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With its insights into the political, religious, and domestic battles that have dominated women's destinies, Sadik's life story is as inspirational as it is dramatic

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Champion of Choice: The Life and Legacy of Women's Advocate Nafis Sadik Cathleen Miller

Not many women can claim to have changed history, but Nafis Sadik set that goal in her youth, and change the world she did. Champion of Choice tells the remarkable story of how Sadik, born into a prominent Indian family in 1929, came to be the worlds foremost advocate for womens health and reproductive rights, the first female director of a United Nations agency, and one of the most powerful women in the world (London Times).

An obstetrician, wife, mother,and devout Muslim, Sadik has been a courageous and tireless advocate for women, insisting on discussing the difficult issues that impact their lives: education, contraception, abortion, as well as rape and other forms of violence. After Sadik joined the fledgling UN Population Fund in 1971, her groundbreaking strategy for providing females with education and the tools to control their own fertility has dramatically influenced the global birthrate. This book is the first to examine Sadiks contribution to history and the unconventional methods she has employed to go head-to-head with world leaders to improve millions of womens lives.

Interspersed between the chapters recounting Sadiks life are vignettes of females around the globe who represent her campaign against domestic abuse, child marriage, genital mutilation, and other human rights violations. With its insights into the political, religious, and domestic battles that have dominated womens destinies, Sadiks life story is as inspirational as it is dramatic.

Champion of Choice Bewertungen

Cathleen Millers Champion of Choice is a rigorous yet eloquent account of Dr. Sadiks inspirational career, and a beautiful and long-awaited tribute to one of the greatest womens advocates of the twentieth century. The issues to which Dr. Sadik has so passionately dedicated her life are becoming only more salient as our global community strives to protect both our people and our planet, and Dr. Sadik will certainly remain an invaluable and unequaled leader in this field for years to come.Ted Turner, UN Foundation Founder and Chairman and Founder of CNN
Dr. Sadiks invaluable contribution to improving maternal and child health deserves the gratitude of millions of people around the world.Kofi Annan, former secretary-general of the United Nations and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize
Nafis Sadik is a great leader, one of the worlds most powerful women.Carolyn Maloney, U.S. congresswoman
"Nafis Sadik is a woman who set out to "change the world"and in many ways she did just that."Diane Brandley, New York Journal of Books
"Extensively researched, Miller's engrossing biography illuminates Sadik's formidable passion. . . .An indefatigable supporter, tenacious crusader, and powerful proponent of womens autonomy, Sadik is a hero for all ages and genders."Carol Haggas, Booklist starred review
"The truly valuable biographies bring to our attention people whose exemplary lives have somehow escaped public notice. Dr. Nafis Sadik is this sort of person, and Champion of Choice is this kind of book."Nick Taylor, On the Page

Über Cathleen Miller

Cathleen Miller circled the globe to interview the sources for this book. Her previous work includes the international bestseller Desert Flower, a tale of female genital mutilation that has been translated into fifty-five languages and adapted as a feature film. Millers travel essays have appeared in numerous publications including the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, and the Los Angeles Times. She teaches creative writing at San Jose State University.


List of Illustrations
1. Birth
Zadia Birru: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
2. Welcoming the Girls
Nargis Ansari: Bhanwargarh, India
3. Azhar
Chanti Prattipati: Berkeley, United States
4. Karachi
Dora Chemenu: Manhea, Ghana
5. The Wedding
Angela Karogo: Narok, Kenya
6. Doctor's Orders
Rubima Javed: Tetral, Pakistan
7. Mothers
Natasha Bankov: St. Petersburg, Russia
8. Family Planning
Vianca Ivonne Huerta Garcia: Mexico City, Mexico
9. The un
Ermelinda da Silva Ximenes: Tibar, East Timor
10. The Director
Juliana di Tullio: Buenos Aires, Argentina
11. The Vatican
Teresa Lanza: La Paz, Bolivia
12. Cairo
Mona Daoud: Cairo, Egypt
13. Beijing
Wang Lijuan: Beijing, China
14. Back Home
Sevdie Ahmeti: Pristina, Kosovo
15. On The Ground
Jintana Dahkling: Bangkok, Thailand
16. Onward
Notes and Sources

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