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. Owoyemi, O. Olusanya, American Journal of Business and Management, Jan 2014
When the UN declared 1975 - 1985 the ‘decade for women’, they did not know it was to serve as a precursor to several national and international constitutions that would be used to address and suppress unequal power relations between men... Find out more
Authors: D. Jayasinghe, R. Noble, ActionAid International, Jun 2016
This ActionAid UK briefing explores the relationship between gender inequality and economic diversification in the context of export manufacturing in the developing world, drawing on the work of feminist economists and scholars to identify... Find out more
Author: A. Marston, Oxfam, Mar 2016
Women cocoa farmers are central to the sustainability of the cocoa supply chain, cocoa growing communities, and increasing cocoa production levels, yet their efforts too often go unrecognised. Empowering women cocoa farmers not only has a... Find out more
Authors: I. O. Salome, A. T. Damilola, E. K. Sunday, International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, Jan 2013
Previous studies have indicated that men are more innovative than women in every aspect of business, with reasons put forward ranging from innovation being relatively incompatible with female gender roles, to societal attitudes leading to... Find out more
Authors: G. J. Fraser-Moleketi, S. Mizrahi, African Development Bank , Jan 2015
There was once an assumption that as women became more educated and represented in the workforce, they would naturally continue their advance and rise to the very top of corporate governance. Unfortunately, that dream never materialised,... Find out more
Author: Y. M. Hammawa, IOSR Journal of Business and Management, Jan 2016
Women micro-entrepreneurs represent a vast, untapped source of economic growth in the developing world, and offer new and different solutions to management, organisation, and business problems. For these reasons, it is important to study... Find out more
Author: William Minter, Solidarity Center, Apr 2014
Economies and labour markets throughout Africa are undergoing radical and fast-paced change, with important implications for trade unions. To explore this dynamic, the Solidarity Center has produced this useful reflection on the the... Find out more
Author: M.O. Folorunsho, International Labour and Employment Relations Association, Jan 2012
This paper provides a brief overview of the global economic system as it relates to and impacts upon employment relations and workers rights, particularly in Nigeria. It discusses the major industrial responses to the demands of a... Find out more
Author: D. S. Cobble, Solidarity Center, Feb 2012
This report offers a critical review of the English-language research on gender equality and labour movements in order to identify “best practice” case studies of unions engaged in building democratic, just, and humane societies around the... Find out more
Author: N. Kabeer, Political and Social Economy of Care (UNRISD), Sep 2015
This paper draws on empirical studies to examine how the politics of claims-making by women workers in the Global South have evolved in the context of increased globalisation. The paper distinguishes between three categories of women... Find out more