Women in Developing Countries: A Reference Handbook: A Reference Handbook

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ABC-CLIO, Jul 22, 2011 - 348 páginas
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Because of improvements in communication technologies, the West has become increasingly aware of horrific examples of ongoing discrimination and violence against individual women in developing countries. As a result, more attention is being paid to the gender bias and hardship that women in developing countries face in their everyday lives, and the importance of these women in economic development and the alleviation of poverty is starting to be recognized.

Women in Developing Countries: A Reference Handbook addresses topics like the status of women in developing countries; their access to education, health care, and the political process; their legal status; the extent to which they are considered property; female genital mutilation and other harmful practices; and other timely issues. This book also provides statistical information, data on selected nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and other organizations set up to improve the lives and advance the status of women, and sources of further information in print and nonprint media.

 

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Background and History
1
Problems Controversies and Solutions
35
US Concerns
77
Chronology
107
Biographical Sketches
141
Facts and Data
175
Directory of Organizations
243
Selected Print and Nonprint Resources
279
Glossary
315
Index
317
About the Author
349
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Karen L. Kinnear, MA, is a sociologist with over 30 years of experience in sociological, economic, and statistical analyses.

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