Women and Girls Rising

Women and Girls Rising

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A growing body of evidence demonstrates that improvements in the status of women and girls a€“ however worthy and important in their own right a€“ also drive the prosperity, stability, and security of families, communities, and nations. Yet despite many indicators of progress, women and girls everywhere a€“ including countries of the developed world a€“ continue to confront barriers to their full and equal participation in social, economic, and political life. Capturing voices and experiences from around the world, this work documents the modern history of the global womena€™s movement - its many accomplishments and setbacks. Drawing together prominent pioneers and contemporary policymakers, activists, and scholars, the volume interrogates where and why progress has met resistance and been slowed, and examine the still unfinished agenda for change in national and international policy arenas. This history and roadmap are especially critical for younger generations who need a better understanding of this rich feminist legacy and the intense opposition that womena€™s movements have generated. This book creates a clear and forceful narrative about womena€™s agency and the central relevance of womena€™s rights movements to global and national policy-making.. It is essential reading for activists and policymakers, students and scholars alike.a€œWomena#39;s Votes Decisive in 2012 Presidential Race, a€ Center for American Women in Politics press release, 7 November 2012, ... The Restaurant Opportunities Centers United Forward Together, The Glass Floor: Sexual Harassment in the Restaurant Industry, 7 October 2014, ... The Leadership Conference Education Fund, Economic Security for Women and Families: A 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 86.

Title:Women and Girls Rising
Author:Ellen Chesler, Terry McGovern
Publisher:Routledge - 2015-06-19


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