The Unfinished Revolution: Voices from the Global Fight for Women's Rights

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Minky Worden
Policy Press, Jul 4, 2012 - Social Science - 384 pages

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Women's rights have progressed significantly in the last two decades, but major challenges remain in order to end global gender discrimination. The unfinished revolution: Voices from the global fight for women's rights outlines the recent history of the battle to secure basic rights for women and girls, including in the Middle East where the hopes raised by the Arab Spring are yet to be fulfilled. This anthology opens with a foreword by Christiane Amanpour and features essays by more than 30 writers, activists, policymakers and human rights experts, including Nobel laureates Shirin Ebadi and Jody Williams. Most important are contributions from women who have fought against human rights abuses and have become agents of change. Contributors propose new workable solutions to ongoing rights violations including human trafficking and harmful traditional practices such as child marriage and female genital mutilation. As a whole, the book shows that the struggle for women's equality is far from over and is essential reading for everyone involved in the fight to realise the full potential for half the world's population.
 

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Contents

Minky Worden
1
WOMENS RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS
10
17 Ellen Chesler
17
chapter 2
29
Technologys Quiet Revolution for Women
41
PART 2
51
61 Sussan Tahmasebi
61
73 Esraa Abdel Fattah with Sarah J Robbins
73
167 Nisha Varia
167
179 Mark P Lagon
179
PART 5
197
209 Meghan Rhoad
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221 Gauri van Gulik
221
WOMEN AND HEALTH
229
239 Nadya Khalife
239
249 Agnes Odhiambo
249

79 Samer Muscati
79
93 Christoph Wilcke
93
CONFLICT ZONES
107
117 Dr Hawa Abdi with Sarah J Robbins
117
129 Anneke Van Woudenberg
129
139 Georgette Gagnon
139
in Afghanistan
147
PART 4
157
259 Marianne Mollmann
259
PART 7
267
277 Sheridan Prasso
277
287 Graša Machel and Mary Robinson
287
297 Judith Sunderland
297
PART 8
305
chapter 30
317
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As Director of Global Initiatives for Human Rights Watch, Minky Worden develops and implements international outreach and advocacy campaigns. She previously served as Human Rights Watch's Media Director, as an adviser to Democratic Party chairman Martin Lee in Hong Kong, and as a speechwriter at the Justice Department in Washington, DC. She is the editor of China's Great Leap (Seven Stories Press, 2008), and co-editor of Torture (The New Press, 2005).

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