Geographical Files Series, 1963-2001 and undated

13 boxes
Scope and content:

Contains materials relating to women's rights and socio-economic conditions in numerous countries and regions around the world. Materials include articles from newspapers and magazines, published statements, pamphlets, magazines, symposia reports, and government-published reports on women and women's rights within particular countries. There are a large number of newsletters in this series, many self-published by local women's groups, as well as some e-mails and other correspondence. Topics concern women's rights, abortion rights, reproductive health, rape and violence against women and girls, notable women in politics, prostitution and sex tourism, women and the Israel/Palestine peace conflict, women and the family, and women in the workforce. Highlights of the series are campaign materials and personal correspondence for Paula DiPerna (United States), and an unpublished manuscript of a book commemorating the Montreal massacres of 1989 (Canada).

The folders are organized alphabetically by country, continent, or region; materials within are in original order, which is sometimes chronological. In some instances there are folders for both continents and countries (for example, there are folders for Africa as well as Zimbabwe). Countries most represented are Pakistan, the Philippines, and Malaysia. The majority of the materials in the series is in English, with some exceptions written in the language of the country. There are a significant number of items in this series, mainly newspapers, that have been re-housed in Oversize Materials.


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