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Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas D Kristof Online



Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

  • Title: Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
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  • ISBN : 9780307387097
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  • Page : 296 pages


1 National BestsellerFrom 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 struggl 1 National BestsellerFrom 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


Author Nicholas D Kristof

Nicholas Donabet Kristof is an American journalist, author, op ed columnist, and a winner of two Pulitzer Prizes He has written an op ed column for The New York Times since November 2001 and is widely known for bringing to light human rights abuses in Asia and Africa, such as human trafficking and the Darfur conflict He has lived on four continents, reported on six, and traveled to 150 countries




Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide Reviews (31)

  • I heard a number of people rave about this book, so I was excited to read it By the time I was finished with the first two chapters, I was left with an uncomfortable, almost icky, feeling Not from the subject matter which is disturbing but a topic I have read about extensively , but from the tone of [..]

  • I think what I want the most this year is for everyone I know to read this book I don t really know what to say about it, except that it is exactly what it should be It s hard to even think for too long about how purposeful and smart Kristof and WuDunn were in structuring and presenting the informat [..]

  • Seeing the amount of praise given this book by progressives and conservatives alike, it seems like smug and self righteous really sells Or, perhaps it s that whole journalistic idea if it bleeds, it leads that works to capture the reader s attention Maybe, just maybe, Westerners really know that lit [..]

  • I found this book to be quite powerful Pulitzer prize winning journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn vividly describe the brave plights of women in developing nations in ways that were incredibly eye opening to me While I was aware of the brutal conditions lack of education, demoralization, [..]

  • Oh my god this is so fucking powerful and sad and eye opening and just go read it right now TW rape and abuse. [..]

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