Karen Garner, Shaping a Global Women’s Agenda: Women’s NGOs and Global Governance, 1925-85 (Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press, 2010). ISBN 0-7190-8143-2
Drawing on a wide range of archival sources, Shaping a Global Women’s Agenda documents international women’s history through the lens of the long-established Western-led international organizations that defined and dominated women’s involvement in League of Nations and United Nations forum from the founding of the Joint Standing Committee of Women’s International Organizations up through the UN Decade for Women.
Shaping a Global Women’s Agenda analyzes specific global campaigns in episodes that span the twentieth century, includes information about lesser-known international leaders, and discusses important historic debates regarding feminist goals and strategies among women from East and West, North and South. This interdisciplinary study addresses questions of interest to historians, political scientists, sociologists, international relations and feminist scholars, and activists whose work promotes women’s and human rights.
Karen Garner is Associate Professor of History at SUNY Empire State College in Saratoga Springs, NY.
Table of Contents:
List of Figures/ Acknowledgments/ List of Abbreviations/ Introduction
Part I Women’s NGOs and disarmament, 1925-40
The First World War and its aftermath/ Working for disarmament and peace/ The peace is threatened/ Fascism, Communism and war
Part II Women’s NGOs and politics of war, 1940-70
Second World War activism and service/ Forging a role at the United Nations/ Allied post-war reconstruction projects/ The Cold War
Part III Women’s NGOs and the United Nations, 1970-85
Transforming the global development agenda/ International Women’s Year/ Taking the world’s “women” seriously/ Concluding the UN Decade for Women
Conclusion/ Appendix: International Women’s Year tribune schedule of events/ Select bibliography/ Index
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