9781250045287

Uprising A New Age Is Dawning for Every Mother's Daughter

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  • ISBN13:

    9781250045287

  • ISBN10:

    1250045282

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 3/4/2014
  • Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books

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Summary

From Africa to Asia to the Americas, women are the key to progress on ending poverty, violence, and conflict. Award-winning humanitarian and journalist Sally Armstrong shows us why empowering women and girls is the way forward, and she introduces us to the leading females who are making change happen, from Nobel Prize winners to little girls suing from justice. Uprising tells dramatic and empowering stories of change-makers and examines the stunning courage, tenacity and wit they are using to alter the status quo. From mud-brick houses in Afghanistan to the forests of Congo, where women still hide from their attackers, to a shelter in northern Kenya, where 160 girls between 3 and 17 have won an historic court case against a government who did not protect them from rape, to Pakistan, where Malala Yousafzai is fighting for the rights of women everywhere, Uprising is about the final frontier for women: having control over your own body, whether in zones of conflict, in rural villages, on university campuses or in your own kitchen. In this landmark book that ties together feminism and our global economy, Sally Armstrong brings us the voices of the women all over the world whose bravery and strength is changing the world as we know it.

Author Biography

Human rights activist and journalist SALLY ARMSTRONG has covered stories about women and girls in zones of conflict all over the world. Her eye witness reports have earned her awards including the Gold Award from the National Magazine Awards Foundation. She received the Amnesty International Media Award in 2000, 2002 and 2011, and she was a member of the International Women’s Commission, a UN body whose mandate is assisting with the path to peace in the Middle East.

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction: The Making of a Revolution 1
1. The Shame Isn’t Ours, It’s Yours 21
2. Scriptured Oppression 51
3. Cultural Contradictions 81
4. Herstory 112
5. Breaking the Cycle of Poverty 141
6. The Ascent of Women 173
7. The Final Frontier 202
8. The Anatomy of Change 215
Conclusion: Here Come the Girls 246
Acknowledgements 257
Selected Bibliography 261
Index 267

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