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Uprising: A New Age is Dawning for Every Mother's Daughter

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From Africa to Asia to the Americas, women are the key to progress on ending poverty, violence, and conflict. Award-winning humanitarian and journalist Sally Armstrong shows us why empowering women and girls is the way forward, and she introduces us to the leading females who are making change happen, from Nobel Prize winners to little girls suing from justice. Uprising te ...more
ebook, 288 pages
Published March 4th 2014 by Thomas Dunne Books
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I received a free copy of this book through Goodreads First Read and was attracted to the book out of my concern about inequality in general and gender inequality in particular. What an eye opener for me! While I thought society has made significant progress around gender equality and women's rights, I learned that we have such a very long way still to go. Brutal violence perpetrated by husbands and religious and cultural leaders against women around the world is staggeringly common and accepted ...more
Awe-inspiring, powerful and important.

Uprising is something everyone, women and men, need to read. At times it is heartbreaking but it is consistently eye-opening. Although it is full of facts it does not read like a textbook; on the contrary, it is an easy and enthralling read.

I won this book through a first reads giveaway and am so thankful that I had an early opportunity to read it. Many of the women's stories are tragic and unimaginable in their cruelty, but Armstrong always follows up with
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Uprising is an invigorating, eye-opening, tragic yet inspiring look at the status of women in some of the most oppressive countries and cultures in the world. Author Sally Armstrong's premise is simple and compelling—that even in places where women's rights have been severely curtailed, where they have been subjected to violence, rape, genital mutilation, harassment and murder—a new age is dawning. Her 25 years of experience reporting on women's issues worldwide has given her a unique perspectiv ...more
I read the first chapter thinking I would put a post-it on each age with interesting information, horrific but memorable statistics and issues I wanted to follow-up on. I ended up with post-its everywhere. The book is really a comprehensive collection of essays looking at the most pressing issues facing women around the world. Violence, rape (women and children are raped at a rate of 1 every 48 seconds in the Democratic Republic of Congo), abject poverty, exclusion from society and persistent an ...more
Everyone needs to read this book. If you are a woman, you need to read this book. If you have a daughter, mother, sister, wife, girlfriend, you need to read this book. If you are a member or follower of the One Billion Rising movement, you need to read this book. If you have ever been made to feel shame for being a woman, you need to read this book.

If you ever asked why women think they are unequal, read this book. If you have ever closed your eyes to violence against women because you thought,
Annie Oosterwyk
This book reminded me a lot of Half the Sky by Kristof and was especially meaningful to read after I am Malala.
Chapter after chapter tells the stories of girls and women in various cultures and at different levels of oppression and mistreatment by both men and laws. Really, there is no place hailed as absolutely equal and that is the focus of this book. The positive work women are doing to gain equal rights all over the world.
Overall, this is a hopeful book with tough content.
Ms. Armstrong should be appreciated for penning "Uprising: A New Age is Dawning for Every Mother's Daughter". The text is well thought-out and combines broad historical and political events and their significant impact on individuals whose stories were collected by the author herself and retold in a respectful and touching manner. It reports about the who's who in current reform and describes their roadblocks and methodology for improving the life of women. It is the type of book that can change ...more
The content of this book made me so angry at the men who abused, humiliated,killed or imprisoned women that I could not finish it. The fact that it disturbed me this much means that this is a necessary book. Unfortunately I am afraid that the message may never reach the perpetrators of these crimes.
Very inspiring book. Very thankful for the liberties that we women in America have. We are truly blessed. Thankful that there are women around the world willing to stand for what's right concerning justice. I was inspired.
Tracy Morton
Important and moving. This book should inspire everyone to take action to push forward the world wide women's rights movement.
I received a free copy of this book through Goodreads First Reads.

In Uprising, Sally Armstrong give voice to recent activists in the worldwide struggle for women's civil and personal rights. This is not a scholastic tome, it is written in a journalistic narrative style.

While some of the material is difficult and disturbing to read, these are issues that must be brought to international awareness. Crimes against women and the suppression of rights to women are not localized problems.

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Eye opening and powerful! You can't deny the facts and with her journalism slant the true stories (heartbreaking and happy) are all recounted here. I underlined many parts of the book - great lines and women's voices in here.
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This book is incredibly inspiring!!!
A harrowing look at what is means to be a woman in today's society. The statics regarding abuse across the world are staggering.
Through ashes and storm, women are taking up their voice for rights, equality and progress.
There are some direct statics and details regarding physical & sexual abuse, but if you can read through it.....definitely worth it. A must read for all women.
p. 55 "Creating life must have seemed a great and even fearsome mystery. It strikes me that men invented religion in order to meet and overmatch women's awesome powers. All religions, after all, have at their core the will to control and dominate women's sexuality and reproduction while elevating men's dominion over women." Hmmmm.
Inspiring, smart. A powerful reminder for all women to raise our voices. The savageness of the stories may break your heart, but there's also a light at the end of the tunnel: "We are the generation of change. We have the power... And we're going to change the world, watch us."
Loved it. It is a little sad and difficult at times to read, not because of the writing, just because of the story' the same time I couldn't stop reading. Loved it and have passed it on to my sister for her to read.
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