Books to help you fight gender inequality

This Women’s Equality Day, learn about what still needs to change – and how you can play a part in making it happen.

A flatlay of books about the gender gap
Books to break down boundaries. Image: Mica Murphy/Penguin

We all know there’s a gender pay gap (according to the World Economic Forum, it will take 135.6 years to close it) and that women take on the bulk of unpaid caring responsibilities (Carers UK says that 58% of carers are women), but just how far off is equality for women?

This Women’s Equality Day, these eight books will help you make sense of the history of gender inequality, get to grips with how class, race and more intersect to make the problem worse for some women, and will show you what can be done to make a change.

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