The Unfinished Revolution
Voices From the Global Fight for Women's RightsBook - 2012
This book tells the story of the global struggle to secure basic rights for women and girls, including in the Middle East where the Arab Spring raised high hopes, but the political revolutions are so far insufficient to guarantee progress. Around the world, women and girls are trafficked into forced labor and sex slavery, trapped in conflict zones where rape is a weapon of war, prevented from attending school, and kept from making deeply personal choices in their private lives, such as whom and when to marry. In many countries, women are second-class citizens by law. In others, religion and traditions block freedoms such as the right to work, study or access health care. Even in the United States, women who are victims of sexual violence often do not see their attackers brought to justice. More than 30 writers, including Nobel Prize laureates, leading activists, top policymakers, and former victims, have contributed to this anthology. Drawing from their personal experiences, they tackle some of the toughest questions and offer bold new approaches to problems affecting hundreds of millions of women. This volume shows that the fight for women's equality is far from over.
Publisher: New York : Seven Stories Press, ©2012
Branch Call Number: 305.42 U569 2012
Characteristics: xviii, 361 pages,  pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm