Youth in Developing Countries Speak Out: Females in Society

Youth in Developing Countries Speak Out: Females in Society

by Sherry M. Knowles


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This book is a compendium of essays written by 60 youth leaders aged 17-26 from 30 developing countries about the status of females in their countries. The youth discuss a wide range of topics from discrimination, child marriages, unwed pregnancies, abuse, government programs, education and religion, and provide suggestions for advancement. The candid perspectives span from positive reports to problematic situations. This book provides extraordinary accounts directly from the youth themselves about the daily conditions they live in.

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ISBN-13: 9781543936704
Publisher: BookBaby
Publication date: 12/02/2018
Pages: 506
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Sherry M Knowles is the principal of Knowles Intellectual Property Strategies (Atlanta, Georgia) (, providing global guidance on complex IP matters, litigation, licensing and prosecution strategy, policy and investor support. Ms. Knowles has over 30 years' experience in global corporate and private legal practice. In 2008 Managing Intellectual Property Magazine named Ms. Knowles among the top 10 most influential people in intellectual property, referring to her as a "patent owner's advocate". In November 2011 Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Magazine listed Ms. Knowles among the top 50 key individuals, companies and institutions that have shaped the IP marketplace in the last eight years. Ms Knowles is listed in IAM Strategy 250 (2011), IAM Strategy 300 (2012-2018), Managing Intellectual Property's Top 250 Women in IP (2014, 2016-2018), MIP IP Stars (2016, 2017, 2018) and IAM Leading Patent Professionals (2015-2018).Ms. Knowles is active in IP and policy matters in developing countries. Ms. Knowles presented the "Developed Country" keynote address at the WIPO (UN Agency) Expert Forum on International Technology Transfer (2015), and presented at the WIPO Conference on IP and Development (2016). She is the founder of The Malmar Knowles Family Foundation and The Kectil Program, which mentors over 700 youth in 52 developing countries on leadership, ethics, innovation and entrepreneurship (

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