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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.
|Publisher:||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||6.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Marguerite Guzmán 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.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction: women Transforming the Battle for Human Rights Part 2 I Confronting Authoritarian Governments Chapter 3 Vera Laska Chapter 4 Eva Brantley Chapter 5 Annette Lu Hsiu-Lien Chapter 6 Dai Qing Part 7 II Struggling with Race and Ethnicity Chapter 8 Daisy L. Bates Chapter 9 Hanan Mikhail Ashrawi Chapter 10 Awiakta Chapter 11 Navanethem Pillay Part 12 III Seeking Environmental Justice Chapter 13 Dollie B. Burwell Chapter 14 Juana Beatrice Gutiérrez and the Mothers of East Los Angeles Chapter 15 Grace Thorpe Part 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 Part 21 V Making the World Safe for Children Chapter 22 Liv Ullmann Chapter 23 The International Gathering of Mothers and Women in Struggle