Global Perspectives On Women S Leadership And Gender In Equality

Author: Elena V. Shabliy
Editor: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9783030418212
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This interdisciplinary volume discusses women’s global leadership and women’s rights advancement, identifying gender inequality as a persisting societal challenge and a major barrier to human development. Drawing on intersectionality as an important analytic and methodological tool, the contributors analyse women’s leadership roles across the world, featuring perspectives on the US, Israel, and Brazil, amongst other countries. The book also contributes to the growing field of leadership, presenting cross-cultural examples and case-studies of outstanding women and female leaders, as well as discussing contemporary leadership theories, and examining obstacles to women’s leadership. Global Perspectives on Women’s Leadership and Gender (In)Equality will be an important point of reference for students and scholars across the political sciences, women’s studies, feminist philosophy, business development, and history.

Women Equality Power

Author: Helen Clark
Editor: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1760637211
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A celebration of an outstanding leader who continues to strive and work for change, and it's a rallying call for other women leaders, whether they are in positions of political, economic or social power. Helen Clark has been a political leader for more than 40 years, since first running in local elections in the 1970s. She entered parliament as a 31-year-old in 1981, led the Labour Party to victory in 1999 and was Prime Minister of New Zealand for nine years. She then took on a critical international role as Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme in New York. One of her key focuses throughout this time has been the empowerment of women and she has paved the way for other women to step up and lead. With a foreword by the Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand, this is a timely and important book. 'If more issues of importance to women are to rise to the top of political, legislative and budget priorities, more women must sit at the top tables ... Women must be drivers of development, not just passive beneficiaries of plans designed by others.' Helen Clark ONZ 'Helen Clark often said, and continues to say, that having women in leadership positions not only sends a powerful message to other women but also changes societies' perceptions of gender roles and encourages girls to believe that no door is closed to them.' Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand 'Helen Clark has reshaped our views on women and politics and the right of women to take up the mantle of political leadership.' Professor Jennifer Curtin, University of Auckland

Women And Workplace Discrimination

Author: Raymond F. Gregory
Editor: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813531373
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An attorney specializing in employee discrimination, Gregory argues that sex discrimination against working women persists; that the most effective method of eliminating it is opposing all employer discriminatory conduct, policies, and practices wherever and whenever they appear; and that such opposition is best pursued through legal challenges based on US anti-discrimination laws. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Women And Politics

Author: Lynne Ford
Editor: Westview Press
ISBN: 9780813350813
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Women and Politics is a comprehensive examination of women's use of politics in pursuit of gender equality. How can demands for gender equality be reconciled with sex differences? Resolving this paradoxical question has proceeded along two paths: the legal equality doctrine, which emphasizes gender neutrality, and the fairness doctrine, which recognizes differences between men and women. The text's clear analysis and presentation of theory and history helps students to think critically about the difficulties faced by women in politics, and about how public policies in education, labor and the economy, and family and fertility, impact gender equality. The fully-revised fourth edition explores new critical perspectives, recent political events, and current challenges to gender equality, including the 2016 presidential election and Hillary Clinton's candidacy, the fight for equal pay and paid leave, and the debate over reproductive rights and campus sexual assault. It also includes current scholarship on the intersections of race, class, and gender, and expanded coverage of minority women, women in the military, and conservative women. This text, and its two-path framework, is essential to understanding women's pursuit of equality via the political system.

Women Power And Politics

Author: Lori Cox Han
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780190620240
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This textbook provides a comprehensive assessment of women in American politics as participants, candidates, and office holders, as well as important public policies that affect women in their daily lives. Firmly grounded in current Political Science research, this textbook also providescutting-edge analysis of current topics such as gender, feminism, social media, and issues within the current gender justice movement, to name a few, in its coverage. This textbook will be timely and relevant to undergraduate students in its coverage of important topics, and will provide a strongoverview of important research in the field of women and politics for graduate students. In addition, the pedagogical features included throughout the textbook will help students develop critical thinking skills as well as provide resources to become lifelong learners on this topic.

In The Way Of Women

Editor: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1349215716
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Sex Radicals And The Quest For Women S Equality

Author: Joanne Ellen Passet
Editor: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252028045
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Passet shows that the majority of correspondents who participated in the sex radical movement resided in the Midwest and the Great Plains states, where ideas of individual freedom and sovereignty resonated particularly strongly.".

