Groundbreaking essays by female activists and scholars documenting women’s resistance before, during, and after the Arab Spring Images of women protesting in the Arab Spring, from Tahrir Square to the streets of Tunisia and Syria, have become emblematic of the political upheaval sweeping the Middle East and North Africa. In Women Rising, Rita Stephan and Mounira M. Charrad bring together a provocative group of scholars, activists, artists, and more, highlighting the first-hand experiences of these remarkable women. In this relevant and timely volume, Stephan and Charrad paint a picture of women’s political resistance in sixteen countries before, during, and since the Arab Spring protests first began in 2011. Contributors provide insight into a diverse range of perspectives across the entire movement, focusing on often-marginalized voices, including rural women, housewives, students, and artists. Women Rising offers an on-the-ground understanding of an important twenty-first century movement, telling the story of Arab women’s activism.
Meghan Tschanz was radically changed after witnessing the violence and oppression experienced by women around the globe. She also became keenly aware of how her own Christian culture was often complicit in the problem. As you read Meghan's transformative story, you'll be inspired to amplify your voice, confront injustice, and discover a biblical standard for gender equality.
A victim herself, Courtney Stillwell founded the feminist magazine Women Rising to create awareness about male violence. Every day in the world is a struggle between sexes, and her magazine tells all. It seems women must learn to deal with mens inherently aggressive nature because that nature cant be changed . . . or so Courtney believes, until she receives a call from one of her young writers. Ronnie wants to submit an article for publication that will reveal some startling news. Rumor has it a new biochemical weapon has been developed by the US Army that, when added to the drinking water of enemy fighters, will render them unaggressive and unwilling to fight. The drug has been field-tested on a vicious motorcycle gang with surprising results. Apparently, the drug causes men to lose all interest in women. Seeing the promise of an end to male violence, Courtney braves the wrath of the US government by bringing to light this top secret program. Her decision ignites a chain of events that causes Courtney to relive her dark past and question the very basis of her beliefs about men. She is now torn between her devotion to the magazines mission and the desire to finally find a good man to love.
In the spring of 1994, the tiny African nation of Rwanda was ripped apart by a genocide that left nearly a million dead. Neighbors attacked neighbors. Family members turned against their own. After the violence subsided, Rwanda's women—drawn by the necessity of protecting their families—carved out unlikely new roles for themselves as visionary pioneers creating stability and reconciliation in genocide's wake. Today, 64 percent of the seats in Rwanda's elected house of Parliament are held by women, a number unrivaled by any other nation. While news of the Rwandan genocide reached all corners of the globe, the nation's recovery and the key role of women are less well known. In Rwandan Women Rising, Swanee Hunt shares the stories of some seventy women—heralded activists and unsung heroes alike—who overcame unfathomable brutality, unrecoverable loss, and unending challenges to rebuild Rwandan society. Hunt, who has worked with women leaders in sixty countries for over two decades, points out that Rwandan women did not seek the limelight or set out to build a movement; rather, they organized around common problems such as health care, housing, and poverty to serve the greater good. Their victories were usually in groups and wide ranging, addressing issues such as rape, equality in marriage, female entrepreneurship, reproductive rights, education for girls, and mental health. These women's accomplishments provide important lessons for policy makers and activists who are working toward equality elsewhere in Africa and other postconflict societies. Their stories, told in their own words via interviews woven throughout the book, demonstrate that the best way to reduce suffering and to prevent and end conflicts is to elevate the status of women throughout the world.
The Catholic Social Tradition has concentrated on the labor of white males and assumes a patriarchal structure. But where are women in most papal documents and commentaries on them? Where is the home? Where are women of color, and where are women who toil in non-unionized sectors such as domestic work? Where are the women in the teachings aimed at achieving justice for migrants? These essays, written for this collection, examine these issues and use the framework of Catholic Social teaching as a context for broadening the understanding of the Church’s teaching and of scholarship.
"This edited book project will include key academic concepts as transformative learning, community resilience, cultural transformation, and transformational leadership with the objective being to identify the vision and associated values being applied during a challenge or a cultural change process particularly in women"--
Includes articles exploring leadership theories and leadership practice. This book is suitable for librarians with collections in business, management, history, politics, communication, and psychology. It is also suitable for students and teachers in courses ranging from history to psychology, and anthropology, and law.
Dieses Buch untersucht, wie die Bildungsexpansion, der Trend zur Dienstleistungsgesellschaft sowie die deutsche Wiedervereinigung die Lebensverläufe und das Familienleben ost- und westdeutscher Frauen beeinflussen. Es konzentriert sich auf die Bildungsbeteiligung, das Bildungsniveau, die Erwerbsbeteiligung, die Karriereressourcen, die soziale Herkunft, den Bildungsmatch der Partner sowie die historischen Perioden und untersucht ihre Konsequenzen auf den Eintritt von Frauen in die erste Mutterschaft sowie Partnerschaftsbildungs- und Scheidungsprozesse. Auf Basis der Längsschnittdaten des Nationalen Bildungspanels (NEPS) wurden multivariate Methoden wie z.B. die Ereignisanalyse angewandt. Die Ergebnisse deuten darauf hin, dass der Eintritt der Frauen in Mutterschaft während der Vollzeitausbildung in hohem Maße von Frauenalter, sozialer Herkunft und den politischen Maßnahmen in einem Land abhängig ist.
Men and women remain unequal in the United States, but in this provocative book, Robert Max Jackson demonstrates that gender inequality is irrevocably crumbling. Destined for Equality, the first integrated analysis of gender inequality's modern decline, tells the story of that progressive movement toward equality over the past two centuries in America, showing that women's status has risen consistently and continuously. Jackson asserts that women's rising status has been due largely to the emergence of modern political and economic organizations, which have transformed institutional priorities concerning gender. Although individual politicians and businessmen generally believed women should remain in their traditional roles, Jackson shows that it was simply not in the interests of modern enterprise and government to foster inequality. The search for profits, votes, organizational rationality, and stability all favored a gender-neutral approach that improved women's status. The inherent gender impartiality of organizational interests won out over the prejudiced preferences of the men who ran them. As economic power migrated into large-scale organizations inherently indifferent to gender distinctions, the patriarchal model lost its social and cultural sway, and women's continual efforts to rise in the world became steadily more successful. Total gender equality will eventually prevail; the only questions remaining are what it will look like, and how and when it will arrive.
Accumulation of assets to enable the diversification of activities has been established as crucial in helping the rural poor escape poverty. The empowerment of women has been identified as a way to overcome inefficiencies in the allocation of resources within the family and so improve agrarian households’ productivity. However, achieving diversification is not necessarily empowering for women and some initiatives may worsen their position. This book uses the information collected in original household surveys conducted in rural areas in four countries to investigate the links between women’s position in the household, diversification strategies, labour market participation and poverty reduction. The book centres on country-specific chapters that provide an in-depth focus on an issue of relevance to the location and that tease out the interplay between female empowerment and development in that context. In particular, the chapters examine: Landlessness in Ethiopia Feminization of the agricultural labour market in Andhra Pradesh, India Female labour supply and women’s power within the household in Uganda Disadvantages faced by female-headed households in Zimbabwe The analysis calls for caution in assuming that labour market expansion necessarily acts to empower women and emphasizes the role female access to assets can have in facilitating diversification and escaping poverty. It will appeal to all those studying development economics, with particular interest in areas such as diversification, poverty and female empowerment.