Women Reshaping Human Rights: How Extraordinary Activists Are Changing the World

Women Reshaping Human Rights: How Extraordinary Activists Are Changing the World

by Marguerite Guzman Bouvard
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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 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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Booknews
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)
Feminist Bookstore News
The activists' fight to uphold women's rights as human rights. These 'ordinary' women tell their own stories of political activism.
Choice
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780585196138
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
05/01/1996
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
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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