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The World of Women : In Pursuit of Human Rights - Janice Wood Wetzel

The World of Women

In Pursuit of Human Rights

Paperback Published: 20th October 1992
ISBN: 9780333550311
Number Of Pages: 228

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The book is concerned with social issues and problems that effect women throughout the world, the policies and practices that impinge on their human rights, and the programmes around the globe that are successfully changing their conditions. This interdisciplinary work provides a rich resource of information, linking discrimination and violence against women to family law, sex roles to sex industries, and sexual oppression to politics, education, employment, health and mental health.

Acknowledgments
Preface
Rationale
How to Use this Book
A Global Challenge: Human Rights and Womenp. 1
Anti-Discrimination and Pro-Equality Measuresp. 19
From Sex Roles to Sex Industriesp. 31
The Politics of Oppression and Actionp. 54
Education for the 21st Centuryp. 69
An Employment Imperativep. 88
A World Health Mandatep. 108
Rural Women, Mental Health and Economic Developmentp. 129
Equality, the Family, and the Lawp. 152
Women at Risk/Women in Actionp. 182
Appendix: Countries that have Ratified the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Womenp. 200
Bibliographyp. 202
Indexp. 218
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ISBN: 9780333550311
ISBN-10: 0333550315
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 228
Published: 20th October 1992
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 13

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