Has the battle for women’s rights been won? As Niki van der Gaag points out, “it is easy to forget just how recently so many women’s rights have been won; and how many women still face violations of their rights on a daily basis.”
In this No-Nonsense Guide, van der Gaag offers a status report on the women of the world by examining issues like health, poverty, politics, law, education, the environment, violence, and sexuality. And although we are not yet living in a “post-feminist” world and change is slow in coming, it is coming.
Part of the No-Nonsense Guides series.
My first cursory read through the No-Nonsense Guide to Women’s Rights made me say “YES!” Finally a ready reckoner when I desperately need to pull out some facts and figures and haven’t much time for in-depth research. A wonderfully well done job.
– Mari Marcel Thekaekara, India
Nikki van der Gaag’s book is a refreshing and enjoyable encounter with her. In it she has made a special effort to correct many of the misconceptions and biases related to the feminist movement, to link the liberation of women who constitute half of society to the liberation of men, and to the dispossessed majority living on the earth.
– Nawal El Saadawi, Egypt
|Foreword||by Nawal El Saadawi|
|Chapter 1||Living in Interesting Times|
|Chapter 2||Birth and Death|
|Chapter 3||Poverty, Development and Work|
|Chapter 4||Blogging and Shopping: Woman as Global Consumer|
|Chapter 5||Power, Politics and the Law|
|Chapter 6||Education: A Matter of Life and Death|
|Chapter 7||Canaries of the Eco-Crisis: Women and the Environment|
|Chapter 8||A Devastating Toll: Violence Against Women|
|Chapter 9||Marriage, Sexuality and Old Age|
|Conclusion||Our President is a Woman|
|Contacts and Resources|