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 (412 documents found)
Authors: K. Hussein, David Suttie, Gender and Household Food Security, IFAD, Jul 2016
In a rapidly urbanising world, the role of smallholders and other agricultural producers in rural areas will require significant attention from policymakers, researchers, and the development field. The increasing demand for food, and the... Find out more
Authors: J. Lamond, K. B. Awuah, E. Lewis, University of the West of England, Jul 2015
In the face of rapid urbanisation, the issues of inadequate planning, governance, and management in Nigeria is well known, and the combination of customary and colonial practices, outdated policies and plans, and entrenched attitudes make... Find out more
Authors: G. M Denen, K. Asaju, H. Bott, Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, Nov 2014
Urban studies has only recently begun to incorporate feminist perspectives, and in doing so reflects on the working not just of political economy, but also patriarchy. While urbanisation can challenge the private patriarchy found in... Find out more
Authors: H. Brejnholt (ed), K. Ansbæk (ed), B. Burrows (ed), ActionAid International, Nov 2016
Public transport is the lifeblood of cities, used by millions as the most efficient way of moving people. However, half the population are marginalised from these transport systems as they often fail to accommodate the needs of women and... Find out more
Author: Jeffrey Kurebwa, International Invention Journal of Arts and Social Sciences, Aug 2016
The last few decades of the 20th century witnessed significant increases in women’s participation and representation in politics, in large part due to worldwide awareness campaigns, feminist movements, and better access to education,... Find out more
Authors: F. Feruglio, N. Lestari, E. Bell, K. Brock, Institute of Development Studies UK, Jan 2017
Barriers to young (especially unmarried) women’s participation in public spaces include the prevailing view that doing so violates social norms, young women’s often low level of education, and family expectations. Many young women have... Find out more
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: 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