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Conflict, Crisis, and Accountability: Racial Profiling and Law Enforcement in Canada, Charles C. Smith.
1 Charles C. Smith. Conflict, Crisis, and Accountability: Racial Profiling and Law Enforcement in Canada
Ottawa: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives 2007 0886275296 / 9780886275297 1st Paperback Like New (Slight shelf wearing) 1 x 6.2 x 9 inches 
This book focuses on racial profiling in a law enforcement context, particularly as it relates to domestic policing and anti-terrorism initiatives, and issues concerning the reality and impact on peoples of African descent and those ensnared in post-9/11 security actions. This book is divided into five chapters. The first two summarize developments contributing to the conflict between the Toronto Police and the African Canadian community as well as the history of racial profiling and domestic law enforcement in the U.S., the U.K. and Canada. The next two look at the impact of anti-terrorism legislation, its effect on particular racialized groups and how this is part of the history of Canadian immigration law and policy. The final chapter reviews current efforts to reduce and eliminate racial profiling in domestic law enforcement; several of the measures examined might be useful for all law enforcement officials. 
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Paradise Beneath Her Feet: How Women Are Transforming the Middle East, Isobel Coleman.
2 Isobel Coleman. Paradise Beneath Her Feet: How Women Are Transforming the Middle East
New York: Random House Trade Paperbacks 2013 0812978552 / 9780812978551 Reprint edition Paper back New Not issued 13.2 x 1.9 x 20.3 cm 
In this timely and important book, Isobel Coleman shows how Muslim women and men across the Middle East are working within Islam to fight for women’s rights in a growing movement of Islamic feminism. Journeying through Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, Coleman introduces the reader to influential Islamic feminist thinkers and successful grassroots activists working to create economic, political, and educational opportunities for women. Their advocacy for women’s rights based on more progressive interpretations of Islam are critical to bridging the conflict between those championing reform and those seeking to oppress women in the name of religious tradition. Socially, culturally, economically, and politically, the future of the region depends on finding ways to accommodate human rights, and in particular women’s rights, with Islamic law. These reformers—and thousands of others—are the people leading the way forward. 
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Toward a Just Civilization: A Gandhian Perspective on Human Rights and Development, J. I. (Hans) Bakker.
3 J. I. (Hans) Bakker. Toward a Just Civilization: A Gandhian Perspective on Human Rights and Development
Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press 1993 1551300206 / 9781551300207 Paperback New 6.1 x 0.3 x 9 inches 
Toward a Just Civilization is about Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, known as the Mahatma (or Great Soul). Articles by J.I. (Hans) Bakker have been brought together in this collection in order to put the Gandhian perspective into the broader framework of human rights and development. Six insightful chapters present the Gandhian worldview with its emphasis on development and social change. On a theoretical level, Bakker presents a comparison of Gandhi and Marx along with case studies of Gandhian development work. On a practical level, Bakker's analysis of Swadeshi or "local self-reliance and community self-help" along with some examples of Swadeshi health care delivery services offers some important suggestions in third world development strategies. Toward a Just Civilization will encourage readers to re-examine the nuances of the Gandhian perspective and the applicability of Gandhian values for the achievement of a just civilization. 
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Feminist Journeys / Voies Feministes, Marguerite Anderson (ed.).
4 Marguerite Anderson (ed.). Feminist Journeys / Voies Feministes
Ottawa: Feminist History Society 2010 0986647802 / 9780986647802 1st Hard bound New New 23.6 x 16.2 x 2.4 cm 
Identifying as a feminist has never been easy. Yet countless of us have claimed the label, proud to wear it as a badge of honor. This is a collection of short stories from feminists across Canada and Quebec, describing how they came to feminism. Each piece adds a genuine voice to the understanding of how it was that so many women chose to claim their place within feminism in this era. The texts offer a kaleidoscopic picture of how a wave of feminism came to fruition over the past fifty years. We hope you will find that the experience of reading this collection will offer a window into the origins of the strength and vibrancy of feminism in our time. 
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The Unfinished Revolution: Voices from the Global Fight for Women's Rights, Minky Worden (ed.).
5 Minky Worden (ed.). The Unfinished Revolution: Voices from the Global Fight for Women's Rights
New York: Seven Stories Press 2012 1609803876 / 9781609803872 1st Paperback New 5.5 x 1 x 8.2 inches 
It’s a time of change in the world, with dictators toppling and new opportunities rising, but any revolution that doesn’t create equality for women will be incomplete. The time has come to realize the full potential of half the world’s population.” —Christiane Amanpour, from the foreword The Unfinished Revolution tells the story of the global struggle to secure basic rights for women and girls, including in the Middle East where the Arab Spring raised high hopes, but the political revolutions are so far insufficient to guarantee progress. Around the world, women and girls are trafficked into forced labor and sex slavery, trapped in conflict zones where rape is a weapon of war, prevented from attending school, and kept from making deeply personal choices in their private lives, such as whom and when to marry. In many countries, women are second-class citizens by law. In others, religion and traditions block freedoms such as the right to work, study or access health care. Even in the United States, women who are victims of sexual violence often do not see their attackers brought to justice. More than 30 writers—Nobel Prize laureates, leading activists, top policymakers, and former victims—have contributed to this anthology. Drawing from their rich personal experiences, they tackle some of the toughest questions and offer bold new approaches to problems affecting hundreds of millions of women. This volume is indispensable reading, providing thoughtful analysis from a never-before assembled group of advocates. It shows that the fight for women’s equality is far from over. As Leymah Gbowee, 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate says, “Women are not free anywhere in this world until all women in the world are free.” 
