From Outrage to Courage: Women Taking Action for Health and Justice

From Outrage to Courage: Women Taking Action for Health and Justice

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By (author) Anne Firth Murray, Foreword by M.D. Paul Farmer

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  • Publisher: Common Courage Press
  • Format: Paperback | 311 pages
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 226mm x 24mm | 494g
  • Publication date: 1 September 2008
  • ISBN 10: 1567513905
  • ISBN 13: 9781567513905
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 748,165

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From sex-selective abortions to millions of girls who are "disappeared," from 90 million girls who do not go to school to HIV/AIDS spreading fastest among adolescent girls, women face unique health challenges, writes Anne Firth Murray. In this searing cradle-to-grave review, Murray tackles health issues from prenatal care to challenges faced by aging women. Looking at how gender inequality affects basic nutrition, Murray makes clear the issues are political more than they are medical.In an inspiring look, "From Outrage to Courage" shows how women are organizing the world over. Women's courage to transform their situations and communities provides inspiration and models for change. From China to India, from Indonesia to Kenya, Anne Firth Murray takes readers on a whirlwind tour of devastation--and resistance.

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Anne Firth Murray, a New Zealander, teaches international women's health at Stanford University. She is the Founding President of The Global Fund for Women. Ms. Murray serves on several boards and councils of non-profit organizations, including the African Women's Development Fund, Commonweal, and GRACE (a group working on HIV/AIDS in East Africa).