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Half the Sky Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

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ISBN-10: 0307387097

ISBN-13: 9780307387097

Edition: N/A

Authors: Nicholas D. Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn

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List price: $22.00
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

Nicholas D. Kristof shared a Pulitzer Prize with his wife in 1990 for their coverage for the New York Times of the Tiananmen democracy movement in China. He also coauthored China Wakes: The Struggle for the Soul of a Rising Power. Kristof has served as Times bureau chief in Hong Kong, Beijing, and Tokyo. He lives with his wife in New York City.

Sheryl WuDunn won a Pulitzer Prize with her husband in 1990 for their coverage for the New York Times of the Tiananmen democracy movement in China. She also coauthored with her husband China Wakes: The Struggle for the Soul of a Rising Power. She has specialized in business journalism for the Times. She lives in New York City with her husband. Her latest non-fiction work is entitled Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. She co-authored this with Nicholas D. Kristof.

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