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 (525 documents found)
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: 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
Author: S. D. Galloway, Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Nova Southeastern University , Jan 2014
Throughout recorded history, women have been dehumanised, subjugated, and silenced. Although progress is occurring, this story is still true to too many women, especially in the developing world. Half a billion Muslim women inhabit... Find out more
Author: S. B. Saraju, Journal of Education and Social Sciences, Jun 2016
The modern world is a competitive and demanding place, regardless of gender. Yet for women, especially Nigerian women, long-running agitation for gender equality has thus far failed to lift women from a role likened in this paper to... Find out more
Authors: J. B. Bunte, L. Vinson, Journal of Peace Research, Jan 2015
News reports of clashes between Muslims and Christians in countries such as Nigeria are increasingly common, yet clashes occur in some communities but not others. Under what conditions does religious identity become the fault line of... Find out more
Author: O. Oluduro, The Southern African Legal Information Institute, Jan 2010
Nigeria was one of the first developing countries to be hit by the HIV/AIDS epidemic; by 2007, approximately 2.6 million people were infected, and Nigeria joined countries like South Africa and India as those reporting the largest numbers... 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
21st Century Wilberforce Initiative, Jan 2016
If immediate action is not taken, religious minorities in northern Nigeria will continue to face policies and practices that seek to remove their very presence, while the violence of Boko Haram and Fulani militants will further compound... 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