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 (165 documents found)
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: B. O. Igwe, International Journal of Innovative Research and Development, Dec 2015
In 2012, a study in Nigeria showed that 64.4% of married women and 50.4% of unmarried women expressed consent for wife beating, such is the prevalence and normalisation of domestic abuse in the country. So widespread is the practice of... Find out more
Authors: D. Hutton, P. Omidian, K.E. Miller, Women for Women International, Jan 2006
The articles in this journal edition highlight the psychological and social difficulties encountered by conflict-affected women. The general hardship and trauma of conflict is often compounded further by gender-based violence, which takes... Find out more
Author: E. Esplen, Siyanda, Jan 2006
In various settings, small numbers of men and boys are changing their attitudes and behaviour towards women - supporting opportunities for women to earn an income outside the home, or speaking out against gender-based violence, for example... Find out more
Author: Daniel J. Smith, Brown University, Jan 2016
This paper explores the ways that ongoing social changes and transformations around gender dynamics have affected the context of intimate partner violence (IPV) in southeastern Nigeria, where increasing levels of education and employment... Find out more
Voices 4 Change, Sep 2015
There is very little research that reliably documents gender dynamics in Nigerian society from men’s perspective, something that is vital to understand if we are to address inequitable gender views and behaviours in society. In order to... Find out more
Women's Aid Collective, Jan 2015
In one of his final acts in office, President Goodluck Jonathan recorded a milestone by signing into law the Violence Against Persons Prohibition Act, 2015 (VAPP). In doing so, he capped 14 years of social and legislative advocacy aimed... Find out more
Oct 1999
This Sri Lanka CEDAW report describes significant advances in the status of women in the country despite the existence of strong cultural values and prejudices which continue to impede gender equality measures. There have been major... Find out more
Jan 2003
Despite numerous positive advancements, patriarchal values and practices still limit Bangladeshi women's opportunities for education and employment. They also place them at a greater risk of violence in the form of rape, acid attacks and... Find out more