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 (6 documents found)
Author: E. Durojaye, Civilistica, Jan 2013
Across the world gender inequality remains the norm, and women have continued to encounter discriminatory practices as a result of religious and cultural practices. This article examines a particular example present across Africa: harmful... Find out more
Jan 2014
Since the Continental Launch of the African Women’s Decade (AWD) by the African Union (AU) in 2010, have African women’s rights advanced? Make Every Woman Count’s annual review of the AWD aims to evaluate the progress, or lack thereof,... Find out more
Authors: Felicia Anyogu, B. N. Okpalobi, European Centre for Research Training and Development UK, Feb 2016
How does the experience of Nigerian women relate to the growing global agenda of promoting and enshrining universal human rights? Since the Paris Peace Conference in 1919, through the establishment of the Universal Declaration of Human... Find out more
Author: J. Chukwuemeka Madu, Jan 2013
In Africa, the pursuit of gender equality in inheritance rights remains one of the most difficult challenges due to its entrenched patriarchal characteristics. This is also the case in the rural communities of South-Eastern Nigeria. This... Find out more
UN Women, Nov 2013
It can no longer be disputed that women and girls are the most affected by the HIV epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa, nor that they are often unable to protect themselves from HIV due to a range of social and economic inequalities. Tackling... Find out more
Authors: T. Anyamba, B. Nordahl, Institute for Development Studies, University of Nairobi, Jan 2005
The Women Advancement Trust (WAT) in Tanzania carries out various initiatives related to land rights, affordable housing, and inheritance rights. This report presents lessons learned from a housing and shelter development initiative. The... Find out more