From Outrage to Courage Women Taking Action for Health and Justice

ISBN-10: 1567513905
ISBN-13: 9781567513905
Edition: 2008
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Description: From sex-selective abortions to millions of girls who are "disappeared," from ninety million girls who do not go to school to HIV/AIDS spreading fastest among adolescent girls, women face unique health challenges, writes Anne Firth Murray. In this  More...

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List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Common Courage Press
Publication date: 9/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.078

From sex-selective abortions to millions of girls who are "disappeared," from ninety million girls who do not go to school to HIV/AIDS spreading fastest among adolescent girls, women face unique health challenges, writes Anne Firth Murray. In this searing cradle-to-grave review, Murray tackles health issues from prenatal care to challenges faced by aging women. Looking at how gender inequality affects basic nutrition, Murray makes clear the issues are political more than they are medical. In an inspiring look, From Outrage to Courage shows how women are organizing the world over. Women's courage to transform their situations and communities provides inspiration and models for change. From China to India, from Indonesia to Kenya, Anne Firth Murray takes readers on a whirlwind tour of devastation-and resistance.

Foreword
Prologue: Darkness and Light
Critical Issues Faced by Resource-Poor Women
Who is Worth Studying?
Turning a Blind Eye to Key Issues
Women's Health, Poverty, and Rights
Women and Poverty
Health Defined
Women and Human Rights: A Slow Dawning
Why Focus on Women?
From the Beginning, A Deadly Preference
How Do Girls Go Missing?
Demographic Imbalance and its Societal Effects
Signs of Changing Times
Childhood: The Hope of Education and the Persistence of Discrimination
Unequal Access to Nutrition and Health Care
The Great Hope of Education
A Violent Practice: Female Genital Mutilation
Other Current Challenges: Child Labor and Trafficking
Adolescence: Change and Vulnerability
Adolescence: A Time of Change
Early Childbearing and Early Marriage
The Female Face of HIV/AIDS
The Maternity Death Road: Reproductive and Sexual Health
Reproductive Choice: Women's Access to Contraception
Safe and Legal Abortion: A Healthy Choice
Sexually Transmitted Infections
The Evolving Field of Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights
The Reading of the Names
Violence against Women: Abuse or Terrorism?
The Nature and Prevalence of Domestic Violence against Women
More Family Violence: "Honor" Killing and Dowry Death
Countercurrents against the Tide of Domestic Violence
Women Caught in Conflict and Refugee Situations
The Nature of Present-Day War
The Devastating Effects of War on Women
The Breakout of Conflict
Flight and Forced Migration
Unequal Access to Safe Haven
Life in a Refugee Camp
The Aftermath of Conflict
Laboring in a Globalized World
Women's Work: Unrecognized and Undervalued
Measuring Work: Not!
Informal "Paid" Work
Globalization: Boon or Bane for Women?
Moving to the City for Pay
Sex Trafficking
Sex Work by Choice
Taking Action
Aging in a Man's World
Demographics and the Feminization of Aging
What Does it Mean to be Elderly?
A Lifetime of Work
Older Women as Caregivers
Health Consequences of a Lifetime of Work
Social Exclusion and Loss
Characteristics of Older Women in Poorer Countries
Hopeful Signs
Turning the World Rightside Up
The Global Women's Movement
From Development to Human Rights to Paradigm Change
The Nature of Feminist Activism
Endnotes
Bibliography
Some Useful Resources
Gratitudes and a Personal Note
Permissions
Index
About the Author

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