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 (57 documents found)
Authors: Will Paxton, A. Davis, Global Campaign for Education , Jan 2014
In 2000, the world came together to agree the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), an historic agreement that represented a global commitment to improving the life chances of the poorest people of the world. Education, through the targets... 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
Authors: T. Alabi, M. Bahah, S. O. Alabi, European Scientific Journal, Jan 2014
The unequal treatment of boys and girls in Nigeria’s education system cannot be separated from the unequal treatment of men and women in wider society. Being born and growing up as a girl in a developing society like Nigeria is akin to a... Find out more
Authors: Ahmad Kainuwa, N. B. M. Yusuf, International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications, Nov 2013
There are many reasons as to why girl-child education faces many barriers in Nigeria, a number of which have their roots in deep-seated and long-held cultural factors. Through a literature review, this paper explores the cultural... Find out more
Author: Zainab Inuwa Adamu, The Business and Management Review, Nov 2014
Although every child has the right to education in Nigeria, the ratio of male and female students shows a significant bias favouring boys, with the rate of disparity being lower in primary schools than in secondary schools. This suggests... Find out more
Authors: Rebecca Winthrop, Eileen McGivney, Brookings Institution, May 2014
It was as far back as 1948 that the world’s nations came together to declare education an intrinsic right of boys and girls, rich and poor alike. This vision, set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, has been reinforced over... Find out more
Authors: R. Brooks (ed), T. Luescher-Mamashela, Manja Klemenčič, Routledge, Jan 2016
In March 2015, a wave of student protests, starting at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, made global news headlines, as sit-ins, demonstrations, and a string of meetings were undertaken in an effort to ‘decolonise’ the university... Find out more
Authors: Fatima Mohammed Joda, Olowoselu Abdulrasheed, European Centre for Research Training and Development UK, Mar 2015
The study investigated effects of insurgency on girls’ education in north eastern region of Nigeria. Girls’ education is paramount to the national growth and societal development in Nigeria. However, achieving education for all Nigerian... Find out more
Authors: M. Shu'aibu, M. Ayuba, Jul 2015
Nigeria is a society in transition, and subject to a number of growth and development challenges, not least the systemic discrimination against women common to many developing countries. The best way to support this transition and advance... Find out more
Jan 2010
This paper discusses the education of the girl child in the Islamic context. Based on the verses in the scriptures, it suggests that education in Islam encompasses both the knowledge for prayer, and of the sciences and humanities. It... Find out more