This work within The SAGE Reference Series on Leadership provides undergraduate students with an authoritative reference resource on leadership issues specific to women and gender. Although covering historical and contemporary barriers to women’s leadership and issues of gender bias and discrimination, this two-volume set focuses as well on positive aspects and opportunities for leadership in various domains and is centered on the 101 most important topics, issues, questions, and debates specific to women and gender. Entries provide students with more detailed information and depth of discussion than typically found in an encyclopedia entry, but lack the jargon, detail, and density of a journal article.Key FeaturesProvides a list of further readings and references after each entry, as well as a detailed index and an online version of the work to maximize accessibility for today's student audience.

Women's Leadership and the United Nations in the Global Women's Rights Movement

Women's Leadership and the United Nations in the Global Women's Rights Movement

Women's leadership and the United Nations in the global women's rights movement

Despite multiple pronouncements, declarations, and resolutions espousing the importance of gender balance and gender mainstreaming, the United Nations has not yet achieved these goals. The most progress has been made in recognition: whether it is human rights protection, humanitarian assistance, sustainable development, or armed conflict, the United Nations, governments around the world, and international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) increasingly recognize that women play an essential role in maintaining ...

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