A force such as the world has never known : women creating change / edited by Sharon G. Mijares, Aliaa Rafea and Nahid Angha.  (Text) (Text)

Angha, Nahid | Mijares, Sharon G. (Sharon Grace), 1942- | Rafiʻ, ʻAlyaʼ Ridah
Call no.: HQ1161 .F67 2013Publication: Toronto, Canada : Inanna Publications and Education Inc., c2013Description: xx, 405 pISBN: 9781771330565 (pbk.); 1771330562 (pbk.)Subject(s): Women -- Social conditions -- 21th centuryWomen social reformersWomen's rightsSocial changeFeminismLOC classification: HQ1161 | .F67 2013
Contents:Foreword / Jean Shinoda Bolen -- Women gathering: an introduction / Sharon G. Mijares, USA/Costa Rica -- Rising Phoenix: weaving peace / Sharmin Ahmad, Bangladesh/USA -- Women building peace against all odds / Leymah Gbowee, Ghana/Liberia -- Empowering women and girls-empowering nurses: discovering Florence Nightingale's legacy of global citizenship / Deva-Marie Beck, Canada -- Protecting mother Earth: the African women's sanctuary-stories of support, struggle and success / Despina Namwembe, Uganda -- Women's movements and the democratic transition process: the effectiveness of rights and judicial politics in Brazil / Rosane M. Reis Lavigne, Brazil -- This precious human life: how to turn an ordinary life into an extraordinary adventure / Anahata Iradah, USA/India/Nepal/Brazil -- Advocating women's rights in Palestine / Hana Kirreh, Palestine -- A serving nation: gathering people who serve to create a world that works for all / Elly Pradervand, Switzerland -- Tibetan women: devotedly defiant / Tenzin Dhardon Sharling, Tibet/India -- Women and wisdom-culture in India / Renuka Singh, India -- Feminine democratization of the Iranian society / Parvin Ardalan, Iran -- Changing the world from the kitchen: Tubu-Tubu peace food / Yumiko Otani, Japan -- The feminine social enzyme: an Italian story / Paola Conti, Italy -- The long and winding road to reproductive rights in Mexico / Maria Luisa Sánchez-Fuentes, Mexico -- Obedient, beautiful and silent / Gal Harmat, Israel -- Inter-religious and intercultural dialogue: supporting the human rights of women and children / Annie Imbens-Fransen, Netherlands -- The strength of our nations lies in the hearts of our native women / Susan Masten, Yurok Nation/North America -- Costa Rica: a nation without a military / Ana Marcela Garcia Chavez, Costa Rica -- Conscious mothering: new routes of transformation / Elena Tonetti-Vladimirova, Russia -- Women politicians in one of the world's most equal countries / Magdalena Andersson, Sweden -- And God created circles / Rufaida al Habash, Syria -- China: balancing gender, art and global feminism project / Sharon G. Mijares, USA/Costa Rica -- Breaking the power of patriarchy: finding a voice for Ugandan women / Joy Kemirembe, Uganda -- One woman's experience in a changing world: physical challenges do not prevent us from acting for the betterment of the world / Diana Rhodes, United Kingdom -- Voices from Venezuela: women's paths to recovering power / Aura Sofia Diaz and Cecilia Vincentini, Venezuela -- From devotion to action: the Sufi Women's Organization / Nahid Angha, USA -- A dawn of a new era / Aliaa Rafea, Egypt -- We honour her beauty, now it's time to embody her power / Sharon G. Mijares, USA/Costa Rica -- Conclusions: Envisioning a balanced world / Aliaa Rafea, Egypt and Nahid Angha, USA.
Summary: A unique collection of narratives from women from all around the globe. These are stories of compassion and bravery, empowered by the vision of a better world for all life. They emphasize the need to empower the feminine and assure gender balance and human rights for all. This accumulation of women's stories reveals the role of women in creating needed changes in areas of health and nutrition, supporting efforts toward sustainable environments, promoting political and social rights, protecting women from the travesties of war and rape and promoting religious diversity and better conditions for all beings.--Provided by publisher.
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Foreword / Jean Shinoda Bolen -- Women gathering: an introduction / Sharon G. Mijares, USA/Costa Rica -- Rising Phoenix: weaving peace / Sharmin Ahmad, Bangladesh/USA -- Women building peace against all odds / Leymah Gbowee, Ghana/Liberia -- Empowering women and girls-empowering nurses: discovering Florence Nightingale's legacy of global citizenship / Deva-Marie Beck, Canada -- Protecting mother Earth: the African women's sanctuary-stories of support, struggle and success / Despina Namwembe, Uganda -- Women's movements and the democratic transition process: the effectiveness of rights and judicial politics in Brazil / Rosane M. Reis Lavigne, Brazil -- This precious human life: how to turn an ordinary life into an extraordinary adventure / Anahata Iradah, USA/India/Nepal/Brazil -- Advocating women's rights in Palestine / Hana Kirreh, Palestine -- A serving nation: gathering people who serve to create a world that works for all / Elly Pradervand, Switzerland -- Tibetan women: devotedly defiant / Tenzin Dhardon Sharling, Tibet/India -- Women and wisdom-culture in India / Renuka Singh, India -- Feminine democratization of the Iranian society / Parvin Ardalan, Iran -- Changing the world from the kitchen: Tubu-Tubu peace food / Yumiko Otani, Japan -- The feminine social enzyme: an Italian story / Paola Conti, Italy -- The long and winding road to reproductive rights in Mexico / Maria Luisa Sánchez-Fuentes, Mexico -- Obedient, beautiful and silent / Gal Harmat, Israel -- Inter-religious and intercultural dialogue: supporting the human rights of women and children / Annie Imbens-Fransen, Netherlands -- The strength of our nations lies in the hearts of our native women / Susan Masten, Yurok Nation/North America -- Costa Rica: a nation without a military / Ana Marcela Garcia Chavez, Costa Rica -- Conscious mothering: new routes of transformation / Elena Tonetti-Vladimirova, Russia -- Women politicians in one of the world's most equal countries / Magdalena Andersson, Sweden -- And God created circles / Rufaida al Habash, Syria -- China: balancing gender, art and global feminism project / Sharon G. Mijares, USA/Costa Rica -- Breaking the power of patriarchy: finding a voice for Ugandan women / Joy Kemirembe, Uganda -- One woman's experience in a changing world: physical challenges do not prevent us from acting for the betterment of the world / Diana Rhodes, United Kingdom -- Voices from Venezuela: women's paths to recovering power / Aura Sofia Diaz and Cecilia Vincentini, Venezuela -- From devotion to action: the Sufi Women's Organization / Nahid Angha, USA -- A dawn of a new era / Aliaa Rafea, Egypt -- We honour her beauty, now it's time to embody her power / Sharon G. Mijares, USA/Costa Rica -- Conclusions: Envisioning a balanced world / Aliaa Rafea, Egypt and Nahid Angha, USA.

A unique collection of narratives from women from all around the globe. These are stories of compassion and bravery, empowered by the vision of a better world for all life. They emphasize the need to empower the feminine and assure gender balance and human rights for all. This accumulation of women's stories reveals the role of women in creating needed changes in areas of health and nutrition, supporting efforts toward sustainable environments, promoting political and social rights, protecting women from the travesties of war and rape and promoting religious diversity and better conditions for all beings.--Provided by publisher.

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