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 (1089 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: 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
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
Authors: Rachel Mohun, Smita Biswas, Infrastructure and cities for economic development (ICED), Nov 2016
Produced by the Infrastructure and Cities for Economic Development Facility (ICED), this background paper lays out the case for infrastructure as a key tool for women’s economic empowerment (WEE). With over half of Africa’s economic growth... Find out more
Author: Nseabasi Akpan, Social Sciences, Jan 2015
This paper, published in the journal Social Sciences, examines the broad idea of gender and development, with specific focus on some of the critical issues and challenges confronting the involvement of rural women in development activities... Find out more
Author: G. Atim, Research on Humanities and Social Sciences, Jan 2015
This paper, published in the journal Research on Humanities and Social Sciences, seeks to examine the gender specific challenges faced by the girl-child in Nigeria, despite the agreement and implementation of many landmark pieces of... Find out more
Authors: O. Vaughan, S. Z. Banu, Wilson Center, Apr 2014
The complexity of the Nigerian Shari’a crisis reveals many contending perspectives, thoughts, and debates on governance and politics in contemporary Nigerian society, even among Northern Nigerian Muslims themselves. This publication by the... Find out more
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: P. N. Mwaura, IWTF Gender and Religion, Jul 2015
Delivered as part of the annual series of Hendrik Kraemer Lectures, this year organised around the theme 'Gender equity and empowerment in African public theology', this lecture by Philomena Njeri Mwaura is inspired by the work and... Find out more
Authors: O. M. Apata, Y. Awe, Sky Journal of Agricultural Research, Jan 2014
The position of rural women in terms of their lack of involvement in traditional belief systems, and the social norms this creates and reinforces, helps to disallow most women from participating in some agricultural activities in south-... Find out more