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 (777 documents found)
Authors: C.-M. Pegus, S. Johnson, N.B. Mahlalela, Institute of Development Studies UK, Jan 2017
This practice paper reflects on the development of an appropriate and confidential feedback mechanism for users of post-rape services at Thuthuzela Care Centres / Rape Crisis Centres in Tshwane, South Africa. It discusses the disjointed... Find out more
Authors: S. Johnson, N.B. Mahlalela, E. Mills, Institute of Development Studies UK, Jan 2017
The absence of feedback mechanisms through which rape victims can hold government accountable for the quality of post-rape service delivery informed the rationale for the intervention discussed in this report. The study aims to better... Find out more
Authors: N.B. Mahlalela, S. Johnson, E. Mills, Institute of Development Studies UK, Jan 2017
Mobile health (mHealth) interventions – in which mobile phones are used to advance positive health outcomes – have only recently been applied to addressing broader questions of health governance. This report discusses research on a mobile... Find out more
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