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)
Authors: Ahmad Kainuwa, N. B. M. Yusuf, International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications, Nov 2013
There are many reasons as to why girl-child education faces many barriers in Nigeria, a number of which have their roots in deep-seated and long-held cultural factors. Through a literature review, this paper explores the cultural... Find out more
Author: E. Esplen, Siyanda, Jan 2006
In various settings, small numbers of men and boys are changing their attitudes and behaviour towards women - supporting opportunities for women to earn an income outside the home, or speaking out against gender-based violence, for example... Find out more
Author: C. Harris, Reigion and Gender, Jan 2012
Based upon data collected between 2007-2011, this Religion and Gender journal paper examines the coping mechanisms used by men in Kaduna, northern Nigeria, to ward off the chaos resulting from economic instability, and the effects of... Find out more
Author: Daniel J. Smith, Brown University, Jan 2016
This paper explores the ways that ongoing social changes and transformations around gender dynamics have affected the context of intimate partner violence (IPV) in southeastern Nigeria, where increasing levels of education and employment... Find out more
Authors: Mary Adeolu, Joshua Akinyemi, Onoja Akpa, Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences , Sep 2014
Studies in sub-Saharan Africa have shown that many people engage in multiple sexual partnerships despite a high awareness of and knowledge about the contribution of such practices to the spread of HIV. The culture of masculinity in many... Find out more
Voices 4 Change, Sep 2015
Understanding men’s attitudes and practices to family, community life and relationships is crucial to improving and encouraging more equitable relationships between men and women. This Voices 4 Change Landmark Research Report is a... Find out more
Authors: Dulcy Israel (ed), M. McKenna (ed), Promundo, Jan 2008
For too long have men and boys been largely ignored in the development field, with too many assumptions that they are doing well, and that the have fewer needs than women and girls. While women and girls may lack more opportunities and... Find out more
Author: Kayode Fayemi, Women in Management, Business and Public Service, Mar 2016
The dominant narratives in the Nigerian media would have one think that the answer to societal ills is to be found in the right economic or political policies. What goes unspoken however is something deeper, and more fundamental: ethics.... Find out more
Authors: A. Lee-Shaheed, F. Shaheed, Shirkat Gah, Jan 2005
There is a myth that women's rights struggles are alien to Islamic societies. When taken as fact, these myths can lead to disengagement with contemporary women's rights discourse and deter women from standing up for their rights. By... Find out more
Oct 1999
This Sri Lanka CEDAW report describes significant advances in the status of women in the country despite the existence of strong cultural values and prejudices which continue to impede gender equality measures. There have been major... Find out more