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)
Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, Apr 2015
Violence against women in politics is a global issue, one that marginalises women in both public and private life and severely limits women’s representation at all levels of government. This special report by the Georgetown Institute for... Find out more
Paradigm Initiative Nigeria, May 2016
In recent years, Nigeria has experienced exponential growth in internet access, with just the last two years witnessing 7% growth to an overall penetration of 45.1% of the population. In this time, the internet has also shown just what it... Find out more
African Women's Development Fund, Mar 2016
In March of 2015, there was widespread anger and disappointment at the rejection of the Gender and Equal Opportunities Bill (GEOB) by the Nigerian Senate. Unfortunately, this did not come as a surprise to the members of the Nigerian... Find out more
Author: Omotola Omolayo, Ventures Africa, Oct 2015
During his campaign, Muhammadu Buhari promised to implement the National Gender Policy, which allocates 35% of appointive positions to women. Specifically, ‘Objective 5’ states the special measures, quotas, and mechanisms for achieving a... Find out more
Author: Josephine Azuka Onyido, Centre of Excellence for Scientific and Research Journalism, Apr 2016
Democracy as a system of governance ideally seeks to involve, entrench, and demand the participation of all stakeholders. In this way, democracy can bring about social development to the benefit of society as a whole. Yet Nigeria’s... Find out more
Author: Titilope Olusegun Olalere, Independent National Electoral Commission, Jul 2015
This paper, written by Titilope Olalere, provides an appraisal of the 2015 Nigeria general elections in the context of women’s participation. The paper covers women’s participation in elective positions (from Presidential to State Houses... Find out more
Author: Maryam Omolara Quadri, Independent National Electoral Commission, Jul 2015
Why, given previous gains, did women’s representation in elective politics in Nigeria dwindle in the 2015 General Elections? What were the fault lines and countervailing factors affecting women's political exclusion? These are the... Find out more
Author: Yinka Olomojobi, Social Science Research Network , Sep 2015
Years of military dictatorship has left deep scars in Nigeria's political transformation. As is the case the world over, the military in Nigeria was, and remains, dominated by men, with women vastly under-represented. In this paper, the... Find out more
Author: Nse Etim Akpan, Independent National Electoral Commission, Jul 2015
Women often face unique barriers in elective politics, such as a lack of support and mentoring, that put them at a significant disadvantage compared to their male counterparts. This is something often not well understood by voters, who can... Find out more
Oxfam, Feb 2004
This resource book explores some of the experiences of Southern practitioners and experts working in the field of gender, citizenship and governance which have emerged in the context of KIT's 'Gender, Citizenship and Governance' programme... Find out more