Women's Rights

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Pluto Press, 2007 M08 20 - 201 pages
What are the global challenges of the twenty-first century? All over the world, women and girls are being denied their social, economic, political and civil rights, Geraldine Terry, seeks to expose this structural discrimination across a range of areas where it occurs.Denial of women's equality occurs in education, access to public services, in reaping benefits from trade and in domestic violence. Increasingly too, the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa has become linked to the denial of rights to women. By looking at positive examples of women acting to transform inequalities and oppression by asserting their rights, Terry argues that sponsoring women's rights is not only a moral issue but also an efficient way to pursue poverty reduction.The Small Guides to Big Issues series de-bunks myths and raises questions about the global economic and political system and how it works. They are designed for campaigners and activists, students and researchers, and anyone interested in looking behind the headlines. Produced in partnership with Oxfam, each book provides an informative and thought-provoking guide to current trends and debates, and what needs to happen in order to end poverty and injustice.

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Geraldine Terry is a social development consultant specialising in gender issues. She has worked for Oxfam, and various other non-governmental organisations, and currently works on development aid projects funded by the British government's Department For International Development and the European Union. She has a wide experience of working with women in developing countries.

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