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Champion of Choice: The Life and Legacy of Women's Advocate Nafis Sadik
(2013)
  • C Miller, San Jose State University
Abstract
An obstetrician, wife, mother, and devout Muslim, Sadik has been a courageous and tireless advocate for women, insisting on discussing the difficult issues that impact their lives: education, contraception, abortion, as well as rape and other forms of violence. After Sadik joined the fledgling UN Population Fund in 1971, her groundbreaking strategy for providing females with education and the tools to control their own fertility has dramatically influenced the global birthrate. This book is the first to examine Sadik’s contribution to history and the unconventional methods she has employed to go head-to-head with world leaders to improve millions of women’s lives. Interspersed between the chapters recounting Sadik’s life are vignettes of females around the globe who represent her campaign against domestic abuse, child marriage, genital mutilation, and other human rights violations. With its insights into the political, religious, and domestic battles that have dominated women’s destinies, Sadik’s life story is as inspirational as it is dramatic.
Publication Date
2013
Publisher
University of Nebraska Press
ISBN
978-0803211049
Citation Information
C Miller. Champion of Choice: The Life and Legacy of Women's Advocate Nafis Sadik. Lincoln, NE(2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/cathleen_miller/1/