Ascent of Women

Ascent of Women

Book - 2013
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"This book is about the final frontier for women: having control over your own body, whether in zones of conflict, in rural villages, on university campuses or in your own kitchen. Recent studies by economists such as Jeffrey Sachs and social scientists such as Isobel Coleman claim that women who gain such control--who are not oppressed--are the key to economic justice and the end to violence in developing countries around the world. Ascent of Women will describe the perilous journey that brought women to this point. It will tell the dramatic and empowering stories of change-makers and examine the stunning courage, tenacity and wit they are using to alter the status quo. It is the story of a dawning of a new revolution, whose chapters are being written in mud-brick houses in Afghanistan; on Tehrir Square in Cairo; in the forests of the Congo, where women still hide from their attackers; and in a shelter in northern Kenya, where 160 girls between 3 and 17 are pursuing a historic court case against a government who did not protect them from rape."
Publisher: Toronto : Random House Canada, c2013
ISBN: 9780307362599
Characteristics: 311 p. ; 24 cm.

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Sep 27, 2013

a strong case is made that things are improving for women around the world. I hope Sally is right and that there will be no turning back. difficult content, very well written.

debwalker Mar 11, 2013

Two steps step back....some moments of hope and promise to illuminate what is still truly a world full of fear and hatred....

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