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But is there a case to be argued that, at completely opposite ends of the scale, they represent a woman's desire or the pressures of a society on women to live up to the perception of what men want? They are females adapting themselves ...

Author: Hibo Wardere

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781471154003

Category: Political Science

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Imagine for a moment that you are 6-years-old and you are woken in the early hours, bathed and then dressed in rags before being led down to an ominous looking tent at the end of your garden. And there, you are subjected to the cruellest cut, ordered by your own mother. Forced down on a bed, her legs held apart, Hibo Warderewas made to undergo female genital cutting, a process so brutal, she nearly died. As a teenager she moved to London in the shadow of the Somalian Civil War where she quickly learnt the procedure she had undergone in her home country was not 'normal' in the west. She embarked on a journey to understand FGM and its roots, whilst raising her own family and dealing with the devastating consequences of the cutting in her own life. Today Hibo finds herself working in London as an FGM campaigner, helping young girls whose families plan to take them abroad for the procedure. She has vowed to devote herself to the campaign against FGM. Eloquent and searingly honest, this is Hibo's memoir which promises not only to tell her remarkable story but also to shed light on a medieval practice that's being carried out in the 21stcentury, right on our doorstep. FGM in the UK has gone undocumented for too long and now that's going to change. Devastating, empowering and informative, this book brings to life a clash of cultures at the heart of contemporary society and shows how female genital mutilation is a very British problem.
2016-04-07 By Hibo Wardere

But I think I would be able to help people more so if I was in a position of public service," says Hankins, who currently holds down a part-time job selling vacation packages. ... Vikki Hankins One Woman's Fight For Her Civil Rights .

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The result of my dad's letter was a nicely worded apology and a request for further information so that they would be better informed concerning the case . Columnists , as well as national magazines ... Typical , 92 One Woman's Fight.

Author: Vashti Cromwell McCollum

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ISBN: UCAL:B3261564

Category: Church and state

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But one day, on one of his inspection tours through the barracks, I heard him shout for me. ... Like most of the prisoners, I had diarrhea, and eventually 139 Among Enemies: A Young Woman's Fight for Survival in Nazi Germany.

Author: Melanie Wilson

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781449090579

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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This first-person narrative tells the true story of Marguerite Kirchner, whose multicultural family was living in Germany when WWII began. We have remained as true as possible to Marguerites account which reveals to readers the cruelty of war and the innocence of past generations. As a child, her family lived a luxurious life. Her mother was a French aristocrat, and her father a wealthy Austrian diplomat, and so her story begins. Always defiant, Margie was forced into a labor camp for dissident teenagers. She attended the University of Berlin during the Berlin bombings, became a young teacher in the Polish war zone, was captured as a prisoner of war and escaped, and after the war, worked for the Allied Forces, helping repatriate those who had been displaced. Her story demonstrates cunning and great courage. She went from affluence to poverty and survived the war on her wits alone, dependent on only herself and the skills shed acquired from traveling with her family. Only after the war does she reflect on what her single-minded struggle for survival cost her, and a new journey, of a very different kind, begins.
2010-04-08 By Melanie Wilson

Though I was outgoing, I was not outspoken; I would tremble with fear at the thought of getting into a fight. My stepfather also warned us not to fight, or we'd be punished. We argued that what if someone else started it?

Author: Karen Whitaker

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1475952163

Category: Self-Help

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One Woman's Choice depicts a heartfelt and emotional story about a young woman who faced difficult decisions: abortion, single parenting, and adoption. Lingering in sorrow and guilt can be destructive. Examining the past and reanalyzing life and previous choices can help one to cope with emotional pain. Karen Whitaker delves deep within her past and shares her own story to help other women overcome fear and helplessness. Facing the realities of abortion and adoption can empower women and establish a voice of strength that heals the heart and restores faith. One Woman's Choice is a story about faith and the undying will to persevere and survive, no matter the obstacle. This is not a debate over Pro-choice or Pro-life, but an inspiring example of how one woman overcame the odds.
2012-11-13 By Karen Whitaker

So you gather all the determination you have and all the tools in your arsenal that are available to you and that is where you begin your fight. I speak of this because I have lived it. I have struggled a lot but I always get through it ...

