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 (26 documents found)
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
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
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: F. Machirori, Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa, Jan 2014
In 2012, trained journalist and blogger Fungai Machirori established Her Zimbabwe, the country’s first web-based platform for women. Machirori is also a contributor to other platforms, such as the Mail and Guardian’s ‘Voices of Africa’,... Find out more
Author: Caroline Sugg, BBC Media Action, Oct 2014
Doubly marginalised by both gender and age, there are an estimated 600 million adolescent girls in the world, many of whom live a bleak existence. For these girls, exclusion from basic public services, lack of autonomy, and vulnerability... Find out more
Author: N Abdulmelik (ed), Jul 2013
In 50 years, what kind of Africa can we envision, and then proceed to achieve? What are the non-negotiables? What agenda will see a true transformation of the world in which we live? What factors will enable us to not simply survive, but... Find out more
Author: A. Grizzle (ed), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization , Jan 2012
Produced by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), the aim of the Gender-Sensitive Indicators for Media (GSIM) is to contribute to gender equality and women’s empowerment in and through media of all... Find out more
Author: A. M. Goetz, Development and Change Journal, Jan 2007
There is a myth that women are less corrupt than men. Some aid donors have cited statistical evidence that countries with larger numbers of women in politics and in the workforce have lower levels of corruption. That this finding can be... Find out more
Author: R. Kapur, Glasshouse Press, Jan 2005
In India, the law reform campaigns of the women's movement over the past few decades have focused in part on sexual wrongs, including rape, domestic violence and dowry murders, sexual harassments, obscenity and trafficking. Likewise, the... Find out more