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- DescriptionFrom 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 for justice. Uprising examines the stunning courage, tenacity, and wit these change-makers are using to alter the status quo. From mud-brick houses in Afghanistan to the forests of Congo to a shelter in rthern Kenya, where 160 girls have won an historic court case against a government who did t protect them from rape, 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, Sally Armstrong brings us the voices of the women all over the world whose bravery is changing the world as we kw it.
- Author BiographyHuman 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.
- Author(s)Sally Armstrong
- PublisherThomas Dunne Books
- Date of Publication01/05/2014
- SubjectGender Studies / Gay & Lesbian Studies
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintThomas Dunne Books
- Out-of-print date09/09/2015
- Weight454 g
- Width156 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine27 mm
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