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No-Nonsense Guide to Women’s Rights, 2nd edition

By Nikki van der Gaag  

No-Nonsense Guide to Women’s Rights, 2nd edition
  • Paperback / softback

Has the battle for womenÂ’’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.

  • Paperback / softback, 144 pages
  • ISBN 9781897071489
  • Published November 2008
  • EPUB
  • ISBN 9781771130684
  • Published November 2008


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

Table of Contents

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

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