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 (134 documents found)
Author: G. Atim, Research on Humanities and Social Sciences, Jan 2015
This paper, published in the journal Research on Humanities and Social Sciences, seeks to examine the gender specific challenges faced by the girl-child in Nigeria, despite the agreement and implementation of many landmark pieces of... Find out more
Author: A. Karam, Taylor and Francis Group, Oct 2015
Tackling the issue of child marriage requires recognition of a number of economic, structural, and social factors such as the need to support many children, a lack of educational opportunities for girls, and powerful traditions and social... Find out more
Author: E. N. O. Collins, Jan 2014
The problem of girl child education in Nigeria’s Jos North Local Government Area has socio-economic aspects related to traditional gender roles. The research presented in this article examines girl child education and its impacts, with the... Find out more
Authors: E. Samman, E. Presler-Marshall, N. Jones, Overseas Development Institute, Mar 2016
All around the world, mothers are forced to make difficult choices in how to balance work and childcare. The issue is especially bad in developing countries and amongst poorer households, with an estimated 35.5 million children under the... Find out more
Kenyatta University, Kenya, Jan 2013
What role do schools play in the construction of masculinities, and how aware of this role are teachers and parents? This paper, written by Fatuma Chege and Francis Likoye, lecturers in the Department of Educational Foundations Kenyatta... Find out more
SAVAP International, Feb 2013
Education is the key to national development and no development can take place without first developing the citizenry of the country, out-of-school/street children inclusive. The phenomenon of out-of-school/street children in Nigeria has... Find out more
Author: Aramide Kazeem, International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy Authors, Jan 2013
The purpose of this paper is to investigate the associations of gender, ethnicity, urban-rural residence, and poverty, on children'€™s unpaid work. It examines whether the Nigerian experience parallels previous research in India and Latin... Find out more
Author: Mildred Ekot, Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa, Dec 2012
This study investigated the Latchkey experiences of school-age children (5-13 years) from the perspectives of mothers in low-income families in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. A proportionate stratified random sample of 200 was drawn from... Find out more
International Labour Organization , Jan 2014
This ILO World Social Protection Report provides a global overview of the organisation of the world’s social protection systems for 2014/2015. The report takes its point of departure in the global inequities in the provision of social... Find out more
Authors: P. Britto, T. Snow, A. Williamson, K. Mankad, Plan International, Jan 2013
The rapid growth in social protection programs has been fuelled in part by the promise of its ability to reduce poverty, including emerging findings on improved child health and education outcomes. Early childhood care and development (... Find out more