The Women's Atlas

The Women's Atlas
The Women's Atlas
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A feminist remapping of the world The Women's Atlas  is a visual testament to the state of women worldwide today. Easy to read infographics make complex statistics about the state of women globally accessible. To really begin to tackle the inequity between the genders a nuanced and highly researched approach is needed. This book is another weapon in the arsenal of women tackling inequality.

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‘This is not just an atlas about women. It’s a feminist remapping of the world.’
- Joni Seager

Joni Seager’s award-winning The Women’s Atlas illustrates the status of women worldwide today.

Through cutting-edge infographics, the atlas portrays how women are living across continents and cultures:

  • Gender Equality • LGBTQIA+ Rights
  • Literacy and Information Technology
  • Feminism • Domestic Violence
  • Work and the Global Economy
  • Changing Households • Motherhood
  • Government and Power • The Culture of Beauty, and much more.

The result is the most comprehensive and accessible global analysis of key issues facing women: the advances that have been made and the distances still to be travelled.

‘The Women’s Atlas puts inequality into clear, confronting perspective and inspires us to do more for all women.’
Rosie Batty, Domestic Violence Campaigner and 2015 Australian of the Year


Written by Joni Seager.

Published by NewSouth Publishing.

208 pages. 

23cm x 17cm.

Adult non-fiction; infographics/atlas.

Born on November 19, 1954, Joni Seager has dedicated her life to being an activist for women and the environment. Seager has written thirteen books within her life, specializing in global studies specifically looking into feminist geography and global environmental policies. One of her most famous works is The Women’s Atlas, which has five editions to the award-winning book. This book discusses the numerous issues that women all over the world face today that includes motherhood, women at work, equality, and other problems. She is currently a global studies professor at Bentley University, and was a former staff member of the Global Environmental Studies at York University. In the past Seager has taken part in several global gender and environmental policies with the United Nations and UNESCO. She consulted the United Nations on adding gender perspectives into some of their work. With UNESCO Seager helped with the division on economic and social affairs regarding gender within water policy. Seager has won eight different awards and honors such as the Rockefeller Humanities Fellow in 2001. She currently does not have a twitter page or an official webpage.

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