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 (298 documents found)
Author: H. Wright, Saferworld, Oct 2014
Research tells us that socially constructed gender norms which associate masculinity with power, violence and control can play a role in driving conflict and insecurity. Examining the reasons behind this, ‘Masculinities, conflict and... Find out more
Author: C. Harris, Reigion and Gender, Jan 2012
Based upon data collected between 2007-2011, this Religion and Gender journal paper examines the coping mechanisms used by men in Kaduna, northern Nigeria, to ward off the chaos resulting from economic instability, and the effects of... Find out more
Author: R. Morrell, International Journal for Equity in Health, Dec 2011
To what degree can carework help men to foster gender equitable attitudes and practices? To help answer this question, researchers undertook a study in South Africa, with the purpose of examining the relationship between men who engage in... Find out more
Author: Tazreen Hussain, International Foundation for Electoral Systems , Mar 2016
How can men and women work together in leadership, particularly when a country is experiencing conflict or is undergoing a political transition? That is the question that was posed by the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (... 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
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, Jul 2015
Media and Masculinities, a Voices 4 Change report, sets out to explore the influence of Nigeria’s blossoming media on the perceptions and behaviours of boys, men, women and girls around masculinity, and assess the media’s impact on the... Find out more
Voices 4 Change, Mar 2016
Differences in the way Nigerian men and women are socialised and valued, together with disparities in their abilities to access power, resources and key roles in society, create an imbalance of power within relationships, households, and... Find out more
Author: P. J. Kareithi, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization , Jan 2013
With the aim of concisely explaining the concept of hegemonic masculinity in the context of media content, UNESCO have produced this brief which introduces the topic, describes how the media portrays and globalises hegemonic masculinities... Find out more
Author: Gilia Banks, Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory, Dec 2015
Hosted by the Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC), this blog by Gilia Banks examines masculinity in Nigeria from the perspective of rebellion vs conformity to power. From a young age, right through... Find out more