The spread and consolidation of the women's movement in North and South over the past 30 years looks set to shape the course of social progress over the next generation. Peggy Antrobus asks: Where are women now in the struggle against gender inequality? What are the common issues that they face around the world? What challenges confront the women's movements? And what strategies are needed to meet them? The author draws on her long experience of feminist activism to set women's movements in their changing national and global context. Her analysis will be an invaluable aid to reflection and action for the next generation of women as they carry through the unfinished business of women's emancipation.
Peggy Antrobus is a Grenadian-born organiser, adviser and educator in the field of Women in Development. She was the head of the Women and Development Unit (WAND) at the University of the West Indies (UWI) until her retirement in 1995, and a founding member of CAFRA (the Caribbean Association for Feminist Research and Action), and of the women's network DAWN (Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era).