"The Unfinished Revolution: Voices from the Global Fight for Women’s Rights", ed. Minky Worden


Women’s rights have progressed significantly in the last two decades, but major challenges remain in order to end global gender discrimination. Edited by Minky Worden, The Unfinished Revolution: Voices from the Global Fight for Women's Rights (Seven Stories Press) tells the story of the struggle to secure basic rights for women and girls, including in the Middle East where the hopes raised by the Arab Spring are yet to be fulfilled.

With a foreword by Christiane Amanpour and published on International Women's Day (3/8/12), this anthology includes essays by more than 30 writers, activists, policymakers and human rights experts - including Nobel laureates Shirin Ebadi and Jody Williams. Contributors propose workable solutions to address ongoing rights violations including human trafficking and harmful traditional practices such as child marriage and female genital mutilation. This book shows that the fight for women’s equality is far from over.

Amazon page Barnes & Noble page    

Women's Rights Division main page

Book reviews:
Katie Nguyen, "What will it take to finish the women's revolution?" TrustLaw (Thomson Reuters), February 27, 2012
Publisher's Weekly, "A powerful overview of contemporary women's issues...", Publishersweekly.com, March 8, 2012

Dr Hawa Abdi's chapter on The DailyBeast.com:
Dr. Hawa Abdi with Sarah Robbins, "Under Siege In Somalia," TheDailyBeast.com/Newsweek, August 7, 2011