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 (370 documents found)
Author: Afeefa Abdur-Rahman (ed), United States Agency for International Development, Feb 2015
It is now widely accepted that strategies to end violence against women and girls (VAWG) must include engagement with men and boys to be effective. This has been repeatedly shown through studies, particular from the health sector. Ending... Find out more
Author: Daniel J. Smith, Brown University, Jan 2016
This paper explores the ways that ongoing social changes and transformations around gender dynamics have affected the context of intimate partner violence (IPV) in southeastern Nigeria, where increasing levels of education and employment... Find out more
Voices 4 Change, Sep 2015
There is very little research that reliably documents gender dynamics in Nigerian society from men’s perspective, something that is vital to understand if we are to address inequitable gender views and behaviours in society. In order to... Find out more
Author: T. Manuh, Open Democracy, Nov 2007
The annual mobilisation of women around the world around the theme of 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence (25 November - 10 December) represents a tremendous global effort to increase awareness of violence against women in all its... Find out more
Women's Aid Collective, Jan 2015
In one of his final acts in office, President Goodluck Jonathan recorded a milestone by signing into law the Violence Against Persons Prohibition Act, 2015 (VAPP). In doing so, he capped 14 years of social and legislative advocacy aimed... Find out more
Authors: Joy Onyesoh, Barbara Bangura, Social Science Research Network , Jan 2015
Since the return of party politics to much of Africa in the early 1990’s, many elections have engendered violence which deters women’s active participation and engagement in politics. Following previous successes in promoting peaceful... Find out more
Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, Apr 2015
Violence against women in politics is a global issue, one that marginalises women in both public and private life and severely limits women’s representation at all levels of government. This special report by the Georgetown Institute for... Find out more
Author: A. Beydoun, Jan 2002
This paper profiles two non- governmental organizations on opposite sides of a bipolar continuum. One is a religious Muslim organization, and the other is civic and secular. They share the same coordinates of time and place (i.e. Lebanon... Find out more
Author: G. Heathcote, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Jan 2014
Article 2(4) of the UN Charter concerning the prohibition on the use of force by nation states fails to incorporate the diversity of feminist approaches to conflict resolution and peacebuilding. Instead it predicates itself narrowly on... Find out more
Authors: L. Michau, D. Naker, Raising Voices, Jan 2012
The Training Process is a programme tool for strengthening the capacity of a wide range of community actors such as trainers and activists to prevent domestic violence. It is a series of training sessions that will help participants think... Find out more