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Gender Relations in Global Perspective: Essential Readings, Nancy Cook (ed.).
6 Nancy Cook (ed.). Gender Relations in Global Perspective: Essential Readings
Toronto: Canadian Scholars' Press 2007 1551303280 / 9781551303284 1st Paper back New Not issued 26 x 2 x 18 cm 
Gender Relations in Global Perspective is truly multidisciplinary. It is partially drawn from the work of sociologists, but articles written by gender scholars from the disciplines of Cultural studies, history, political science, geography, and literary theory, are also included. The readings examine historically persistent, cross-culturally relevant, and empirically grounded concerns such as men's position in the family and women's relationship to work, media and the global economy, as well as the gendered problems of violence, sexuality and reproduction, and racism. 
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Human Rights at Work, Ontario Human Rights Commission.
7 Ontario Human Rights Commission. Human Rights at Work
Toronto: Thomson 2008 0779816986 / 9780779816989 3rd Paperback Like New (Signs of slight shelf wearing. Book has a name written on first page) 8.4 x 11.0 x 1.0 
This is the third edition of Human Rights at Work. Since it was first launched in 2000, Human Rights at Work has been seen as an essential tool for employers and all partners in the workplace. This edition includes an expanded section on how to create a workplace that promotes the values of the Ontario Human Rights Code (the Code).[1] The book has also been re-organized and expanded to guide employers in their efforts to proactively comply with the Code at all stages of employment, from advertising to discipline right through to retirement and termination. Human Rights at Work helps employers create an environment where each employee’s rights are respected and human rights complaints are prevented or fairly resolved. This kind of human rights compliance is not just a legal requirement. It is also a wise business practice. First, this book is geared to the needs of employers, including executives, managers and supervisors, because they have the primary responsibility for making sure the rights of their employees, and people in the workplace, are upheld. But, this book is not only an “employer’s resource.” The Commission has heard that human resource professionals rely on this book as an authority when advising supervisors and managers on human rights. This book is also a valuable tool for people trying to implement enhanced human rights practices such as staff of internal human rights offices, accommodation specialists, unions and other employee representatives. Individual employees can refer to sections of the book when talking with their unions, managers or supervisors about their own rights and the corresponding duties in a specific situation. 
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Iran Awakening: From Prison to Peace Prize: One Woman's Struggle at the Crossroads of History, Shirin Ebadi & Azadeh Moaveni.
8 Shirin Ebadi & Azadeh Moaveni. Iran Awakening: From Prison to Peace Prize: One Woman's Struggle at the Crossroads of History
Toronto: Vintage 2007 0676978037 / 9780676978032 Paper back Like New Not issued 5.2 x 0.6 x 8 inches 
The moving, inspiring memoir of one of the great women of our times, Shirin Ebadi, winner of the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize and advocate for the oppressed, whose spirit has remained strong in the face of political persecution and despite the challenges she has faced raising a family while pursuing her work. Best known in this country as the lawyer working tirelessly on behalf of Canadian photojournalist, Zara Kazemi – raped, tortured and murdered in Iran – Dr. Ebadi offers us a vivid picture of the struggles of one woman against the system. The book movingly chronicles her childhood in a loving, untraditional family, her upbringing before the Revolution in 1979 that toppled the Shah, her marriage and her religious faith, as well as her life as a mother and lawyer battling an oppressive regime in the courts while bringing up her girls at home. Outspoken, controversial, Shirin Ebadi is one of the most fascinating women today. She rose quickly to become the first female judge in the country; but when the religious authorities declared women unfit to serve as judges she was demoted to clerk in the courtroom she had once presided over. She eventually fought her way back as a human rights lawyer, defending women and children in politically charged cases that most lawyers were afraid to represent. She has been arrested and been the target of assassination, but through it all has spoken out with quiet bravery on behalf of the victims of injustice and discrimination and become a powerful voice for change, almost universally embraced as a hero. Her memoir is a gripping story – a must-read for anyone interested in Zara Kazemi’s case, in the life of a remarkable woman, or in understanding the political and religious upheaval in our world. 
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Vasil Bykau: His Life And Works, Zina J. Gimpelevich.
9 Zina J. Gimpelevich. Vasil Bykau: His Life And Works
Monteal: Mcgill Queens University Press 2005 0773529004 / 9780773529007 Hardbound New New 1 x 6.5 x 9.8 inches 
The Soviet Union banned many of Vasil Bykau's novels, which often focus on the agonizing moral dilemmas faced by young officers during the horrors of war. Considered the best modern Belarusan writer and the last Eastern European literary dissident, Bykau (1924-2003) is referred to as the 'conscience of a nation' for leading an intellectual crusade against Lukasenka's totalitarian regime.In exile from Belarus for several years, he was given refuge by Vaclav Havel in Czechoslovakia. He has been nominated for the Nobel Prize by Havel, Czeslaw Milosz, and PEN. In the first English biography of his life and work, Zina Gimpelevich describes the conditions under which Bykau lived in the former USSR and provides a literary and political history of Belarus from 1918-2003. Based on interviews that she conducted with Bykau, she illuminates his life of as an artist and a defender of human rights. She also provides a literary criticism of Bykau's work, including The Ordeal and Pack of Wolves, the psychological realism of his early novels, and his interest in existentialism. 
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