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 (201 documents found)
Author: S. D. Galloway, Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Nova Southeastern University , Jan 2014
Throughout recorded history, women have been dehumanised, subjugated, and silenced. Although progress is occurring, this story is still true to too many women, especially in the developing world. Half a billion Muslim women inhabit... Find out more
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: 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
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: 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
Authors: F. Banda, C. Chinkin, Minority Rights Group , Aug 2004
Although both minority and indigenous men and women experience discrimination, it is minority and indigenous women who most suffer multiple discriminations and therefore have less access to education, health and other services and... Find out more
Authors: J. Hemmings, S. Khalifa, Foundation for Women's Health Research and Development, Jan 2013
This report presents the results of three participatory ethnographic evaluation research (PEER) studies, carried out as part of the CREATE Youth-Net project, which aims to safeguard young people in three European countries (the United... Find out more
United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, Sep 2011
This fact sheet by UN Women presents an overview of the situation women currently face in the Philippines, as well as the various ways in which UN Women has been supporting governments and civil society. Five themes are summarised in their... Find out more
Authors: P. Uwineza, E. Pearson, Jun 2009
In 2003, Rwanda elected 48.8 percent women to its lower house of parliament, giving it the world's highest percentage of women in a national legislature. This paper from the Institute for Inclusive Security highlights the importance of... Find out more