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Cover for August 1980 - Issue 90 - Women: Sisterhood's Success

August 1980's Issue

Over the last decade much has been done to advance women’s equality. This month we look at how women are working together to gain their rights. Second of a two-part report on Women and World Development.

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Featured in issue 090

Food First

… being the book that destroyed the myths about food scarcity causing the world’s hunger.

The human factor

This month’s books include an overview of the world’s major development problems and a resource pack that helps teachers communicate them.

A Glimpse of the Future

Women in Sweden. Anuradha Vittachi looks at the Western nation that’s done most for female equality.

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Bailing the ocean with a teacup

Penny Sanger looks at the work of MATCH, a Canadian-based women’s centre keen on meeting the needs of Third World Women.

Starting Again

Judy McLard on the problems of older women and one who decided to fight the loneliness.

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Sexual Politics

By cartoonist Nicole Hollander.

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Old ideas die slowly

Susan Hurlich meets some of the ‘new women of Cape Verde’.

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Union Maids

Bonnie Alter and Martha Tabor talk about their experiences as feminists and trade unionists.

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Nigeria

Liberating the family

The need for good day care. Genevieve Leslie explains an important goal of the women’s movement.

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The Triple Day

Virginia Smith visits a Christian women’s group in Lima.

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Breaking the Silence

Indian women against rape and dowry deaths. By Neerja Chodhury.

Sisterhood's Success

Wayne Ellwood outlines the history of women’s oppression and looks at what is being done about it.

Growing Hungry

It’s official. Bigger harvests don’t stop malnutrition.

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Inflation and OPEC

Blame the Arabs’ has been the defensive cry of every beleaguered finance minister, central banker and business publication since 1973 when inflation joined death and taxes as one of the undeniable certainties of life.

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Sticking to the rhythm

Rhythm methods of contraception work much better in theory than in practice.

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Let them eat steak

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Where did you say?

British radio and television are reckoned to be among the best in the world.

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Slow Relief

Drought, pestilence, war, starvation - again Africa hits the headlines.

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10 economic myths

Does repeating a thing make it true? The followers of mainstream economic dogma must surely think ‘Yes’. After the financial crash of 2008 and the malaise ever since, they haven’t changed their tune much. Their prescriptions don’t work but the patients – you or me – are still being dosed with ‘freemarket’ medicine. We’ve worked on this edition in the spirit of providing something of an antidote. The economic bottom line is inevitable, say the powers that be. Just the way things are. Well, we – and an ever-growing legion of dissenting economists and fed-up-to-the-back-teeth members of the general public – say, ‘No’. These cherished myths are causing real harm and we need to ditch them.

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