A global account of the #MeToo movement and leading feminist activists in Brazil, China, Nigeria, Pakistan, Egypt, Tunisia and Sweden
**'Awakening goes where no book has gone before. Inspiring, insightful, and profoundly moving, this book is a must-read for women and men alike' HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON**
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All over the world, #MeToo inspired generations of women to fight in new ways for their rights. Yet so far, the news is dominated by narratives of celebrities and politicians in the US and UK. These are the stories you haven't heard. Stories of campaigning in the face of censorship, arrest and murder. Stories from favelas, film sets and feted institutions. Stories of passing groundbreaking laws against sexual harassment. For these women, #MeToo was not the beginning - and it is not the end.
In Nigeria, women rise up against systemic abuse in universities and megachurches. Chinese activists drown out internet censors and defy arrests. In Egypt, protestors remain tenacious even as their president calls them terrorists. Pakistani actresses confront accused predators in court. Brazilian women run for office at the risk of intimidation and murder. And in Sweden, a country prided on its commitment to gender equality, the movement rocks citizens to their core.
Some had been campaigning for years on feminist causes; some were galvanised by a movement that spread like wildfire on social media. Awakening brings together personal stories with expert political analysis to champion their courage, understand their societies and gauge the battles yet to be won. It will open your eyes to the greatest global reckoning on women's rights in history.
Awakening goes where no book has gone before. Inspiring, insightful, and profoundly moving, this book is a must-read for women and men alike - Hillary Rodham Clinton
Through their reporting and research, Meighan Stone and Rachel Vogelstein bring us closer to a new generation of women who are using digital activism to achieve change - Malala Yousafzai
Dynamically told and sharply written, Awakening is the global #MeToo book we've been waiting for, transporting readers over borders and across cultures - Jill Filipovic
A must-read for anyone thinking about the social and political consequences of #MeToo. This book provides critical insight into the movement's global impact and the future of equality for women around the world - Soraya Chemaly
Meighan Stone is an advocate for the rights of women around the globe. She was president of the Malala Fund for three years and is now a senior fellow in the Council on Foreign Relations' Women and Foreign Policy program. She has led international projects with the UN, Wold Economic Forum and G7 summits, and her writing on women's issues appears in TIME and Fortune.