In 2020, UQP launched the UQP Quentin Bryce Award, which is conferred on a new title that celebrates women’s lives and/or promotes gender equality. The inaugural winner was Mununjali writer Ellen van Neerven for their poetry collection Throat, followed by Sarah Walker’s timely and brave essay collection, The First Time I Thought I Was Dying, in 2021, and Mirandi Riwoe’s short story collection about marginalised women, The Burnished Sun, in 2022.
The UK and Ireland’s major university presses have launched a new framework for collaboration. EvenUP demonstrates the commitment of UK and Irish university presses to equity, diversity, inclusivity and belonging in our workplaces, in who we work with and in what we publish. Full details are available here: https://evenup.hcommons.org/.
Springer Nature publishes primary research, policy and opinion pieces on the myriad of manifestations of gender inequality, placing us uniquely in a position to disseminate information, facilitate communication and enable change. This hub brings together a curated collection of content on SDG5 and provides an invaluable resource for scholars, policy and decision makers.
PublisHer started as an informal group in 2018, when industry leaders Bodour Al Qasimi of the IPA and Maria Pallante of the Association of American Publishers launched a network to promote women’s role in shaping leadership in the publishing business. The group seeks to focus on how exclusion and gender bias affect women in their careers and impacts on content and diversity in books, and how diversity and inclusivity can be prioritized in the publishing industry.
The Swedish publisher Olika, run by Marie Tomičić, has developed a series of books about Sweden’s top female footballer players. The goal of the publication of the series is to contribute to increased equality and representation in literature. Beyond this, Olika is a publishing house focusing on diversity for young readers, and through publishing content such as this series, Olika is clearly committed to highlighting the sustainable development goals.
In this book about women’s 150 years of freedom, equality and sisterhood, authors Marta Breen and Jenny Jordahl tell inspiring stories of the women’s movements and many hard-won battles. Written as a comic, the book is easy to read, accessible and fun, and appeals to boys and girls, men and women alike. In this way, one title can have a big impact on readers worldwide, and help to shine a light on both historical and contemporary equality issues.
AFCC is the leading festival in Asia focusing on children’s books and stories and young adult (YA) fiction. AFCC promotes the creation and appreciation of quality children’s literature and YA with a focus on Asian themes. Speakers at AFCC 2021 touched on diverse representation in books, translation, inclusivity and mental health for children.
“Our Principles of Publishing” document prepared by TPA aims to support the publishing industry and its stakeholders to accept and apply the stated principles to achieve common nominators of more equal individuals and institutions in terms of race, color, ethnic origins, age, religion, beliefs, disability status, gender, sexual identity, and sexual orientation. It also sets the rules for professional conduct.