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 (545 documents found)
Author: Jeffrey Kurebwa, International Invention Journal of Arts and Social Sciences, Aug 2016
The last few decades of the 20th century witnessed significant increases in women’s participation and representation in politics, in large part due to worldwide awareness campaigns, feminist movements, and better access to education,... Find out more
Authors: Y. Turianskyi, M. Chisiza, South African Institute of International Affairs, Jan 2017
Gender equality is a basic human right that entails equal opportunities for men and women in all facets of life: socially, economically, developmentally and politically. According to the Beijing Platform for Action, without the active... Find out more
Authors: J. B. Bunte, L. Vinson, Journal of Peace Research, Jan 2015
News reports of clashes between Muslims and Christians in countries such as Nigeria are increasingly common, yet clashes occur in some communities but not others. Under what conditions does religious identity become the fault line of... Find out more
Authors: N. Kabeer, S. Cook, D. Chopra, Institute of Development Studies UK, Jan 2010
This is a synthesis report from the Social Protection in Asia (SPA) policy-research and network- building programme, 2007-2010, funded by the Ford Foundation and IDRC. It presents research findings and draws out policy lessons from the 11... Find out more
Jan 2014
Since the Continental Launch of the African Women’s Decade (AWD) by the African Union (AU) in 2010, have African women’s rights advanced? Make Every Woman Count’s annual review of the AWD aims to evaluate the progress, or lack thereof,... Find out more
SBM Intelligence, May 2016
During the run-up to the 2015 general Election, candidates and parties made a number of promises in manifestos, through the media, and on the campaign trail. In an effort to provide accountability to these promises, SBM Intelligence have... Find out more
Author: Itunu Ajayi, PeaceWomen: Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Jan 2015
When President Buhari released his initial list of ministerial appointees, only three of the twenty nominees were women. Still, many held out hope, or at least, reserved judgement, until the second batch of names were released. Such hopes... Find out more
Silverbird Television, Mar 2015
Aired on the eve of the 2015 general Election in Nigeria, this Silverbird Television production brings together politician and legal practitioner Nkechi Chukwueke and rights activist Abimbola Ojora to discuss the contemporary prospects and... Find out more
Authors: Joy Onyesoh, Barbara Bangura, Social Science Research Network , Jan 2015
Since the return of party politics to much of Africa in the early 1990’s, many elections have engendered violence which deters women’s active participation and engagement in politics. Following previous successes in promoting peaceful... Find out more
International Press Centre, Aug 2015
As the purveyor of important information, the news media has an important and influential role in any democracy, for both good and bad. It is key therefore that the performance of the press in covering elections is monitored and assessed... Find out more