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Half the sky : turning oppression into opportunity for women worldwide /

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 wome...

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Main Author: Kristof, Nicholas D., 1959-
Other Authors: WuDunn, Sheryl, 1959-
Format: Book
Published: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009.
Edition:1st ed.
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Table of 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.