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 (51 documents found)
Author: M. Aryal (ed), Internews, Jan 2012
This comprehensive toolkit for journalists and other stakeholders invovled with reporting human rights is both a human rights reference guide, and a workbook. It draws on a variety of research, training and experience especially that of... Find out more
Voices 4 Change, Jul 2015
Media and Masculinities, a Voices 4 Change report, sets out to explore the influence of Nigeria’s blossoming media on the perceptions and behaviours of boys, men, women and girls around masculinity, and assess the media’s impact on the... Find out more
Author: P. J. Kareithi, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization , Jan 2013
With the aim of concisely explaining the concept of hegemonic masculinity in the context of media content, UNESCO have produced this brief which introduces the topic, describes how the media portrays and globalises hegemonic masculinities... Find out more
International Press Centre, Aug 2015
As the purveyor of important information, the news media has an important and influential role in any democracy, for both good and bad. It is key therefore that the performance of the press in covering elections is monitored and assessed... Find out more
Authors: R. Al-Zu'bi, S. Jolly, L. Narayanaswamy, Institute of Development Studies UK, Sep 2004
Mainstream perceptions of new information and communication technologies (ICTs), especially the Internet, are invariably positive, where barriers are understood to be technical rather than social. The reality is that the use of ICTs is... Find out more
Authors: C. Cummings, T. O'Neil, Overseas Development Institute [ES], Mar 2015
Do digital information and communications technologies increase the voice and influence of women and girls? That is the question asked of this Overseas Development Institute’s literature review, part of a two-year Learning and Evidence... Find out more
Author: A. Edoro, Jun 2015
In the summer of 2015, a small book club in Abuja, Nigeria, met to discuss their latest book. It was an essay by the Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie entitled ‘We Should All Be Feminists’. Conversation between the ten women and... Find out more
Author: F. Machirori, Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa, Jan 2014
In 2012, trained journalist and blogger Fungai Machirori established Her Zimbabwe, the country’s first web-based platform for women. Machirori is also a contributor to other platforms, such as the Mail and Guardian’s ‘Voices of Africa’,... Find out more
Authors: E Loiseau, K Nowacka, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Mar 2015
Social media has exploded as a popular and powerful tool for bringing women’s rights issues to the attention of the wider public, and has shown potential for bridging the gap between grassroots women’s activism and policy-making processes... Find out more
Author: Caroline Sugg, BBC Media Action, Oct 2014
Doubly marginalised by both gender and age, there are an estimated 600 million adolescent girls in the world, many of whom live a bleak existence. For these girls, exclusion from basic public services, lack of autonomy, and vulnerability... Find out more