Half the Sky

Half the Sky

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.

Author: Nicholas D. Kristof

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307273154

Category: Political Science

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#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A passionate call to arms against our era’s most pervasive human rights violation—the oppression of women and girls in the developing world. From the bestselling authors of Tightrope, two of our most fiercely moral voices 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.
Categories: Political Science

Half The Sky

Half The Sky

Fierce, moral, pragmatic, full of amazing stories of courage and inspiration, HALF THE SKY is essential reading for every global citizen.

Author: Nicholas D. Kristof

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780748117758

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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Pulitzer Prize-winning reporting team, husband and wife Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, take us on a journey through Africa and Asia to meet an extraordinary array of exceptional women struggling against terrible circumstances. More girls have been killed in the last fifty years, precisely because they are girls, than men were killed in all the wars of the twentieth century combined. More girls are killed in this routine 'gendercide' in any one decade than people were slaughtered in all the genocides of the twentieth century. In the nineteenth century, the central moral challenge was slavery. In the twentieth, it was totalitarianism. In the twenty-first, Kristof and WuDunn demonstrate, it will be the struggle for gender equality in the developing world. Fierce, moral, pragmatic, full of amazing stories of courage and inspiration, HALF THE SKY is essential reading for every global citizen.
Categories: Political Science

Half the Sky

Half the Sky

Author: Liz Waud

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ISBN: OCLC:781561421

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La moiti du ciel

La moiti   du ciel

Author: Nicholas D. Kristof

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ISBN: 2357450355

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Half the Sky

Half the Sky

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.

Author: Nicholas D. and Sheryl WuDunn Kristof

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ISBN: OCLC:1035134683

Category: Women

Page: 296

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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.
Categories: Women

Women Community Leaders and Their Impact as Global Changemakers

Women Community Leaders and Their Impact as Global Changemakers

... M. (Director, Executive Producer), Gordon, J. (Executive Producer), & Beardsley, M. (Executive Producer). (2012). Half the sky: Turning oppression into opportunity for women worldwide [Documentary].

Author: Patricia Goodman Hayward

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781668424919

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 442

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"This edited book project will include key academic concepts as transformative learning, community resilience, cultural transformation, and transformational leadership with the objective being to identify the vision and associated values being applied during a challenge or a cultural change process particularly in women"--
Categories: Business & Economics

Transmediality of the Half the Sky Movement

Transmediality of the Half the Sky Movement

Based on the book Half the Sky Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn (2009), the movement stretches across several media platforms such as films, videos, news articles, music, ...

Author: Lynn Kühner

Publisher: Anchor Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9783954893997

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 23

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This paper examines another way of using transmediality, which goes beyond entertainment and marketing: transmedial activism, made by human rights organisations. Half the Sky Movement is a transmedial project based on the book "Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide" by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn (2009) and aims to stop the oppression of women worldwide. When examining the concept behind this transmedia activism project, one will soon recognize that the approach the organization makes to convey the non-fictional content is in many ways similar to the approaches of media companies that sell fictional transmedial stories. The paper aims to answer two central questions: How is the concept of transmedial storytelling applied to the Half the Sky Movement and in how far is this strategy beneficial for the aims of the project?
Categories: Literary Criticism

A Little F d Up

A Little F d Up

32 Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide (New York: Knopf, 2009), 222. 33 Jacqueline Castledine, “Female Genital Mutilation: An Issue of Cultural Relativism or Human ...

Author: Julie Zeilinger

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781580054478

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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Young women today have a bad reputation, and for good reason: They’re sexting their classmates, they spend more time on FaceBook than they do in class, and their appetite for material possessions and reality TV is matched only by their overwhelming apathy about important social and political issues. Right? Wrong. FBomb blog creator Julie Zeilinger debunks these (and other) myths about modern youth in A Little F’d Up, the first book about feminism for young women in their teens and twenties to actually be written by one of their peers. In this accessible handbook, Zeilinger takes a critical, honest, and humorous look at where young feminists are as a generation, and where they’re going—and she does so from the perspective of someone who’s in the trenches right alongside her readers. Fun, funny, and engaging, A Little F’d Up is a must-read for the growing number of intelligent, informed young women out there who are ready to start finding their voice—and changing the world.
Categories: Social Science

Encyclopedia of Domestic Violence and Abuse 2 volumes

Encyclopedia of Domestic Violence and Abuse  2 volumes

Kristof and WuDunn have coauthored China Wakes: The Struggle for the Soul of a Rising Power, Thunder from the East: Portrait of a Rising Asia, and, most recently, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.

Author: Laura L. Finley

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610690027

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 885

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This comprehensive, two-volume work examines domestic abuse in the United States and worldwide, providing research, personal stories, and primary documents that reveal the extent of the problem. • Presents personal narratives that highlight the importance of each survivor's unique experience with abuse • Includes primary source documents that address key legislation and court cases • Provides a wide range of resources for researchers, such as recommended reading and film lists as well as state, national, and international organizations related to domestic abuse
Categories: Family & Relationships

Half the Sky Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

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.

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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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