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 (344 documents found)
Christian Aid, Jan 2011
This paper uses findings from research carried out by Christian Aid partners to argue that for women in the informal sector in Ghana, the tax system is not accountable, responsive or fair. Women participants in the research reported that... Find out more
Authors: I. C. Igbanugo, M. C. Uzonwanne, R. U. Ezenekwe, International Journal of Economics, Commerce and Management, Mar 2016
Small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs) are a major driver of economic growth in developing countries, and with between 31-38% of SMEs run by women, it is vital to recognise and support women entrepreneurs as a critical component of... Find out more
Authors: C. L. Moses, M. Olokundun, H. Falola, Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, Jan 2016
Particularly in developing nations, the development of women entrepreneurship has recently gained the attention of practitioners, policy makers, and even more importantly, academics. This is a trend consequent upon the fact women's... Find out more
Authors: D. M. Mihail, Christiana O. Ogbogu, International Journal of Business and Social Science, Feb 2016
In most parts of the world, the workplace has persistently reproduced gender segregation, wage inequality, sex discrimination, sexual harassment and under-representation of women in key management positions. As women have made gains in... Find out more
Authors: U. O. Balogun, U. S. Bustamam, F. B. Johari, Asian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, May 2016
While there has been enormous amount of research on factors influencing women social enterprises around the world, most has been conducted in relatively stable, developed economic environments. To date, there has been little in the way of... Find out more
Authors: R Balakrishnan, L. McGowan, C. Waters, Solidarity Center, Mar 2016
All over the world, women are coming together to organise, demand fair treatment, and address gender discrimination. Such solidarity and cooperation is critical to realising women’s rights and economic justice. This report, produced... Find out more
Authors: S. Beninger, H. Ajjan, R. Mostafa, V. L. Crittenden, Organizations and Markets in Emerging Economies, Jan 2014
While women account for just under half of the world’s population, the level of women’s participation in the workforce varies widely from nation to nation, from just 12% in Qatar, to a high of 53% in Mozambique. Additionally, women are, on... Find out more
World Bank Publications, Jan 2013
Demographic transitions, structural change, technological progress, and global volatility are all changing the world of work. Yet traditional farming and self-employment remain dominant in many countries, representing almost half of all... 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: Toyin Adefolaju, International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research, Jan 2016
This paper examines the role of Nigerian women in trade union activities by exploring the internal workings of major industrial unions in Nigeria . The aim is to outline women’s status in the socio-economic development of the country,... Find out more