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From Outrage to Courage: Women Taking Action for Health and Justice 1st Edition
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"From Outrage to Courage" is not a weighty, dreary polemical tome. It is a warmly written, feisty, sensitive and insightful page turner, replete with heart stopping case studies and stories supported by clear documentation. Each chapter opens with a moving poem. The book also describes the innovative activities women, from youth to old age, are employing with optimism, courage, strength and effective networking (often on a global level) to improve their own lives.
This book is a must read for everyone, men and women, interested in humanitarian issues, global health care, multi-disciplinary approaches to resolving world problems, and women's studies.
It also makes a great book club book, and Oprah, among others, should promote it. Author Anne Murray is founder of the Global Fund for Women and teaches at Stanford. She has the credentials and demonstrated vision to write a remarkable book and call for action.
I loved this book and would welcome the thoughts of others.
Each chapter starts with a carefully selected poem presenting the often timeless struggle that women have faced demanding gender equality, human rights representation, appropriate health care, and education. In the text, each issue is presented both inspiring the outrage that injustices demand as well as showing the courage some women have found to stand up and face these injustices through specific activism and the development of wonderful organizations all over the world.
Reading Ann Firth Murray's testament to "women taking action for health and justice" inspires us all to stand up from the everyday-ness of our lives and be willing to work towards change. "From Outrage to Courage" is full of hope that, although staggering inequalities for women continue to be present everyday, though the courage of individual women to act on the small scale, systemic change can be made.
It is impossible to read this book and not become emotionally invested. However, though much of the information is horrifying, the overall feel of "From Outrage to Courage" is that of hope and perseverance. Every chapter contains information about specific groups throughout the world that are working to combat the challenges discussed. You finish this book with the understanding that we can all do something to help, no matter how small or how large our gestures may seem.
I truly loved "From Outrage to Courage", and I will be sharing it with as many people as possible!
Anne Firth Murray's lastest book, From Outrage to Courage, is a comprehensively researched work that examines critical issues of global health and justice concerning woman. The book reflects a lifetime of action and research by one of the world's leading activists in the area of health and women's rights, and is a clarion and inspriring call for action with its probative analysis and compelling presentation. I recommend this book highly.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent book. Important. All college students should read it.Published 15 months ago by Lynn Rist
It clearly delineates the plight of women world wide in terms of health, human rights and the violence perpetrated against them.Published on February 26, 2014 by Margaret P.
One of the best books ever read, and one I recommend to all who will listen.
At the end of a semester I often present the book as a gift to my students (Social Work... Read more
This book is amazing, required text for a women's studies class focusing on international women's health issues. Read morePublished on February 9, 2010 by Trix
As a practitioner in the field of global women's health, this book is a constant source of facts, stories and inspiration. Read morePublished on January 16, 2009 by Carinne Meyer
Anne Firth Murray has created a marvelous and engaging text for anyone who is teaching about women's health, global health issues, or just the issue of how social change happens. Read morePublished on June 21, 2008 by Judith Norsigian
As someone who has given lectures in the area of global health and women, I found this book a tremendous contribution to understanding how poverty and gender inequity contribute to... Read morePublished on June 10, 2008 by Michele Barry