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Half the sky : turning oppression into opportunity for women worldwide

Author: Nicholas D Kristof; Sheryl WuDunn
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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From two of our most fiercely moral voices, a passionate call to arms against our era's most pervasive human rights violation: the oppression of women and girls in the developing world. With Pulitzer Prize winners Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn as our guides, we undertake an odyssey through Africa and Asia to meet the extraordinary women struggling there, among them a Cambodian teenager sold into sex slavery
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas D Kristof; Sheryl WuDunn
ISBN: 9780307267146 0307267148 0307387097 9780307387097
OCLC Number: 290466888
Awards: Commended for Helen Bernstein Book Award 2010
Commended for L.A. Times Book Prize (Current Interest) 2009
Short-listed for Grand Canyon Reader Award (Teen) 2012
Description: xxii, 294 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The girl effect --
Emancipating twenty-first-century slaves --
Fighting slavery from Seattle --
Prohibition and prostitution --
Rescuing girls is the easy part --
Learning to speak up --
The new abolitionists --
Rule by rape --
Mukhtar's school --
The shame of "honor" --
"Study abroad"--
in the Congo --
Maternal mortality, one woman a minute --
A doctor who treats countries, not patients --
Why do women die in childbirth? --
Edna's hospital --
Family planning and the "God gulf" --
Jane Roberts and her 34 million friends --
Is Islam misogynistic? --
The Afghan insurgent --
Investing in education --
Ann and Angeline --
Microcredit : the financial revolution --
A CARE package for Goretti --
The axis of equality --
Tears over Time magazine --
Grassroots vs treetops --
Girls helping girls --
What you can do --
Four steps you can take in the next ten minutes --
Appendix. Organizations supporting women.
Responsibility: Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.

Abstract:

From two of our most fiercely moral voices, a passionate call to arms against our era's most pervasive human rights violation: the oppression of women and girls in the developing world. With Pulitzer Prize winners Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn as our guides, we undertake an odyssey through Africa and Asia to meet the extraordinary women struggling there, among them a Cambodian teenager sold into sex slavery and an Ethiopian woman who suffered devastating injuries in childbirth. Drawing on the breadth of their combined reporting experience, Kristof and WuDunn depict our world with anger, sadness, clarity, and, ultimately, hope. They show how a little help can transform the lives of women and girls abroad. That Cambodian girl eventually escaped from her brothel and, with assistance from an aid group, built a thriving retail business that supports her family. The Ethiopian woman had her injuries repaired and in time became a surgeon. A Zimbabwean mother of five, counseled to return to school, earned her doctorate and became an expert on AIDS. Through these stories, Kristof and WuDunn help us see that the key to economic progress lies in unleashing women's potential. They make clear how so many people have helped to do just that, and how we can each do our part. Throughout much of the world, the greatest unexploited economic resource is the female half of the population. Countries such as China have prospered precisely because they emancipated women and brought them into the formal economy. Unleashing that process globally is not only the right thing to do; it's also the best strategy for fighting poverty. Deeply felt, pragmatic, and inspirational, Half the Sky is essential reading for every global citizen. - Publisher.

Two Pulitzer Prize winners issue a call to arms against our era's most pervasive human rights violation: the oppression of women in the developing world. They show that a little help can transform the lives of women and girls abroad and that the key to economic progress lies in unleashing women's potential.

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"In the nineteenth century, "

by contato@ouvirmusicasgospel.org (WorldCat user published 2010-11-04) Excellent Permalink

"In the nineteenth century, the central moral challenge was slavery. In the twentieth century, it was the battle against totalitarianism. We believe that in this century the paramount moral challenge will be the struggle for gender equality around the world."

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When I read an advance copy of this book

by wyfiwqc (WorldCat user published 2010-11-03) Excellent Permalink

<a href="http://www.31695.com">www.31695.com</a> say When I read an advance copy of this book, I was so stunned that I contacted the authors and told them I wanted to do whatever I could to help get the word out. It is a compelling and important work -filled with riveting anecdotes and a powerful,...
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