Author: Ashlee Nessel

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781304913067

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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One Woman's Journey: Finding Hope is an inspirational autobiography about the ability to push through the challenges of life with a strong grasp on hope.
2014-03-21 By Ashlee Nessel

A Mother's Ordeal : One Woman's Fight against China's One - Child Policy . New York : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich . Moskowitz , Marc L. 2001. The Haunting Fetus : Abortion , Sexuality , and the Spirit World in Taiwan .

Author: Jing-Bao Nie

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742523713

Category: Social Science

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Behind the Silence is the first in-depth work in any language to explore the diverse perspectives of mainland Chinese regarding induced abortion and fetal life in the context of the world's most ambitious and intrusive family planning program. Through his investigation of public silence, official standpoints, forgotten controversies from the imperial era, popular opinions, women's personal stories, doctors' narratives, and the problem of coerced abortion, Nie Jing-Bao brings to light a surprising range of beliefs concerning fetal life and the morality of abortion, yet finds overall an acceptance of national population policies. China's internal plurality, the author argues, must be taken seriously if the West is to open a fruitful cross-cultural dialogue. Visit our website for sample chapters!
2005 By Jing-Bao Nie

Welfare A Case Study in Patriarchal Politics : Women on Welfare . ... WE 500 763 Willard ( Emma Hart ) One Woman's Fight . ... WE 501 620 Womans Suffrage Movement One Half the People : The Fight for Woman Suffrage .

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Welfare A Case Study in Patriarchal Politics : Women on Welfare . ... WE 500 763 Willard ( Emma Hart ) One Woman's Fight . ... WE 501 620 Womans Suffrage Movement One Half the People : The Fight for Woman Suffrage .

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fight against the government. That's where I had begun, but now I knew better. I knew now that if I wanted to fight, I needed to fight fair, so that no one except me would bear the burden of my actions. When My Champion Abandoned the ...

Author: Amal Elsana Alh'jooj

Publisher: Halban Publishers

ISBN: 9781912600120

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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The fifth daughter in a patriarchal society, and an indigenous Bedouin in Israel, Amal came into this world fighting for her voice to be heard in a community that did not prize girls. At birth it was only her father who looked at her and said “I see hope in her face. I want to call her Amal [hope] in the hope that Allah will give us boys after her.” Five brothers were indeed to follow. Hope is a Woman’s Name is a rare look at Bedouin life from the even rarer perspective of a Bedouin girl. Amal challenged authority from birth, slowly learning where her community’s boundaries lay and how to navigate them. As a shepherd at the age of 6, Amal led her flock of sheep across the green mountains of Laqiya, her village in the Negev in southern Israel. Given such responsibility, though rarely recognition, Amal came to understand her community and forge her skills as a leader. Aged 13 and frustrated by the constraints put on her education as a girl, Amal set up literacy classes for the adult women in her village. She aimed to teach them not only how to read, but to value education itself: “I wanted them to taste an education so that they would never again deprive their daughters of one.” This was the beginning of a lifelong career initiating projects that would help create change for the Bedouin – a minority within Israel’s Palestinian minority – and for their women in particular. She established economic empowerment programmes for marginalized women, helped found an Arab-Jewish school, and created organizations to promote shared society. At every turn she had to face the challenges of tradition – as well as the prejudices of Israeli society – to create new possibilities that would allow women to empower themselves. Amal has learnt to embrace every aspect of her complicated identity – Bedouin, Arab, woman, Palestinian and Israeli citizen – to help create social change, build bridges with other communities and inspire hope. Hope is a Woman’s Name is an intimate portrayal of a little-known culture and its strengths, values, morals and boundaries. It is a rare and moving story.
2022-06-23 By Amal Elsana Alh'jooj