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Half the sky [electronic resource]. Nicholas D Kristof.

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  • ISBN: 9780307273154 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Date Published: 2009.

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Summary, etc.: From two of our most fiercely moral voices, a passionate call to arms against our era's most pervasive human rights violation: the oppression of women and girls in the developing world.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...
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : Vintage, 2009. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 4023 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Politics.
Sociology.
Women's Studies.
Genre: Electronic books.

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