Women Employment And European Equality Law

Author: Christopher McCrudden
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Debating Women S Equality

Author: Ute Gerhard
Editor: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813529059
File Size: 54,91 MB
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Ute Gerhard places women's rights at the center of legal philosophy and sees the struggle for equality as a driving force in the history of law. Focusing on Europe and taking the course of German feminism and law as primary examples, she incorporates the various social contexts in which questions of equality and gender difference have been raised into an analysis that challenges misconceptions about the principle of equality itself. Gerhard reviews the history of women's movements in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and traces the historical development of claims to gender equality as well as obstacles to these claims. Critically exploring the influence of philosophers such as Rousseau, Fichte, and Kant, Gerhard concludes that women need to be recognized as both equal and different-that claims to equality do not simply eliminate difference, but also articulate it. Mindful of the social and political contexts surrounding equality arguments, Gerhard probes three legal issues: women's rights in the public sphere, especially the right to vote; women's legal capacities in private law, or the legal doctrine of so-called gender tutelage; and women's human rights, a prominent concern in the current international women's movement.

Women S Equality In India

Author: Kovuru Devi
Editor: Discovery Publishing House
ISBN: 9788171415632
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The book seeks to unravel the forces which have acted as an immense source of exploitation of women labour in India, particularly, in agricultural sector. The book based on an empirical study, relates to multifacet exploitation of women agricultural labourers. It is a comprehensive work on women workers and the problems of discrimination against them. Contents: Introduction, Status of Women in Indian Society, Status of Women, Women Labour, Status of Women Worker in Other Countries, Problems of Discrimination Against Woman Workers in Agriculture Sector, Conclusions and Suggestions.

Changing The Terms Of The Discourse Gender Equality And The Indian State

Author: CWDS
Editor: Pearson Education India
ISBN: 9332509387
File Size: 63,55 MB
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Changing the Terms of the Discourse: Gender, Equality and the Indian State recognizes the need to archive women's voices, roles and contributions in a largely male dominated national history. The volume not only documents but also analyses the evolution of ideas and strategies and the concrete measures that were taken to shape policies and programmes for women’s equality in India.

Women In Soviet Society

Author: Gail Warshofsky Lapidus
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520028685
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"From the earliest years of the Soviet regime, deliberate transformation of the role of women in economic, political, and family life aimed at incorporating female mobilization into a larger strategy of national development. Addressing a neglected problem in the literature on modernization, the author brings an interdisciplinary approach to the analysis of the motivations, mechanisms, and consequences of the official Soviet commitment to female liberation, and its implications for the role of women in Soviet society today. She argues that Soviet policy was shaped less by the individualistic and libertarian concerns of nineteenth-century feminism or Marxism than by a strategy of modernization in which the transformation of women's roles was perceived by the Soviet leadership as the means of tapping a major economic and political resource. Bringing together the available data, the author analyzes the scope and limits of sexual equality in the Soviet system, and at the same time places the Soviet pattern in a broader historical and comparative perspective."--Jacket.

Women S Empowerment And Global Health

Author: Shari Dworkin
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520962729
File Size: 78,96 MB
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What is women’s empowerment, and how and why does it matter for women’s health? These are questions that the University of California Global Health Institute’s (UCGHI) Center of Expertise (COE) on Women’s Health, Gender, and Empowerment aimed to answer with this book. Since 2009 the COE has brought together a multidisciplinary network of experts from across the University of California (UC) campuses and departments, along with their global partners, to advance research and education on what has become a capstone theme in the global health and development agenda: women’s and girls’ empowerment and health. Women’s Empowerment and Global Health demonstrates the outcomes of COE's commitment to advance pedagogy and present the work of thought leaders in this domain. Despite the rise of a human rights–based approach to health and increasing awareness of the synergies between women’s health and empowerment, a lack of consensus remains as to how to operationalize empowerment in ways that improve health. Women’s Empowerment and Global Health presents thirteen multidisciplinary case studies that demonstrate how science and advocacy can be creatively merged to enhance the agency and status of girls and women. The book is organized into two sections, the first focused on sociocultural, educational, and health systems interventions, and the second on economic, policy, and structural interventions. Seven of the chapters are enriched by complementary videos that provide readers with context about programs in India, Kenya, the United States, Mexico, Nicaragua, Zimbabwe, and South Africa. Women’s Empowerment and Global Health provides the next generation of researchers and practitioners, as well as students in global and public health, sociology, anthropology, women’s studies, law, business, and medicine, with cutting-edge and inspirational examples of programs that point the way toward achieving women’s equality and the positive outcome of empowerment on health.

