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#MeToo and the Global Fight for Women's Rights

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781541758612

Price: $17.99 / $22.99 (CAD)

ON SALE: July 13th 2021

Genre: Nonfiction / Social Science / Sexual Abuse & Harassment


Bringing together political analysis and powerful storytelling from some of the most dangerous places in the world to be a woman, Awakening chronicles the remarkable global impact of the #MeToo movement.

Awakening will take readers to the front lines of a networked movement that’s fundamentally shifting how women organize for their own equality. With in-depth, original reporting, the book will tell the stories of brave women in six diverse countries who have used technology to raise their voices, capture national attention, and sow the seeds for a revolution in the role of women.

In northern Nigeria, #ArewaMeToo caught fire, uniting Muslim and Christian survivors. In China, where the government brutally represses women’s rights activism, the sheer number of people active in the #MeToo movement has overwhelmed government censors. In Pakistan, women leaders are drawing upon years of advocating for freedom from violence to fight digitally for legal solutions to sexual harassment and assault. In Brazil, the #MeToo movement has inspired a new generation of women to use digital organizing and political power to resist the rising tide of reactionary populism. In Egypt, #MeToo activists remain resolute even as authoritarian president Sisi alleges their campaign amounts to terrorism, slander, and “fake news.” And in Sweden, home to some of the most expansive gender-equality protections in the world, women are organizing online to end persistent pay inequality and underrepresentation in leadership positions.

Catalyzed by the #MeToo campaign, fueled by technology, and driven by millions more women than ever before, this connected global movement has already wrought the most widespread cultural reckoning on women’s rights in history-and has the power to fundamentally change the way we work, govern, negotiate, and make peace.

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