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 (292 documents found)
Author: M Tadros, Pathways of Women's Empowerment RPC, Jan 2011
This policy paper by Mariz Tadros, adopts an upside-down approach to women’s political empowerment. While the number of women we need to get into legislatures has often assumed centrestage, this paper takes women’s pathways as its starting... Find out more
Author: U Nwabunkeonye, Jan 2014
The poor participation of women in politics and governance has been a major concern at the global level. In Nigeria, the number of women participating in politics is not proportionate to the 50% of the nation’s population which they... Find out more
Authors: M Abubakar, Z Bn Ahmad, Jan 2014
Women’s political participation in Nigeria is an issue of concern, with a continuing record of women's underrepresentation in both elective and appointive positions. However, several efforts have been made by both government and non-... Find out more
Author: O Ebenezer Oluwole, Jan 2014
The role of women in the organisation of society and, more importantly, government cannot be underestimated. Throughout history, women have contributed significantly to the socio-economic and political developments of their countries, and... Find out more
Author: Make Every Woman Count, Jan 2013
The Make Every Woman Count (MEWC) Political Participation and Election Monitoring Team was formed in order to provide deeper analysis of women’s participation in politics and elections in Africa. In 2012, they published this report... Find out more
Authors: A Ndomo, N Likimani (ed), Jan 2011
Since 2009, FEMNET has convened an annual Regional Conference for African Women in Political Leadership to enhance networking and the quality of women’s leadership. This report documents the proceedings of the third such conference, held... Find out more
Author: Pathways of Women's Empowerment, Pathways of Women's Empowerment RPC, Jan 2015
Pathways of Women’s Empowerment links academics, activists and practitioners who are working to advance women’s empowerment through local, regional and global policy processes, thus allowing policy actors, researchers and civil society... Find out more
Author: Pathways of Women's Empowerment, Pathways of Women's Empowerment RPC, Jan 2015
This thematic portal examines how women engage with policy change, and the building of alliances and coalitions, to bring about accountability. It also contains information on how to create demand for, and dismantle obstacles to, women’s... Find out more
Authors: G Borovsky, S Cherrabi El Alaoui, M Doherty, National Democratic Institute, Jan 2010
Civic and political engagement can be a daunting challenge, particularly for young women. This guide is designed for a wide range of young women, be they a member of an established organisation or association, an aspiring politician, an... Find out more
Authors: M. Afkhami, A. Eisenberg, Jan 2010
Women’s political participation is a critical step towards reshaping economic, political, and social conditions to allow for equality in opportunities and results for both women and men. This handbook is a learning tool for women who wish... Find out more