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 (345 documents found)
Author: Toyin Adefolaju, International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research, Jan 2016
This paper examines the role of Nigerian women in trade union activities by exploring the internal workings of major industrial unions in Nigeria . The aim is to outline women’s status in the socio-economic development of the country,... Find out more
Authors: U. M. Urim, D. O. Imhonopi, F. O. Ahmadu, Covenant University, Jan 2014
The interplay between gender, politics and industry in Nigeria over the last few decades has undermined the role and participation of women in industrial development in Nigeria. That is the argument put forth in this chapter of the book... Find out more
Author: William Minter, Solidarity Center, Apr 2014
Economies and labour markets throughout Africa are undergoing radical and fast-paced change, with important implications for trade unions. To explore this dynamic, the Solidarity Center has produced this useful reflection on the the... Find out more
Author: M.O. Folorunsho, International Labour and Employment Relations Association, Jan 2012
This paper provides a brief overview of the global economic system as it relates to and impacts upon employment relations and workers rights, particularly in Nigeria. It discusses the major industrial responses to the demands of a... Find out more
Author: D. S. Cobble, Solidarity Center, Feb 2012
This report offers a critical review of the English-language research on gender equality and labour movements in order to identify “best practice” case studies of unions engaged in building democratic, just, and humane societies around the... Find out more
The Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, Jan 2016
The speed of the spread of mobile phone usage across the developing world has been startling, and the potential for the technology to inspire transformational change is tremendous. This is due in large part to the wide range of services... Find out more
Author: N. Kabeer, Political and Social Economy of Care (UNRISD), Sep 2015
This paper draws on empirical studies to examine how the politics of claims-making by women workers in the Global South have evolved in the context of increased globalisation. The paper distinguishes between three categories of women... Find out more
Authors: F. Lund, A. Marriot, Women in Informal Employment Globalizing and Organizing , Apr 2011
This report addresses the role of employment in efforts to reduce poverty in the context of increased globalisation and its impacts on labour markets. Worldwide, countries are experiencing a decline of jobs with secure and lasting... Find out more
Authors: R. Al-Zu'bi, S. Jolly, L. Narayanaswamy, Institute of Development Studies UK, Sep 2004
Mainstream perceptions of new information and communication technologies (ICTs), especially the Internet, are invariably positive, where barriers are understood to be technical rather than social. The reality is that the use of ICTs is... Find out more
Dec 2001
Sri Lanka ratified CEDAW in 1981 without any reservations. In 2001, NGOs participated in producing this shadow report. Traditionally Sri Lanka has fared well in terms of basic social indicators like life expectancy, literacy, school... Find out more