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 (45 documents found)
Authors: S. Wood, D. Rogow, F. Stines, Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, Aug 2015
Recent evidence has shown that a focus on gender and power in sexuality/HIV education increases the likelihood of achieving positive sexual health outcomes, leading international agencies to call for a shift to a more gender-focused... Find out more
Author: O. D. Alese, Journal of Education and Social Research, Sep 2014
Nigeria’s poverty level has continued to increase, while unemployment continues to hinder graduates from university and tertiary institutions without much in the way of solutions in sight. In order to cope with this growing problem,... Find out more
SAVAP International, Feb 2013
Education is the key to national development and no development can take place without first developing the citizenry of the country, out-of-school/street children inclusive. The phenomenon of out-of-school/street children in Nigeria has... Find out more
African Population and Health Research Center, Nairobi, Kenya, Jan 2013
Research shows that providing girls with after-school support and mentoring in addition to such incentives as stipends helps them to stay in school and transition into secondary school. This study tested several strategies to support girls... Find out more
African Women's Development & Communication Network , Jan 2014
What action can you take to address FGM? This handbook, produced by the African Women’s Development and Communications Network (FEMNET) is a behaviour change communication tool intended to expand the engagement of men in religious and... Find out more
Tostan, Jan 2014
Female genital cutting (FGC) is a deeply-rooted social norm enforced by community expectations around marriageability. Girls who are not cut are often ostracised by their communities. Tostan is an African-based organisation empowering... Find out more
ENERGIA: International Network on Gender & Sustainable Energy, Jan 2014
Development projects, programmes and policies that explicitly address gender and energy issues result in better outcomes in terms of the sustainability of energy services as well as human development. The International Network on Gender... Find out more
Author: J. Deshmukh-Ranadive, Economic and Political Weekly, India, Apr 2003
Women's empowerment does not necessarily take place when incomes are generated, when livelihoods are enhanced or when groups are formed. This is because within families and households, hierarchies and structures do not alter. In fact,... Find out more
Routledge, London, Aug 2002
Education is often seen as the key to women's empowerment. This chapter discusses how the concept of empowerment has been applied in formal schooling with young students, and in non-formal education programmes with mostly adult populations... Find out more
Author: E. Kane, World Bank, Jun 2005
This is a tool to help policymakers, planners, educators, researchers, managers and other development specialists to create practical country-led and country-specific plans for educating girls. It is intended to be part of a serious... Find out more