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 (217 documents found)
Authors: C.-M. Pegus, S. Johnson, N.B. Mahlalela, Institute of Development Studies UK, Jan 2017
This practice paper reflects on the development of an appropriate and confidential feedback mechanism for users of post-rape services at Thuthuzela Care Centres / Rape Crisis Centres in Tshwane, South Africa. It discusses the disjointed... Find out more
Authors: S. Johnson, N.B. Mahlalela, E. Mills, Institute of Development Studies UK, Jan 2017
The absence of feedback mechanisms through which rape victims can hold government accountable for the quality of post-rape service delivery informed the rationale for the intervention discussed in this report. The study aims to better... Find out more
Authors: N.B. Mahlalela, S. Johnson, E. Mills, Institute of Development Studies UK, Jan 2017
Mobile health (mHealth) interventions – in which mobile phones are used to advance positive health outcomes – have only recently been applied to addressing broader questions of health governance. This report discusses research on a mobile... 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: L. Guihuan, Royal Tropical Institute , Jan 2005
Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) can have profound implications for women and men in terms of employment, education, health, environmental sustainability, and community development. Because of systemic gender biases in... Find out more
Author: M. Aryal (ed), Internews, Jan 2012
This comprehensive toolkit for journalists and other stakeholders invovled with reporting human rights is both a human rights reference guide, and a workbook. It draws on a variety of research, training and experience especially that of... Find out more
Author: M. O'Donnell, GSMA, Jun 2014
Agriculture is a major source of livelihood for most resource-poor populations in developing regions. Women play a core role in agriculture, but underperform in terms of productivity largely because they lack access to resources such as... Find out more
Authors: S. Beninger, H. Ajjan, R. Mostafa, V. L. Crittenden, Organizations and Markets in Emerging Economies, Jan 2014
While women account for just under half of the world’s population, the level of women’s participation in the workforce varies widely from nation to nation, from just 12% in Qatar, to a high of 53% in Mozambique. Additionally, women are, on... Find out more
Author: D. F. Oke, International Journal of Education and Research, Nov 2013
Small businesses are an essential component of almost every economy in the world, and, as a group who are currently disproportionately excluded or underrepresented, women entrepreneurs are increasingly seen as a key driver for future... Find out more
The Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, Jan 2016
The speed of the spread of mobile phone usage across the developing world has been startling, and the potential for the technology to inspire transformational change is tremendous. This is due in large part to the wide range of services... Find out more