Women’s Rights

By Geraldine Terry  

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All over the world, women and girls are being denied their social, economic, political and civil rights. Women are being systematically discriminated against because of their gender. The aim of this book is to expose this structural discrimination across a range of areas where it occurs–in education, access to public services, in reaping benefits from trade and elsewhere. The book also explores violence against women and looks at how the hiv/aids epidemic in Africa is linked to the denial of rights to women. It places all these issues in a developmental context and looks at positive examples of women acting to transform inequalities and oppression by asserting their rights. Terry argues that sponsoring women’s rights is a moral issue and a very efficient way to pursue poverty reduction goals.

  • Women & Feminism
  • ISBN: 9781552662519
  • January 2007
  • 201 Pages
  • For sale in Canada

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  • Abbreviations
  • Interconnections
  • Women’s Human Rights: A Closer Look
  • The Threat of Cultural Relativism
  • Not a Fax from Heaven
  • The Podium and the Polling Booth
  • Women’s Economic Rights in a Globalising World
  • Sowing a Seed: The Right to Education
  • The Violence Against Women Pandemic
  • Women’s Rights Abuses Help to Spread HIV/AIDS
  • The Future is Already Happening
  • Notes
  • Index


  • Geraldine Terry

    Geraldine Terry is a social development consultant specializing in gender issues.

    Terry studied for an MA in Gender Analysis in Development in DEV 1999-2000. She is currently conducting post-graduate research, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, on the gender aspects of adapting to climate change.

    Her book Women’s Rights, aimed at a popular audience, was published in 2007 by Oxfam GB and Pluto Press.

    She also co-edited “Gender Based Violence” in Oxfam GB’s Working in Gender and Development series. This book is aimed at gender and development practitioners, and was also published in 2007.

    Geraldine recently gave a talk on gender and climate change to members of Aprodev in Copenhagen.

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