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Womankind is a tribute to inspiring women leaders and activists who are striving to effect real change in the daily lives of their people. Stunning duotone photographs present the many faces of courage, while moving profiles highlight the women's own words, describing the challenges and dangers they have faced as well as their impressive achievements, their relentless determination, and their resolute hope for the future. Womankind features women from more than thirty countries or five continents--some internationally famous, others little known outside their own communities, all of them fighting in courageous and creative ways for human rights, social justice, women's equality, environmental preservation, and cultural freedom.
About the Author
Donna Nebenzahl is a weekly columnist and feature writer at the Montreal Gazette and the editor of The Gazette's quarterly Trends magazine. In 1997, she created "Calling All Girls!" a forum where girls between the ages of nine and fifteen have met guests like activist Gloria Steinem, astronaut Julie Payette and Olympic diver Anne Montminy. She lives in Montreal, Canada. Documentary art photographer, Nance Ackerman has been photographing women for ten years. She has had exhibits at the Museum of Civilization in Hull, and at the McCord Museum in Montreal. Ackerman's photographs can be seen on the front cover of TIME, Macleans, and Canadian Geographic magazines.