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A Question of Rights Series
World of Difference

Women and human rights around the world.

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Directed by Richard Stanley
Produced by Emily Marlow & Jenny Richards, Television Trust for the Environment

According to a 1997 report from the United Nations Population Fund, denial of women's human rights to education and reproductive health care constitutes a violation of human rights on a massive scale. A QUESTION OF RIGHTS shows the reality of the report's finding for women around the world.

The first film sets the scene, tracing the background to the international agreements on women rights. The late Bella Abzug, Dr. Nafis Sadiq and others show that when women are excluded from basic rights and decision-making, the economy, development, and environment suffer.

Other titles in the series are:

Girls from Chaka Street - The break-up of the Soviet Union leaves some women with few options but prostitution.

House on Fire - Breaking the cycle of domestic violence.

Young Wives' Tales - Very early marriage threatens girls' health and survival.

Caught in the Crossfire - Plight of women in Fiji.

Grade Level: 10-12, College, Adult
US Release Date: 1998     Copyright Date: 1998
DVD ISBN: 1-59458-498-2     VHS ISBN: 1-56029-760-3

"A vivid introduction to the scope of international women's rights issues. This film also offers commentary on the potential for social change on a global scale."
Timothy McGettigan, author of UTOPIA ON WHEELS

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World of Difference

"A vivid introduction to the scope of international women's rights issues." Timothy McGettigan, Wake Forest University

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Related Titles

A Woman's Place - Short Stories (on one DVD)
Six short films about women and development by local women directors.

Not The Numbers Game
Six films from around the world on women solving the twin problems of population and development.

The Motherhood Manifesto
Looks at the obstacles facing working mothers and families and the employer and public policy changes needed to restore work-life balance.

Micro-credit is transforming the lives of women in Bangladesh.

Half The Sky
Changes in the lives of four generations of Chinese women.

Rising Above
Vietnamese women build on experiences of war.

Till Death Do Us Part
Widows are denied inheritance and property rights in Nigeria.

In the Name of Safety
False imprisonment violates due process in Bangladesh.

Science For Survival
Fusion of modern science with women's knowledge in India.

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