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Published: 13 July 2017

352 Pages | 35 halftones


ISBN: 9780195327687

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International Women's Year

The Greatest Consciousness-Raising Event in History

Jocelyn Olcott

  • First narrative of the pivotal 1975 International Women's Year Conference that laid the basis for decades of global feminist activism.
  • Highlights interactions and dialogues between First World and Third World feminists against the backdrop of the Cold War, Arab-Israeli conflict, and other key political events of the 1970s.
  • Features well-known women, including Betty Friedan, Angela Davis, Jane Fonda, Leah Rabin, and Jihan el-Sadat—as well as grassroots participants from around the world.
  • Was the first of a series of women's conferences sponsored by UN.