Women In Leadership

Author: Alan Greenblatt
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Women have made huge strides in the United States since the modern feminist revolution began some 50 years ago. Women serve on the Supreme Court and as Federal Reserve chair, and a few run multinational companies like General Motors and PepsiCo. But scholars say women still have a long way to go before they enjoy parity with men. They lead only 21 of the nation's 500 largest corporations, hold less than a fifth of congressional seats and earn less on average than men for comparable work. In professional sports, female players are paid far less than men, even when they are more successful. Women's advocates are looking to Hillary Clinton, the first female presidential nominee of a major party, to win the White House and advance the cause of women's rights. A Clinton victory would end any doubts that women can achieve the highest summits of power and leadership. Some fear, however, that a Clinton loss could set back the cause of women's equality and perpetuate gender discrimination.

Women In God S Army

Author: Andrew Mark Eason
Editor: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
ISBN: 1554586763
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The early Salvation Army professed its commitment to sexual equality in ministry and leadership. In fact, its founding constitution proclaimed women had the right to preach and hold any office in the organization. But did they? Women in God’s Army is the first study of its kind devoted to the critical analysis of this central claim. It traces the extent to which this egalitarian ideal was realized in the private and public lives of first- and second-generation female Salvationists in Britain and argues that the Salvation Army was found wanting in its overall commitment to women’s equality with men. Bold pronouncements were not matched by actual practice in the home or in public ministry. Andrew Mark Eason traces the nature of these discrepancies, as well as the Victorian and evangelical factors that lay behind them. He demonstrates how Salvationists often assigned roles and responsibilities on the basis of gender rather than equality, and the ways in which these discriminatory practices were supported by a male-defined theology and authority. He views this story from a number of angles, including historical, gender and feminist theology, ensuring it will be of interest to a wide spectrum of readers. Salvationists themselves will appreciate the light it sheds on recent debates. Ultimately, however, anyone who wants to learn more about the human struggle for equality will find this book enlightening.

Women S Human Rights

Author: Niamh Reilly
Editor: Polity
ISBN: 0745637000
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Niamh Reilly explores the emergence of transnational, UN-oriented feminist advocacy for women's human rights, especially over the past three decades and identifies the main feminist influences that have shaped the movement.

Gender Talk

Author: Johnnetta B. Cole
Editor: One World
ISBN: 0345454138
File Size: 36,11 MB
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Furnishes a thought-provoking analysis of sexism and gender politics within the African-American community, tracing the historical conflict between race and gender issues, the impact of feminism, the role of the black church, attitudes toward sexuality, and popular culture, and cites the oppression of black women and the prevalence of male dominance. Reprint.

Fictional Feminism

Author: Kim A. Loudermilk
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135884404
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This book focuses on the ways in which second-wave feminism has been represented in American popular culture, and on the effects that these representations have had on feminism as a political movement. Kim Loudermilk provides close readings of four best-selling novels and their film adaptations. According to Loudermilk, each of these novels contains explicitly feminist characters and themes, yet each presents a curiously ambivalent picture of feminism; these texts at once take feminism seriously and subtly undercut its most central tenets. This book argues that these texts create a kind of "fictional feminism" that recuperates feminism's radical potential, thereby lessening the threat it presents to the status quo.

Attack Of The Fifty Foot Women

Author: Catherine Mayer
Editor: HQ
ISBN: 9780008253172
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Not a single country anywhere in the world has achieved gender equality. In more than a few countries, progress for women has stalled or is reversing. Voters in the United States chose a misogynist over a female candidate for President.

The Future Of Women S Rights

Author: Joanna Kerr
Editor: Zed Books
File Size: 75,84 MB
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Reflections of women who are active in de struggles for women's equality and empowerment are given. The book gives insights in feminist issues of the past and focuses on the challenges and strategies of the future. Discussed is: a proactive global strategy, African feminism, alternatives of the current global order, an action framework for South Asia, globalisation and reinventing the politics of a women's movement, strategies for organising feminist visions of the future and the international and post-socialist women's rights advocacy.