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Half the Sky

Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

Nicholas D. Kristof

A passionate call to action against the oppression of women and girls in the developing world. Pulitzer Prize winners Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn take us on a journey through Africa and Asia to meet extraordinary women, including a Cambodian teenager sold into sex slavery and an Ethiopian woman with devastating childbirth injuries. Through their stories, Kristof and WuDunn illustrate how empowering women is the key to economic progress and fighting poverty. This deeply-felt, pragmatic, and inspirational book is essential reading for every global citizen.
Publish Date
First Published in 2008
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Most importantly, the book spotlights how these women were able to stand up and transform their lives and, through their inspiring examples, we learn that the key to enabling change and economic growth is in unleashing women’s potential. Kristof and WuDunn dare us, as readers, to join the cause and Half the Sky shows us how, by doing even a very small amount, we each have the power to change other women’s lives.      source