|| A historic moment for women's rights / Christiane Amanpour -- Revolutions and rights / Minky Worden. -- A Revolution in Thinking: Women's Rights are Human Rights. The shoulders we stand on: Eleanor Roosevelt and roots of the women's rights revolution / Ellen Chesler ; How women's rights became recognized as human rights / Charlotte Bunch ; Technology's quiet revolution for women / Isobel Coleman. -- Revolutions and Transitions. Islamic law and the revolution against women / Shirin Ebadi ; A civil society-led revolution? Promoting civil society and women's rights in the Middle East / Sussan Tahmasebi ; After the Arab Spring, mobilizing for change in Egypt / Esraa Abdel Fattah with Sarah J. Robbins ; Women in Iraq: losing ground / Samer Muscati ; Saudi women's struggle / Christoph Wilcke. -- Conflict Zones. Devastating remnants of war: the impact of armed conflict on women and girls / Jody Williams ; Under siege in Somalia / Dr. Hawa Abdi with Sarah J. Robbins ; Confronting rape as a weapon of war in the Democratic Republic of Congo / Anneke Van Woudenberg ; "I was sold twice": harmful traditional practices in Afghanistan / Georgette Gagnon ; Letters in the night: closing space for women and girls in Afghanistan / Rachel Reid. -- The Economies of Rights: Education, Work, and Property. Unequal in Africa: how property rights can empower women / Janet Walsh ; Cleaning house: the growing movement for domestic workers' rights / Nisha Varia ; Ending trafficking of women and girls / Mark P. Lagon ; Do no harm: "post- trafficking" abuses / Elaine Pearson. -- Violence against Women. A needed revolution: testing rape kits and US justice / Sarah Tofte ; Violence against immigrant women in the United States / Meghan Rhoad ; Behind closed doors: domestic violence in Europe / Gauri van Gulik. -- Women and Health. Maternal mortality: ending needless deaths in childbirth / Aruna Kashyap ; Photo essays: the unfinished revolution in images ; Lasting wounds: female genital mutilation / Nadya Khalife ; Fistula: giving birth and living death in Africa / Agnes Odhiambo ; Fatal consequences: women, abortion, and power in Latin America / Marianne Mollmann. -- Political Constraints and Harmful Traditions. Claiming women's rights in China / Sharon K. Hom -- A long march for women's rights in China / Sheridan Prasso -- Girls not brides / Graca Machel and Mary Robinson -- Damned if you do, damned if you don't: religious dress and women's rights / Judith Sunderland. -- The Next Frontier: a Road Map to Rights. Funding an unfinished revolution / Gara LaMarche ; The challenge of changing the world for women / Liesl Gerntholtz -- The revolution continues / Dorothy Q. Thomas.
|| This book tells the story of the global struggle to secure basic rights for women and girls, including in the Middle East where the Arab Spring raised high hopes, but the political revolutions are so far insufficient to guarantee progress. Around the world, women and girls are trafficked into forced labor and sex slavery, trapped in conflict zones where rape is a weapon of war, prevented from attending school, and kept from making deeply personal choices in their private lives, such as whom and when to marry. In many countries, women are second-class citizens by law. In others, religion and traditions block freedoms such as the right to work, study or access health care. Even in the United States, women who are victims of sexual violence often do not see their attackers brought to justice. More than 30 writers, including Nobel Prize laureates, leading activists, top policymakers, and former victims, have contributed to this anthology. Drawing from their personal experiences, they tackle some of the toughest questions and offer bold new approaches to problems affecting hundreds of millions of women. This volume shows that the fight for women's equality is far from over.