International Day of the Girl

Today (October 11) is the International Day of the Girl. Some of the problems that girls face include illiteracy, school dropout, forced marriage and more. This was further highlighted by the Taliban’s actions against Malala Yousufzai, a 14 year old blogger in northwest Pakistan who advocates for education for girls.

If you are interested in books about girls and women and the issues that they face in this ever-changing world, here are some books you can look at within our library:

Violence and exploitation against women and girls (catalog record)

Gender violence: interdisciplinary perspectives (catalog record)

Land of the unconquerable[electronic resource]: the lives of contemporary Afghan women (catalog record)

A quiet revolution: the veil’s resurgence, from the Middle East to America (catalog record)

Living our religions: Hindu and Muslim South Asian American women narrate their experiences (catalog record)

Women’s rights in the Middle East and North Africa [electronic resource]: progress amid resistance (catalog record)


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