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Women’s Voices Across the World for Justice

The three books reviewed here focus on one of the most prevalent forms of discrimination: Gender Injustice. Everywhere in the world women tend to suffer from gender discrimination more than men, regardless of ethnicity, class, or religion1 and gender disparities vary widely making women more vulnerable to poverty, abuse, or political marginalization. Compared to men, women and girls receive less education, remain underrepresented, face difficulties in accessing health and judicial services. Futher, they are exposed to all kinds of violence and unequal standings in society. This inequality makes gender justice a morally and politically urgent topic. Although the majority of countries in the world legally and rhetorically institutionalize and support women’s rights, the political will to fight against gender inequality is usually absent. Thus, women become victims of discriminatory social and cultural norms as well as conservative mind-sets, policies, laws and institutions.

Women s Voices Across the World for Justice

Islamophobia, Victimisation and the Veil

By Irene Zempi and Neil Chakraborti

Palgrave Piot, 2014, 118 pages, £45.00, ISBN 9781137356154


Women and Civil Society in Turkey: 
Women’s Movements in a Muslim Society

By Ömer Çaha

Wey Court East: Ashgate Publishing, 2013, 222 pages, £65.00, ISBN 9781472410078


The Unfinished Revolution: 
Voices from the Global Fight for Women’s Rights

By Minky Worden

New York: Seven Stories Press, 361 pages, $25.95, ISBN 9781609803872


The three books reviewed here focus on one of the most prevalent forms of discrimination: Gender Injustice. Everywhere in the world women tend to suffer from gender discrimination more than men, regardless of ethnicity, class, or religion1 and gender disparities vary widely making women more vulnerable to poverty, abuse, or political marginalization. Compared to men, women and girls receive less education, remain underrepresented, face difficulties in accessing health and judicial services. Futher, they are exposed to all kinds of violence and unequal standings in society. This inequality makes gender justice a morally and politically urgent topic. Although the majority of countries in the world legally and rhetorically institutionalize and support women’s rights, the political will to fight against gender inequality is usually absent. Thus, women become victims of discriminatory social and cultural norms as well as conservative mind-sets, policies, laws and institutions2.

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