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 (424 documents found)
Women Peacemakers Program, Jan 2014
This Policy Brief is based on discussions held during the Global Consultation “Gender & Militarism: Analysing the Links to Strategise for Peace”, organised by the Women Peacemakers Program (WPP) from July 2- 4, 2014, in Cape Town,... Find out more
Author: M. Lindgren, African Centre for Constructive Resolution of Disputes , Jan 2011
Based on a pilot study of seven African countries – Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Liberia, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sierra Leone and South Africa – this Policy & Practice Brief presents insights on amnesty regimes and... Find out more
Author: K. Ogunsanya, African Centre for Constructive Resolution of Disputes , Jan 2007
There is evidence of successful efforts to constructively respond to conflict and to undertake transformation, reconstruction and reconciliation in Africa. The inclusion of women as a strategic constituency is central to sustaining and... Find out more
Authors: D. Hutton, P. Omidian, K.E. Miller, Women for Women International, Jan 2006
The articles in this journal edition highlight the psychological and social difficulties encountered by conflict-affected women. The general hardship and trauma of conflict is often compounded further by gender-based violence, which takes... Find out more
UN Women, Jun 2015
As new United Nations (UN) and African Union (AU) initiatives and development agendas commence in 2015, women throughout Africa are suffering from a disproportionate lack of resources, access to education, health and legal services, and... Find out more
Author: Ushe Mike Ushe, Research on Humanities and Social Sciences, Jan 2014
Human society is a complex system, and both individuals and groups have different needs, aspirations, hopes, goals, opinions, views, and values, stretching across social, economic, religious, psychological or political realms. In times of... Find out more
European Journal of Education and Development Psychology, Mar 2015
Since gaining independence in 1960, Nigeria has been a relatively peaceful, dynamic, multicultural society compared to much of Africa. However, since 2000, north eastern Nigeria has experienced increasing terrorism in the form of the Boko... Find out more
CARE International, Nov 2015
Violence against women and girls kills, and devastates families and communities worldwide. Yet making progress to reduce gender-based violence is possible, and increasingly it is being recognised that engaging men and boys in such efforts... Find out more
Author: H. Wright, Saferworld, Oct 2014
Research tells us that socially constructed gender norms which associate masculinity with power, violence and control can play a role in driving conflict and insecurity. Examining the reasons behind this, ‘Masculinities, conflict and... Find out more
Voices 4 Change, Mar 2016
Differences in the way Nigerian men and women are socialised and valued, together with disparities in their abilities to access power, resources and key roles in society, create an imbalance of power within relationships, households, and... Find out more