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Author Kristof, Nicholas D., 1959-

Title Half the sky : turning oppression into opportunity for women worldwide / Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.

Publication Info. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009.

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 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  362.83 KRISTOF    Check Shelf
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Non Fiction  362.83 KRISTOF    Check Shelf
 Bloomfield, McMahon Wintonbury Library - Adult Department  362.83 KRI    Check Shelf
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Adult Department  362.83 KRI    Check Shelf
 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  362.8309 K895    Check Shelf
 Burlington Public Library - Adult Department  362.83 KRI    Check Shelf
 Canton Public Library - Adult Department  362.8309 KRISTOF    Check Shelf
 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department  362.8309 KRISTOF    Check Shelf
 Cromwell-Belden Public Library - Adult Department  362.83 KRI    Check Shelf
 East Hartford, Raymond Library - Adult Department  362.83 K    Check Shelf

Edition First edition.
Description xxii, 294 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-278) and index.
Contents 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.
Summary 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.
Study Program Accelerated Reader AR UG 9.5 18.0 148296.
Subject Women's rights -- Developing countries -- Case studies.
Women -- Crimes against -- Developing countries -- Case studies.
Women -- Developing countries -- Social conditions -- Case studies.
Added Author WuDunn, Sheryl, 1959-
ISBN 9780307267146 alkaline paper $27.95
0307267148 alkaline paper
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