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 (937 documents found)
Secretariat, UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment , Jan 2016
Expanding women’s economic opportunities is central to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The pace of improvement in expanding women’s economic empowerment and closing gender gaps has been far too slow, while gender inequalities... Find out more
Authors: Y. Turianskyi, M. Chisiza, South African Institute of International Affairs, Jan 2017
Gender equality is a basic human right that entails equal opportunities for men and women in all facets of life: socially, economically, developmentally and politically. According to the Beijing Platform for Action, without the active... 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
Authors: A. Nzioki, W. Mwasiaji, Partnership for African Social and Governance Research, Jan 2015
In Kenya, women are more likely than men to suffer poverty and its associated vulnerabilities, mainly because they are excluded from decision-making on economic issues, they have limited access to the factors of production, particularly... 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
Author: P. N. Mwaura, IWTF Gender and Religion, Jul 2015
Delivered as part of the annual series of Hendrik Kraemer Lectures, this year organised around the theme 'Gender equity and empowerment in African public theology', this lecture by Philomena Njeri Mwaura is inspired by the work and... 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: O. Oluduro, The Southern African Legal Information Institute, Jan 2010
Nigeria was one of the first developing countries to be hit by the HIV/AIDS epidemic; by 2007, approximately 2.6 million people were infected, and Nigeria joined countries like South Africa and India as those reporting the largest numbers... Find out more
Author: J. Ayodele, The Journal of International Social Research, Jun 2015
Oro is the name of an extra-judicial resource that is used by the Yoruba people of south west Nigeria for ensuring peace. Hailing from pre-colonial times and re-emerging 56 years ago, Oro cult members once controlled administration of the... Find out more
Voices 4 Change, Sep 2014
Developed on the basis of a rapid assessment process which involved literature reviews, fieldwork, and interviews, this report details V4C's planned strategy in a programme aimed at working with religious and traditional leaders in... Find out more