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Since 2017, millions have joined the global movement known as #MeToo, catalyzing an unprecedented wave of women’s activism powered by technology that reaches across borders, races, religions, and economic divides. Today, women in more than 100 countries are using the hashtag to fight the violence and discrimination they face—and winning. What started as an online campaign against sexual harassment has triggered the most widespread cultural reckoning on women’s rights in history, with global implications for women’s participation in the economy, politics, and across social and cultural life.
Awakening is the first book to capture the global impact of this breakthrough movement. Bringing together political analysis and inspiring personal stories from women in seven countries—Brazil, China, Egypt, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sweden, and Tunisia—Awakening takes readers to the front lines of a networked movement that’s fundamentally shifting how women organize for their own equality.
Rachel Vogelstein has dedicated her career to elevating women and girls, from the White House and the State Department to the campaign trail. She is the Douglas Dillon senior fellow and director of the Women and Foreign Policy program at the Council on Foreign Relations, writing frequently in the Washington Post, Foreign Affairs, and other leading publications on the most important issues facing women globally.
Meighan Stone is a senior fellow in the Council on Foreign Relations’ Women and Foreign Policy program. Named one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People and on ELLE magazine’s “Women in Washington Power List,” Stone has led high-level advocacy, international development, and media projects with Bono’s ONE Campaign, the United Nations, World Economic Forum, FIFA World Cup, and G7 summits and with political campaigns, world leaders, celebrities, and technology corporations.
Tina Tchen serves as president and CEO of TIME’S UP Now and the TIME’S UP Foundation, overseeing the organizations’ strategic plans to change culture, companies, and laws in order to make work safe, fair, and dignified for women of all kinds. A former assistant to President Obama, executive director of the White House Council on Women and Girls, and chief of staff to First Lady Michelle Obama, Tina has worked to advance gender equality, particularly for working women.
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