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 (367 documents found)
Author: A. Karam, Taylor and Francis Group, Oct 2015
Tackling the issue of child marriage requires recognition of a number of economic, structural, and social factors such as the need to support many children, a lack of educational opportunities for girls, and powerful traditions and social... 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
Author: D. Duplessis (ed), Save the Children Fund , Jan 2014
This toolkit focuses on gender mainstreaming, which is a strategy for making the concerns of boys, girls, women, and men, and their experiences, an integral dimension of the design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of policies... Find out more
Author: M. O'Donnell, GSMA, Jun 2014
Agriculture is a major source of livelihood for most resource-poor populations in developing regions. Women play a core role in agriculture, but underperform in terms of productivity largely because they lack access to resources such as... Find out more
Author: K Johnson, United Nations Development Fund for Women , Jan 2009
Placing gender equality and women’s empowerment as central to budget reform is a strategic lever for significant change to women’s lives. This report forms the third phase of an evaluation of UNIFEM’s Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB)... Find out more
Authors: Will Paxton, A. Davis, Global Campaign for Education , Jan 2014
In 2000, the world came together to agree the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), an historic agreement that represented a global commitment to improving the life chances of the poorest people of the world. Education, through the targets... Find out more
Author: Dulcy Israel (ed), Promundo, Jan 2008
Engaging men and boys is a vital component of strategies aimed at promoting gender equality, not only to maximise results for women and girls, but also to overcome barriers and negative impacts felt by men and boys themselves via... Find out more
Institute of Development Studies, Sussex [ES], Mar 2016
Gender inequality remains a critical challenge, threatening to undermine global efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Across a number of metrics, women and girls find themselves at a persistent disadvantage to men and boys... Find out more
Authors: S. Dasgupta, R. M. Sudarsham, International Labour Organization , Feb 2011
The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee (MGNREGP or NREGP), functions as an income supplement for poor households by providing 100 days of work to a rural household, with 33 per cent of all workdays reserved for women... Find out more
Author: R. de Groot, UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre, Jun 2015
There is a growing body of literature analysing the impacts of social cash transfer programmes (SCT) on schooling. This brief summarizes findings from the impact evaluation of the Ghana Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP)... Find out more