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 (47 documents found)
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization , Jan 2012
As more children around the world get the chance to enter secondary school, it is vital to ensure that girls and boys benefit equitably from this progress. At primary level, girls remain much more likely to be disadvantaged in many... Find out more
Authors: Hogan Usoro, A. G. Etuk, A. E. Dijeh, Global Academic Group, Jan 2011
Entrepreneurship education is any form of education that assists an individual to develop technical, business management and personal entrepreneurial skills for independent living. Unfortunately, cultural and traditional beliefs and... Find out more
Kenyatta University, Kenya, Jan 2013
What role do schools play in the construction of masculinities, and how aware of this role are teachers and parents? This paper, written by Fatuma Chege and Francis Likoye, lecturers in the Department of Educational Foundations Kenyatta... Find out more
Author: Aramide Kazeem, International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy Authors, Jan 2013
The purpose of this paper is to investigate the associations of gender, ethnicity, urban-rural residence, and poverty, on children'€™s unpaid work. It examines whether the Nigerian experience parallels previous research in India and Latin... Find out more
Author: Mildred Ekot, Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa, Dec 2012
This study investigated the Latchkey experiences of school-age children (5-13 years) from the perspectives of mothers in low-income families in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. A proportionate stratified random sample of 200 was drawn from... Find out more
African Population and Health Research Center, Nairobi, Kenya, Jan 2013
Research shows that providing girls with after-school support and mentoring in addition to such incentives as stipends helps them to stay in school and transition into secondary school. This study tested several strategies to support girls... Find out more
International Telecommunication Union , Jan 2012
What opportunities does the ICT sector offer for women and how can current gender inequalities in the sector be addressed? This summary report surveys the global trends in women’s professional development and employment in the information... Find out more
Author: J. Fisher, Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council , Mar 2006
Lack of basic sanitation and safe water is a major issue for women and girls who live in poor and overcrowded areas. This joint undertaking by the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) and the Water, Engineering and... Find out more
Women's Law Centre, University of Zimbabwe, Sep 2004
Education is a key part of development for both men and women and also for the emancipation of women. Yet in Zimbabwe, although girls start at near parity with boys in terms of entry into primary school, they suffer much higher rates of... Find out more
Author: M. Williams, Network Women in Development Europe, Jan 2000
Designed for WIDE's popular economics training, this manual combines a popular education framework with economic literacy tools to develop a better understanding of the fundamental workings of a market economy. It provides information on... Find out more