Global Resources

Welcome to the Global Resources Database. This library contains over 3,000 specially selected gender documents picked from over 1,500 sources. It covers longstanding concerns and debates as well as emerging issues. It provides access to research, reports and policy documents, as well as records of good practice, lessons learnt and case studies, amongst other things. Each resource has been summarised providing a brief overview, key findings and recommendations, to help you save time deciding which resources you really want to read.

The database is added to monthly with the latest resources on a particular theme and/or region. We often pick a theme which is particularly relevant, for example, linking in with the theme of a key international gender event or campaign. However some months we like to showcase work from a region or on a theme that is underrepresented to provide space for more marginalised issue and further add to the diversity of our database.

We also strive to make resources available in languages other than English. A number of resources are available in French and Spanish, as well as other languages within the database.

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Global Resources (774 documents found)
Author: P. Pozarny, GSDRC Applied Knowledge Services, Jan 2016
Women are becoming the majority in urban areas, and many more people now live in female-headed households, representing a significant shift in gender roles and relations. This GSDRC helpdesk research report examines the literature to tell... Find out more
Authors: G. M Denen, K. Asaju, H. Bott, Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, Nov 2014
Urban studies has only recently begun to incorporate feminist perspectives, and in doing so reflects on the working not just of political economy, but also patriarchy. While urbanisation can challenge the private patriarchy found in... Find out more
Authors: S. Nazneen, R. Masud, Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre, Jan 2017
In Bangladesh there is a paradox when it comes to securing gender-inclusive development outcomes. Since 1991, women have occupied the highest political office and women’s presence is increasing, due to the existence of gender quotas. Women... Find out more
Author: J. O. Ayodele, SAGE, Jul 2014
Badagry was the first community to receive the Christian religion in Nigeria, yet its coming into early contact with the missionaries has not translated into Ogu people acquiring a healthier understanding of fair play in the context of... Find out more
Authors: N. O. Anyoha, J.U. Chikaire, R. N. Nwakwasi, International Journal of Development and Emerging Economics, Mar 2015
In south-western Nigeria, a number of traditional and social beliefs and norms work to inhibit women's participation in agricultural activities. As in many places throughout Africa, there has traditionally been a strict gendered division... Find out more
Author: E. Durojaye, Civilistica, Jan 2013
Across the world gender inequality remains the norm, and women have continued to encounter discriminatory practices as a result of religious and cultural practices. This article examines a particular example present across Africa: harmful... Find out more
Authors: J. B. Bunte, L. Vinson, Journal of Peace Research, Jan 2015
News reports of clashes between Muslims and Christians in countries such as Nigeria are increasingly common, yet clashes occur in some communities but not others. Under what conditions does religious identity become the fault line of... Find out more
Author: A. Karam, Taylor and Francis Group, Oct 2015
Tackling the issue of child marriage requires recognition of a number of economic, structural, and social factors such as the need to support many children, a lack of educational opportunities for girls, and powerful traditions and social... Find out more
Author: C. Nagarajan, New Humanist, Feb 2016
Writing in the New Humanist, Nigerian human rights activist and author Chitra Nagarajan raises the issue of the rising level of strict religious interpretation in Nigeria, and asks whether anything can be done to effectively combat the... Find out more
21st Century Wilberforce Initiative, Jan 2016
If immediate action is not taken, religious minorities in northern Nigeria will continue to face policies and practices that seek to remove their very presence, while the violence of Boko Haram and Fulani militants will further compound... Find out more