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Global Women's Issues: Women in the World Today, extended version

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Janni Aragon, University of Victoria

Mariel Miller, University of Victoria

Copyright Year: 2012

ISBN 13: 9781622399253

Publisher: BCcampus

Language: English

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Reviewed by Hollie Andrews, RN full time faculty at NECC, Northern Essex Community College on 4/14/21

Covers multiple areas of interest but there is no index or glossary. There are tons of references though. read more

Reviewed by Debbie Engelen-Eigles, Faculty, Century College on 12/27/20

The book is comprehensive in the range of issues it addresses, but falls short in the coverage of these issues. The main issues one would want to address--education, health, poverty, armed conflict, the environment, power and decision-making,... read more

Reviewed by Arlene Sgoutas, Professor, Gender Women and Sexualities Studies, Metropolitan State University of Denver on 12/3/20, updated 2/26/21

The text makes explicit that it will cover all the 12 critical areas of concern identified in the Beijing Declaration in 1995, and it does. As noted by other reviewers, focusing primarily on women's experiences in developing nations and the Global... read more

Reviewed by Jeana Jorgensen, Instructor, Butler University on 2/8/20

The book seems fairly comprehensive in its global scope, though as other reviewers have noted, there is an almost exclusive focus on developing nations and the Global South, which might seem to imply that women in developed nations and the Global... read more

Reviewed by Michele Ren, Associate Professor, Radford University on 1/13/20

I teach an Intro to Women's and Gender Studies with a subtitle "Women in the World." Finding a text that is truly global -- not just the global north or the global south -- and easy for students to read/comprehend is difficult, likely because... read more

Reviewed by Marsha Tongel, Associate Professor, Point Park University on 8/31/19

The book is comprehensive and covers in detail the issues affect women globally that emerged from the 4th U.N. World Conference on Women held in Beijing, China in September of 1995. The range of issues discussed in the book is extensive. The... read more

Reviewed by Aimee Richardson, Adjunct Faculty, American University on 2/1/18

This book is a comprehensive overview on an in depth subject. The author does a nice job of touching on one subject per chapter. This is perfect for an undergraduate intro class on Global Women's issues since most of the chapters can be an... read more

Reviewed by Monika Sawhney, Associate Professor, University of North Carolina at Charlotte on 2/1/18

I very strongly feel that as far as comprehensiveness is concerned, this book does a good job. I specialize in women's health and primarily work in the area of women and children with a special emphasis on girl child. What I really like about this... read more

Table of Contents

  • Overview: Interview with Ambassador Melanne Vereer
  • Chapter 1: Women and Poverty
  • Chapter 2: Women and Education
  • Chapter 3: Women and Health
  • Chapter 4: Violence Against Women
  • Chapter 5: Women, Girls and Armed Conflict
  • Chapter 6: Women in the Economy
  • Chapter 7: Women in Power and Decisionmaking
  • Chapter 8: Institutional Mechanisms for the Advancement of Women
  • Chapter 9: Human Rights of Women
  • Chapter 10: Women and the Media
  • Chapter 11: Women and the Environment
  • Chapter 12: Rights of the Girl Child
  • Conclusion
  • Bibliography: Additional Resources
  • Versioning History

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  • About the Book

    We cannot solve global challenges unless women participate fully in efforts to find solutions. Female participation in the private sector is a crucial economic driver for societies worldwide. Economic security benefits every facet of a woman's life, with positive effects on the health, education and vitality of families. Learn about women who are changing their societies for the better. This book is based on the twelve critical areas of concern identified in the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995: The burden of poverty on women, unequal access to education and training, inequalities and inadequacies in and unequal access to health care and related services, violence against women, the effects of armed or other kinds of conflict on women, including those living under foreign occupation, inequality in economic structures and policies, inequality between men and women in the sharing of power and decision-making at all levels, insufficient mechanisms at all levels to promote the advancement of women, lack of respect for and inadequate promotion and protection of the human rights of women, stereotyping of women and inequality in women's access to and participation in all communication systems, especially in the media, gender inequalities in the management of natural resources and in the safeguarding of the environment, and persistent discrimination against and violation of the rights of the girl child. This extended version of Global Women's Issues: Women in the World Today includes, for each chapter, a summary, key words, multiple choice questions, discussion questions, essay questions, and a list of additional resources. Copies of the original book are also available in Arabic, Portuguese, and Spanish.

    About the Contributors


    Dr. Janni Aragon (BA/MA San Diego State University, MA/PhD UC Riverside) is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Political Science at the University of Victoria. She has taught courses on American Politics, Political Theory, Gender and Politics, Feminist Theory, Gender and International Relations, Model United Nations Simulation, Internship in Political Science, as well as numerous Women's Studies courses at the University of Victoria and San Diego State University. Her research interests include: Gender and Politics, American Politics, Women and Technology, Third Wave Feminisms, Social Movements, and Transnational Feminism. She has been published in New Political Science, Women's Studies Quarterly, and the International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics. She is currently working on a project focused on pedagogy, popular culture, and technology entitled, "Feminist Pedagogical Border Crossing: Using Popular Culture to Teach Globalization to the 'Net Gen.'"

    Dr. Aragon was the 2011-13 Chair of the Academic Women’s Caucus at UVic. In this capacity, Aragon represents all women faculty and librarians at all equity, diversity, and human rights meetings. She also sits on the Senate in the Learning and Teaching Committee. She also served as the 2010-11 President of the Caucus for Women and Gender Justice for the Western Political Science Association (WPSA). She has served as the Chair of the Gender and Politics section and Teaching, Research, and Professional Development section of regional political science associations. Dr. Aragon and Dr. Kathleen Jones co-coordinated the Feminist Theory Conference at the WPSA in 2009.

    Mariel Miller is an Educational Design Specialist in the Department of Technology Integrated Learning. She works with instructors and programs to facilitate learning through designing, developing, and refining online courses. Her research and professional interests include the design and use of online environments to support regulation of learning as a dynamic and social process. Specifically, her SSHRC funded doctoral research centres on leveraging scripting and visualization tools to support teams to regulate collaboration.

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