Half The Sky

Half The Sky 2

How to Change the World

by Sheryl WuDunn and Nicholas D. Kristof

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/09/2010

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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.
ISBN:
9781844086825
9781844086825
Category:
Gender studies: women
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-09-2010
Publisher:
Little, Brown Book Group
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
352
Dimensions (mm):
151x232x25mm
Weight:
0.46kg

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  • a must read

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    Half The Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, is a must read. It is by no means an easy book to read; it is sometimes quite confronting; in places you will cry; you will be disgusted by the actions of some members of the human race, both male and female; the words and actions of some medical personnel, aid agencies, churches and governments will leave you gasping. But ultimately, this is a hopeful book. The authors explore causes of, and possible solutions to, maternal mortality, human trafficking, sexual violence, discrimination against girls and female genital mutilation. This book tells us that at least part of the answer is gender equality: educate and empower women. It is full of data, but also full of humanity. It has a few surprising facts about diverse things such as sweatshops, about Rwanda, about what interventions are and arent effective, about TV and about salt. It demonstrates how local knowledge and grassroots programs are most effective in educating and empowering women.

    I found myself frowning, smiling, crying and, quite a few times, laughing out loud! I especially enjoyed the way the Huichol tribe in Mexico ensure that the pain of childbirth is shared. If you despair at whether you can make a difference to the plight of women in the Third World, this book shows that you can. If the only action a person can take is to donate money, then this book guides the reader to where that will be most effective. We owe it to every woman who has ever suffered in the Third World to read this book.

  • Half The Sky

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    The husband and wife authors have written a narrative of their own first hand experiences of women across the world. Some of the accounts are heartbreaking and uplifting at the same time. They illustrate how the success or failure of societies can be influenced by the way in which women are treated.

    It is my hope that with my two daughters I may revisit this book when I am old and be thankful that the world has changed and that the stories told within are a thing of the past.

    This is an important book. It should be read by all women, and by all children of women.