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

ABC-CLIO, 2011 M07 22 - 348 páginas

This book provides a much-needed survey of the discrimination and violence against women in developing countries, and identifies the literature and resources available about this topic.

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.

  • Supplies a chronology of significant events relevant to women in developing countries
  • Presents biographies of individuals who have advanced human rights for women, and others who play key policy or political roles
  • Provides a bibliography containing abstracts of selected books, handbooks, manuals, and films/DVDs that provide a wide perspective on major issues
  • Includes a glossary and basic subject index


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Background and History
Problems Controversies and Solutions
US Concerns
Biographical Sketches
Facts and Data
Directory of Organizations
Selected Print and Nonprint Resources
About the Author
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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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