The No-nonsense Guide to Women's Rights

Author: Nikki van der Gaag

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781844675029

Category: Political Science

Page: 139

View: 1427

DOWNLOAD NOW »

How much has life really changed for women during the last decade? Has the womens movement affected women all over the world? Has it changed womens relationships with men? Nikki van der Gaag answers these questions with hard, sometimes disturbing, evidence. Many women have made huge leaps forwardin legal rights, political representation, employment, education, healthbut beneath the surface the statistics are shocking. Vivid testimonies from women and men around the world explain why, especially in this post-feminist age, womens rights are still very much an issue for men and women alike. "She has made a special effort to correct many of the misconceptions and biases related to the feminist movement, to link the liberation of women who constitute half of society to the liberation of men and to the dispossessed majority living on earth." from the introduction by Nawal El Saadawi
Release

The No-nonsense Guide to Human Rights

Author: Olivia Ball,Paul Gready

Publisher: New Internationalist

ISBN: 1904456456

Category: Education

Page: 135

View: 7186

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Ball and Gready review the development of today's assumptions about human rights and introduce readers to alternative models from history and from today's human rights debate. From the material rights of citizenship to the more abstract rights of the imagination, the authors present a clear overview of today's human rights debate and prompt discussion about alternative models for the future. 'Splendid series of pocketable guides to issue politics...rigorously clear.' - The Guardian
Release

The No-nonsense Guide to World Poverty

Author: Jeremy Seabrook

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781859845660

Category: Political Science

Page: 134

View: 9689

DOWNLOAD NOW »

At the turn of the new millennium, the United Nations determined that world poverty would be halved by 2015. International agencies are all committed to "poverty abatement." The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank have renamed their structural adjustment policies "poverty reduction strategies." But can this work? No, argues Jeremy Seabrook, not if we fail to understand the meaning of poverty. Drawing on testimonies from around the world, as well as on the hard facts, he challenges the assumption that wealth overcomes poverty, and demonstrates that the opposite of "poor" is not "rich" but "self-reliant." Appealing passionately for a shared sense of "sufficiency," he gives verbal snapshots of people's lives to show how poverty shifts, changes and endures in response to the growth of wealth.
Release

The No-nonsense Guide to World Health

Author: Shereen Usdin

Publisher: New Internationalist

ISBN: 1904456650

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 159

View: 7010

DOWNLOAD NOW »

A history of modern healthcare shows that public health is largely determined by socio-economic factors.
Release

The No-nonsense Guide to Islam

Author: Ziauddin Sardar,Merryl Wyn Davies

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781859844540

Category: Religion

Page: 142

View: 9845

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Even before 11 September 2001, Muslims were generally viewed in the West as enemies of "freedom" and "progress". Yet there is far more to Islam than the stereotypical Occidental view. This No-Nonsense Guide looks at how Islam, a complex faith and civilization, can reconcile itself with the twenty-first century. Critically minded Muslims everywhere are rethinking and reformulating Islam as a contemporary moral and ethical force. Merryl Wyn Davies and Zia Sardar explain the Islamic worldview, examining the Qur'an and Islamic law (sharia), Islam in history, Islam's relationship with the West and its contemporary nature. They analyse the struggle within the faith for a more humane and holistic interpretation of their religion; examine the issues surrounding women, democracy, and economic development; and suggest how we can all move forward after 9/11.
Release

The No-nonsense Guide to Indigenous Peoples

Author: Lotte Hughes

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781859844380

Category: Social Science

Page: 144

View: 858

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Indigenous peoples have long suffered from exoticization. Outsiders elevate their beauty, remoteness and difference and do not see beyond this to the real problems they face. The No-Nonsense Guide to Indigenous Peoples looks beyond the exotic images, tracing the stories of different indigenous peoples from their first (and often fatal) contact with explorers and colonizers. Much of this history is told here by indigenous people themselves.They vividly describe why land and the natural world are so special to them; how it feels to be snatched from your family as a child because the government wants to "make you white"; why they are demanding that museums must return the bones of their ancestors; how can they retain their traditional culture while moving with the times; and what kinds of development are positive. This short guide discusses all this and more, raising countless issues for debate.
Release

The No-nonsense Guide to HIV/AIDS

Author: Shereen Usdin

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781859844595

Category: Medical

Page: 144

View: 5519

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Looks at the origins of HIV and AIDS, the way it spreads, women and AIDS, drug companies and their profits, and how people and communities around the world are fighting the disease.
Release

The No-nonsense Guide to International Development

Author: Maggie Black

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781859844311

Category: Political Science

Page: 144

View: 9310

DOWNLOAD NOW »

"All too often what passes for development improves life for the better-off, while actively hurting the very people the venture was meant to support." -- back-cover.
Release

New Agenda

South African Journal of Social and Economic Policy

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: South Africa

Page: N.A

View: 8741

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Release