Publishing with Purpose
International Women's Day
The International Women's Day 2020 campaign theme is #EachforEqual. Our publishing in this area embraces this by celebrating women's achievements, raising awareness against bias and providing the evidence to support action for equality.
To mark the day we've brought together highlights from our books, journals and the Transforming Society blog below.
Read 'A reading list for International Women's Day' on Transforming Society, curated by Assistant Editor Shannon Kneis, for a commissioning editor's view on publishing on women, gender and equality.
Transforming Society highlights include this podcast with Zoe Young on work, motherhood and equality, a case study on how Torild Skard's book helped to promote women's access to political power and Helena Liu on changing the way we think about leadership.
All of this work - we hope - contributes to creating a gender equal world.
This collection of journal articles supports the International Women’s Day 2021 mission to raise awareness of gender bias, take action for equality and celebrate progress. The articles are all free to read and download throughout the month of March. The collection includes research from:
Critical and Radical Social Work
European Journal of Politics and Gender
Emotions and Society
Families, Relationships and Society
International Journal of Care and Caring
Journal of Gender-Based Violence
Journal of Poverty and Social Justice
Longitudinal and Life Course Studies
‘Social justice for all!’ The relative silence of social work in abortion rights advocacy
Elizabeth Beddoe, Trish Hayes and Jessica Steele
We would rather be leaders than parliamentarians: women and political office in Ghana
Gretchen Bauer and Akosua K. Darkwah
Taking implementation seriously in assessing success: the politics of gender equality policy
Isabelle Engeli and Amy Mazur
Framing and feedback: increased support for gender quotas among elites [Open Access]
Mari Teigen, Hege Skjeie and Rune Karlsen
A legislative gender-equality norm as a catalyst for change? Discursive convergence in the case of the Swedish Parliament
Josefina Erikson and Lenita Freidenvall
Bringing epistemology into intersectional methodology
Gendered perceptions of workaholism and the gender gap in parenting time
Tom Buchanan, Adian McFarlane and Anupam Das
'Celebrating diverse motherhood': physically disabled women's counter-narratives to their stigmatised identity as mothers
Anita Lappeteläinen, Eija Sevón and Tanja Vehkakoski
Feminist responses to sexual harassment in academia: voice, solidarity and resistance through online activism
Sundari Anitha, Susan Marine and Ruth Lewis
“I didn’t think this service was for people like us”: improving service response to BME survivors of sexual violence
Mariana Cancoro de Matos and Clare McFeely
The development of gendered occupational aspirations across adolescence: examining the role of different types of upper-secondary education
Ariane Basler, Irene Kriesi and Christian Imdorf
Articles on Transforming Society
'Promoting women’s access to political power' by Torild Skard
'Rethinking the harms of rape' by Fiona Vera-Gray
'How micro-credit helped women in Egypt have a choice' by Iman Bibars