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 (532 documents found)
Authors: G. Owoyemi, O. Olusanya, American Journal of Business and Management, Jan 2014
When the UN declared 1975 - 1985 the ‘decade for women’, they did not know it was to serve as a precursor to several national and international constitutions that would be used to address and suppress unequal power relations between men... Find out more
Authors: D. Jayasinghe, R. Noble, ActionAid International, Jun 2016
This ActionAid UK briefing explores the relationship between gender inequality and economic diversification in the context of export manufacturing in the developing world, drawing on the work of feminist economists and scholars to identify... Find out more
Authors: I. C. Igbanugo, M. C. Uzonwanne, R. U. Ezenekwe, International Journal of Economics, Commerce and Management, Mar 2016
Small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs) are a major driver of economic growth in developing countries, and with between 31-38% of SMEs run by women, it is vital to recognise and support women entrepreneurs as a critical component of... Find out more
Authors: C. L. Moses, M. Olokundun, H. Falola, Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, Jan 2016
Particularly in developing nations, the development of women entrepreneurship has recently gained the attention of practitioners, policy makers, and even more importantly, academics. This is a trend consequent upon the fact women's... Find out more
Authors: U. O. Balogun, U. S. Bustamam, F. B. Johari, Asian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, May 2016
While there has been enormous amount of research on factors influencing women social enterprises around the world, most has been conducted in relatively stable, developed economic environments. To date, there has been little in the way of... Find out more
Authors: R Balakrishnan, L. McGowan, C. Waters, Solidarity Center, Mar 2016
All over the world, women are coming together to organise, demand fair treatment, and address gender discrimination. Such solidarity and cooperation is critical to realising women’s rights and economic justice. This report, produced... Find out more
Author: A. Marston, Oxfam, Mar 2016
Women cocoa farmers are central to the sustainability of the cocoa supply chain, cocoa growing communities, and increasing cocoa production levels, yet their efforts too often go unrecognised. Empowering women cocoa farmers not only has a... Find out more
Authors: I. O. Salome, A. T. Damilola, E. K. Sunday, International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, Jan 2013
Previous studies have indicated that men are more innovative than women in every aspect of business, with reasons put forward ranging from innovation being relatively incompatible with female gender roles, to societal attitudes leading to... Find out more
Authors: S. Beninger, H. Ajjan, R. Mostafa, V. L. Crittenden, Organizations and Markets in Emerging Economies, Jan 2014
While women account for just under half of the world’s population, the level of women’s participation in the workforce varies widely from nation to nation, from just 12% in Qatar, to a high of 53% in Mozambique. Additionally, women are, on... Find out more
Author: D. F. Oke, International Journal of Education and Research, Nov 2013
Small businesses are an essential component of almost every economy in the world, and, as a group who are currently disproportionately excluded or underrepresented, women entrepreneurs are increasingly seen as a key driver for future... Find out more