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Of Women: In the 21st Century (Paperback)
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Of Women: In the 21st Century (Paperback)

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Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 01/03/2018
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This book starts from the position that gender injustice is the greatest human rights abuse on the planet. It blights First and developing worlds; rich and poor women. Gender injustice impacts health, wealth, education, representation, opportunity and security everywhere. It is no exaggeration to describe the position of women as an apartheid, but it is not limited to one country or historical period. For this ancient and continuing wrong is millennial in duration and global in reach. Only radical solutions can even scratch its surface. However, the prize is a great one: the collateral benefits to peace, prosperity, sustainability and general human happiness are potentially enormous. All this because we are all interconnected and all men are of women too.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141985350
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 179 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 14 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
A vital book on how we bring about gender equality -- Jeremy Corbyn
Thought-provoking ... Chakrabarti draws in every chapter on stories from India or Kenya or Latin America as well as home ... This book is likely to appeal to people who have frankly had enough of reading about the politics of waxing or the deeper meaning of Beyonce, and who worry that western feminism is in danger of disappearing up itself in pursuit of rather glossy and superficial concerns, but still don't for one minute think the battle is won ... A welcome global perspective on gender injustice -- Gaby Hinsliff * Guardian *
[A] crisp, contemporary treatise on the rights of women ... punchy, passionate and fiercely rational ... If just half of her ideas were put into practice, gender equality could be well within reach * New Internationalist *
A powerful polemic ... An informative and impassioned primer * Huck Magazine *
Festival of Ideas 2018: Imagining the Impossible

Festival of Ideas 2018: Imagining the Impossible

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Tuesday 5th June 11:00 - Sunday 17th June 19:00

Waterstones York will once again be the official bookseller at the York Festival of Ideas which this year has the theme - 'Imagining the Impossible'.

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“Thought provoking”

A passionate analysis of the position of women in society across the globe that considers what changes need to be made to reduce inequality and human rights abuses. There are some disturbing statistics – from numbers... More

Hardback edition
30th December 2017
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“Not just Of Women but of basic human rights!”

I was sent a copy of Of Women: In the 21st Century by Shami Chakrabarti to read and review by NetGalley.
I have always admired and respected Shami Chakrabarti and enjoyed watching her debating on programmes such as... More

Hardback edition
4th December 2017
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