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 (113 documents found)
Authors: H. Oloo, M. Wanjiru, K. Newell-Jones, Feed the Minds, Mar 2011
This study seeks to better understand female gential mutilation (FGM) as it is practised by the Kuria and Kisii communities in Kenya, in order to enable agencies working there to devise more effective interventions encouraging the... Find out more
Jan 2003
Despite numerous positive advancements, patriarchal values and practices still limit Bangladeshi women's opportunities for education and employment. They also place them at a greater risk of violence in the form of rape, acid attacks and... Find out more
Author: N. N. Iheanacho, Oct 2015
This ethnographic study describes the plight of many women in widowhood in Nigeria, particularly in rural areas and more traditional communities such as those found in Etche, in the Niger Delta region. The cause of the women’s plight are... Find out more
BRIDGE, Jan 2015
This story of change pulls out the key findings and messages from EMERGE case study 3, which focuses on the work of Kembatti Mentti Gezzimma (KMG) in Kembatta Zone, Ethiopia. KMG works with men, boys, women and girls as part of its efforts... Find out more
Author: S Jones, Equality Now, Mar 2015
On March 12th, at the 59th sessions of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59) in New York, Equality Now and UN Women presented a 20th anniversary edition of Women Can't Wait! The performance piece is based on their long running "... Find out more
Author: Kristin Palitza, Sonke Gender Justice Network, Oct 2010
How can non-governmental organisations (NGOs) tackle social issues such as HIV, gender equality and violence in rural African communities? A number of them, including Sonke Gender Justice network, the Ubuntu Institute, CARE International... Find out more
Human Rights Watch , Jan 2014
In Tanzania, 4 out of 10 girls are married before their 18th birthday. A study by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) estimated that 37 percent of Tanzanian women aged 20−24 years were first married or in union before the age of 18... Find out more
Author: E. Leye, Association of European Parliamentarians with Africa, Jan 2012
At least 28 countries on the African continent practice some form of female genital mutilation and cutting (FGM/C). Believing that FGM/C could be eradicated within a generation if appropriate actions are taken, the Association of European... Find out more
Home Office Research, Development and Statistics Directorate, Jan 2014
This UK Home Office online resource series brings together all documents relating to FGM. The documents found here include statements opposing FGM, guidance notes, impact assessments, policy papers, correspondence, forms and promotional... Find out more
Author: J. Howarth, Jan 2012
The Afar region of North-east Ethiopia has one of the country’s highest rates of female genital mutilation (FGM) with around 74 percent of women and girls undergoing the practice. Since 2000, a joint programme to abandon FGM in the Afar... Find out more