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 (71 documents found)
Sep 2013
In this article, Girl Child Concerns, an arm of the organisation, Girls Not Brides, shares this heart-warming testimonial of a young Nigerian girl, Maimuna. Child marriage is commonplace in Maimuna’s village in Northern Nigeria; by age 12... Find out more
Authors: C. Harper, N. Jones, E. Presler-Marshall, D. Walker, Overseas Development Institute, Jul 2014
Nearly one-third of girls in developing countries marry before adulthood. Given the developing world’s ‘youth bulge’, this means that in absolute numbers it is likely that more girls are at risk of early marriage now – more than ever... Find out more
Authors: M.C. Nguyen, Q. Wodon, World Bank, Jan 2012
Child marriage remains highly prevalent today, with a global estimate of one in three women aged 20–24 marrying before the age of 18. Precise estimates for middle- and low-income countries are even higher at 40%. Child marriage has various... Find out more
Authors: C. Turner, F. Southward (ed), Anti-Slavery International, Apr 2013
It is a shocking fact that, today, servile marriage still affects potentially millions of children and adults in all regions of the world. As with all forms of slavery and slavery-like practices, the obligation to put an end to this... Find out more
Author: M. Al-Sharmani, American University in Cairo, Sep 2008
Since 2000 a series of reforms have been introduced in Egyptian family laws. These include legislation that: gives women the right to file for no-fault divorce (khul) in exchange for forfeiting their financial rights; and women in... Find out more
Mar 2004
This book documents the life-stories of a group of 32 young Zimbabwean women who were the first to be supported through their education by CAMFED International. They now hold positions of authority in their poverty-stricken rural... Find out more
Author: L. Handrahan, Taylor and Francis Group, Jun 2004
The possibility of being kidnapped is a daily reality for many young Kyrgyz women. Kidnapping by a group of drunk, male strangers, and forced marriage to one, is a constant and serious threat. Although this practice also occurs in the... Find out more
United Nations, Feb 1997
This report outlines the status of women in Indonesia as of 1997, the last time Indonesia made a submission to the United Nations Committee that monitors the implementation of CEDAW. Indonesia has had a Minister of State for the Role of... Find out more
Author: C. McEwan, Agenda Feminist Publishing, Apr 2001
In what ways does political transformation mean a change in meanings and practice of citizenship - in the relationships between individuals and the state? This paper discusses the experiences of women, particularly black women, of... Find out more
Author: D. Singerman, Apr 2003
Egypt's Personal Status Law (PSL) coalition, made up of activists, lawyers, government officials, NGO leaders, legislators, and scholars, has been lobbying for 15 years for changes to the personal status laws that govern marriage, divorce... Find out more