Albrecht, Lisa, and Rose M. Brewer, eds. (1990). Bridges of Power: Womens Multicultural Alliances. Philadelphia: New Society Publishers. Conference Coordinator, Mount Holyoke College, Office of the President, South Hadley, MA 01075-1496, tel 413-538-2500.
A collection of stories about building womens alliances, including the welfare rights movement, to an informal group of Black women writers and filmmakers. Insight into the race, class, and gender issues which impact womens participation in alliances and womens groups. A constant theme of this publication is leadership roles for women within womens own cultural communities and families. It also documents how women are organizing alliances for change across international borders. The active role of feminists in Hong Kong and Peru are included in the text, along with excerpts from lectures about womens leadership within the Native American and African American communities.
Amnesty International (1991). Working for Freedom: A Human Rights Education Pack. London: AI British Section. ISBN 873328060. Amnesty International USA, 53 W. Jackson Blvd., #1162, Chicago, IL 60604.
The rights of women and young girls is a complicated and lengthy topic, embracing all aspects of life. This education pack seeks to act as an introduction to some basic issues that can be taken up through the many publications that have been produced for schools.
Hill Gross, Susan, and Mary Hill Rojas (1990). Contemporary Issues for Women in Africa South of the Sahara; Contemporary Issues for Women in Latin America; and Contemporary Issues for Women in South Asia. St. Paul: The Upper Midwest Womens History Center. Manual with handouts and slide presentation, $85.00. Manual with handouts only, $35.00. The Upper Midwest Womens History Center, c/o Hamline University, C-1924, 1536 Hewitt Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55104-1284, tel 612-644-1727, fax 612-926-2958.
Three separate instructional units on Africa South of the Sahara, Lain America, and South Asia for secondary to adult students. Themes of women and family, work, life stages, health, education, and empowerment are investigated. Readings, statistics, and participatory exercises. Copyright permission allows instructors to photocopy handouts.
Hill Gross, Susan, and Mary Hill Rojas (1992). Meeting the Third World Through Womens Perspectives: Contemporary Women in South Asia, Africa, and Latin America. St. Paul: The Upper Midwest Womens History Center. Manual with handouts and slide presentation, $45.00. Manual with handouts only, $30.00. See previous address.
Emphasizing geography, the exercises and readings in this global education unit introduce high school students to the Third World by focusing on the perspectives of women. Students consider how to define family and work, read about the everyday lives of Third World women, and consider how change is brought about by programs that benefit--and are often organized by--Third World women. Glossary, outline maps, and selected bibliographies are included. Copyright permission allows instructors to photocopy handouts.
Hill Gross, Susan, and Mary Hill Rojas (1993). Third World Women, Family, Work, and Empowerment; Contemporary Women in South Asia, Africa, and Latin America. St. Paul: The Upper Midwest Womens History Center. Manual with handouts, 2 slide presentations, and VHS video cassette presentation with guide, $95.00. Manual with handouts only, $35.00. See previous address.
Meant to introduce undergraduates, educators, and general audiences to the contemporary concerns of women in the Third World and their contributions to the welfare of their families and their countries development. Instructions, participant exercises, readings, selected bibliographies, and glossary. Copyright permission allows instructors to photocopy handouts for students.
Kerr, Joanna (1993). Ours by Rights--Womens Rights as Human Rights. London: Zed Books. North-South Institute, Zed Books, London, 57 Caledonian Rd., London NI 9BV, United Kingdom, and 165 1st Ave., Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716.
The book presents the views of women who are leading the struggle for gender equality in their own countries. It provides insights into the reality of womens oppression and their battles to change their lives. It explores current approaches to advancing the rights of women and outlines the tasks ahead, including lobbying policy makers, legal reform, and altering social attitudes.
Tomasevski, Katarina (1991). Women and Human Rights. London: Zed Books. Zed Books, London, 57 Caledonian Rd., London, NI 9BV, United Kingdom, and 165 1st Ave., Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716.
The book describes the lack of adequate attention to the rights of women, encompassing everything from political participation to freedom from torture and from free and responsible parenthood to property. It also outlines what has been done so far to articulate and define womens rights, in particular the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women, and the lack of adequate response to violations at national and international levels. It draws attention to categories of women who are most at risk, including women refugees, the disabled, indigenous women, and women in prison. The book concludes with proposals for a plan of action, involving educating women as to their rights, community-level mobilization, and international networking and litigation.
Upper Midwest Womens History Center (1993). How to Do It Manual: Teaching About Women in Contemporary Africa, Asia, and Latin America. St. Paul: The Upper Midwest Womens History Center. $25.00. The Upper Midwest Womens History Center, c/o Hamline University, C-1924, 1536 Hewitt Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55104-1284, tel 612-644-1727, fx 612-926-2958.
"How do I teach respect for other cultures and still discuss customs and conditions that have a negative impact on girls and women?" This question is central to teaching about women and development. Students investigate this and other concerns through reading and exercises in the manual. Practical suggestions are given on how to integrate women and development issues into educational programs at the secondary, university, and community levels. Manual includes lesson objectives, directions for the instructor or workshop facilitator, student exercises, readings, selected bibliographies, and a list of organizations with additional resources.
Wall Bingham, Marjorie (1990). Women and the Constitution. St. Paul: The Upper Midwest Womens History Center. $14.95. The Upper Midwest Womens History Center, c/o Hamline University, C-1924, 1536 Hewitt Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55104-1284, tel 612-644-1727, fax 612-926-2958.
Written under the aegis of the Carter Center of Emory University, the book focuses on the historical role of women and the law from the Pre-Colonial era to the present. The Declaration of Independence: were women included? The U.S. Constitutions 13th, 14th, 15th, and 19th Amendments are especially examined. Chapter topics include womens participation in the anti-slavery movement, the suffrage movement, the three branches of government, the civil rights movement, and the ERA. Plus a look towards the twenty-first century. Selected bibliography and index.
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