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 (91 documents found)
Authors: G. Owoyemi, O. Olusanya, American Journal of Business and Management, Jan 2014
When the UN declared 1975 - 1985 the ‘decade for women’, they did not know it was to serve as a precursor to several national and international constitutions that would be used to address and suppress unequal power relations between men... Find out more
Authors: D. Jayasinghe, R. Noble, ActionAid International, Jun 2016
This ActionAid UK briefing explores the relationship between gender inequality and economic diversification in the context of export manufacturing in the developing world, drawing on the work of feminist economists and scholars to identify... Find out more
Authors: I. C. Igbanugo, M. C. Uzonwanne, R. U. Ezenekwe, International Journal of Economics, Commerce and Management, Mar 2016
Small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs) are a major driver of economic growth in developing countries, and with between 31-38% of SMEs run by women, it is vital to recognise and support women entrepreneurs as a critical component of... Find out more
Authors: C. L. Moses, M. Olokundun, H. Falola, Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, Jan 2016
Particularly in developing nations, the development of women entrepreneurship has recently gained the attention of practitioners, policy makers, and even more importantly, academics. This is a trend consequent upon the fact women's... Find out more
Authors: D. M. Mihail, Christiana O. Ogbogu, International Journal of Business and Social Science, Feb 2016
In most parts of the world, the workplace has persistently reproduced gender segregation, wage inequality, sex discrimination, sexual harassment and under-representation of women in key management positions. As women have made gains in... Find out more
Authors: R Balakrishnan, L. McGowan, C. Waters, Solidarity Center, Mar 2016
All over the world, women are coming together to organise, demand fair treatment, and address gender discrimination. Such solidarity and cooperation is critical to realising women’s rights and economic justice. This report, produced... Find out more
World Bank Publications, Jan 2013
Demographic transitions, structural change, technological progress, and global volatility are all changing the world of work. Yet traditional farming and self-employment remain dominant in many countries, representing almost half of all... Find out more
Authors: U. M. Urim, D. O. Imhonopi, F. O. Ahmadu, Covenant University, Jan 2014
The interplay between gender, politics and industry in Nigeria over the last few decades has undermined the role and participation of women in industrial development in Nigeria. That is the argument put forth in this chapter of the book... Find out more
Author: D. S. Cobble, Solidarity Center, Feb 2012
This report offers a critical review of the English-language research on gender equality and labour movements in order to identify “best practice” case studies of unions engaged in building democratic, just, and humane societies around the... Find out more
Authors: Francis Akubuilo, Monica Omeje, International Journal of Advancements in Research & Technology, Oct 2012
Despite continued barriers to girl and women education in Nigeria, recent trends in enrolment at various levels of education show improvement in favour of their educational attainment. This paper, published in the international Journal of... Find out more