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 (417 documents found)
Population Reference Bureau , Jan 2015
This data-sheet from the Population Reference Bureau presents data from 2014 to compare rural and urban trends and metrics relevant to human development. The data is drawn from multiple sources, and provides a snapshot of developing... Find out more
Author: John Ede, Empower Women, Jan 2015
In laying the context for the depth of challenges facing some women and families in Nigeria, this paper opens with a story of a mother and her children escaping imprisonment by extremists insisting that they submit to their ways and... Find out more
Author: Julia Bello-Bravo, Journal of Global Entrepreneurship Research, Jan 2015
Increasing entrepreneurial opportunities for women can be an empowering process that contradicts and helps overcome established gender norms. This process can be aided by facilitating rural-urban migration for women, to access new job... Find out more
Authors: S. Nazneen, R. Masud, Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre, Jan 2017
In Bangladesh there is a paradox when it comes to securing gender-inclusive development outcomes. Since 1991, women have occupied the highest political office and women’s presence is increasing, due to the existence of gender quotas. Women... 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: C. Nagarajan, New Humanist, Feb 2016
Writing in the New Humanist, Nigerian human rights activist and author Chitra Nagarajan raises the issue of the rising level of strict religious interpretation in Nigeria, and asks whether anything can be done to effectively combat the... Find out more
United Nations Development Programme , Mar 2016
In recent years, new waves of violent extremism based on religious, ethnic or political grounds have taken the lives of many innocent people. Extremist ideologies glorify the supremacy of a particular group, while opposing the idea of a... Find out more
Authors: A. Osita-Njoku, P. Chikere, Applied Research Journal, May 2015
Throughout the 20th century, terrorism was largely limited to regional and national boundaries, and predominantly based on revolutionary nationalism in the fight against colonial powers. However, since the attacks in the United States in... Find out more
Health and Education Advice and Resource Team, Mar 2014
This report outlines a number of different scholarship, stipend and cash transfer programmes (CCTs). Evidence on the effectiveness and impact is mixed. Most programmes increase enrolments, but the impact on learning is less clear.... Find out more
ActionAid International, Sep 2013
Millions of girls in sub-Saharan Africa continue to be denied their right to education. Violence and the fear of violence are also critical factors preventing girls from attending school. Action Aid’s Stop Violence Against Girls in School... Find out more