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 (412 documents found)
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: A. Marston, Oxfam, Mar 2016
Women cocoa farmers are central to the sustainability of the cocoa supply chain, cocoa growing communities, and increasing cocoa production levels, yet their efforts too often go unrecognised. Empowering women cocoa farmers not only has a... Find out more
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
Authors: B. Babajanian, J. Hagen-Zanker, R. Holmes, Overseas Development Institute, Mar 2014
Today, the positive effects of social protection and labour programmes on core dimensions of well- being such as food consumption and access to health and education are well-recognised. However, less is known about the ability of these... Find out more
Authors: T. Kidder, C. Pionetti, Oxfam, Oct 2013
Although care is at heart a public good, responsibility for unpaid care work falls predominantly on women, contributing to their extreme poverty and social exclusion. Although changing the ways in which care is provided may take decades,... Find out more
Jan 2014
Since the Continental Launch of the African Women’s Decade (AWD) by the African Union (AU) in 2010, have African women’s rights advanced? Make Every Woman Count’s annual review of the AWD aims to evaluate the progress, or lack thereof,... Find out more
SBM Intelligence, May 2016
During the run-up to the 2015 general Election, candidates and parties made a number of promises in manifestos, through the media, and on the campaign trail. In an effort to provide accountability to these promises, SBM Intelligence have... Find out more
Author: Itunu Ajayi, PeaceWomen: Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Jan 2015
When President Buhari released his initial list of ministerial appointees, only three of the twenty nominees were women. Still, many held out hope, or at least, reserved judgement, until the second batch of names were released. Such hopes... Find out more
Silverbird Television, Mar 2015
Aired on the eve of the 2015 general Election in Nigeria, this Silverbird Television production brings together politician and legal practitioner Nkechi Chukwueke and rights activist Abimbola Ojora to discuss the contemporary prospects and... Find out more
Authors: Joy Onyesoh, Barbara Bangura, Social Science Research Network , Jan 2015
Since the return of party politics to much of Africa in the early 1990’s, many elections have engendered violence which deters women’s active participation and engagement in politics. Following previous successes in promoting peaceful... Find out more