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 (157 documents found)
Solidarity Center, Jan 2014
Built predominantly from oil revenues, Nigeria is now Africa’s largest economy. Yet underinvestment and inequitable distribution of wealth means few of the nation’s 175 million inhabitants benefitted from the exploitation of these natural... 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
Authors: R. Brooks (ed), T. Luescher-Mamashela, Manja Klemenčič, Routledge, Jan 2016
In March 2015, a wave of student protests, starting at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, made global news headlines, as sit-ins, demonstrations, and a string of meetings were undertaken in an effort to ‘decolonise’ the university... 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
Association for Women's Rights in Development , Jan 2012
The theme of the 12th AWID International Forum on Women’s Rights and Development, celebrated in Istanbul, Turkey (19-22 April 2012) was ‘transforming economic power to advance women’s rights and justice’. On the first day of the forum,... Find out more
Authors: Felicia Anyogu, B. N. Okpalobi, European Centre for Research Training and Development UK, Feb 2016
How does the experience of Nigerian women relate to the growing global agenda of promoting and enshrining universal human rights? Since the Paris Peace Conference in 1919, through the establishment of the Universal Declaration of Human... Find out more
Asian-Pacific Resource & Research Centre for Women, Jan 2014
This Asian-Pacific Resource & Research Centre for Women (ARROW) publication, the ARROW Resource Kit (ARK), is a compilation of the most effective governance and management tools and resources that ARROW has developed over the past 20... Find out more
Oxfam, Feb 2004
This resource book explores some of the experiences of Southern practitioners and experts working in the field of gender, citizenship and governance which have emerged in the context of KIT's 'Gender, Citizenship and Governance' programme... Find out more
Authors: F. A. Von, E. L. Okorley, Jan 2015
Women constitute an important part of food systems around the world, as evidenced by the fact that they produce an estimated 70% of subsistence crops, and the fundamental role they play in processing and distribution. However, many of... Find out more
Authors: K. A. Ayoola, F. Hunsu, The African Symposium, Dec 2014
NIgeria has a rich history of women writers who have used literature to challenge societal contradictions and discrimination. Now a new generation of writers is emerging. Muslim women’s writing from northern Nigeria has attracted feminist... Find out more