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 (113 documents found)
Author: J. O. Ayodele, SAGE, Jul 2014
Badagry was the first community to receive the Christian religion in Nigeria, yet its coming into early contact with the missionaries has not translated into Ogu people acquiring a healthier understanding of fair play in the context of... Find out more
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
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
Author: H. E. Yusuf, American International Journal of Contemporary Research, Jan 2014
Purdah is a highly controversial subject, and includes many different interpretations and definitions from scholars and experts around the world. Purdah falls into two inter-woven categories. On one side is the requirement for women to... Find out more
Author: C. V. Nwokoro, University of Leicester, Jan 2016
Widows in Nigeria, particularly in rural areas, can often be subject to discrimination, retribution, and exploitation. In efforts to overcome the impact of this harmful cultural practice, humanitarian aid organisations and development... Find out more
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: Ahmad Kainuwa, N. B. M. Yusuf, International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications, Nov 2013
There are many reasons as to why girl-child education faces many barriers in Nigeria, a number of which have their roots in deep-seated and long-held cultural factors. Through a literature review, this paper explores the cultural... Find out more
Authors: E. Stern, A. Anderson, Institute of Development Studies UK, Sep 2015
The successful involvement of men and women as part of a community-wide approach to shifting deep-rooted norms is critical for the abandonment of female genital mutilation and cutting (FGM-C). However, there is limited research exploring... Find out more
Voices 4 Change, Sep 2015
There is very little research that reliably documents gender dynamics in Nigerian society from men’s perspective, something that is vital to understand if we are to address inequitable gender views and behaviours in society. In order to... Find out more
Women's Aid Collective, Jan 2015
In one of his final acts in office, President Goodluck Jonathan recorded a milestone by signing into law the Violence Against Persons Prohibition Act, 2015 (VAPP). In doing so, he capped 14 years of social and legislative advocacy aimed... Find out more