All over the world, women and girls are being denied their social, economic, political and civil rights. The aim of this book is to expose this systematic discrimination wherever it occurs – in education, access to public services, in reaping benefits from trade, and elsewhere. The book also explores violence against women and looks at how the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa is linked to the denial of women’s rights. Geraldine Terry looks at positive examples of women acting to transform inequalities and oppression by asserting their rights. Terry argues that promoting women’s rights is not only a moral issue but also a very effective way to pursue poverty reduction goals worldwide.
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