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The Resource Half the sky : turning oppression into opportunity for women worldwide, Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

Half the sky : turning oppression into opportunity for women worldwide, Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

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Half the sky : turning oppression into opportunity for women worldwide
Title
Half the sky
Title remainder
turning oppression into opportunity for women worldwide
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
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Language
eng
Summary
  • 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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contains biographical information
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1959-
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Kristof, Nicholas D.
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362.8309172/4
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illustrations
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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1959-
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WuDunn, Sheryl
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  • Women's rights
  • Women
  • Women
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Half the sky : turning oppression into opportunity for women worldwide, Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
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Publication
Note
"Originally published in hardcover in slightly different form in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Random House, Inc., New York, in 2009"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-280) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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text
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  • txt
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Contents
Introduction- 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--Acknowledgments--Notes--Index
Control code
ocn489003156
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Vintage books ed.
Extent
xxii, 296 pages
Isbn
9780307387097
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)489003156
Label
Half the sky : turning oppression into opportunity for women worldwide, Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
Publication
Note
"Originally published in hardcover in slightly different form in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Random House, Inc., New York, in 2009"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-280) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction- 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--Acknowledgments--Notes--Index
Control code
ocn489003156
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Vintage books ed.
Extent
xxii, 296 pages
Isbn
9780307387097
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)489003156

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