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 (69 documents found)
Author: Afeefa Abdur-Rahman (ed), United States Agency for International Development, Feb 2015
It is now widely accepted that strategies to end violence against women and girls (VAWG) must include engagement with men and boys to be effective. This has been repeatedly shown through studies, particular from the health sector. Ending... Find out more
Africa Alliance of YMCAs, Jan 2011
This report presents the development of Africa Alliance of YMCA’s innovative ‘Transformative Masculinity in Zimbabwe’ programme, based on the Subject to Citizen (S2C) model which enables youths to transform themselves into citizens who... Find out more
CARE International, Nov 2015
Violence against women and girls kills, and devastates families and communities worldwide. Yet making progress to reduce gender-based violence is possible, and increasingly it is being recognised that engaging men and boys in such efforts... Find out more
Author: Marcia Inhorn, Department of Anthropology, Boston University, Apr 2015
Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) have quickly spread throughout the Arab world, and are a fruitful and important lens through which to view the changing nature of masculinity in the region. This is the view of Professor Marcia... 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
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
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