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International Women’s Day in 2016

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Girl Up by Laura Bates, I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai and We should all be feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

This year’s theme is #PledgeForParity, recognising the need to accelerate gender quality across all cultures in education and the workplace.

Girl up by Laura Bates

Girl up by Laura Bates

Laura Bates of Everyday sexism discusses societal expectations reinforced by the media of female body image and how women should act.

I call myself a feminist edited by Victoria Pepe, Rachel Holmes, Amy Annette, Alice Stride, Martha Mosse

I call myself a feminist edited by Victoria Pepe, Rachel Holmes, Amy Annette, Alice Stride, Martha Mosse

Twenty-five women under 30, from a variety of backgrounds, write about what it means to be a feminist in 2015.

#Girlboss by Sophie Amoruso

#Girlboss by Sophie Amoruso

Sophia Amoruso charts her rocky path to becoming the founder and CEO of Nasty Gal, a successful fashion empire.

I am Malala: the girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai and Christine Lamb

I am Malala: the girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai and Christine Lamb

Malala Yousafzai, the youngest-winning Nobel Prize laureate, writes about her campaign for every girl’s right to an education.

We should all be feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

We should all be feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Distinguished novelist presents the argument: What does ‘feminism’ mean today? See Chimamanda’s TED Talk on YouTube:

The hidden face of Eve: women in the Arab world by Nawal El Saadawi

The hidden face of Eve: women in the Arab world by Nawal El Saadawi

Egyptian feminist calls on her experiences working as a doctor, witnessing prostitution, honour killings and sexual abuse, that could be prevented by an increase in girl’s education.

What Works: gender equality by design by Iris Bohnet

What Works: gender equality by design by Iris Bohnet

Bohney draws on global research to suggest how organisations can implement gender equality.

Headscarves and hymens: why the Middle East needs a sexual revolution by Mona Eltahawy

Headscarves and hymens: why the Middle East needs a sexual revolution by Mona Eltahawy

Detailed analysis of female oppression experienced the Middle East, propagated by a political and economic system that treats women as second-class citizens in many North African countries.

The trouble with women by Jacky Fleming

The trouble with women by Jacky Fleming

A humorous and heavily visual book addressing how women have been put into the “Dustbin of History”.

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