World of Women by Janice W. Wetzel
eBook Title: World of Women
Publisher: New York University Press (September 1, 1992)
Category: Politics & Social Sciences
Subcategory: Social Sciences
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The multitude of problems facing the world's women can be distilled to one central issue: human rights. Continually treated as a marginal special interest group by governments, legal systems, and misogynist cultural traditions, they shoulder a disproportionate measure of the burden of overpopulation, homelessness, hunger, alcohol and drug dependency, illiteracy, and violence in the home, the community and the world.
This insightful new book examines the social issues and problems that affect women throughout the world, the policies and practices that impinge on their human rights -- such as purdah and ritual genital mutilation -- and the programs around the globe that are successfully changing their conditions. The World of Women is an interdisciplinary book which provides a rich resource of information, linking discrimination and violence against women to family law; sex roles to sex industries; and sexual oppression to politics, education, employment, health and mental health. While many of the domestic problems of the world's women may seem insurmountable, Wetzel, emphasizing the unity found in diversity, offers the hope that, with global partnership, their solutions can be realized.