Princeton University Library Catalog

Women's empowerment and global health : a twenty-first-century agenda / edited by Shari L. Dworkin, Monica Gandhi, and Paige Passano.

Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017]
  • ©2017
Description:
x, 335 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Summary note:
"What is women's empowerment, and how and why does it matter for women's health? Despite the rise of a human rights-based approach to women's health and increasing awareness of the synergies between women's health and empowerment, a lack of consensus remains as to how to measure empowerment and successfully intervene in ways that improve health. Women's Empowerment and Global Health provides thirteen detailed, multidisciplinary case studies from across the globe and through the course of a woman's life to show how science and advocacy can be creatively merged to enhance the agency and status of women. Accompanying short videos provide background about programs on the ground in India, the United States, Mexico, Nicaragua, Zimbabwe, and South Africa. Women's Empowerment and Global Health explores the promises and limits of programmatic, scientific, and rights-based work in real-world settings and provides the next generation of researchers and practitioners, as well as students in global and public health, sociology, anthropology, women's studies, law, business, and medicine, with cutting edge and inspirational examples of programs that point the way toward achieving women's equality and fulfilling the right to health."--Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject(s):
Form/​Genre:
  • Case studies.
  • Cross-cultural studies.
ISBN:
  • 9780520272873 ((hardcover ; : alkaline paper))
  • 0520272870 ((hardcover ; : alkaline paper))
  • 9780520272880 ((paperback ; : alkaline paper))
  • 0520272889 ((paperback ; : alkaline paper))
  • ((epub))
LCCN:
2016030545
OCLC:
953422730
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