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Ascent of Women by Sally Armstrong

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Subtitled: A New Age is Dawning for Every Mother’s Daughter

While that statement may be true for all women, it is especially so for women living in patriarchal societies.  Bonnie (Hewson) and I keep a finger on the pulse of women’s emancipation by attending the annual fundraiser for Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan, which is where I found this book.  Armstrong has long been known as a women’s rights activist.  In this book, she tells the stories of women and girls that are so moving, you don’t know whether to weep or shout for joy at their audacity.  We know about Malala Yousafzai but there are thousands, nay, millions like her. 

This is a book you need to read and celebrate.  Then next year, come with Bonnie and me to honour the brave women of Afghanistan. 


- Joy Duncan


Go to this link for more information about Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan. 


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