This free access collection of research articles and book chapters encourages you to ask questions, broaden understanding with new perspectives, and engage with social equity, providing historical and geographic context, as well as contemporary insights. Whether you are a researcher, instructor, student, policymaker, or interested reader, Wiley has provided content across nine broad research categories relating to equity, to inform your further research and activism.
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SDG16 promotes a world that ensures equal access to justice for all by developing transparent and inclusive institutions of global governance and protecting fundamental freedoms. Research plays a key role in supporting the development of public policy and in promoting a better way forward. For this hub, Springer Nature brings together cutting-edge research on law, politics, criminology, public policy and more, looking to a future that builds peaceful, just and strong societies and institutions.
A workshop on National Book and Reading Policies for Africa was held in Nairobi, June 2019. Both the workshop and follow-up seminar validated the African Union Continental Framework on Book and Reading Policy, intended to support quality education for national development in 42 anglophone and francophone African countries. Furthermore, the collaboration is seen as instrumental to the attainment of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development, in particular SDG 4: Quality Education.
The Parliamentary Book Club is an initiative whereby Australians get to nominate a book they think their leaders must read. Launched in 2019, it invites all parliamentarians to read the selected book, and then participate in a meeting at Parliament House to join the author in a discussion of the book’s main themes. The intention is that the books will lay the foundation for discussion around aspects of Australian life, which could inform and inspire new ways of thinking.
In a democracy, the rights of authors and publishers to create and distribute their works in complete freedom is critical. The IPA’s Freedom to Publish Committee challenges violations and drives dialogue around issues related to the freedom to publish. The IPA also awards the prestigious Prix Voltaire to recognise exemplary courage in upholding the freedom to publish. Nominees have usually published controversial works amid pressure, threats, intimidation and harassment.