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 (525 documents found)
Author: J. Ayodele, The Journal of International Social Research, Jun 2015
Oro is the name of an extra-judicial resource that is used by the Yoruba people of south west Nigeria for ensuring peace. Hailing from pre-colonial times and re-emerging 56 years ago, Oro cult members once controlled administration of the... Find out more
Author: H. E. Yusuf, American International Journal of Contemporary Research, Jan 2014
Purdah is a highly controversial subject, and includes many different interpretations and definitions from scholars and experts around the world. Purdah falls into two inter-woven categories. On one side is the requirement for women to... Find out more
Voices 4 Change, Sep 2014
Developed on the basis of a rapid assessment process which involved literature reviews, fieldwork, and interviews, this report details V4C's planned strategy in a programme aimed at working with religious and traditional leaders in... Find out more
United Nations [UN] Peacekeeping Operations , Apr 2015
The protection of populations and prevention of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, while primarily the responsibility of nation states, is a multi-layered and complex task requiring the contribution of a multitude of... Find out more
Author: M. Al-Mujtaba, BioMed Research International, Jan 2016
While the level of uptake of antenatal services in Nigeria is low everywhere, indicators suggest that levels in the Christian-dominated South are higher than in the Muslim-dominated North. This study, published in the journal BioMed... Find out more
Author: B. O. Igwe, International Journal of Innovative Research and Development, Dec 2015
In 2012, a study in Nigeria showed that 64.4% of married women and 50.4% of unmarried women expressed consent for wife beating, such is the prevalence and normalisation of domestic abuse in the country. So widespread is the practice of... Find out more
Authors: A. O. Fadeyi, T. A. Oduwole, International Journal of Innovative Healthcare Research, Jan 2016
Religion is one of the most important social institutions in Nigeria, with pervasive effects on various aspects of people’s lives, attitudes and behaviours due to its social function of upholding and legitimising social norms and values,... Find out more
Author: A. I. Olusola, Khazar Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, Jan 2014
In Nigeria, as with many other places in the world, the Church is growing at a phenomenal rate, consisting of numerous Christian denominations both old and new. This spread of religious institutions holds both positive and negative promise... Find out more
Author: Ushe Mike Ushe, International Journal of Gender and Women's Studies, Jun 2015
This paper, published in the International Journal of Gender and Women's Studies, examines the role of religious approaches in preventing sexual and gender based violence in Nigeria. It begins by clarifying certain key concepts concerning... Find out more
Authors: T. Alabi, M. Bahah, S. O. Alabi, European Scientific Journal, Jan 2014
The unequal treatment of boys and girls in Nigeria’s education system cannot be separated from the unequal treatment of men and women in wider society. Being born and growing up as a girl in a developing society like Nigeria is akin to a... Find out more