Joni Seager: The Women's Atlas
The Women's AtlasBy Joni Seager
Available October 25 2018 £14.99
Buy via Myriad Publishing or HERE
An invaluable feminist resource, hip cultural conversation about feminism, and example of cutting-edge data visualization, this beautifully designed new edition of Seager's award-winning atlas matches the mood of the moment with bold, vivid infographics to illustrate the status of women worldwide and the diversity of their experiences.
Joni Seager's visually stunning survey of up-to-the-minute global data redefines what is meant by an atlas. Comprehensive and accessible, her incisive prose combined with the creative use of illustration, charts and infographics portray as never before how women are living across continents and cultures, the advances that have been made, and the distances still to be travelled.
The result is the most up-to-date global analysis of key issues facing women today: gender equality, literacy and information technology, feminism, the culture of beauty, work and the global economy, changing households, domestic violence, LGBTQ rights, government and power, motherhood, and more.
* In 2018 Iceland was the first country to make the Gender Pay Gap illegal
* 58% of young adults newly infected with HIV are women
* In the last three years, four countries have removed criminal laws against gays and lesbians: Mozambique, Seychelles, Nauru and Belize
* 40% of women in South Africa will be raped in their lifetime
* Feminist ‘right to pee' movements are challenging the lack of public toilets for women in many countries
* A woman is murdered by her intimate partner every 3 days in France and Japan, and every 30 hours in Argentina
A life-saver and page-turner… This will add to everyone's knowledge and power. Nobody should be without this book. Gloria Steinem
Not only offers a global view of the lives of women, it also shows their desires to effect revolutionary change. - Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, President of Iceland 1980–1996
This one-of-a-kind book brings women's lives out of the shadows. Every page lights up injustices and makes clear the work that remains to be done - Leymah Gbowee, 2011 Nobel Laureate and Liberian peace activist