The War on Women

Author(s): Sue Lloyd-Roberts

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Sue Lloyd-Roberts joined ITN in 1973 as a news trainee, she went on to become the UK's first female video-journalist, reporting alone from the bleak outposts of the former Soviet Union and China. With a 30-year-long career in human-rights journalism, she has travelled the globe and witnessed the worst atrocities inflicted on women. Observing first-hand the war on the female race, she's experienced and interacted with the brave ones who fight back. This is a breath-taking and visceral narrative, interweaving the real-life experiences of the heroines combating gross inequality. It is an examination of how women are treated across the globe: from the pay gap in the UK and the laundries in Ireland, to gender discrimination in Saudi Arabia and female genital mutilation in Africa. In a world where the issues facing women are so disparate, we're facing a war of varying extremities and this has created a breakdown in the feminist discourse. But through her extraordinary and unique experiences, Lloyd-Roberts starts to build a bigger picture with a pervasive perspective. The book delves into our history and takes us on a journey towards the analysis of the state of women's lives in modern-day society. This is a ground-breaking approach to a global problem; anecdotal evidence bridges the gap between different fights and gradually starts to knit together the battles being fought by the starkly different cultures across the world.


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Sue Lloyd-Roberts is a freelance journalist and TV reporter for the BBC. She was appointed an MBE in 2013 and awarded a CBE for her services to journalism. Sue is a multi-award-winning journalist: 'European Woman of Achievement Award', 'International Reporter of the Year Award', 'United Nations Women on the Move Award' and an Emmy for her film, 'Inside the North Korean Bubble'.

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  • : 9781471153914
  • : Simon & Schuster Ltd
  • : Simon & Schuster Ltd
  • : July 2016
  • : 234mm X 153mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : September 2016
  • : books

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  • : Sue Lloyd-Roberts
  • : Paperback
  • : Export
  • : 305.42
  • : 320