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 (35 documents found)
Author: J. O. Ayodele, SAGE, Jul 2014
Badagry was the first community to receive the Christian religion in Nigeria, yet its coming into early contact with the missionaries has not translated into Ogu people acquiring a healthier understanding of fair play in the context of... Find out more
Author: C. V. Nwokoro, University of Leicester, Jan 2016
Widows in Nigeria, particularly in rural areas, can often be subject to discrimination, retribution, and exploitation. In efforts to overcome the impact of this harmful cultural practice, humanitarian aid organisations and development... Find out more
Global Rights, Aug 2010
Access to justice is an essential component of protecting and enforcing human rights. Vulnerable groups in particular are more susceptible to human rights abuses where they do not have adequate access to justice mechanisms. As such, Global... Find out more
Authors: K. Kangaspunta, F. Sarrica, R. Johansen, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime , Nov 2014
Human trafficking, the forced movement and exploitation of persons, is the basest of crimes and yet remains prevalent in every region of the globe, while offenders too often escape prosecution. That is the perspective of this report... Find out more
Author: D. U. Enweremadu, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, Nov 2015
Corruption is by far the greatest threat facing Nigeria today. That is the view of Dr. David Enweremadu, who, in this paper delivered at the National Conference on Youth against Corruption in 2015, focuses on corruption in the education... 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
Author: M. B. Tanko, Jan 2015
Due to the provisions in the 1999 constitution which gives room for judge’s activism, it is sometimes said that judicial activism is the most viable route for the actualisation of socio-economic rights for Nigerian citizens. This is... Find out more
Author: S. Herbert, Governance and Social Development Resource Centre , Feb 2015
How have information and communication technologies (ICTs) been used to improve access to justice in developing countries? That is the question posed in this brief report, which looks at examples from all over the world, and via different... Find out more
Author: Oxfam, Oxfam, May 2014
As part of its commitments to promoting gender justice, Oxfam invests in an approach called ‘Transformative Leadership for Women’s Rights’ (TLWR), a form of leadership which promotes gender justice by advancing women’s participation and... Find out more
United Nations Security Council, Sep 2010
This report of the Secretary-General of the United Nations Security Council (UNSRC) concerns women, peace and security, and the difficulty of highlighting significant achievements ten years after the adoption of Resolution 1325 (October... Find out more