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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:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: Case studies
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas D Kristof; Sheryl WuDunn
ISBN: 9780307267146 0307267148
OCLC Number: 290466888
Description: xxii, 294 p. : ill. ; 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.

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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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