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“Sally Armstrong is the war correspondent for the world’s women. Striding into Taliban-held Afghanistan with a burka over her six-foot frame, playing high-fives with a traumatized child rape survivor in the Congolese jungle, marching with the defiant grandmothers in Swaziland, she explores the darkest reaches of women’s experience and brings back astonishing news of hope, challenge and change. From Tahrir Square to Senegal, Armstrong discovers that the sisters are doing it for themselves—and revolutionizing the world.”
—Michele Landsberg, author of Writing the Revolution
“This book is Sally Armstrong at her best: engaging storytelling peppered with thoughtful analysis and passionate activism. Ascent of Women is at once heart-wrenching and inspiring, and a powerful reminder that the struggle for women’s equality continues. A must-read for men and women of every generation.”
—Dr. Samantha Nutt, author, Damned Nations, and founder, War Child
“Around the world, away from the spotlight, women and girls are overcoming tremendous obstacles to insist on their rights. Sally Armstrong found them when few other journalists even cared to know their names. This is their story. And our inspiration—a triumph of women’s empowerment and Sally Armstrong’s deep humanity and visionary journalism.”
—Anna Maria Tremonti, host of The Current on CBC Radio One
“This is not a book that romanticizes a small group of revered heroines but instead provides us such profound hope of how truly global, boundless and unstoppable the ascent of women and their leadership is. Armstrong’s clear prose, her funny anecdotes, and her keen sense of a huge untold story made this book so hard to put down. Through each chapter you learn how women’s rights activists are actually tackling the most difficult and protracted social and economic challenges of our time. This is a book the world needs to read.”
—Joanna Kerr, Chief Executive, ActionAid International
SALLY ARMSTRONG is an Amnesty International award winner, a member of the Order of Canada, holder of 8 honourary degrees, a teacher, journalist, human rights activist, and contributor to Maclean's, Chatelaine and the CBC. She is a member of the International Women's Commission, a UN body that consists of 20 Palestinian women, 20 Israeli women, and 12 internationals whose mandate is assisting with the path to peace in the Middle East. A bestselling author of Veiled Threat: The Hidden Power of the Women of Afghanistan (2002) and Bitter Roots, Tender Shoots: The Uncertain Fate of Afghanistan's Women (2008), she is also the author of a fact-based novel about her settler foremother, The Nine Lives of Charlotte Taylor.
It's no surprise that Sally Armstrong has written a smart and poignant book on the socio-economic, mental and physical challenges women face from all parts of the world. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Aralee pereira