Summary of Half the Sky
From the book: HALF THE SKY by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. Copyright 2009 by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. Used by arrangement with The Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, a division of Random House LLC.
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Leading journalists Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn explain how the oppression of women fuels myriad problems that countries and governments must grapple with around the globe. The authors describe how societies abuse and enslave women through forced prostitution, rape, “honor killings,” and lack of health care and education. They offer steps that companies, nations and citizens can take to foster human liberation and provide a solid list of organizations you can support that work every day to improve the lives of women and girls. getAbstract recommends this comprehensive report with its timeless and timely suggestions to all readers who want to know more about the problems that impede social, political and economic equality for every woman and, therefore, for every society.
In this summary, you will learn
- How governments and societies around the world oppress women and girls,
- How education can help solve this oppression, and
- What steps nations and aid organizations must take to help repressed women and girls worldwide.
About the Authors
Nicholas D. Kristof, a Pulitzer Prize honoree, journalist and columnist for The New York Times, is married to Pulitzer honoree Sheryl WuDunn, a former Times writer now in banking.
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4 years agoEye-opening read. The authors do an excellent job of shedding light on the inequities women face globally, and also provide clear direction in how individuals and organizations can take action to change the cycle of oppression.
4 years agoI found this very informative and am planning to buy the book to get further insight