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Equity, diversity and inclusion

 

With a focus on the UN Sustainable Development Goals 5: Gender Equality and Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities, we have published research across all of the Equality Act 2010 protected characteristics: age, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

As an organisation we believe that people from all walks of life should be able to participate in society on a level playing field. Themes around social justice and equal opportunities run though all of our publishing lists and underpin our overall strategy.

Bristol University Press and Policy Press are signed up to the UN SDG Publishers Compact. In Equity, diversity and inclusion, we aim to address the following goals:

SDG Publishers compact logoSDG 5: Gender equalitySDG 10: Reduced inequalities

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Architectures of Inequality

Gender Pay Inequity and Britain’s Finance Sector

The gender pay gap is economically irrational and yet stubbornly persistent. Focusing on the finance industry which is known for its gender pay disparity, this book explores the efforts being made to fix gendered inequities in the workplace and the factors stalling progress for the future.

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Women's Emancipation and Civil Society Organisations

Challenging or Maintaining the Status Quo?

This collection examines the nexus between the emancipation of women, and their role(s) in civil service organisations. It covers the role of social media in organising, the significance of religion in many cultural contexts, activism in Eastern Europe and the impact of environmental degradation on women’s lives.

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Minority Women and Austerity

Survival and Resistance in France and Britain

EPUB and EPDF available Open Access under CC-BY-NC-ND licence. Bassel and Emejulu explore minority women’s experiences of austerity measures in France and Britain. They demonstrate how they use their race, class, gender and legal status for collective action in the face of the neoliberal colonisation.

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Gender Based Violence in University Communities

Policy, Prevention and Educational Initiatives

EPUB and EPDF available Open Access under CC-BY-NC-ND licence. This book provides the first in-depth overview of research and practice in GBV in universities. It sets out the international context of ideologies, politics and institutional structures that underlie responses to GBV in elsewhere in Europe, in the US, and in Australia.

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What Works in Improving Gender Equality

International Best Practice in Childcare and Long-term Care Policy

EPDF and EPUB available Open Access under CC-BY-NC licence. This book provides an accessible analysis of what gender equality means and how we can achieve it by adapting best practices in childcare and long term care policies from other countries.

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Engaging with Policy, Practice and Publics

Intersectionality and Impact

Available Open Access under CC-BY-NC licence. This book examines the increasing importance of engagement with non-academic groups and actors in the co-production of knowledge and real-world influence in academic research.

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Adoption from Care

International Perspectives on Children’s Rights, Family Preservation and State Intervention

EPDF and EPUB available Open Access under CC-BY-NC-ND. This book explores how children’s rights are weighed against parents’ rights in a range of countries, and examines how governments and legal and welfare professionals balance those rights following the decision that children cannot grow up in their parents’ care.

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Women in Supramolecular Chemistry

Collectively Crafting the Rhythms of Our Work and Lives in STEM

EPDF and EPUB available Open Access under CC-BY-NC-ND licence. Drawing on research carried out by the Women in Supramolecular Chemistry network, this book sets out the extent to which women working in STEM face inequality and discrimination. It offers a path forward to inclusivity and diversity.

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Global Domestic Workers

Intersectional Inequalities and Struggles for Rights

EPDF and EPUB available Open Access under CC-BY-NC licence. Drawing from the EU-funded DomEQUAL research project across 9 countries in Europe, South America and Asia, this comparative study explores the conditions of domestic workers around the world and the campaigns they are conducting to improve their labour rights.

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The Children of Looked After Children

Outcomes, Experiences and Ensuring Meaningful Support to Young Parents In and Leaving Care

EPDF and EPUB available Open Access under CC-BY-NC licence. Based on groundbreaking original research, this book provides a comprehensive account of the issues surrounding pregnancy and parenthood for young people in and leaving care, considering the role of state as corporate parent and grandparent.

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COVID-19 in the Global South

Impacts and Responses

Bringing together a range of experts across various sectors, this important volume explores some of the key issues that have arisen in the Global South with the COVID-19 pandemic and offers vital insights into how they can be mitigated in some of the most challenging socio-economic contexts worldwide.

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Gender Inequalities in Tech-driven Research and Innovation

Living the Contradiction

ePDF and ePUB available Open Access under CC-BY-NC-ND licence. This volume centres on the lived experience of women working in tech-driven research and innovation areas in the Nordic countries.

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