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Women in the Third World : a reference handbook

Author: Karen L Kinnear
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©1997.
Series: Contemporary world issues.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This up-to-date volume describes how issues such as family relations, violence, health care, work, and politics affect the status of women in Third World countries. Providing a detailed chronology of the significant events, cases, and statutes relevant to women in the Third World, the book also contains biographical sketches of the women who have played key roles in politics, social activism, education, and other  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Kinnear, Karen L.
Women in the Third World.
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©1997
(DLC) 97017330
(OCoLC)36922972
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Karen L Kinnear
ISBN: 058508601X 9780585086019 9780874369229 0874369223
OCLC Number: 42856112
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 348 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: 1. Introduction and Overview. Third World versus First World Women. Gender Roles and Inequality. Patriarchy. Education. Family Relations. Health Care. Violence against Women. Women and Work. Politics and the State's Role in the Status of Women. Female Refugees. Women's Rights as Human Rights. Role of International Conferences and Conventions --
2. Chronology --
3. Biographical Sketches --
4. Facts and Statistics. The Status of Women in the Third World. International Agreements --
5. Directory of Organizations --
6. Selected Print Resources --
7. Selected Nonprint Resources --
Appendix. Third World Countries.
Series Title: Contemporary world issues.
Responsibility: Karen L. Kinnear.

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This up-to-date volume describes how issues such as family relations, violence, health care, work, and politics affect the status of women in Third World countries. Providing a detailed chronology of the significant events, cases, and statutes relevant to women in the Third World, the book also contains biographical sketches of the women who have played key roles in politics, social activism, education, and other important areas. Facts and statistics concerning women's lives and status in developing countries are presented, as are a list of international agreements, a directory of organizations, and a detailed listing of print and nonprint resources including Internet sites. Students, educators, journalists, legislators, and women's advocacy groups will find Women in the Third World a valuable resource for the available research on this timely topic.

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