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 (69 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
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: 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: 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
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
Authors: U. M. Urim, D. O. Imhonopi, F. O. Ahmadu, Covenant University, Jan 2014
The interplay between gender, politics and industry in Nigeria over the last few decades has undermined the role and participation of women in industrial development in Nigeria. That is the argument put forth in this chapter of the book... Find out more
Author: Zainab Inuwa Adamu, The Business and Management Review, Nov 2014
Although every child has the right to education in Nigeria, the ratio of male and female students shows a significant bias favouring boys, with the rate of disparity being lower in primary schools than in secondary schools. This suggests... Find out more