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Small Guides to Big Issues
- ISBN: 9780745323480
- Extent: 216pp
- Release Date: 20 Aug 2007
- Size: 177mm x 125mm
- Format: Paperback
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- Category: Development Studies
'This small guide to women's rights is a hard-hitting exposé of one of the most important issues facing the world today.' Polly Toynbee for the Guardian
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.
About The Author
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.