting content into the IMPOWR database. If you are looking for additional information or helpful resources, we recommend that you check out both our Resources tab and Research Tools page, where we have a posted a number of useful links, and our online Forums, where other Contributors have posted websites and documents that they have found to be useful.