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‘The _No-Nonsense Guide to Women’s Rights_ fulfils its brief very well – concise and comprehensive.’ - Oxfam GB.

Has the battle for women’s rights been won? Not when women still make up 70 per cent of the world’s poor.

This guide examines the advances that have been made – more women working, more girls being educated, but also looks beneath the surface to find out what the reality is for women all around the world. There are still hundreds of thousands of unnecessary deaths in childbirth; physical and sexual assault is commonplace and some rights are being eroded by religious fundamentalism.

About the Author: Nikki van der Gaag is a freelance writer, editor and evaluator on development issues. Prior to this she was editorial director at the Panos Institute and co-editor of the New Internationalist magazine.

Read Nikki van der Gaag’s New Internationalist blog post about The No-Nonsense Guide to Women’s Rights.

Format: Paperback
Dimensions: 180 x 110mm
Page extent: 144 pages
Publication date: October 2008 (UK), November 2008 (US)
ISBN-13: 978-1904456-99-5

Date added: August 10, 2010

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