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 (31 documents found)
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
Women's Aid Collective, Jan 2015
In one of his final acts in office, President Goodluck Jonathan recorded a milestone by signing into law the Violence Against Persons Prohibition Act, 2015 (VAPP). In doing so, he capped 14 years of social and legislative advocacy aimed... Find out more
Authors: Jacob Olufemi Fatile, Ganiyu Layi Ejalonibu, University of Mauritius, Mar 2016
Around the world, national and international treaties and instruments now commonly recognise the right and need for gender equality. Yet Nigeria, like many African countries, appears to be lagging significantly behind many other countries... 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: Saratu Abiola, Quartz Africa, Mar 2016
The failure of the Gender Equality and Opportunities Bill to pass its second reading in the Nigerian senate should be a cause for introspection for the many women’s groups and activists. That is the message of this personal analysis by... Find out more
Author: Otive Igbuzor, News Diary Online, Oct 2015
There is a desperate need for public administration reform in Nigeria if the country is to achieve the targets set in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). That is the central message of this report by human rights activist and policy... Find out more
Authors: J. Gaventa, R. McGee, Zed Books, Jan 2010
How has citizen action resulted in national policy change in different parts of the world? This is the full introduction to the edited volume of the book Making Change Happen, published by Zed Books. It includes case studies, such as:... Find out more
Author: P. Ilkkaracan, Women for Women's Rights - New Ways, Turkey, Jan 2002
Reforms passed by the Turkish Grand National Assembly in 2001 changed the legal status of women in the family and created a new Turkish Civil Code. In this booklet, Women for Women's Human Rights (WWHR) offers a comprehensive yet concise... Find out more
Nov 2011
This report analyses the processes whereby the Women’s National Machinery (InMujeres) in Uruguay records, produces and accesses public information on domestic violence through the domestic violence services. In particular the study wants... Find out more