Riding the wave of a booming girl culture worldwide, this collection of girls' voices from across the globe invites the reader to learn more about their varied girlhoods. From coming-of-age rituals in South Africa to the impact of computers and popular magazines on girls in Japan and Germany, the book offers a vision of girlhood from around the world. Though a universal experience, girlhood is not always carefree. Instead, as this book documents, many girls are not valued for who they are, whether culturally, socially or intellectually.
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The Millennium Girl is running out of time. Her "Ten Year Window" is about to slam shut. She's got to find a guy to take care of her--and fast. But on her champagne-fueled quest, there's one person she's forgotten--herself. She never counts on falling in love. Martin's Press.
Steig Larsson's Millennium Series isn't the most complicated book--but it's loaded with characters and plots...so many that this guide can help. The perfect companion to Stieg Larsson's "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," this study guide contains a chapter by chapter analysis of the book, and a guide to major characters and themes. BookCap Study Guides do not contain text from the actual book, and are not meant to be purchased as alternatives to reading the book.
Steig Larsson's Millennium Series isn't the most complicated book--but it's loaded with characters and plots...so many that this guide can help. The perfect companion to Stieg Larsson's The Girl Who Played with Fire," this study guide contains a chapter by chapter analysis of the book, and a guide to major characters and themes. BookCap Study Guides do not contain text from the actual book, and are not meant to be purchased as alternatives to reading the book.
"This report provides new information and analysis on how far the world has come in reducing child and maternal mortality and malnutrition, ensuring universal primary education, protecting children against abuse, exploitation and violence, and combating HIV/AIDS. It is based on an extensive and valuable set of reports by United Nations Member States, which show that results are mixed, but positive in many respects. In the five years since the Special Session, there has been progress in many countries; but the national reports make clear that actions are still needed everywhere to accelerate progress."--P. v.
Part blistering espionage thriller, part riveting police procedural, and part piercing exposé on social injustice, this second book in the Millennium series is a masterful, endlessly satisfying novel. Mikael Blomkvist, crusading publisher of the magazine Millennium, has decided to run a story that will expose an extensive sex trafficking operation. On the eve of its publication, the two reporters responsible for the article are murdered, and the fingerprints found on the murder weapon belong to his friend, the troubled genius hacker Lisbeth Salander. Blomkvist, convinced of Salander’s innocence, plunges into an investigation. Meanwhile, Salander herself is drawn into a murderous game of cat and mouse, which forces her to face her dark past.
The Millennium Development Goals, adopted at the UN Millennium Summit in 2000, are the world's targets for dramatically reducing extreme poverty in its many dimensions by 2015income poverty, hunger, disease, exclusion, lack of infrastructure and shelterwhile promoting gender equality, education, health and environmental sustainability. These bold goals can be met in all parts of the world if nations follow through on their commitments to work together to meet them. Achieving the Millennium Development Goals offers the prospect of a more secure, just, and prosperous world for all. The UN Millennium Project was commissioned by United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan to develop a practical plan of action to meet the Millennium Development Goals. As an independent advisory body directed by Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs, the UN Millennium Project submitted its recommendations to the UN Secretary General in January 2005. The core of the UN Millennium Project's work has been carried out by 10 thematic Task Forces comprising more than 250 experts from around the world, including scientists, development practitioners, parliamentarians, policymakers, and representatives from civil society, UN agencies, the World Bank, the IMF, and the private sector. This report lays out the recommendations of the UN Millennium Project Task Force on Education and Gender Equality. The Task Force recommends seven strategic priorities: strengthen postprimary education for girls while ensuring universal primary education; guarantee sexual and reproductive health and rights; reduce women's and girls' time burdens; guarantee property and inheritance rights; eliminate gender inequality in employment; increase women's participation in government; and significantly reduce violence against women. Action on these priorities will enable countries in every region of the world to achieve gender equality and women's empowerment by 2015.
Proceedings of a national conference on Millennium development goals.
The world is on the precipice of a new age for mankind. A project, the Millennium project, is to seed the earth with a DNA injecting virus to alleviate aggression and famine. The project, however, has been corrupted by politics and power struggles. An organization know as the Convocation was created by a Millennium project defector to correct this corrupted effort. With unlimited funds and resources, the Convocation infiltrates the heart of the project. The Millennium project launched and the world is seeded. The world changes... but not exactly as planned by either group. Peace reigned... at least for a while. Then the mutations began to surface.