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  • Paperback Edition
    • 978-1-4602-9970-8
    • 6.0 x 9.0 inches
    • Black & White interior
    • 114 pages
  • Keywords
    • Gender equity,
    • Feminism,
    • Women’s rights,
    • Female empowerment,
    • LGBTQ2,
    • Gender,
    • Inequity

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Gender Unchained
Notes from the equity frontier
by Lorraine Greaves and Nancy Poole

Equity remains elusive in contemporary global society. Gendered inequities abound and persist but are typically overlooked in our responses to difficult problems such as climate change, poverty, or economic crisis. Despite this blind spot, gender matters more than ever for achieving social and economic progress. Gender Unchained is a revelatory and tightly argued book that offers two ways forward. First, that we embrace the smashing of the gender binary and second, that we develop gender transformative approaches to solving the larger issues of our time. Inspirational and informational in equal measure, Gender Unchained is a well-reasoned call to action that examines many facets of gender inequity and offers realworld solutions for tackling it at the root.

“This is a must-read tour de force for women and men in all walks of life. It brings together, in a slim volume, a forensically argued case for justice and equity among genders. It not only provides 21st century reminders of the causes and costs of gender inequity across the globe, but provides us with the shared principles and tools for transformative action.” —Dr. Bobbie Jacobson OBE. Institute of Health Equity, University College, London, UK “This book is brimming with provocative clarity on the big problems of the 21st Century. It offers compelling evidence of egregious gendered inequities in all regions of the world, that call out to our collective responsibilities as leaders, global citizens, students, politicians and advocates.” —Marilou McPhedran CM. Senator and human rights lawyer, Canada "This is a fascinating wake-up call to feminists everywhere. Be prepared to be challenged. Be prepared to be inspired. Be prepared to rethink everything!” —Constance Backhouse CM. Professor of Law, University of Ottawa

Lorraine Greaves PhD is an award winning writer, researcher, and speaker and has worked across academic, health, government, education, and NGO sectors as a force for progressive change. An inspiring leader and thinker, this is her 10th book. Among many honors she has received an Honorary Doctorate, University of Ottawa; Woman of Distinction Award, Vancouver YWCA; the Augusta Stowe Gullen Award and the Laura Jamieson Award. Nancy Poole PhD is a superb catalyst for bringing knowledge to practice to make social change. A leader in facilitating virtual collaborations, she has created online research networks, virtual communities, and web-based co-laboratories. She has worked in governments, hospitals and NGOs offering creative thinking on wicked problems. Dedicated to connecting across distance and sectors, she is a maven of ideas and a respectful change agent. Greaves and Poole are the founders of Galvanizing Equity, a company devoted to advancing equity and creating a fairer world. Galvanizing Equity finds, generates and curates evidence, and translates it into practical advice, policies and programmes.


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