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 (1069 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
Authors: J. Lamond, K. B. Awuah, E. Lewis, University of the West of England, Jul 2015
In the face of rapid urbanisation, the issues of inadequate planning, governance, and management in Nigeria is well known, and the combination of customary and colonial practices, outdated policies and plans, and entrenched attitudes make... Find out more
Author: P. Pozarny, GSDRC Applied Knowledge Services, Jan 2016
Women are becoming the majority in urban areas, and many more people now live in female-headed households, representing a significant shift in gender roles and relations. This GSDRC helpdesk research report examines the literature to tell... Find out more
Authors: G. M Denen, K. Asaju, H. Bott, Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, Nov 2014
Urban studies has only recently begun to incorporate feminist perspectives, and in doing so reflects on the working not just of political economy, but also patriarchy. While urbanisation can challenge the private patriarchy found in... Find out more
Authors: H. Brejnholt (ed), K. Ansbæk (ed), B. Burrows (ed), ActionAid International, Nov 2016
Public transport is the lifeblood of cities, used by millions as the most efficient way of moving people. However, half the population are marginalised from these transport systems as they often fail to accommodate the needs of women and... Find out more
Author: T. G. Odeleye, Journal of Rural Social Sciences, Jan 2015
Women all over the world have been acknowledged for their important roles in providing livelihoods for their families, winning an enviable reputation for their economic contribution through food production, processing and trading. Yet in... Find out more
Author: Jeffrey Kurebwa, International Invention Journal of Arts and Social Sciences, Aug 2016
The last few decades of the 20th century witnessed significant increases in women’s participation and representation in politics, in large part due to worldwide awareness campaigns, feminist movements, and better access to education,... 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
Women's World Banking , May 2016
To complement the release of a discussion paper by the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) and Women’s World Banking, the organisations co-developed this case study report to examine the specific experience of Nigeria. While the country... Find out more