Women Reshaping Human Rights: How Extraordinary Activists Are Changing the World [NOOK Book]

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In Women Reshaping Human Rights ,ordinary yet extraordinary women tell their stories, in their own words. Their deeds span continents and have profoundly affected millions worldwide.Readers will meet Vera Laska, who as a teenager joined the resistance against the Nazis in Czechoslovakia; Dai Qing, who fights the Communist Party's grip upon the media and government in the People's Republic of China; and Juana Beatrice Gutierrez and the Mothers of East Los Angeles, who challenge drug dealers and toxic polluters ...
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Women Reshaping Human Rights: How Extraordinary Activists Are Changing the World

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Overview

In Women Reshaping Human Rights ,ordinary yet extraordinary women tell their stories, in their own words. Their deeds span continents and have profoundly affected millions worldwide.Readers will meet Vera Laska, who as a teenager joined the resistance against the Nazis in Czechoslovakia; Dai Qing, who fights the Communist Party's grip upon the media and government in the People's Republic of China; and Juana Beatrice Gutierrez and the Mothers of East Los Angeles, who challenge drug dealers and toxic polluters threatening their neighborhood.

Professor Bouvard provides a complete biography of every activist. The stage is thus set for each individual, who recounts real-life stories of courage that sadly until now have gone unnoticed. Finally we hear the voices of those who have transformed the quest for human rights.

This volume is divided into five sections: Confronting Authoritarian Governments, Struggling with Race and Ethnicity, Seeking Enviromental Justice, Upholding Women's Rights as Human Rights, and Making the World Safe for Childern.

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Stories of 17 women who have struggled for human rights throughout the world during the 20th century but have been largely overlooked by the conventional literature. They are depicted confronting authoritarian governments, struggling with race and ethnicity, seeking environmental justice, upholding women's rights as human rights, and making the world safe for children. Paper edition (unseen), $18.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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hought-provoking and energizing. The activists cover a half century of work in making each woman's part of the world a more just place and joining peoples throughout the world in their efforts to advance more broadly defined human rights.
Feminist Bookstore News
The activists' fight to uphold women's rights as human rights. These 'ordinary' women tell their own stories of political activism.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780585196138
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/1/1996
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 319
  • File size: 8 MB

Meet the Author

Marguerite Guzm n Bouvard is a resident scholar with the Women's Studies Program at Brandeis University. She is the author of books in the fields of political science, psychology, women's studies, and poetry.
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Table of Contents


Chapter 1 Introduction: women Transforming the Battle for Human Rights
Chapter 2 I Confronting Authoritarian Governments
Chapter 3 Vera Laska
Chapter 4 Eva Brantley
Chapter 5 Annette Lu Hsiu-Lien
Chapter 6 Dai Qing
Chapter 7 II Struggling with Race and Ethnicity
Chapter 8 Daisy L. Bates
Chapter 9 Hanan Mikhail Ashrawi
Chapter 10 Awiakta
Chapter 11 Navanethem Pillay
Chapter 12 III Seeking Environmental Justice
Chapter 13 Dollie B. Burwell
Chapter 14 Juana Beatrice GutiƩrrez and the Mothers of East Los Angeles
Chapter 15 Grace Thorpe
Chapter 16 IV Upholding Women's Rights as Human Rights
Chapter 17 Gertrude Mongella
Chapter 18 Jessica Neuwirth and Equality Now
Chapter 19 Navanethem Pillay
Chapter 20 Zhu Hong
Chapter 21 V Making the World Safe for Children
Chapter 22 Liv Ullmann
Chapter 23 The International Gathering of Mothers and Women in Struggle
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