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Women

Susan Galleymore, 'Long Time Passing: Mothers Speak About War and Terror'

Pluto Press, 2009; ISBN 978 0 745328 29 4; 288pp; £16.99

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Kate Evans, 'The Food of Love: Your Formula for Successful Breastfeeding'

Myriad Editions, 2008; ISBN 978 0 954930 95 0; 208pp; £12.99

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Afghan women see things differently

Western attention has focused once again on the plight of women in Afghanistan, as the result of the Shia Family Law, passed by Afghan president Hamid Karzai in March.

Afghan women rise

In 2008, a small group of women in Kandahar, Afghanistan, decided to gather in a public square to pray for peace with justice in Afghanistan on International Women's Day.

"Society can only fly with two wings: women and men"

Short, wispy silver hair surrounds her freckled and slightly worn face.

Nadje al-Ali and Nicola Pratt, 'What Kind of Liberation? Women and the Occupation of Iraq'

University of California Press, 2009; ISBN 978-0-520-257-29-0; 240pp; £17.95

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Laura Sjoberg and Caron E. Gentry, 'Mothers, Monsters, Whores: Women's Violence in Global Politics'

Zed Books, 2007; ISBN 978-1-84277-866-1; 232pp; £17.99

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Feminism Resurgent

Over the last few years, and especially in the past six months, something special's been happening, is happening.

Haifa Zangana, 'City of Widows: An Iraqi Woman's Account of War and Resistance'

Seven Stories Press, 2007; ISBN 9781583227794; 169pp; £12

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We fight for roses too!

How wonderful to be part of this vibrant and vital International Women's Day march in London for something we all demand: the unconditional, non-negotiable end to violence against women.