Women in the Third World: A Reference Handbook (Contemporary by Karen L. Kinnear

By Karen L. Kinnear

Ladies within the 3rd international discusses themes corresponding to the prestige of ladies; entry to and enrollment in colleges and universities; entry to treatment; felony prestige; activities that husbands can take opposed to their better halves as approved through legislations; and the level to which girls are thought of property.This quantity additionally offers biographical sketches of famous ladies leaders, statistical info, facts on courses, and summaries of print and nonprint assets. scholars, educators, reporters, coverage makers, women's heart group of workers, and someone attracted to the prestige of ladies within the 3rd international will locate this a very good study software.

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Chapter 7 includes an annotated list of nonprint resources, including films and videocassettes as well as relevant sources of information that can be found on the Internet. Page 1 1 Introduction and Overview The United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women held in 1995 in Beijing focused renewed attention on the status and condition of women throughout the world. In many countries, women find themselves discriminated against, denied basic human rights, and considered second-class citizens. This chapter provides an overview of women in developing countriestheir status, the conditions in which they live, and many of the social, political, and economic forces that affect them.

This document provides a resource for students, writers, and researchers as well as professionals in the field. While much progress has been made in alleviating many of the problems that women in the Third World face, many areas still exist in which improvements can be made. International laws, as well as many national laws, prohibit various forms of discrimination against women, but in reality, discrimination still exists. For example, although an amendment to the Childhood Page xiv Marriage Act in India in 1978 raised the minimum age at which a girl could be married to 18 years, in practice many girls younger than 15 are married.

Page 1 1 Introduction and Overview The United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women held in 1995 in Beijing focused renewed attention on the status and condition of women throughout the world. In many countries, women find themselves discriminated against, denied basic human rights, and considered second-class citizens. This chapter provides an overview of women in developing countriestheir status, the conditions in which they live, and many of the social, political, and economic forces that affect them.

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