A Handbook of Women's Human Rights

B.C. Acharya, Wisdom Press, 2011, viii, 260 p, ISBN : 9380199375, $50.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

A Handbook of Women's Human Rights

Contents: Preface. 1. Philosophy behind human rights. 2. Women's human rights. 3. Typical female rights. 4. Historical backdrop of women's rights. 5. Women's emancipation and stratification. 6. Movement for women's liberation. 7. No discrimination against women. 8. Women's right of information. 9. Universal conventions on women's rights. Bibliography. Index.

"For centuries women is denied for their basic human rights like right to vote, right to work, freedom of speech and thought and faces sexual abuse in the society. They not even allowed to choose when and whom to marry, what should they wear and how many children they should have and when. The United Nations universal declaration of human rights proclaims that "all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights". But at present also these rights are not practiced thoroughly and adopted in our society due to illiteracy, rituals, customs and sometimes lack of desire to implement. Moreover the current rights of women which are an extension of human rights are not sufficient to protect her dignity, freedom and status of equality. Women herself is ignorant about their rights. This book is a humble effort to create awareness among the women about their rights and an attempt towards the emancipation of women." (jacket)

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