An artists impression of feminist books on a shelf.
An original artwork by Anne Muntges

Additional links and reading

The following readings may be of interest for those who wish to read up on topics in more depth. Please note some of these require access to libraries or may require payment to access.

Impact of initiatives and research

Gregory-Smith, I. Positive Action Towards Gender Equality: Evidence from the Athena SWAN Charter in UK Medical Schools. An International Journal of Employment Relations. 2018;56(3): 463-483. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjir.12252

Joshi, A., Neely, B., Emrich, C., Griffiths, D., & George, G. Gender Research in AMJ: An Overview of Five Decades of Empirical Research and Calls to Action. Academy of Management Journal. 2015; 58(5): 1459–1475. https://doi.org/10.5465/amj.2015.4011

Other resources:

Action on gender equality:

Business Action for Women - A coalition of companies working together to achieve progress for women.

Business in the Community - Gender Equality Campaign A network of UK employers who are working to advance equality for women.

European Institute for Gender Equality The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) is an autonomous body of the European Union, established to contribute to and strengthen the promotion of gender equality, including gender mainstreaming in all EU policies and the resulting national policies, and the fight against discrimination based on sex, as well as to raise EU citizens’ awareness of gender equality.

There are a number of United Nations bodies with specific foci on gender equality

UNESCO. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Its declared purpose is to contribute to promoting international collaboration in education, sciences, and culture in order to increase universal respect for justice, the rule of law, and human rights along with fundamental freedom proclaimed in the United Nations Charter.

UN Global Compact. The United Nations Global Compact is a non-binding United Nations pact to encourage businesses worldwide to adopt sustainable and socially responsible policies, and to report on their implementation.

UNICEF. The United Nations Children’s Fund, originally known as the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, was created by the United Nations General Assembly on 11 December 1946, to provide emergency food and healthcare to children and mothers in countries that had been devastated by World War II. It is now the world’s leading organisation working for children in danger.

UN Women. The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, also known as UN Women, is a United Nations entity working for the empowerment of women

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Understanding Gender Inequality

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