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Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by  Sheryl WuDunn Nicholas D. Kristof - Paperback - from Discover Books (SKU: 3198926348)

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by  Sheryl WuDunn Nicholas D. Kristof - Paperback - from Discover Books (SKU: 3198926348)
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Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

by Nicholas D. Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn

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ISBN 10
0307387097
ISBN 13
9780307387097
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Vintage. Paperback. GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, will have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included.

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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 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.From the Hardcover edition.

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Seller Inventory #
3198926348
Title
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
Author
Nicholas D. Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn
Format/binding
Paperback
Book condition
Used - GOOD
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
0307387097
ISBN 13
9780307387097
Publisher
Vintage
Place of Publication
Westminster, Md, U.s.a.
This edition first published
2010-06-01

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