Women's Rights

Women's Rights

Book - 2007
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Baker & Taylor
A guide to women's rights both in the U.S. and abroad presents case studies of different countries, provides primary source documents, discusses how to research the issue, and offers an annotated bibliography of resources.

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For students in grades nine and up, Thomsen presents information on the history and current state of women's rights in the US and different contexts abroad, specifically Denmark, China, Afghanistan, and Kenya. Topics encompass violence against women, key issues and events, women's suffrage, religion and spirituality, family health and sexuality, civil rights, gender roles, and social, employment, and economic rights. Presented in the second section are primary source documents from the US and other parts of the world, such as the US 1848 Declaration of Rights and Sentiments, China's 2002 Population and Family Planning Law, and the United Nations Convention on All Forms of Discrimination Against Women. This is followed by a section containing research tools, including brief biographies of key individuals, facts, an annotated bibliography, a list of international organizations and agencies, and a chapter on how to research the women's rights movement. Thomsen is a writer and editor specializing in health care, human interest, and women's issues. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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At the dawn of the 21st century, women still have as many difficult and complex issues to deal with as ever before. From affirmative action and service in active combat, to educational rights and reproductive rights, to sexual harassment and religious leadership roles, women continue to face challenges on a daily basis.

Women's Rights examines this history and the current status of women's rights in the United States and abroad, namely Denmark, China, Afghanistan, and Kenya. This intriguing volume highlights the means by which women challenge their respective situations and cause change within their countries. With access to global communication means such as the Internet, many of these movements can now look to each other as a source for what to do or avoid to implement positive change.

& Taylor

Each volume in this contemporary series contains three sections: first is an introduction that clearly defines the issue and provides a brief history of the subject; the second section draws together significant primary source documents; and the third section gathers useful research tools such as facts and figures, brief biographies, a bibliography, and more.

Publisher: New York : Infobase, c2007
ISBN: 9780816068098
Branch Call Number: 305.42072 Tho
Characteristics: xiii, 401 p


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