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 (217 documents found)
Authors: A. Aremu, O. Fasan, The African Symposium, Jun 2011
To effectively live in the information age, there is the challenge of being familiar with and being able to use Information Technologies (IT) to meet daily needs. This requires some understanding of the basic concepts, principles and... 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
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
Just Associates (JASS), Jan 2015
This toolkit draws on the experience and contexts of women activists in southern Africa and beyond. While it focuses on women’s rights activists, anyone who is part of a movement for social change will find it useful. The toolkit aims to... Find out more
International Press Centre, Aug 2015
As the purveyor of important information, the news media has an important and influential role in any democracy, for both good and bad. It is key therefore that the performance of the press in covering elections is monitored and assessed... Find out more
Paradigm Initiative Nigeria, May 2016
In recent years, Nigeria has experienced exponential growth in internet access, with just the last two years witnessing 7% growth to an overall penetration of 45.1% of the population. In this time, the internet has also shown just what it... Find out more
Authors: R. Al-Zu'bi, S. Jolly, L. Narayanaswamy, Institute of Development Studies UK, Sep 2004
Mainstream perceptions of new information and communication technologies (ICTs), especially the Internet, are invariably positive, where barriers are understood to be technical rather than social. The reality is that the use of ICTs is... Find out more
Author: A. Gurumurthy, United Nations Development Fund for Women , Sep 2003
The progress in technology has encouraged many in India, Bangladesh and Pakistan to see the potential of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for social transformation and economic growth. Policy documents reflect the hope... Find out more
Author: R. Al-Zu'bi, BRIDGE, Dec 2003
The Arab digital divide is staggering, with only 18 computers per 1,000 people in the Region, compared to a global average of 78.3. This translates into an even wider gender divide due to barriers which are particularly inhibiting to women... Find out more
Author: D. Plou, Nov 2001
As Information and Communication Technology (ICT) use in Latin America and the Caribbean continues to grow, questions persist as to their gendered impacts. The period following the many world conferences of the 1990s saw women and women's... Find out more