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Equality, Diversity & Inclusivity (EDI)

Outline of resources, collections and library initiatives related to key areas in Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity

"I raise up my voice - not so I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard... We cannot succeed when half of us are held back."

- Malala Yousafzai, activist for education

Library Titles

Housewives and citizens book cover

Housewives and Citizens : Domesticity and the Women's Movement in England, 1928-64

This book explores the contribution that five conservative, voluntary and popular women's organisations made to women's lives and to the campaign for women's rights throughout the period 1928-64.

Engaging men in gender equality

Engaging Men in Building Gender Equality

Engaging Men in Building Gender Equality contributes to the positive impact of efforts to engage men in progress towards gender equality. Some chapters’ contributions are practical, exploring the promise and problems of areas such as  violence prevention, sexual and reproductive health, parenting, education, and work.

Culture of women in tech

The Culture of Women in Tech : An Unsuitable Job for a Woman

This book offers a critical analysis of the contemporary and global tech culture and exposes the gender bias of masculine tech ideology and stereotypes.

Learning To Be Old cover

Learning To Be Old

Taking the stance that learning to be old is just as valuable a life-skill as learning to be an adult, this book examines the culture surrounding ageing in North America, including ageism, medicalisation, and the difficulties faced by older women.

Podcast Recommendations

Podcast Recommendations



The Irish Times Women's Podcast 

A podcast from the Irish Times hosted by Kathy Sheridan, Roisin Ingle, Laura Kennedy and a selection of other Irish journalists. It takes a deep dive into current events and social issues from a women's perspective. 


The Guilty Feminist 

Hosted by comedian Deborah Frances-White with a regular guest co-hosts including Irish comedian Alison Spittle. The Guilty Feminist discusses social and cultural norms through a feminist lens, striving to overcome the insecurities and hypocrisies that undermine the pursuit of equality. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll smash the patriarchy.


The Feminist Book Club

Featuring discussion of books with a feminist approach, interviews with feminist authors, and readings from feminist texts.


Reading Women  

Reading Women aims to raise the profile of women writers through the format of a book club podcast. Each episode's readings are focused on a theme, either focused on the content (such as nature writing or magic) or the authors themselves (showcasing trans women or Pacific Islanders). 


The Bechdel Cast

Want to know how your favourite films measure up on the Bechdel Test? Each episode of this podcast examines a film in detail, rating its portrayal of women. Spoiler alert; the pass rate is not high.