According to the United Nations, which has gender equality as one of its Sustainable Development Goals:
"Women and girls represent half of the world’s population and, therefore, also half of its potential. Gender equality, besides being a fundamental human right, is essential to achieve peaceful societies, with full human potential and sustainable development."
UNICEF research shows that one in four girls aged between 15-19 are neither employed, nor in education and training, compared with one in ten boys.
In this section of our guide, you'll find information resources which focus on feminism and gender equality from different perspectives, including history, politics, society, arts and culture, science and more.
The Library has access to several archives, both in its own Special Collections and Archives, as well as digitised collections, which cover subjects relating to gender, feminism, women's rights and related topics.
We've curated a list below, together with information about major archives and collections held elsewhere (some of which are available online). Materials in these archives cover centuries of history, and include letters, images, data, interviews, campaign materials and much more, often offering fascinating first-hand insights into lives and events. Contextual information and essays are often provided to help with interpretation.
As a member of the Newcastle University community, you are able to access the Library's subscription to Box of Broadcasts (BoB).
Take a look at the Library-curated playlists available on BoB:
Newcastle University is a member of the Athena SWAN charter that promotes gender equality in research and academia.
The Gender Research Group at Newcastle University brings together a large number of scholars from different areas across the University.
NU Women supports all women employed at Newcastle University. The network is open to anyone who works at the university and we provide a voice for staff working in every aspect of the university, at all levels.
Take a look at the following NUSU societies:
Below are some organisations that focus on gender equality and women's rights. Take a look...