ISSUE: VOLUME 24.04 JULY 1995
The body politic

Missing agenda

Ninety million women alive today have endured genital mutilation. Nearly every Tutsi woman who survived the massacres in Rwanda was raped. Ninety nine per cent of foetuses aborted after pre-natal screening in Bombay were female. At the end of the twentieth century, women are still fighting for the most basic right - control of their own bodies. Only weeks before the Fourth United Nations Conference on Women in Beijing, Index looks beyond Beijing's economic agenda to examine the issues that lie at the heart of women's continuing fight against social, cultural and political subjection.

With contributions from Erica Jong, Naila Kabeer, Caroline Moorehead, Ludmila Petrushevskaya.

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