I have agreed to give a presentation of the situation of current-era world women to a local peace group. Overall I'm ok on this, with a good deal of information on various Chinese, Middle Eastern, African women. But I want to include some perspectives of the impact of the end of the cold war, and (typical historian) find myself at sea on where to turn for a brief update on very recent developments in women's lives. I especially would like pointers to brief, widely-available updates on the last couple of years for ex-Soviet and E.European women. But if the end of the Soviet Union has affected other categories of women, I'll be very grateful for any pointers on this too.
Dodds, Dinah and Pam Allen-Thompson, eds The Wall in My Backyard: East German Women in Transition (Univ. of Massachusetts Press, 1994)
Funk, Nanette and Mueller, Magda, eds. Gender Politics and Post-Communisim (Routledge, 1993)
Millar, James R. and Wolchik, Sharon L. eds. The Social Legacy of Communisim (NY,1994)
See also: The Journal of Women's History, vol. 5.3...entire edition for the period after 1989