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by Joni Seager

In her work as a feminist geographer and professor, Joni Seager has published numerous works on environmental policy, global status of women, and gender and climate change. The world map documenting literacy rates displayed here appears in Seager’s award-winning Atlas of Women in the World, a work in which statistics related to women are cleverly mapped. Here, much of southern Asia and Africa are shown to be high in illiteracy, while Europe and America are much less so. The pencil graphs on the right show the varying percentages of regional illiteracy rates over a ten-year period.


Joni Seager is a scholar and activist in feminist geography, global environmental policy including climate change, gender equity measurement and gender audits of institutions towards gender mainstreaming.

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21th of June, 2023

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