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 (417 documents found)
World Economic Forum, Jan 2016
The Global Gender Gap Index 2015, a product of the work of the World Economic Forum, is an interactive, mapped index that ranks 145 economies according to how well they are leveraging their female talent pool, based on economic,... Find out more
Authors: S. Foran, G. Virdee, V. Rames, Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies , Jan 2010
Quality education for all is a fundamental human right, a protection mechanism and a catalyst for personal and social development. In crisis contexts, a gender-responsive education system is crucial to ensure male and female learners of... Find out more
Author: E. N. O. Collins, Jan 2014
The problem of girl child education in Nigeria’s Jos North Local Government Area has socio-economic aspects related to traditional gender roles. The research presented in this article examines girl child education and its impacts, with the... Find out more
Authors: D. M. Mihail, Christiana O. Ogbogu, International Journal of Business and Social Science, Feb 2016
In most parts of the world, the workplace has persistently reproduced gender segregation, wage inequality, sex discrimination, sexual harassment and under-representation of women in key management positions. As women have made gains in... 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
Authors: E. Samman, E. Presler-Marshall, N. Jones, Overseas Development Institute, Mar 2016
All around the world, mothers are forced to make difficult choices in how to balance work and childcare. The issue is especially bad in developing countries and amongst poorer households, with an estimated 35.5 million children under the... Find out more
Author: C. Raghavan (ed), UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office, Jan 2010
In an effort strengthen evidence-based advocacy efforts for gender in education and strengthen links between evidence and advocacy efforts, UNICEF conducted a workshop on evidence-based advocacy for gender equity and equality in education... Find out more
Author: Elaine Unterhalter, ResearchGate, May 2015
Questions regarding how best to measure and track gender inequalities in education, identify interventions for equality, and evaluate and monitor such interventions, are all central to much of the contemporary debate in policy and academic... Find out more
Authors: A. Aremu, O. Fasan, The African Symposium, Jun 2011
To effectively live in the information age, there is the challenge of being familiar with and being able to use Information Technologies (IT) to meet daily needs. This requires some understanding of the basic concepts, principles and... Find out more
Authors: S. Wood, D. Rogow, F. Stines, Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, Aug 2015
Recent evidence has shown that a focus on gender and power in sexuality/HIV education increases the likelihood of achieving positive sexual health outcomes, leading international agencies to call for a shift to a more gender-focused... Find out more