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 (20 documents found)
Author: A. Warner, International Center for Research on Women, USA, Jan 2013
In 2013, a multi-country research effort was initiated to ensure that girls’ voices would guide the global development agenda. Implemented by the research firm 2CV, in close collaboration with local research partners and NGOs, the goal of... Find out more
Agency for Co-operation and Research in Development , Mar 2014
The Agency for Cooperation and Research in Development (ACORD), has released a landmark publication that details the voices of African women and girls in the post Millennium Development Goals discussion. African women and girls at the... Find out more
Author: K. Paik, Women's Refugee Commission, Jun 2014
In collaboration with implementing partners, the Women’s Refugee Commission tested promising approaches in adolescent girls’ programming by applying the learning from development contexts in pilot programmes in three displacement settings... Find out more
Equality Now, Jan 2014
“What if instead of being treated as someone’s property to be betrothed, raped, abused, sold, with no power over her destiny, a girl is healthy, safe, educated, and empowered?” The opening question of this Equality Now report asks this... Find out more
Jan 2014
Emerging from a human-centered project involving 32 girl co-designers in Nigeria, this guidebook for prototyping the establishment of safe spaces for women and girls began by listening to the girls and some of the people in their lives.... Find out more
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
Author: A.D. Okonkwo, Jan 2013
Despite the deadly HIV/AIDS pandemic being widely well known, and over two decades of safe-sex communication and condom social marketing in Nigeria, unmarried people continue to engage in unprotected sex. Understanding their perspectives... 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
British House of Commons, Jan 2014
This second session report of the British House of Commons Home Affairs Committee on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) presents the case for a national action plan. The introduction lays out the various types of FGM, the history and extent... Find out more
Authors: M. Grant, K. Hallman, Population Council, USA, Jan 2006
Using data collected in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, in 2001, this paper examines the factors associated with schoolgirl pregnancy, as well as the likelihood of school dropout and subsequent re-enrolment among pregnant schoolgirls. This... Find out more