Suggested Readings

Abzug, Bella. “A Global Movement for Democracy: Plenary Statement, 12 September 1995.” Women’s Studies Quarterly 24 no. 1/2 (Spring – Summer, 1996): 117-122.

Abzug, Bella. Bella! Ms. Abzug Goes to Washington. Edited by Mel Ziegler. New York: Saturday Review Press, 1972.

Abzug, Bella. Women’s Foreign Policy Council Directory: A Guide to Women’s Foreign Policy Specialists and Listings of Women and Organizations Working in International Affairs. New York: The Council, 1987.

Abzug, Bella, and Mim Kelber. Gender Gap: Bella Abzug’s Guide to Political Power for American Women. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1984.

Aragon, Jannie, and Mariel Miller. Global Women’s Issues: Women in the World Today, extended version (English). Washington D.C.: United States Department of State Bureau of International Information Programs, 2012.

Barry, Joyce M. Standing Our Ground: Women, Environmental Justice, and the Fight to End Mountaintop Removal. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2012.

Braden, Maria. Women Politicians and the Media. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1996.

Caldecott, Léonie, and Stephanie Leland. Reclaim the Earth: Women Speak Out for Life on Earth. London: Quartet Books, 1983.

Cock, Jacklyn. “The World Women’s Congress for a Healthy Planet.” Agenda: Empowering Women for Gender Equity, no. 12 (1992): 63-66.

Faber, Doris. Bella Abzug. New York: Lothrop, 1976.

Freeman, Jo. A Room at a Time: How Women Entered Party Politics. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 1999.

Gaard, Greta. Ecofeminism: Women, Animals, Nature. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1993.

Haney, Mary P. “Women’s NGOs at UN Conference 1992 Rio Conference on the Environment as a Watershed Event.” Journal of Women, Politics, and Policy 27, no. 1/2 (2005): 181-187.

Harcourt, Wendy. Women Reclaiming Sustainable Livelihoods: Spaces Lost, Spaces Gained. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.

Hartmann, Heidi I. Gendering Politics and Policy: Recent Developments in Europe, Latin America, and the United States. Philadelphia: Haworth Political Press, 2005.

Kelber, Mim. Women and Government: New Ways to Political Power. Westport, CT: Prager- Women’s USA Fund, 1994.

Kettel, Bonnie. “Women, Health and the Environment.” Social Science & Medicine 42 , no. 10 (1996): 1367-1379.

Levine, Suzanne Marin, and Mary Thom, eds. Bella Abzug: How One Tough Broad from the Bronx Fought Jim Crow and Joe McCarthy, Pissed Off Jimmy Carter, Battled for the Rights of Women and Workers, Rallied Against War and for the Planet, And Shook Up Politics Along the Way. New York: Farrar, Strauss, and Giroux, 2007.

Levy, Alan H. The Political Life of Bella Abzug, 1920-1976: Political Passions, Women’s Rights, and Congressional Battles. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2013.

Pietilä, Hilkka. The Unfinished Story of Women and the United Nations (NLGS Development Dossier). New York: United Nations, 2009.

Schneir, Miriam. Feminism in Our Time: The Essential Writings, World War II to the Present. New York: Random House, 1994.

Stein, Rachel. New Perspectives on Environmental Justice: Gender, Sexuality, and Activism. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2004.

Stohr, Rachel A. “Transnational Feminism, Global Governance, and the Reimagination of the Organization–Society Relationship: A Case Study of the Women’s Environment and Development Organization.” Communication Theory 25 , no. 2 (2015): 208-229.

Sturgeon, Noël. Ecofeminist Natures: Race, Gender, Feminist Theory and Political Action. New York: Routledge, 1997.

Williams, AliceAnn. “Legal Guide: Bella Abzug.” Women Lawyers Journal 98, no. 4 (2013): 34-36.

Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO). Women Making a Difference: An Action Guide to Women’s Gains and Goals: A Report on the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development. New York: WEDO, 1995.

Audio-Visual Materials

Abzug, Bella. “Bella Abzug – Opening Ceremony Speech,” November 8, 1991.  Women’s Environment and Development Channel, YouTube, 2012.

Abzug, Bella. “The Fourth World Conference on Women to Empower Women: The Beijing Platform for Action.” Berkeley, CA: Off Center Video, 1996. VHS Video Recording.

Abzug, Bella. “Give Women An Equal Say! Women’s Environment and Development Organization (1992).” Women’s Environment and Development Organization Channel, YouTube, 2012.

Lieberman, Jeff L. “Bella! This Woman’s Place is in the House.” New York: Re-Emerging Productions, 2020.

Maathai, Wangari. “Wangari Maathai – World Women’s Congress for a Healthy Planet, 1991.” Women’s Environment and Development Organization Channel, YouTube, 2012.

Stanley, Richard, and Jenny Richards. “World of Difference.” Oley, PA: Bullfrog Films, 1998. VHS Video Recording.

Online Resources

“About Bella.” Bella Abzug Leadership Institute. 2018.

Abzug, Bella S., and Susan Davis. “Beyond Promises: Governments in Motion One Year After the Beijing Women’s Conference.” WEDO, September 1996.

“Empowering Women on the Frontlines of Climate.” UN Environment Programme. 8 March 2019.

United Nations. “United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), Earth Summit.” United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. N.d.

United Nations Regional Information Centre for Western Europe. “Back in Time: What Was RIO 1992?” United Nations. 2019.

Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO). “Celebrating Momentum and Milestones: A WEDO History of Women’s Organizing Toward a Healthy and Peaceful Planet.” New York: WEDO, 2012.

World Commission on Environment and Development. “Our Common Future.” United Nations Documents: Gathering a Body of Global Agreements. 1987.

World Environment and Development Organization (WEDO). “Herstory.” WEDO. n.d.