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 (468 documents found)
Author: W. Jin, Institute for Fiscal Studies, London, Jan 2017
In China, the employment rate among middle-aged and older urban residents is exceptionally low. For example, 27% of 55-64-year-old urban women were in work in 2013, compared to more than 50% in UK, Thailand and Philippines. This paper... Find out more
Authors: A. Angeli, M. Novelli, Economic Research Forum, Egypt, Jan 2017
Middle East and North Africa’s demographic trends reveal together a growing ageing population and an exceptional growth of the youth population. Increasing elderly population leads to significant consequences for the cost and organisation... Find out more
Author: S.R. Rashid, Migrating out of Poverty, Jan 2016
Bangladesh belongs to the top-ten remittance-receiving countries of the world with a yearly earning of US$15 billion. Comprising around ninety percent of the Bangladeshi overseas labour flow, men leave behind their spouses and children due... Find out more
Authors: A. Gallina, C.R. Farnworth, Climate Change Agriculture Food Security, Jan 2016
This literature review is part of the CCAFS program on low emission agriculture flagship of the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security. It serves as a background document to better understand gender roles... Find out more
Author: N. Chuta, Young Lives, Jan 2017
In Ethiopian government policy, marriage under the age of 18 is considered ‘early marriage’ or ‘child marriage’ and is categorised as a harmful traditional practice. Efforts to tackle harmful traditional practices in the country have been... Find out more
Author: G. Atim, Research on Humanities and Social Sciences, Jan 2015
This paper, published in the journal Research on Humanities and Social Sciences, seeks to examine the gender specific challenges faced by the girl-child in Nigeria, despite the agreement and implementation of many landmark pieces of... Find out more
Author: A. Karam, Taylor and Francis Group, Oct 2015
Tackling the issue of child marriage requires recognition of a number of economic, structural, and social factors such as the need to support many children, a lack of educational opportunities for girls, and powerful traditions and social... Find out more
K4Health, Jan 2016
Healthy timing and spacing of pregnancy (HTSP) is an approach to family planning that helps women and families delay, space, or limit their pregnancies to achieve the healthiest outcomes for women, newborns, infants, and children. HTSP... Find out more
Authors: Jennifer Redner, Sacha Green-Atchley, Coalition for Adolescent Girls, Dec 2015
Members of the Coalition for Adolescent Girls (CAG) created this toolkit as a resource for practitioners, policy-makers, advocates, researchers, donors and governments to engage adolescent girls as partners and allies in activities and... Find out more
Author: E. N. O. Collins, Jan 2014
The problem of girl child education in Nigeria’s Jos North Local Government Area has socio-economic aspects related to traditional gender roles. The research presented in this article examines girl child education and its impacts, with the... Find out more