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 (123 documents found)
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
Authors: Francis Akubuilo, Monica Omeje, International Journal of Advancements in Research & Technology, Oct 2012
Despite continued barriers to girl and women education in Nigeria, recent trends in enrolment at various levels of education show improvement in favour of their educational attainment. This paper, published in the international Journal of... 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: O. H. Obasuyi, U. Igbudu, European Journal of Business and Social Sciences, Aug 2012
Education is a key indicator of socio-economic and socio-cultural development. As documented by the Education for All (EFA) Global Monitoring Report in 2002, development in education improves productivity, health, and empowerment, and... 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
Author: A. Mama, Caribbean Review of Gender Studies, Sep 2015
As regions that have both experienced the challenges of post-colonial contexts, the Caribbean and Africa share a long and durable historical relationship that has flowed both ways, with Caribbean postcolonial theorists visiting Africa, and... 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